Food combinations on Instragram that shouldn’t work…

…but might do

PUBLISHED: 10:30, 21 Nov 2014 | 
UPDATED: 09:49, 21 Nov 2014 | 

Most of us probably have created some weird food combinations at some point or have a favourite go-to combination. My personal favourite throughout my childhood was cheese and jam on toast and it surprises me every time when most people completely fail to understand the ingenuity of this match made in heaven. But of course we all have different tastes and that’s what makes life interesting, different strokes for different folks and all.

Instagram is a particularly interesting place to get an insight into the food in people’s lives and here are my top favourite and wonderfully weird food combinations. Bon appétit!

1.Milkshake and Fries

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This girl is a girl after my own heart, fries dipped into milkshake-especially banana-is a top, top combination and a great alternative to ketchup. Switch up your condiment game!

2.Ketchup and Mayonaise


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Another way to enhance your dipping is by combining the two favourites that are Ketchup and Mayo. Even though I have only ever seen someone do this once in the UK, I know that this is probably the most popular choice together with fries in other European countries such as Germany, where it is referred to as ‘red white’. You can actually buy this which already combines the two, who knew!

3.Popcorn and Milk

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The mainstream use of popcorn is as a film companion really, isn’t it? But this Instagram user shows us that it is not just a one hit wonder. Add this to your breakfast options- popcorn cereal!

4.Peanut Butter and Gherkins


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Peanut butter is the boss of combinations but I don’t know if I can get behind this one. This guy suggests putting peanut butter and gherkins together in a sandwich, hmmm…

5.Christmas Cake and Cheese

This girl asks ‘is this just a Yorkshire thing?’. Yes, yes I think it might be.

6.Spaghetti Pizza

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When having to choose between the two, the choice between pizza or pasta is always a hard one if you’re a fan of Italian food. So, why not combine the two?

7.Chocolate Bacon

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Couldn’t think of a healthier combination

8.Turkey Stuffing & Smoky Bacon Doughnuts


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Tesco have just started selling these for christmas and I’m intrigued but also think it’s kind of wrong. Suitable name though!

9.Cheese and Onion Crisps Chocolate

These became available to buy in Ireland last year after the company Tayto decided to take their cheese and onion crisps to a new level and created this concept of crisps…in a chocolate bar

10.Apple Sauce Spaghetti


Most people like their Spaghetti with a nice bolognese sauce, a tomato sauce or carbonara but apple sauce is definitely a new one. Guess you could call this a pasta dessert

11.White Hot Chocolate and Cottage Cheese

This tastes like a ‘white chocolate cheesecake’ apparently. It may taste like one, but the texture…

A few other strange combinations that are out there: dipping cookies into orange juice, krispy kreme burger, fish fingers with custard, mayonaise and peanut butter sandwich & a parmesan and dark chocolate sandwich