One of the joys of being an adult is being able to eat what you want, when you want. Kids everywhere long for the day that they can eat dessert first if they like, or having cereal for dinner.
It seems though that some of us have bent the rules a little bit too far with some frankly bizarre food combinations. Sure, there’s always the arguments over whether Marmite or sprouts are the devil’s foodstuff, but what about eating fish fingers with custard, or hot dogs and jam?
It sounds like the stuff of an Alice In Wonderland tea party, but a new survey has revealed the strangest food combinations that Brits like to eat.
2,000 adults were surveyed, and results also included mayonnaise on toast, pasta sandwiches, and Weetabix with butter.
There are also three different variants of sugar sandwiches.
Banana and bacon? We had to see this picture so now you do too.
Can’t decide between tea or coffee? Be inspired by one maverick and have both in one cup! How about dipping fries in your milkshake?
Thanks to Dr Who citing it as a favourite food of the eleventh Doctor, fish fingers and custard have become an untoward culinary combination.
The survey was run by Ocado, and they’ve teamed up with food flavour expert and author of The Flavour Thesaurus, Niki Segnit. She’s revealed some of her favourite unusual combinations too.
Niki said: “Everyone knows the traditional food combinations like bangers and mash, or fish with chips, but have you ever tried coffee and orange, or spinach and strawberry? There are many wonderful matches to be discovered, and you don’t need a PhD in molecular gastronomy to start experimenting. Interesting and unusual flavour matches can be made with common store-cupboard ingredients, like cheese and marmalade, or chocolate and aubergine.”
Top 50 weird food combinations:
1. Mixing mayonnaise and ketchup together
2. Cheddar cheese and apple
3. Salt and porridge
4. Pasta and ketchup
5. Pizza and tuna
6. Milkshake and fries
7. Sugar sandwiches
8. Prosciutto and melon
9. Chocolate and crisps
10. Banana and sugar sandwiches
11. Ham marinated and cooked in cola
12. Strawberry and basil
13. French fries and pickles
14. Strawberries and balsamic vinegar
15. Watermelon and feta
16. Baked beans and rice
17. Butter and sugar sandwiches
18. Dipping toast into tea
19. Ketchup and rice
20. Salad cream and sausages
21. Dry, buttered Weetabix
22. Tuna with salt & vinegar crisps
23. Cold baked beans in a salad
24. Mango and chili powder
25. Pot noodle on toast
26. Cheese and strawberry jam sandwiches
27. Yorkshire pudding with sugar
28. Ice cream and fries
29. Honey and pizza
30. Cold Brussels sprouts and gravy
31. Mayonnaise on toast
32. Crisps and brown sauce
33. Watermelon and salt
34. Pasta sandwiches
35. Blueberries and steak
36. Salami with grapes
37. Tea and coffee in the same cup
38. Banana and bacon
39. Chicken and marmalade
40. Mince pies topped with cheese
41. Lettuce in a sugar and vinegar dressing
42. Banana bread with cheddar cheese
44. Apple and bacon on toast
45. Hot dogs and jam
46. Peanut butter and burgers
47. Ketchup on popcorn
48. Chocolate and avocado
49. Chips covered in chocolate/honey
50. Fish fingers and custard