The expression “there’s no accounting for taste” exists for a reason, namely that everyone is different and what tastes good to one person might seem absolutely gross to someone else.
That said, if we never even listen to other people or try what they swear is delicious, how will know for sure whether or not they’re right?
Here are 15 food combinations you might think sound terrible, but people swear up and down are the literal best.
15. Depends what goes in your pierogi.
Pierogies and salsa.
Most people in my life have never heard of a pierogi before. It makes my heart sad.
14. Fancy bean dip.
Hummus and salsa mixed together with tortilla chips.
13. People love to mess with peanut butter.
Peanut butter and cheddar cheese (like the proper brick kind, not kraft cheese slices). When I was a kid I sometimes made myself pb and cheese sandwiches. They’re very filling, but delicious!
Toasted English muffin, butter, peanut butter, raspberry jam and marble cheddar on top. Lord have mercy on me.
12. If it’s the only thing you know.
When I was growing up, it was standard procedure for us to put grape jelly on scrambled eggs. I did it when I went to college and everyone at the table stared at me. I still like it.
11. This I would try.
Watermelon and feta cheese.
With red onion and balsamic vinegar. Plus basil. Delicious.
10. Pure disbelief.
My coworker said “I am so excited to eat my peanut butter, jelly, and cheese sandwich!!”
I was like “excuse me? Your peanut butter, jelly, and WHAT?” and he was like “and cheese?? You know? A peanut butter, jelly, and cheese sandwich!!”
It took myself and two other coworkers about ten minutes to convince him that no one else eats cheese on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. He was baffled.
9. It’s hard to ruin french fries.
French fries with tartar sauce.
Midwest USA and I’ve only met one person who did this other than me and she was Swedish! lol We became best friends of course.
When I went to Europe in the 80’s, it was all mayo, mustard and vinegar on french fries. No tartar sauce.
8. Hmmmm. It doesn’t sound…awful?
Chili and a peanut butter sandwich.
Southern Ohio here and everyone eats it like that. I’ve even been to county held chilli cool offs and there’s always peanut butter sandwiches around. Huh today I learned.
7. I can second this.
My mom swears by jam (jelly) and ham sandwiches.
6. Love at first bite.
Peanut butter and maple syrup.
My husband and I both grew up eating PB and syrup on our waffles. We took that as a sign it was meant to be.
5. Can we add some booze?
Root beer float except with cherry Coke and chocolate ice cream.
I was in middle school on a field trip, last in line at the cream shop, and ordered this after everyone else had done the standard root beer and vanilla. One of the cool girls who had never spoken my name before gave me this piercing look and asked if I would switch with her.
I instinctively knew I would get zero benefit from this deal, so I said “Nope, ya gotta just remember it next time.” That felt good.
4. Hummus is a universal food, I guess.
I already posted but I’m eating pizza with my friend right now and he likes his pizza with hummus.
I’ve recently tried lamb shawarma pizza which had tahini as one of the toppings. It was all types of good
3. I’m gonna have to try Kim Chi.
Kim Chi on Tacos.
edit: also Kim Chi on Döner
Kimchi on a pulled pork sandwich with toasty melted cheddar. YWVM
2. This isn’t SO weird.
Pineapple and cheddar.
A guy at work introduced me to dipping a peanut butter and honey sandwich into chili. That was surprisingly great.
A cube of cheddar and a cube of pineapple on a cocktail stick is actually a very common “buffet” snack at crap family parties in the U.K.
1. Fat on fat. Must be good!
Peanut butter and bacon sandwiches.
The fat from the bacon really brings out the fat in the peanut butter. Oily goodness.
I don’t know, y’all. I may be brave enough to try a couple of these.
What would you put on this list? Convince us in the comments!