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!
Sriracha + Beer = Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer
The mashup: Oregon’s Rogue Ales created a stir this week with a maddeningly vague Facebook teaser with the photo above plus the single caption: “December.” The brewer already makes quite a few food-flavored beers including soba and doughnut; they also have a one made with yeast from their brewmaster’s beard.
Staying power: Medium. We’re hedging our bets on this. Sriracha and beer are both awesome individually, but Grub Street reports that testing has resulted in mixed reviews, and ratings on Untappd vary from 4.5 to 0.5 stars. (Photo: Facebook/ Rogue Ales)
Chocolate + Pizza = Black Thunder Pizza
The mashup: Japanese chain Aoki Pizza isn’t the first to put chocolate on a pie, but this creation is definitely singular. It’s essentially a Hawaiian pizza where the ham has been replaced with chunks of Black Thunder candy bar, which RocketNews24 describes as “somewhat like a Snickers bar without the peanuts but with Oreo crumbs inside instead.”
Staying power: Medium. We’re stumped on whether the combination of pineapple, chocolate, cheese, and tomato tastes as weird as it sounds, or if it’s one of those instances where the disparate ingredients are somehow deliciously harmonious. Either way it seems that Japanese Twitter users are excited about the limited-time offering since it’s been trending this week. (Photo: Value Press)
Chocolate + Potato Chips = Milk Chocolate Pringles
The mashup: Pringles has announced its five holiday flavors for 2014, three of which are returning from previous years, two of which are brand new, and all of which are sweet. Among them are Milk Chocolate and also White Chocolate Pringles which, instead of being chocolate-dipped, are disappointingly merely sprinkled with chocolate flavoring.
Staying power: Medium. We’re predicting out of the five flavors, more people will want to try Milk Chocolate than Pecan Pie or Cinnamon Sugar. However, the new flavor is only available at Walmart and for a limited time at that, so we can’t imagine this is really going to cause any seismic activity in snack food world. (Photo: Pringles)
Beef Stroganoff + Burger = Stroganoff Burger
The mashup: Burger with mushroom-cream sauce? We’re in. Dan Whalen of The Food in My Beard blog heads into uncharted egg noodle-as-bun territory with this recipe. We don’t hate him for it.
Staying power: A sauce made from sauteed mushrooms, onions, and sour cream has every right to be on a burger. We’re a little worried about the texture of the egg-noodle buns—but as they say, don’t knock it until you try it. (Photo: Instagram)