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Feb 7, 2014 08:37 PM

Weird food secrets

Please don't be afraid to post the strangest and most bizarre food combinations ever. I'm notorious for these and I know I can't be alone!!

For instance...I have NO idea where it came from but since I love the salty/sweet combo more than life sometimes, I love chicken ramen seasoning w/sugar. Such a guilty pleasure. So weird, I know.

I also love Ovaltine on vanilla ice cream and honey mustard in tuna salad.

I have problems.

What are your guiltiest food combos or snacks??

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  1. Nutella and thick-cut orange marmalade on toast

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    1. re: hal2010

      THAT sounds awesome. Like one of those chocolate oranges.

    2. Graham crackers, stuffed in a mug and covered with cold milk. I eat the sludge with a spoon, and it's so comforting and easy. (Blushes with shame.)

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      1. re: MickiYam

        I do this with cookies. It is called a mushy (mooshy?). Best with Oreos or chips ahoy or a combo of both.

        1. re: MickiYam

          You would have loved the graham cracker ice cream I had at a restaurant last month.

            1. re: Cheese Boy

              Oh yuummmm. I'll definitely be looking for this.

            2. re: MickiYam

              I crush up graham crackers and add them to vanilla pudding. We also do cereal mush - grind it up and add milk to make a pasty creation.

              No shame there!!!!

                1. re: Cheese Boy

                  In Central PA, grapenut ice cream is a popular flavor.

                  1. re: melpy

                    I grew up in Central PA (Altoona) and never heard of it! Maybe it's even more regional...

                    1. re: punkin712

                      Franklin and Cumberland counties maybe?

                  2. re: Cheese Boy

                    OMG, my mom used to make Grape-Nut custard 60+ years ago. I loved it then, hadn't thought about it in years. I'll have to make some soon, I eat Grape-Nuts for breakfast often.

                2. When in China, I like pouring a glass of water and seeing which one of my fellow expat friends would like a taste.

                  Though since I'm not in that part of the world much anymore, more thought is required.

                  1. Take a big Medjool date (I like the jumbo ones from nutsonline) and slice down one side. Remove the pit. Take a big chunk of salted butter and stuff it in the date -- the butter should be large enough to overhang the date. Mmmm. It's butter caramel heaven.

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                    1. re: amoule

                      I do that but with almond butter.... But that's not as weird!

                    2. Along the lines of Ovaltine on vanilla ice cream, I like plain malted milk powder on chocolate ice cream. Not particularly weird, but an oldtime treat that's mostly been forgotten nowadays. Malt shops used to call it a Dusty Miller.

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                      1. re: eclecticsynergy

                        That sounds awesome. Nobody else I know appreciates the gritty texture.

                        1. re: eclecticsynergy

                          In Jersey, that was called a Dusty Road. My dad came up
                          with a variation - coffee ice cream (family favorite), chocolate
                          syrup and the malted milk powder. Guess that was a "Muddy

                          1. re: ferventfoodie

                            Vanilla ice cream with a spoonful of instant coffee granules on top.

                            1. re: Antilope

                              That sounds delicious to me. Or vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso poured over.

                          2. re: eclecticsynergy

                            When I was a kid I liked the malted milk powder right out of the jar. Haven't had it in years. Think I might get some