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The Tastiest Flavor Combinations in All of Food-dom

Updated September 18, 2020 90.3k votes 3.8k voters 38.7k views71 items

In the culinary world, there are some food combos that are simply non-brainers. Flavors like chocolate and peanut butter or macaroni and cheese just make sense. The moment you put them on your tongue, you get it. Proper food combining can take years to master, but it’s one of the most fun ways to learn your way around the kitchen. You basically get to eat a bunch of odd combinations of foods and flavors and see what works the best. For instance, if you want to try salmon and coriander, go ahead and knock yourself out. The following list is a collection of some of the tastiest food combinations in all of the culinary world.

Some of the best food combinations are the most unexpected. It isn’t immediately apparent that chicken and waffles or lemon zest and parsley would pair so well together, until you take them out for a spin. Food combination is a science, so if you’re going to go willy nilly in your kitchen, please know that there are some food combining rules and you probably shouldn’t start jamming stuff into your mouth just to see what it tastes like. That kind of food combining is the quickest way to an upset stomach and a bad taste in your mouth.

Read through this list of the best taste pairings in the world to get an idea of what food combining is and then vote up your favorite food combinations. If you don’t see a pairing you know for a fact is delicious and life-changing, be sure to add it to the list for the benefit of food lovers everywhere.
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  • Chips + Salsa1
    1,490
    284

    Chips + Salsa

  • Bread + Butter2
    2,105
    447

    Bread + Butter

  • Cereal + Milk3
    1,471
    293

    Cereal + Milk

  • Butter + Popcorn4
    1,995
    446

    Butter + Popcorn

  • Macaroni + Cheese5
    2,166
    515
  • Cookies + Milk6
    2,010
    488

    Cookies + Milk

  • Crackers + Cheese7
    1,318
    296

    Crackers + Cheese

  • Chips + Nacho Cheese8
    1,240
    278

    Chips + Nacho Cheese

  • Chocolate + Peanut Butter9
    2,227
    562

    Chocolate + Peanut Butter

  • Mashed Potatoes + Gravy10
    1,333
    364

    Mashed Potatoes + Gravy

  • Graham Crackers, Marshmallow + Chocolate11
    1,063
    297

    Graham Crackers, Marshmallow + Chocolate

    Basically... S'mores..

     

  • Bacon + Eggs12
    1,835
    570

    Bacon + Eggs

  • Strawberries + Whipped Cream13
    1,165
    351

    Strawberries + Whipped Cream

  • Cookies + Cream14
    1,042
    334
  • Peanut Butter + Jelly15
    1,711
    647

    Peanut Butter + Jelly

  • Cake + Ice Cream16
    1,661
    652

    Cake + Ice Cream

  • Strawberry + Chocolate17
    965
    354

    Strawberry + Chocolate

    Chocolate bars, Croisssant filling, donut filling..

  • Bacon + Cheeseburger18
    1,380
    546

    Bacon + Cheeseburger

  • Vanilla + Chocolate19
    766
    297

    Vanilla + Chocolate

    Croissant filling...

  • Bagels + Cream Cheese20
    230
    50

    Bagels + Cream Cheese

  • Pretzel + Chocolate21
    1,320
    586

    Pretzel + Chocolate

  • Apple + Caramel22
    1,380
    618
  • Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup23
    1,294
    587

    Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup

  • Ham + Cheese24
    1,313
    623
  • Sea Salt + Caramel25
    1,288
    615

    Sea Salt + Caramel