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.

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Pretzel Cookies

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!

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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?

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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.


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Pizza Doughnuts

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?

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MacAttack Burger

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mapo Chili Cheese Fries

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