We’ve all got that weird friend who mixes two irreconcilable ingredients together and has the audacity to call it ‘delicious’.
Personally, I’ve seen people stick an orange slice between two Pringles and even sprinkle an Oxo cube on cereal.
But a new study has shown that people who dare to deviate from the classic collocations of British cuisine might not be in the minority after all.
And now the full list has been published.
According to the survey, the list of top weird food combos is as follows. Could you get on board with some of these?
- Mixing mayonnaise and ketchup together
- Cheddar cheese and apple
- Salt and porridge
- Pasta and ketchup
- Pizza and tuna
- Milkshake and fries
- Sugar sandwiches
- Prosciutto and melon
- Chocolate and crisps
- Banana and sugar sandwiches
- Ham marinated and cooked in cola
- Strawberry and basil
- French fries and pickles
- Strawberries and balsamic vinegar
- Watermelon and feta
- Baked beans and rice
- Butter and sugar sandwiches
- Dipping toast into tea
- Ketchup and rice
- Salad cream and sausages
- Dry, buttered Weetabix
- Tuna with salt & vinegar crisps
- Cold baked beans in a salad
- Mango and chili powder
- Pot noodle on toast
- Cheese and strawberry jam sandwiches
- Yorkshire pudding with sugar
- Ice cream and fries
- Honey and pizza
- Cold Brussels sprouts and gravy
- Mayonnaise on toast
- Crisps and brown sauce
- Watermelon and salt
- Pasta sandwiches
- Blueberries and steak
- Salami with grapes
- Tea and coffee in the same cup
- Banana and bacon
- Chicken and marmalade
- Mince pies topped with cheese
- Lettuce in a sugar and vinegar dressing
- Banana bread with cheddar cheese
- Melted chocolate on a cheese pizza
- Apple and bacon on toast
- Hot dogs and jam
- Peanut butter and burger
- Ketchup on popcorn
- Chocolate and avocado
- Chips covered in chocolate/honey
- Fish fingers and custard
Lisa McDowell, Head of Brand Marketing at Ocado defended the peculiar combos, stating: “Clearly we all have our own tastes and preferences, so if you’ve found a food combo you love, stick with it!”
When it comes to scran, I suppose it’s a case of whatever your floats your boat.
But hot dogs and jam? Surely not.