The Craziest Food Mash-Ups
Mash-up, noun: a mixture or fusion of disparate elements, sometimes in the form of a doughnut and a croissant
Ever since that one sleepover in middle school, people have loved smooshing together foods that seemingly don’t belong just to see what happens. In recent years, this once beloved activity has started turning a profit. Ramen burgers the Cronut® and more have caused mass food hysteria, and the trend doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon. Not all mash-ups, however, cause lineups around the block. Here are some of the more oddball concoctions.
Peanut Butter and Cheerios Sandwich
To some of you, these cereal-based sandwiches were an essential part of childhood. For the rest of you, this sandwich will look like a carb-soaked dystopia. But never underestimate the power of the crunch.
Via Brandi Raae
Here is another breakfast mash-up that will tantalize some and freak out the rest. Not only is cheesy oatmeal a thing, sometimes people go even further by throwing ham into the mix. Yum?
Hey, who put a pretzel in this chocolate chip cookie?! You are going to ruin it. (Chomp.) Wait just a minute. The extra crunch. The added salt. This is awesome!
Via Tiny Chefs
Mashed Potato Waffles
It’s like Thanksgiving dinner and Sunday breakfast all rolled up in one sweet and savory package. Now who is going to handle the cranberry sauce omelet?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This sandwich, elegantly created by the Cookie Monster after being slipped some mushrooms, takes two awesome things and mushes them together for no real reason. It is said to go extremely well with tomato soup-flavored milk.
Via Cupcake Project
Forget the Cronut®. The merging of pizza and doughnuts is where it’s really at. The only question is, what do we call these things? Ponuts? Dough-za? Cholesterol poppers?
Via Natural Noshing
What delicious and unhealthy treat do you want for dinner tonight, a cheeseburger or a heaping bowl of mac and cheese? Have both! This burger with mac and cheese for buns has become a staple at Chicago’s Rockit Bar.
Via Huffington Post
Fried Chicken Bloody Mary
You haven’t really experienced drunkenness until you’ve experienced it next to an entire fried chicken. This protein-packed cocktail served at Sobelman’s Pub in Milwaukee makes all of your meat/booze dreams/nightmares come true.
Via E Online
Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe
Popping a burger patty between doughnut halves is nothing new, but a sloppy joe? Now that’s some next-level food tomfoolery. These little pockets of heart-attack heaven have currently been making the rounds on the fair circuit.
Via All Voices
When all hope is lost and you’ve decided to give up, you should look into making some spaghetti bread. It’s a bunch of spaghetti baked into bread. Carb on carb on carb forever.
Mapo Chili Cheese Fries
Brooklyn’s King Noodle eatery is no stranger to crazy food mash-ups, as made evident by the kimchi carbonara topped with Doritos served there. This mash-up, however, of ultra-spicy Szechuan staple mapo tofu and chili cheese fries has got to take the mash-up cake.