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!


Ice cream + Burrito = Brrr-ito

The mashup: The cup or cone dilemma has been complicated with a third option: a soft waffle wrap. Ben & Jerry’s latest and greatest is a waffle burrito with two scoops of ice cream, fudge drizzle, and cookie crumbs. What with this and the return of the churro ice cream sandwich, it’s been a big week for frozen desserts.

Staying power: High. This ingenious ice cream delivery system drops on 4/20, because duh. But you don’t need to have the munchies in order to appreciate the utter brilliance of an ice cream burrito. Although a slight buzz might increase the entertainment value of the slightly odd promo video above.


Cheese Balls + Pizza = Cheese Ball Crust Pizza

The mashup: Another invention that seems made specifically with the munchies in mind, this audacious mashup was created by Nick of the DudeFoods blog. The cheese ball crust is surprisingly simple to make, simply cover a single layer of cheese balls with cheddar and stick it in the microwave for 45 seconds to fuse into a pizza base.

Staying power: Low. Not that a Cheese Ball Crust isn’t an enlightened concept, but this guy bangs out crazy stuff like that on the reg. Two weeks ago he made bacon-wrapped Doritos-breaded onion rings. Why Taco Bell hasn’t yet hired him to spearhead their innovation department is beyond our comprehension.


Croissant + Muffin = Cruffin


The mashup: The cruffin is not new. In fact, trying to get one from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in San Francisco is a similar process to acquiring a cronut from Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York. However, the food blogger behind Lady and Pups recently came up with a hack that makes these an achievable home project—all you need is a muffin tin and a pasta maker.

Staying power: Medium. We’d wager that a good number of the people willing to stand in line for hours to buy two ready-made cruffins from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse would be all over this recipe. The question is how many of those folks have a pasta machine?