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"Nail-on-chalkboard" food condiment combinations?

Mine is peanut butter and ketchup.

The mere thought of it makes me want to fast. Forever.

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  1. Pickles. I don't like them. I don't even like when pickle juice gets on other items on my plate. So the combo of pickle juice with anything is mine.

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    1. re: juliejulez

      I'll take your pickle juice, I can drink it straight out of the jar.

      1. re: juliejulez

        For me it's dill pickles. I detest them and find it hard to eat anything they've touched because I find their lingering odour and flavour from the residual juices to be so overwhelmingly unpleasant.

        1. re: Breadcrumbs

          On the other hand dill pickles are the only ones i eat. don't like sour, sweet, bread&butter - only dill for me.

          1. re: Breadcrumbs

            For me, it's sweet pickles. There's something in them that has an oddly bitter taste to me.

        2. Are you talking imaginary combos or ones that people actually eat?

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          1. re: youareabunny

            In the case of ketchup and peanut butter, it was something that a restaurant served up ....

            Now, whether that means it's "one[] that people actually eat" is a question I will leave up to you to decide.

          2. Ketchup with eggs. NO....NO....NO!!!!!

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            1. re: treb

              Fried egg sandwiches can ONLY be eaten with ketchup! Crispy, lacy fried eggs and hot ketchup on squishy white toast.. mm mmm

              On the other hand, in China I saw people put ketchup on pizza. Talk about redundancy.

              1. re: RealMenJulienne

                Gross, gross, gross :) Fried egg sandwiches can ONLY be eaten with mayo! On crispy sourdoug toast.

                1. re: c oliver

                  I agree with both treb and c oliver. How's that for politically correct?? :-)

                  I like eggs with ketchup OR mayo! Mustard is also surprisingly good scrambled into eggs...

                  1. re: jbsiegel

                    I love mustard on scrambled eggs, well any eggs, well anything but definitely on eggs.

                  2. re: c oliver

                    Go figure. I once had a fried egg sandwich that came with mayo at a burger joint, and I couldn't even finish it. I guess that combo just doesn't work for me, despite eggs being a major component of mayo. Buttered toast for my fried egg sandwiches every time.

                      1. re: chowser

                        I see your point, but no, I _loathe_ egg salad. :o)

                  3. re: RealMenJulienne

                    Fried egg sandwiches are the only exception to the no ketchup with eggs rule. I'm not sure why the bread makes it OK, it just does.

                  4. re: treb

                    Yes! I think it's the color combination, although I eat ketchup and mustard. Something about ketchup and eggs completely weirds me out.

                    1. re: treb

                      Until I started posting here, I had no idea anyone would ever think ketchup with eggs was weird or gross. In Chicago, they bring you a bottle of ketchup with your egg order! Well, maybe not in the hipster places, but at plain old diners, sure.

                      1. re: Violatp

                        In my Chicagoan opinion, that ketchup is *only* for use on the hash browns/breakfast potatoes that happen to accompany the eggs at diners! :)

                      2. re: treb

                        I love ketchup with eggs! Or any tomato thing, like salsa. Is salsa with eggs also a no no?

                      3. Ketchup and mayo. I know it's a classic in a variety of ways - but it always makes me queasy.

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                        1. re: cresyd

                          Yes. Weird that it also bothers me but yes.

                          1. re: cresyd

                            It has a warm spot in my heart but I don't make/eat it. When we were little and we had the rare treat of shrimp cocktail, Mother made them a regular cocktail sauce with horseradish etc. For us, she made "pink sauce" for dipping, a combo of mayo and ketchup.

                          2. Ketchup on hot dogs... NO! Ketchup on scrambled eggs... YES!

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                            1. re: kseiverd

                              Mentioned before, once upon a time my Dad served me a hot dog with ketchup. I burst into tears.

                              1. re: kseiverd

                                There MUST be ketchup on hot dogs!!

                                    1. re: JAB

                                      ???? There isn't much more American than a little kid eating a hotdog with ketchup on it......

                                        1. re: c oliver

                                          What does age have to do with whether is is American or not?

                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                            Sorry, my point was that after some early age hopefully children will expand their 'horizons' and like things other than ketchup :)

                                            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                              "you're either with us, or against us."

                                              the war on ketchup.

                                              1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                "Can't we all just get along?"
                                                Rodney King after the L.A. Ketchup Riots

                                                1. re: PotatoHouse

                                                  Let us not judge a Hound by the color of his condiments, but by the character of his posts.

                                            1. re: JAB

                                              maybe that part of ct that still wishes it was part of mass? :P

                                        2. re: c oliver

                                          Yes, because a hot dog needs both mustard and ketchup. And fuck that nasty-ass neon-green "relish".

                                            1. re: hotoynoodle

                                              Fast food fries do. And I can not make my meatloaf without it ;)

                                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                fries are crispy and salty. why do people want to put them in something wet and sweet?

                                                1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                  You don't have to like Ketchup, but it made John Kerry's second wife even richer that his first one.

                                                  1. re: Veggo

                                                    teresa's 1st husband dying is what made her so rich, lol.

                                                  2. re: hotoynoodle

                                                    I like sweet, salty, hot & cold in the same bite. Call me weird.

                                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                      ha, i like southeast asian food too.

                                                      just not ketchup.

                                                      1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                        That's cool. And I don't like cocktail sauce, so I guess we're about even, right?

                                                        1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                          My daughter grew up calling Heinz the Malaysian condiment.

                                                          Or is Malaysia eastern Indian Ocean?

                                                          1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                            Want to try a great Malaysian condiment? Lingham's chili sauce.

                                                      2. re: hotoynoodle

                                                        I suspect, because we like them that way.

                                                      1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                        That's just, like, your opinion, man.

                                              2. Dad grew up during the Depression. Mustard and peanut butter sandwiches.

                                                French fries IN the sandwich. Yuch.

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                                                1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                  How about ketchup, mustard and peanut butter on pancakes? That was one of my husband's father's favorites - and he DIDN'T grow up in the Depression. ICK.

                                                2. Mustard and mayo on burgers, eeww. Gimme ketchup! (plus BLT, onion and cheese)

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                                                  1. re: Veggo

                                                    Ewwwwwwwwww to ketchup on burgers and two thumbs up to at least mayo and sometimes mustard on burgers.

                                                    1. re: c oliver

                                                      Your southern upbringing. I struggled with that combo in Texas. Yankees prefer ketchup.

                                                      1. re: Veggo

                                                        Nope. Totally Bob's influence. I grew up with ketchup on burgers. A bottle of ketchup lasts us for years. Literally. I honestly can't think what we ever use it on. I guess we keep it for others.

                                                    2. Anyone who dips their burger into ketchup. Deal breaker. Gross. Urk. Ketchup on a burger? Just fine.

                                                      Honey mustard touching anything on my plate. Vile stuff. Usually you can see where they put in on, rechecked the order, then pulled it off and I'm left with a slimy scab of yellow to eat around.

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                                                      1. re: NonnieMuss

                                                        I just don't get the whole honey mustard thing, even/especially in salad dressing. I ADORE good honey but not mixed with mustard.

                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                          Definitely honey mustard for me. I like honey, I like mustard, I cannot abide them mixed.

                                                          1. re: babette feasts

                                                            Another thumbs down for honey mustard.

                                                            And while I'm about it, to hell with 1000 island dressing.

                                                            1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                              Oh gawd yes. Thousand Island and French, too. I don't need anything orange on my salad dressing-wise.

                                                              1. re: pinehurst

                                                                I practically grew up on French dressing because that's what my dad loved, but I bet it's been at least 30 years since I last had it. Probably won't have it for another 30.

                                                                1. re: pinehurst

                                                                  Kinda how I feel about all versions of sweet and sour but that's a different thread.

                                                                  The last time I had French and it was a long, long time ago the restaurant put some blue cheese crumbles in it and it wasn't bad IIRC. But it didn't make me want to run out and buy some.

                                                                2. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                  1000 island on a sandwich... yum. 1000 island on a salad....gross, gross gross.(running away covering mouth)

                                                            2. re: NonnieMuss

                                                              I can tolerate some honey mustard but never would order it myself only eat it if served and even then I usually scrape as much off as I can. I'm a mustard fanatic but the honey mustard is always more honey than mustard and too sweet.

                                                              1. Ketchup on a hotdog.

                                                                Mustard on a hamburger.

                                                                Onion in tuna.

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                                                                1. re: JAB

                                                                  this except onion is ok, can't stand celery in any mayo based salad.

                                                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                      The texture to me is awful. I feel like I'm eating teeth somehow amongst the mush.

                                                                      1. re: fara

                                                                        Oh dear.... What on earth did they do to you as a child??! ;-)

                                                                        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                          If fara is the litmus test for texture issues I need to be in therapy. Serious therapy. Most everything I dislike is a texture and not a taste thing at all

                                                                          1. re: suzigirl

                                                                            No, I think it's the opposite....fara needs some therapy.... ;0)

                                                                            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                              I reposted. It was meant to say dislike.

                                                                        2. re: fara

                                                                          Totally - only it's fingernails for me.

                                                                  1. I'm guessing my son would say maple syrup and cheese. At some point, I decided to throw leftover cheese onto chicken and waffles. He's still traumatized.

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                                                                      1. re: c oliver

                                                                        Could potentially go down as the worst thing I've ever made but as I tell him #firstworldproblems.

                                                                      2. re: chowser

                                                                        I can think of 2 cheese/maple syrup combos that are fantastic. One is a monte cristo, dipped into syrup, and the other a good french ham & gruyere crepe, also dipped in the sweet stuff.

                                                                        Chicken and syrup though, ick. Of course I don't mind honey on fried chicken, so it might be tolerable. I dig salty/sweet.

                                                                        1. re: chowser

                                                                          is maple syrup a part of chicken and waffles? i am not from your land and find the dish so odd sounding. breakfast and lunch at detente on a plate.

                                                                          1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                                            Yes! REAL maple syrup with a touch of hot sauce.

                                                                            1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                                              Actually, it's dinner and breakfast :) According to Amy Ruth's in Harlem, when the clubs would close, people coming home wanted something to eat but it was too late for dinner and too early for breakfast. As confusing as it sounds, it's really quite good. And I NEVER eat waffles :)

                                                                              1. re: c oliver

                                                                                i don't like waffles, nor do i like maple syrup.

                                                                                1. re: c oliver

                                                                                  I've never had chicks and waffs, but as strange as the combo sounds, I'm aching to try it.

                                                                                  1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                    I haven't either but something about them screams delicious, right?

                                                                                      1. re: c oliver

                                                                                        I'll swing by Harlem on my way to work tomorrow. ;)

                                                                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                            Harlem for lunch, Watts for dinner. Just for comparative purposes. If I don't post for a couple of weeks, send in reinforcements.

                                                                                              1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                She did say LA. Last time I checked Watts is in LA.

                                                                                                1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                  But there's more to LA --- a whole lot more --- than Watts.

                                                                                                  1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                    Natch. But Watts is the most obvious analogue to Harlem. And I'm guessing you won't encounter too much Chicks and Waffs on Rodeo Drive.

                                                                                                    1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                      With Watts' population being 2/3 Latino and with Harlem still being predominantly African-American, I'd say the analogy isn't necessarily valid. And as trendy as chicken and waffles have become, I bet there's more than a place or two in Beverly Hills that serves them :)

                                                                                            1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                              We do house exchanges so we get to "swing by" lots of places :)

                                                                                      2. re: hotoynoodle

                                                                                        I've never had a real version of it but have seen it on TV. It doesn't appeal to me, plus the idea of fried chicken w/ bones w/ waffles just seems to messy to eat.

                                                                                        I was desperate for a quick meal, tired and made quick pan fried chicken nuggets for it. It was in that exhaustion that I threw on the cheese. Years later, my son still shudders at the thought but it's become a joke in the house. "At least it's not maple syrup and cheese..."

                                                                                          1. re: chowser

                                                                                            The chicken isn't eaten on top of the chicken but beside it. So you cut off a piece of chicken and a piece of waffle that has syrup on it and eat it. You know, like you'd eat sausage or some other 'normal' breakfast meat with a waffle. We had it recently at a local (Reno) diner. They made it with prebreaded, from a frozen state, chicken strips. No. No. I'll wait til we get back to Harlem to have it.

                                                                                            1. re: c oliver

                                                                                              It would be one thing if the chicken didn't have bones but fried chicken to me is finger food. Waffles are fork and knife. I've seen it both served on top and on the side (online and on TV) and often it's the wings. It all seems to hard to eat.

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                                                                                      3. Not exactly condiments, but anything with orange and cream together gives me the "nails on chalkboard" squiggles up my spine. That includes orange creamsicles. Gag!

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                                                                                        1. re: AmyH

                                                                                          same here. Also and even moreso, orange and chocolate together. no No NO

                                                                                          1. re: laliz

                                                                                            Ooh, but I can go for a dark chocolate bar with orange zest in it.

                                                                                            1. re: c oliver

                                                                                              Orange and chocolate is one of my favorite combos. In fact, I'm just waiting for the sweet and juicy dried oranges to come back to Trader Joes (this month, supposedly), so I can try them dipped in bittersweet. GF came up with this idea just as we finished the bag, but when I went back to TJ, they were out of stock.

                                                                                              On the other hand, Sabra (orange and chocolate liqueur) grosses me out, although I liked it as a kid.

                                                                                                1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                  mm. Back in the 80's, you could still get bars of Droste orange chocolate -- forgot about those. Where do you find the Van Houten?

                                                                                                  1. re: Steve Green

                                                                                                    I haven't had it in decades but I remember it well it was so good. Google indicates it's still out there somewhere.

                                                                                                2. re: Steve Green

                                                                                                  I am confused as to how a dried orange can be juicy.

                                                                                                  1. re: Terrieltr

                                                                                                    I know, but they are, especially when compared to the crunchy freeze-dried ones.

                                                                                              1. re: laliz

                                                                                                I agree - no chocolate and orange! But I do like creamsicles.

                                                                                              2. re: AmyH

                                                                                                Criminy. Never encountered a soul that didn't love Dreamsicles.

                                                                                                      1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                        Give it time... there will be more!

                                                                                                        1. re: AmyH

                                                                                                          Maybe you should start a thread: "Haters of the Dreamsicle, Unite!"

                                                                                                      2. re: laliz

                                                                                                        Dreamsicles were always sort of disgusting to me, and like AmyH, I can't stand anything orange and cream-based.

                                                                                                      3. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                        i'm allergic to oranges. none for me!... people say great things about dreamsicles, but (obviously) i've never had one.

                                                                                                        1. re: chartreauxx

                                                                                                          I'd be very surprised if there was any actual orange in a dreamsicle.

                                                                                                      1. re: laliz

                                                                                                        Is it served with anything other than lamb? A followup questions please. WHY is it ever served with lamb?

                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                          dunno. don't eat lamb. I have seen people salivate over the idea of lamb chops and mint jelly tho.(shudder)

                                                                                                          1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                            I dunno why, but I like the Crosse & Blackwell mint sauce (which has malt vinegar) with lamb. Mint jelly is too sweet.

                                                                                                          2. re: laliz

                                                                                                            A classic pairing for probably 50+ years.... I still have a jar in ,y fridge for when I make roast lamb for my dad....doesn't bother me since he enjoys it.

                                                                                                            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                              I'd more likely say a classic pairing FROM 50 years ago. That's great that you keep him happy.

                                                                                                          3. Butter and mayo on cold lunchmeat sandwiches. My grandmother used to do this. Just typing this makes me squeamish.
                                                                                                            On the other hand, I do make my grilled cheeses with a mayo & butter mix, but it makes sense there.

                                                                                                            1. The one that totally grosses me out is any kind of fruit in a dressed salad. The concept of a nice strawberry or something doused in dressing is just repulsive!

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                                                                                                              1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                A strawberry doused in milk chocolate is as lovely as a woman similarly so.

                                                                                                                1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                  Not if that woman is Roseanne Barr.

                                                                                                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                    Nobody has that much chocolate around.

                                                                                                                    1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                      Maybe if Hersheys and Mars combined forces? Maybe.

                                                                                                                2. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                  Really?

                                                                                                                  You no like strawberry and some aged balsamic vinegar?

                                                                                                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                    gah. i don't like balsamic vinegar on anything ever.

                                                                                                                    1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                                                                                      Ya know, it's funny. I jumped on the balsamic bandwagon with others. Now it just sits there.

                                                                                                                      1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                        it seems so 80s to me and yet it's inescapable in many restaurants.

                                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                          There was a time when I really loved it, but I guess I got bored with it...as evidenced by the giant unopened bottle from Costco that's been sitting in my pantry for about a year. I do still use really good aged balsamic when warranted and I occasionally use the white balsamic from TJs on salad, but standard balsamic as an everyday ingredient just doesn't inspire me anymore.

                                                                                                                        2. re: hotoynoodle

                                                                                                                          I really don't understand the appeal of the stuff either.

                                                                                                                      2. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                        I'm totally with you on that. I just don't get it. Also don't like fruits dipped in chocolate.

                                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                          I like berries or apricots dipped in very dark chocolate, but never milk chocolate (I don't like the stuff to begin with, and paired with fruit it's just sweet on top of sweet).

                                                                                                                          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                            Ooh, I might like it with dark chocolate. I had a bar recently from TJs that was SO dark Bob couldn't eat it. So I continue to have it, one square at a time :)

                                                                                                                        2. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                          Strawberry, raspberry, grilled peaches or nectarines.... All good in a salad with a light vinaigrette.... No dousing, easy to lightly dress it.

                                                                                                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                            No, no, no, no :) Love them all but, to me, they are never salad ingredients.

                                                                                                                            1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                              Made an arugula salad dressed lightly with lemon & olive oil, s&p, with almonds, feta and grilled peaches. It was delicious.

                                                                                                                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                But, see, for me, it would be delicious without the peaches. Those I would serve with the "protein" or as dessert.

                                                                                                                                1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                  So you'd rather put fruit on meat, than a salad? Okaaaay. Do you like protein in salads also, or is that another deal breaker?

                                                                                                                                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                    Not on top of. A side dish. Don't like meat on top of salads either.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                      Chiming in here... I like meat on my salad. As far as fruit on my meat - no way on that one!

                                                                                                                                      Don't like fruit with cheese either (although maybe some kind of jam mixed into cottage cheese is OK).

                                                                                                                                      1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                        Figs with Gorgonzola
                                                                                                                                        Pears with Gouda
                                                                                                                                        Apples with sharp cheddar
                                                                                                                                        Strawberries with goat cheese
                                                                                                                                        Mmmmm mmmm, possibilities are endless and deliciousM

                                                                                                                                        1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                          No melon and prosiutto? Bacon and figs/dates?
                                                                                                                                          Turkey and cranberry sauce?
                                                                                                                                          Or pork chops and applesauce for dinner?

                                                                                                                                          1. re: chowser

                                                                                                                                            Pork chops and applesauce are fine...just not in the same mouthful!

                                                                                                                                            1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                              I'm with you, jb. Fruit shall never contaminate my meat!

                                                                                                                                              1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                No duck breast a l'orange or with port - cherry sauce?? You people don't know what you're missing.....

                                                                                                                                              2. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                That was just a tongue in cheek reference to the Brady Bunch but I'm remembering a good number of CHs probably aren't old enough to get it.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: chowser

                                                                                                                                                  ha! marcia, marcia, marcia!

                                                                                                                                                  my mom's pork chops were inedible without applesauce. like cotton made of steel they were so dry and flavorless.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                                                                                                                    Hence the applesauce sidedish. That is also the reason so many people grew up with a ketchup or tomato sauce topping on meatloaf.

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: PotatoHouse

                                                                                                                                                      and why, to this day, i don't want sweet with meat.

                                                                                                                                  2. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                    So I take it you don't eat Chinese chicken salad either? And dried fruit in a salad is also a non starter? I love dried cherries, cranberries or apricots with nuts in a salad, so good.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                      Not sure what a Chinese chicken salad has to do with it. And, yes, all that dried fruit is not disgusting but I like your word "non starter." Actually sets my teeth on edge thinking about it :(

                                                                                                                                      1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                        Most versions of CCS have mandarin oranges in it ;)

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                          I guess I should have mentioned that I don't even know what it is. I assumed it was chicken with some kind of greens and an Asian-influenced dressing. Mandarin oranges (those come out of a can, right?) don't ring my bell.

                                                                                                                                        2. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                          Yep...don't like ANY fruit in my salad. Nuts...bring 'em on, though. The more the merrier!

                                                                                                                                          And I don't eat Chinese chicken salad.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                            Toasted pine nuts are good. I don't think I'd want anything else. But the total dealbreaker are the candied ones.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                              One of the best salads I've had was a layered one (this was in the 90's when layered was in) with crab, persimmons, greens. I can't remember what else but it was wonderful. And, I like roasted beets and goat cheese, as cliche as that is, Roasted beets add a fairly sweet component to it. But, I do like sweet/salty.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: chowser

                                                                                                                                                I don't mind beets but would just prefer they be on the side and I'll eat them along with my salad.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: chowser

                                                                                                                                                  Some offerings have passed cliché and are classics.

                                                                                                                                      2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                        That sounds lovely - especially the grilled peaches.

                                                                                                                                    2. I can only eat ketchup on burgers, meat loaf, fries, and home fries. *Please* keep it away from my eggs and my hot dogs (and ketchup +PB sounds truly wretched).

                                                                                                                                      No Miracle Whip, period. Most store bought mayo is a non-starter for me as well.

                                                                                                                                      No sweet or fruity salad dressings.

                                                                                                                                      No cream cheese AND butter on your bagel or toast. Just pick one!

                                                                                                                                      If we're talking about sweet condiments as well, I'd starve to death if Cool Whip was the only available sustenance.

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                        Can't just hit recommend. Gotta yell YES! To all. Bob does butter and cream cheese on bagels. Yuck.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                          love a hot toasted buttered bagel slathered w/cream cheese

                                                                                                                                          1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                            I honestly have never heard of both being used together. Either or.

                                                                                                                                          2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                            Woohoo, ketchup on home fries! Yes, please!

                                                                                                                                            1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                              No, no, no, no..................!!!!! I missed that. NO ketchup on that first line. Even meatloaf. That has tomato sauce.

                                                                                                                                            2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                              Sorry, but some of us have no choice but to have cool whip when y'all are enjoying the real thing......

                                                                                                                                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                                I'm curious, is Cool Whip less expensive than a pint of heavy cream?

                                                                                                                                                1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                  Don't know, as I rarely buy pints of heavy cream. And on the rare occasion I do, I don't notice the price as I buying it out of necessity for a certain recipe I'm making but not partaking in.

                                                                                                                                                  And I rarely buy cool whip either, but there are just certain desserts where I need a little creamy stuff on top to make it complete, strawberry shortcake being one.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                                    Dirtywextraolives about 1 hour ago
                                                                                                                                                    Sorry, but some of us have no choice but to have cool whip when y'all are enjoying the real thing......

                                                                                                                                                    I guess I don't understand then.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                                        Well, yeah. I get it. But Cool Whip has milk in it. So maybe I don't get it :)

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                          Well, apparently, not enough to give me trouble ;)

                                                                                                                                                2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                                  I never said you couldn't enjoy it, I was stating my *own* dislike. Feel free to enjoy as much Cool Whip as you want to, and help yourself to my portion as well. I personally can't stand the taste or the texture of it, and I try to avoid consuming anything that's mostly chemicals & artificial ingredients. Even the thought of having to eat it turns my stomach.

                                                                                                                                                  You said you "have no choice" but to eat Cool Whip as opposed to real whipped cream. Why is that? It can't be a dairy issue because all their products contain dairy ingredients...

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                                      Got it - straight milk is problematic for you, but the small amount of dairy in Cool Whip doesn't give you trouble.

                                                                                                                                                      If you ever want to make your own dairy-free whipped topping & you like coconut, you should try whipped coconut cream sometime. It's pretty fabulous.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                                        i just had to do some googling and apparently actual dairy is a very recent addition to the ingredients of cool whip. i thought it was dairy-free.

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                                                                                                                          Me too! I was a little surprised to hear that, as it was always touted as dairy free. Goes to show how infrequently I eat it :)

                                                                                                                                                3. I don't like mustard and ketchup mixed together. During one of my mom's diet periods when I was a kid, she made a baked chicken breast covered in mustard and ketchup that had been mixed together. Was OK for the first bite or two, but it remains one of my grossest childhood food memories.

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                                                                                                                                                  1. re: emily

                                                                                                                                                    I love this combo, usually on burgers though but heavier on the mustard with dips in ketchup since it gets a little much for me after a while.

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                      Only place I really like it is on a McDonald's hamburger - those little plain ones with the ketchup, mustard, onions and a pickle. Otherwise, keep them far away from each other!

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                        Good point, it is critical to a proper McD's hamburger.

                                                                                                                                                    2. re: emily

                                                                                                                                                      There used to be a really wretched "bbq" place on Market Street in San Diego (pre the fancy new condos and Petco Park and whatnot) to which I was dragged by a boyfriend.

                                                                                                                                                      The big old B in the window didn't faze him but it was only the beginning as, after we ordered, I watched the dude behind the counter make the "famous sauce" by mixing ketchup and mustard together and pouring that all over my chicken,

                                                                                                                                                      yuckyuckyuckyuckyuck

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Violatp

                                                                                                                                                        Reminds me of P.F. Chang's, where the waiter mixes up a "sauce" with mustard, soy, and other table condiments. A friend once said it was like a four-year-old playing around, mixing all the condiments together (he used to call the place Pointless Fucking Chang's).

                                                                                                                                                    3. Shrimp cocktail sauce on shrimp or anything else for that matter.

                                                                                                                                                      I much prefer my seafood unadulterated. A spritz of lime or lemon is all I tend to add.

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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                                                        I agree usually but am a sucker for homemade spicy cocktail sauce even just eating it out of the container :)

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                          I have to restrain myself from doing this^^

                                                                                                                                                        2. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                                                          I usually do salsa instead of cocktail sauce for my shrimp. Love salsa on a baked potato too...and as a dip for veggies...I could go on and on...

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                            cocktail sauce is just adulterated ketchup so i don't want it ruining my seafood.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                                                                                                                              By the time I add the Worchestershire sauce, lemon juice and horseradish, the ketchup just acts as a base. But I'd love a rec for an alternative.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                i often mix sriracha or some other chili sauce with home-made mayo as a dip for shrimp or shrimp chips. people scarf it up.

                                                                                                                                                                i, however, like oysters and such totally naked.

                                                                                                                                                        3. how about any of the standard condiments for chicken mcnuggets besides plain honey?
                                                                                                                                                          honey-mustard
                                                                                                                                                          "bbq"
                                                                                                                                                          buffalo
                                                                                                                                                          and variations of the same
                                                                                                                                                          http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/p...

                                                                                                                                                          this is not a knock on mcd's. quite the contrary, these sauces were made famous before mcdo adopted them. to me they epitomize the sysco type food product, somehow all the same everywhere and I'm totally tired of them. i can only imagine how gross the chipotle one is.
                                                                                                                                                          repeat with ALL salad dressings available commercially.

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: fara

                                                                                                                                                            With McN's I get only the hot mustard.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: fara

                                                                                                                                                              I love the BBQ sauce with nuggets. My guilty pleasure since I was a kid is to eat the sauce out of the container with my finger. Only if I'm alone though :)

                                                                                                                                                              I don't know if it's the same as the one they have now, but a few (5+) years ago they had a really good chipotle BBQ sauce, it was when they first brought out those white meat chicken strip things (forget what they call them). That stuff was really good, but I was told it was discontinued a couple years ago. Maybe it's back!

                                                                                                                                                            2. Dunking pizza into ranch dressing. Despite all my years living in CA, I just still Do. Not. Get. It.

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Violatp

                                                                                                                                                                A few hours ago I would have totally gone there with you. But we had a pizza today at a microbrewery (in Reno, NV) They make their pizza dough with the same yeast they use for their beers. It's wonderful. Today I noticed that she'd left a little pot of ranch. It was fabulous. Although even the server said she can't get the recipe for the dressing :( We just took a bit of the end crust and dipped. MMM>

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Violatp

                                                                                                                                                                  Dunking pizza in ranch has always struck me as terribly vulgar. And the same for dunking Buffalo wangs in ranch or bleu cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                    Dunking pizza in ranch on Wooster St. in New Haven would be a hangin' offense. As to dunking wings in bleu cheese, I confess it's my only way.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                      I like my wings straight up, and with only a patina of very hot sauce. But I'll grant you that dunked in bleu is a time-tested and traditional approach.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                        Nobody would ever have any reason to dunk a Pepe's or Sally slice in ranch....... That's just crazy talk......

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                          we brought an old friend and his daughter to santarpio's in boston for pizza. the daughter asked for ranch dressing and the waiter, who knew me, gave me no end of grief for it. we don't serve salads, so why the f**k would we have ranch dressing? then when he found out she wanted it for the pizza? he died laughing.

                                                                                                                                                                          she was just as taken aback by its absence i think!

                                                                                                                                                                          was the first time i'd heard of it too, but apparently it's the condiment of choice for some. blech.

                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                          I had a neighbor and frequent dining partner once that would do this. He would bring the ranch to the friggin' restaurant in a cargo pocket. I really had to fight the urge to slap him.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Violatp

                                                                                                                                                                            Have you ever Gumby's? I spent a summer in Madison, Wisconsin in 8th grade eons ago and loved Gumby's mostly for the purpose of dipping the cheesesticks in ranch dressing which now that I think about it is the only time when I've demanded Ranch dressing.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                              No doubt. Ranch and marinara are the essential condiments for fried mozz.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                No, no Gumby's. And, I admit, cheesesticks with ranch I could get behind.

                                                                                                                                                                                Something about a slice of pizza, with the toppings and tomato sauce, etc...

                                                                                                                                                                                I often have seen (especially teenagers) take a slice of pizza and just pour dressing over it before eating. I find it hard not to make a yuck face when I see that.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                  Pokey Stix!!! Many, many years ago when I was in college in Atlanta, Pokey Stix made excellent late night post-partying food. I shudder to think of it now, but I actually went through a phase where I *mixed* the marinara & ranch together for dipping.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, see now, that made me cringe. It must be the idea of tomato sauce and ranch that's my sticking point.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Violatp

                                                                                                                                                                                      Nasty, right? We all ate it that way, I have no idea why...or how I managed to get & keep it down.

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                      No offense but I shudder to think of it now too. ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                        I know me too, but back then it was literally every night.

                                                                                                                                                                                    3. re: Violatp

                                                                                                                                                                                      amen! Ranch dressing is just vile, I don't see the appeal at all.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: C70

                                                                                                                                                                                        Try Green Goddess on a white pizza.

                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Tarragon and oregano. If you've ever tried them together, you never, ever, ever will again. #awful

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                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: ePressureCooker

                                                                                                                                                                                        How funny. I sauteed them with some garlic and onion and made a simple pasta sauce. Didn't notice anything off.

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. They aren't both condiments but...

                                                                                                                                                                                        My mom eats jalapeño cheddar bagels with Nutella.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: youareabunny

                                                                                                                                                                                          had a b/f who ate black beans with cheese on triscuits with grape jelly. he was meticulous in their construction and the proper timing in the micro.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                                                                                                                                                            That combo made total sense til the grape jelly! Now I want triscuits...

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: hotoynoodle

                                                                                                                                                                                              EX b/f, right? That is truly disgusting.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                                yeah, how he got to the jelly part i never knew, lol.

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Not a condiment, but the snack of juice and cookies makes me cringe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: chowmeow

                                                                                                                                                                                                Sweet on sweet. Makes no sense to me either.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Exactly! And sometimes the sweetness of the cookies makes the juice sour in an unpleasant way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: chowmeow

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Or juice with cake, believe it or not I have been served this

                                                                                                                                                                                                3. So I put finely chopped Kimchi on my Pepperoni and Anchovy Pizza....

                                                                                                                                                                                                  That night I am called a DEVIL !!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. last night somebody said one of his favorite things to eat when working in a restaurant was french fries with cole slaw over them. and that all covered with brown gravy. ick. ick. ick.