Grotesque Grub

Sweet, sour, spicy, savory, tart, tangy, bitter and just plain scrumptious.  Food has just as many flavors as there are taste buds (about 10,000 to be exact).

From pickle-flavored chips, to peanut butter slathered on top of pancakes, “weird” foods seem to be getting more popular, but come out tasting like a million bucks.  There are  “weird” combinations of food that people put together that just seem to work.

I’ve made many tasty discoveries in my 18 years, as well as some, well…not-so-tasty.

Try dipping Oreo cookies in peanut butter, or salt and pepper on cantaloupe.  Peanut butter and chocolate syrup pancakes with whipped cream, and mayonnaise on red-beet pickled eggs.

I decided to roam the halls of Penn Manor to find out other people’s strange food habits.

Here are some of the most disturbing but debatably delicious food combinations that I found:

Put Peanut butter in the microwave and pour over ice cream.

Mustard on a salad

Dipping French fries in a chocolate milkshake

Ketchup on sauerkraut

Mustard on Mac & cheese

Ketchup and mustard mixed in mashed potatoes

Mac & cheese on top of a hot dog

Grape Jelly on eggs

Salt on watermelon

BBQ sauce and peas in mashed potatoes

Hot sauce on chicken alfredo

Ketchup on spaghetti

Peanut butter mixed with sugar

BBQ chips and peanut butter

French fries dipped in honey

Peanut butter and jelly on Doritos

Potato chips in apple sauce

Nacho cheese on a sub or hoagie

Nacho cheese on a chocolate chip cookie

Mayonnaise sandwiches

Gummy bears and chocolate

Of course, then there is always the infamous “fried foods” at fairs and other events.  It is, however, Lancaster County.  Now, don’t judge before you indulge.

Fried Oreos

Fried Broccoli and cheese bites

Chicken-fried Bacon

Fried Twinkies

Fried Coca-Cola

Fried Snickers bar

Fried ice cream.

These are crazy but sometimes actually delicious combinations.  So as soon as school is out for the day, it looks like I’m going home to try some crazy food combinations.

By: Alyssa Funk

Comments

  1. So… how does one fry ice cream?

  2. how does one fry coca cola? thats the real question