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These are the 20 best unusual food pairings – PR News Blog

Brits have revealed the most original combinations of sweet and savory foods that sound so bad but taste too good – including strawberries and balsamic vinegar and chocolate with crisps.
A study of 2,000 adults found that 63% loved experimenting with unusual food pairings with apple cheese and feta watermelon also on the list.
More than a third (35 percent) like to mix sweet and savory foods, with cheddar cheese and apples and salami with grapes among the favorites.
Other unique concoctions include milkshake and fries, minced pies topped with cheese and salt mixed with porridge.
However, 31% have a firm ritual for how they eat their snacks, while 48% prefer to stick to simpler flavors.

The brother duo test out the nation’s favorite twists
The research was commissioned by the OREO cookie brand to mark the launch of its new #OREOtwists campaign which celebrates and debates the different ways people like to eat the iconic black and white cookie.
When asked why biscuits and cookies made the perfect base for twisty snack combinations, 67% said they liked their crunchy texture while 56% liked their solid, flat structure.
The hilarious duo of siblings Adam and Ryan Thomas tried some of the nation’s favorite twists, including cookies dipped in orange juice and dipped in custard.
Ryan Thomas said, “I’ve always been a big fan of experimenting with different variations of my favorite snacks, and I love experimenting with mind-blowing flavor combinations.
“I’m definitely Team Swalty all the way.”
Adam Thomas said, “My brother and I have always enjoyed banter in the kitchen – that must be Team Sweet to me.”

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Combine unusual flavors
The study also found that 81% actively seek inspiration when it comes to trying new food flavors, and 45% enjoy trying out new flavor combinations they see online.
More than two-thirds of “food creators” want their friends (66%) and family (60%) to try their pairings.
However, some need a little encouragement when it comes to sharing – as less than half say they feel comfortable sharing their unusual snack combinations with others (46%).
It also appeared that 56% tried different ways to eat their snacks, choosing to create their own rituals for eating their favorite foods.
And when it comes to the sweet-salty debate, a fifth are team ‘swalty’ – choosing snacks that play on both flavor combinations.
While 29% of those surveyed, via OnePoll, opt for the team salty, and only 17 prefer the sweet.
Katya Savelieva, spokesperson for OREO UK at Mondelēz International, said, “We know OREO fans are having a blast with the way they eat our iconic cookie and we’re proud to celebrate that with our # OREOtwists.
“Whether they’re on the ‘eat it in one bite’ team, like a third of the nation – or on the ‘twist and lick’ brigade like a quarter – the nation has come together to tell us about its favorite base for playful flavor combinations.
Top 20 unusual food pairings

Cheddar cheese and apple
Bacon with maple syrup
Mix mayonnaise and ketchup together
Prosciutto and melon
Chocolate and crisps
Ham marinated and cooked in cola
honey and cheese
salt and porridge
Strawberries and balsamic vinegar
Watermelon and feta
Strawberry and basil
Milkshake and fries/crisps
Cream of salad on a cheese pizza
Sandwiches with cheese and strawberry jam
Instant noodles on toast
Salami with grapes
Thin pies filled with cheese
Mayonnaise with a roast dinner
Mango and chilli powder
Dipping toast in tea

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