13 Weird Food Pairings That Are Surprisingly Delicious

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Looking for extreme food pairings that taste yummy? You’ve reached the right place. We love to eat! Food nourishes our bodies, mind, and soul. Healthy eating brings a healthy lifestyle, and the cycle goes on and on. People have tried to blend several recipes to get the health benefits as well as satisfy their taste buds. Some people have tried and tested how well salty foods blend with sweeter ones. But others have taken the combination to the next level. If you thought some combinations were weird, wait till you try the following.

13 Weird Food Pairings You Should Try:

1. Avocado and Chocolate

Amazingly, a mixture of avocado and chocolate makes a perfect mousse for vegans. Though chocolate is always dense, the avocado gives a silken texture to the combo and offers a new richness. In addition, avocados and chocolate can be present in desserts and juices that provide a confusing yet perfect flavor.

2. Mangos and Chilli

Not surprisingly, I bet you may wonder how? Well, don’t wait until the mangos are yellow-ripen. You may find yourself having a watery mouth with this simple kind of delicacy. Slices of unripe mango are mixed with chili, giving a delicious blend to your main meal, whether it’s Pilau or roasted meat. Occasionally, you may add vinegar. This kind of pairing is found in Kenya’s Coastal city of Mombasa, in Mexico, and Vietnam, where it is a popular snack.

3. Yellow Bananas and Mayonnaise

Did you know that you can have a fantastic sandwich from a mixture of ripe bananas and mayo? Well, now you know. It is simple, just spread mayonnaise on slices of bread and cut a ripe banana in pieces. So Yummy, you’re ready to go.

4. Bacon and Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is spread on toasted bread and top up with salted bacon. It is optional to add slices of ripe banana. You may think it’s crazy, but weird is its name. have a taste, and don’t be surprised when you crave more sandwiches like this.

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5. Ice Cream and French Fries

This may seem like one of the most bizarre food pairings on this list, but it’s actually good. Hot, cold, then salty and icing sweet; wow, that combination must be legendary. But, unsurprisingly, it has become a new cool for both urban boys and girls. Not weird anymore, like the legend who dipped the fries in a milkshake. 

The basic chemistry behind this recipe is that the fries add the savory, and the frosty ice cream adds the sweetness. If you love more sweetness, you can also try replacing ice cream with lollies. For our readers and fans in Australia for example, you can purchase lollies online from The Lolli Shop. That is for the love of eating. Hail the chefs!

6. Salt and Pepper and Apples

This one, though the goodness in it, is just weird. You have apple cut into pieces, spread salt, and powdered pepper. Have your snacks. that simple. This combination will give you a watery mouth. Salt enhances sweetness by suppressing bitterness; yes, that’s weird.

7. Watermelon and Salt

This is one of my top favorite food pairings. A pinch of salt adds some natural flavor and enhances the sweetness of the watermelon. I usually add it with some white salty cheese. For the same reason as adding salt to slices of apples, salt reduces the bitter and sour elements of the watermelon fruit. Try it, and you may love it. It’s biological and psychological. People crave salty things when we’re hot because we lose salt through our sweating system. It is truthfully weird.

8. Peanut Butter and Bugger

Many combinations rely mostly on salty & sweet pairings. Well, this is a bit awkward as it is more of salt plus more salt combo. Add creamy peanut butter to bugger to find a surprisingly unforgettable flavor. Peanut butter replaces cheese and enhances the meatiness of the beef.

9. Chips and Chocolate

Chocolate-covered potato chips are yet another salty snack that has gained popularity in the recent past. Delicacies evolve and are becoming as complex as consumers’ tastes and preferences. If you have ever tasted popcorn in milk, this one’s for you. Of course, it would be best if you tried it.

10. Rice and Ketchup

Ketchup with fried rice is a fast meal, especially when you are in a hurry or starving. How does it taste? It will only take you fifteen minutes to prepare this meal. You will love it as long as you are a fan of ketchup. It becomes a perfect recipe if it goes along with vegetables. It has a blend of salty, savory, and sweet tastes combined.

11. Cheddar Cheese and Apple Pie

Slices of cheese together with those of apple are a typical weird combo. So it only took a while to determine what type of cheese is suitable for pairing. However, flavored cheese is not a good idea. Nevertheless, adding cheese to apple pie has been practiced for centuries now.

However, cheddar cheese on apple pie is now famous in regions specializing in dairy products across the United States. So if you want to try it, have your apple pie crust and bake cheddar into it. Don’t be surprised if you fall in love.

12. Oreos and Orange Juice

Disgusting is the new sexy! At first, you may be hesitant to try this unique flavor. But, do it and find yourself enjoying the best thing that you’ve ever had. The taste of the icing and chocolate cookies is enhanced by the natural tang of the orange juice, giving it a fantastic experience. Well, you may stick to the traditional paring of oreo with milk, but I bet you’ll love the former if you’re adventurous enough.

13. Strawberries on Pizza

To most strawberries on pizza, is a big NO! But, among those who enjoy eating without limits, this combination is becoming popular. This popularity is made possible because there are dozens of recipes on how pizza can be home prepared. From strawberry bacon pizza, balsamic to chicken pizza, preferences on what fruits to use on pizza remain a choice on a personal level. Want to try it, don’t mind.


With all the things on the earth thought to be weird, being home and having your favorite snack won’t make you wild. There are many options when it comes to the recipe on what to prepare. Regardless of the heated debate about food and snacks, fast food companies are unapologetic in making sure that they meet customers’ demands and preferences. Trial and error also works in food FMCGs, just like any other industry. 

Just like kids who love cakes, candies, biscuits, even adults are made to crave their preferences. I hope you’ll enjoy these weird food pairings. As long as you’re not allergic to a specific meal, don’t be afraid to try it.