We’re living in an age of mashup-food mania, a time in which a new frankenfood unveils itself everyday. To help you keep up with all the new hypebeast snacks on the scene, we’ll be doing a weekly roundup of ridiculous mashup foods you need to know about right now, and ranking them on staying power. Read on!
Doritos + Ham and Cheese Sandwich = The Deebo
The mashup: This sandwich is named after the bully from the Friday film trilogy, but to us it sounds more like a lover than a fighter. It’s a ham-and-cheese on white bread, which is then tempura battered, Dorito crumbed, and fried. Even more awesome: It comes with a side of ghost pepper ranch dipping sauce.
Staying power: High. It’s a regular fixture on the menu at Epic Deli in Johnsburg, Illinois, whose sandwiches are so beloved that people-I-now-want-to-be-friends-with ask them to cater their weddings.
Sandwich + Pizza = Subwich
The mashup: Fast food in India is different, guys. Beef-free Burger King and now this from Domino’s: A patty sandwiched between two slices of pizza dough. The “subwich” contains either a breaded chicken patty or a breaded vegetarian patty (chili jalapeno three bean, to be precise), plus sliced bell peppers and a creamy pepper relish.
Staying power: Low. Honestly this just seems difficult to eat. The subwich is the same size as a pizza slice, but way taller—there’s no way you’d be able to get all the layers in a single bite, a fundamental design flaw for a sandwich. (Photo: Domino’s Pizza India)
Pizza + Fritos = Fritos Chili Pizza
The mashup: How do you improve a pizza? Sprinkle Fritos on it, duh. The simplicity of this is nothing short of beautiful. In a nod to the Frito Chili Pie, the Papa John’s pizza underneath contains beef, chili sauce, tomatoes, onion, and cheese.
Staying power: High. The fall special is only available through November 23, but we’re predicting Papa John’s will bring it back next year because it already has fan videos like this one posted by Eater. (Photo: Papa John’s)