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!
Onion Ring + Burger Patty = Onion Ring Burger
The mashup: The simple name belies the complexity of this burger, so we’ll break it down for you. Tym Bussanich took a large onion ring, wrapped it in bacon, filled the center with beef, then battered and deep fried it. And that’s just the patty! Here’s a video if you want to see how the
sausage burger was made. The way he spreads the batter around with his fingers makes us feel funny.
Staying power: Low. This was just one of the creative inventions Bussanich uploaded to Instagram that day. The second was a hot dog where the bun was carved from a single potato and then battered, crumbed, and deep fried. He may have won our everlasting admiration that day, but for Bussanich it was probably just Monday.
Kit Kat + Carrot = Carrot Kit Kat
The mashup: Limited-edition carrot and apple pie Kit Kats—the brand’s first ever Easter flavors—went on sale in Japan this week. According to the Daily Mail, they were a direct result of market research—in other words, fans (a lot of them, apparently) specifically requested that Nestlé make carrot-flavored chocolate.
Staying power: Medium. We get the whole Easter Bunny connection, but carrot chocolate just doesn’t sound like a good idea to us. However, Japanese Kit Kat connoisseurs are obviously really excited about this Easter chocolate, so who knows? Perhaps this will become Japan’s answer to our Cadbury Créme Egg obsession. (Photo: Facebook/ Kit Kat Japan)
French Croissant + Bagel = Frenagle
The mashup: The frenagle looks a lot like a bagel (and a Cronut), but it’s lighter, crispier, and made with way more butter. What you’re seeing here is the original poppy-and-sesame-seed version with a scallion cream cheese shmear (*drool*). But there’s also a maple-walnut frenagle with cinnamon-raisin cream cheese, and a black-sesame version with vegetable cream cheese.
Staying power: High. Fiorello Dolce bakery on Long Island can’t make these fast enough, reports Edible East End. They’re selling out daily and the bakery is now getting large corporate orders. You might have noticed frenagle sounds a lot like finagle, which is what you might have to do to get your hands on one of these. (Photo: Fiorello Dolce)