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!

Poutine + Turkey = Thanksgiving Poutine


The mashup: Mile End Deli—a Montreal-style Jewish deli in New York—loves poutine so much it hosts a week-long festival every summer for the stuff. But chef Eli Sussman may have outdone himself with this Thanksgiving version: potato, cheese curds, and gravy, plus smoked turkey with herbed challah stuffing. The recipe is on Buzzfeed if you’re feeling aspirational/ have too much time on your hands.

Staying power: [Note: Since these are all holiday-specific mashups, we’re going to rank them on how likely they are to return next year.] Medium. As much as we’d love a comeback (in fact, can this please become a permanent menu item?) we wouldn’t be surprised if Mile End came up with something new yet equally awesome next Thanksgiving.

Latkes + Donuts = The Hanukkah Miracle

Photo: Yahoo! Food

The mashup: If you’re unfamiliar with the story of Hanukkah, the miracle refers to the fact that one day’s worth of oil lasted for eight days, which is why it’s traditional to eat fried foods like donuts and latkes. But this cheekily-named sandwich by cookbook author Dan Pashman is next-level festive; it involves cutting a fried donut in half, refrying it, and then stuffing it with a potato latke, sour cream, and applesauce.

Staying power: High. The celebration of Jewish festivals is all about food, and in this case, oily food specifically. So frying up a couple of these grease drenched carb bombs for Hanukkah is basically a mitzvah, right? Pashman even posted the recipe online because he’s a total mensch. (Photo: Yahoo! Food)

Eggnog + Pretzels = Eggnog Holiday Clusters

Photo: Pretzel Perfection

The mashup: Gluten-free company Pretzel Perfection already has a number of adventurous flavors (lemon toffee pretzels anyone?). But for the holidays it came out with three chocolate clusters: salted caramel, peppermint, and this oddity which is basically a pretzel covered in white chocolate with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Staying power: Low. The idea of an eggnog pretzel is already slightly off-putting, but apparently the taste isn’t much more convincing. A BDCwire reviewer said it “tastes like the lame Yankee candle you’re probably going to buy your Grandma for Christmas.” And btw if that is what you got your grandmother, step up your game next year and get her a White Castle hamburger-scented candle instead, you ingrate. (Photo: Pretzel Perfection)