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Top 5 Blursed Flavor Combinations That People Actually Eat

Stephen is a former dinner theater actor, humilitarian, unemployed mascot and general home cuisine meth lab technician.

An Appetizer to Get You Started

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As Seen On The Internet

Bon Appétit Courtesy of Reddit

From the award winning thread: What is a random combination of food you always eat but don’t tell anyone because you know it sounds nasty together?

These are questionable flavor combinations carefully curated and ranked in order of how much they upset my wife. We frequently read the internet while laying on the sofa together, and she would never willingly subject herself to this kind of gross-out thread, but that's why we're married.

I can read her the highlights and see which make her gag.

These were her least favorite, in ascending order of most upset reaction.

Let's Begin Our Top 5

Peanut Butter Pickle is rough.

But let's not pretend that people aren't stranger than fiction. These were real meal choices made by readers and I've ranked them in order for your pleasure or displeasure, depending on how you roll.

Coming In At #5 is..... Salami and Nutella

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"Sounds abhorrent, but goes surprisingly well together. Salty and sweet."

Sweet, velvety nutella spread and the tangy brine of cured Italian meats. Not many would opt for this particular combination, but one reader swears by it. A commenter replied:

"That's how you make salmonella."

While this seems like a lunch time non-starter, it merely makes number 5 in our top 5 bizarre flavor combos list.

Locking Down #4 Is... Orange Juice on Cereal

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If you're tired of putting milk over cereal, why not switch up your morning beverage lineup?

Another reader replied:

"I once saw a kid pour equal parts milk and orange juice into his cereal. It didn't really mix, it looked like mottled like colby jack cheese."

Which seems bad enough, but another reader went on to explain this phenomenon in greater detail.

"Milk mixed with an acid will almost always cause curdling. The proteins in the milk denature and clump together. It is the same way you make a really simple farmer's cheese."

Science really has a way of taking something repulsive and making it very slightly less awful through understanding.

Leaping Forward to #3 is... Raw Egg in Hot Chocolate

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They explain it thusly:

"Hot chocolate with raw eggs, the boiling water cooks the eggs."

And the image alone made me shiver, but then another user was quick to swoop in and make sense of it through the lens of an American tradition.

"This sounds like a variation on Swedish egg coffee."

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"Basically, a raw egg (and sometimes the shell) is added to the coffee grounds before the hot water is introduced. It’s good stuff."

I'll be sure to serve some in the morning whenever I have company from Scandinavia and see if I get any strange looks.

"Different yolks for different folks I guess."

Neatly Claiming #2 is... Oreos Dipped in Sour Cream

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"Im calling the f****** police."

This may be an over-reaction, or maybe not. Certainly, there are very few endorsements for this flavor profile and nobody but the original commenter is suggesting that this would be a nice snack for anyone.

I honestly feel it's petty to include a straight up gross-out one like this, but that's why I'm only giving this the #2 spot.

I would have left it out, but the reader seems sincere and actually eats this.

And Last But Also Least, #1 is ...Drinking the Vienna Sausage Water

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You can put peanut buter on a pickle, you can dip a cucumber in mustard or put jelly on your grilled cheest, but please don't drink vienna sausage water in front of me.

One claims:

"My boyfriend puts in the fridge so it kinda gelifies & eats that. It’s horrendous!"

That's simply a dealbreaker.

"That's like the old thing of using hot dog water to make ice cubes for the drinks of people you don't like."

Eau de Sausage would definitely increase my likelyhood of socially distancing myself from your dinner party.

I passed up a lot of really bad flavors to list these 5. They were carefully selected, but vienna sausage water/jelly snack really takes the show.

You can dip an oreo in so many things that are technically food, but should never be soaked into this patent staple of childhood delight. Hawiian Punch, Bean Dip, Onion Dip, Sour Cream, Ricotta Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Alfredo Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Cheese Whiz.

So very many things.

But please.

Don't drink the sausage water.

Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. Was any of that gag-worthy for you? Weigh in and let the world know!
    • Yes, I gagged at these revolting flavors!
    • No, I have a cast iron stomach.
    • I'm going to try one of the above later on. Please comment below, for science...

Scoring

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  1. Was any of that gag-worthy for you? Weigh in and let the world know!
    • Yes, I gagged at these revolting flavors!: +0 points
    • No, I have a cast iron stomach.: +0 points
    • I'm going to try one of the above later on. Please comment below, for science...: +0 points

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Comments

Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on May 17, 2021:

Thank you - you've made me laugh!

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Sweet dreams are made of this

Who am I to disagree?

"Some people want to watch the world burn.

Others only want to give you heartburn."

I've traveled the world and the seven seas

Everybody's lookin' for something.

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I will try the pickles and peanut butter, but the rest make me shudder - and laugh.

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