10 Food & Drink Mashups That Should Never Have Existed
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In light of this new Pizza Hut x Menya Musashi ramen pizza, which is available only in Taiwan, we thought we’d take a look at some of the weirdest food mashups in recent memory.

Following on from their collab with IKEA and KFC, Pizza Hut have continued on their streak of peculiar food combos that must be more about the shock value than the flavour experience, right? Don’t get me wrong, a good pizza or delicious ramen on their own are great, but combining the two seems to pose more questions than answers: do we eat with chopsticks or our hands? Where does the broth go? Sprinkle with soy sauce or parmesan cheese? And so on…

This mind-boggling creation is not alone. In fact, there are a bunch of strange food mashups that will have you scratching your head or maybe even licking your lips (if you’re into that kinda thing). Let’s take a look a some below:

Doritos x Mountain Dew

These chips do actually taste worse than they look, despite their greenish colouring. I can not see myself buying these for any other reason than shock value. Why, oh why do they do these things?

Cadbury x Vegemite

Unless Cadbury has started white bread with bulk amounts of butter, I don’t want it anywhere near my Vegemite. I hope whoever approved this short-lived product was fired – or forced to eat it every day.

Oysters + Mussels x Two Metre Beer

Are the people at Two Metre Brewery in Tasmania a little crazy? If brewing your beer with mussels, oysters and seaweed is a little crazy, then yes, yes they are. Should this beer exist? Probs not. Would we like to try it? Hell yes.

Oak x Allen’s

I’m letting the Peppermint Crisp and Fantale versions of this slide, as I haven’t tasted them. But I can tell you that the melding of milk and artificial pineapple flavouring is not something you need in your life.

Pizza Hut x Four ‘n’ Twenty Pies

Are you ever eating a pizza and thinking, “I could really go for pie right now”? No, you’re not. Touted (by their marketing execs) as Australia’s favourite love child, this monstrosity was thankfully only available for a limited time, before it was abandoned by its parents and the country as a whole.

Frosted Flakes x Fruit Loops

If you’re eating cereal like this for breakfast and you’re old enough to enter a bar legally, you should probably take a look in the mirror – this shit is bad for you. That said, this actually looks pretty tasty, it’s basically just sugar on fruity sugar, and we have a feeling it won’t be long until it hits our shores (it’s just been released in the US). Just because it shouldn’t exist, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it…

Hotdog x Pizza Hut

Why is Pizza Hut always the main offender here? This was reportedly one of the most popular Pizza Hut pizzas ever worldwide, before it came to Australia. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like Aussies have taken to it like the rest of the world…

Lamingtons x Smiths Chips

Sometimes sweet and salty works. Salted caramel, sweet ‘n’ salt popcorn, etc. But mixing salty with a complex beast like a lamington, which combines coconut, chocolate and cream is way convoluted for any real flavour satisfaction.

Harry Potter x Jelly Beans

Did we really need booger, black pepper and earwax-flavoured jelly beans? We get it. It’s funny and quirky in the Harry Potter books, but surely this is one product that JK didn’t need to shove down our throats…

Tacos x Two Bird Beers

To be fair I haven’t tried this beer which includes flaked corn, so I can’t judge and it’s apparently won awards overseas (the beer is made by Aussie company Two Birds). Definitely one of the weirdest creations on this list. I assume it pairs well with tacos right?

June 24, 2020
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