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!
Meatloaf + Pasta + Cupcake = Loaf-A-Roma
The mashup: Chicago’s Meatloaf Bakery specializes in single serve meatloaf that looks kind of like a muffin or cupcake (especially when it’s covered with mashed potato “icing”). The Loaf-A-Roma ups the ante by topping an Italian sausage meatloaf with angel hair pasta, like an upside down spaghetti and meatballs.
Staying power: High. The Loaf-A-Roma has been a signature menu item at the bakery since it opened in 2008. They’ll even mail them anywhere in the US, just capped with parmesan potato instead of pasta so they maintain structural integrity. Send them anonymously to someone you want to delight and confuse. (Photo: The Meatloaf Bakery)
Deep Dish Pizza + Bacon = Bacon Wrapped Crust Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza
The mashup: Little Caesars might actually be trying to kill you, but at least you’ll die happy. Their latest offering is an extra-thick pepperoni pizza wrapped in three-and-a-half feet of bacon and covered with bacon bits. Each slice has a gut busting 23 grams of fat, which is about a third of the daily recommended intake.
Staying power: Low. This artery clogging pie rolls out on Monday and will be a limited time thing, which is both a tragedy and a relief—especially for the nation’s cardiologists who are still cleaning up the carnage that Pizza Hut’s bacon-and-cheese stuffed crust left in its wake. (Photo: Little Caesars)
Nutella + Pancake + Ice Cream Cone = Nutella Pancake Cone
The mashup: In honor of Pancake Day/ Shrove Tuesday this week, Dominique Ansel partnered with Nutella to create a cone-shaped pancake topped with chocolate hazelnut spread. Perhaps not Ansel’s most groundbreaking invention, but made more notable by the fact that Nutella creator Michele Ferrero died just three days prior.
Staying power: Low. The pastry cones were given out gratis for just one day at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal as part of a heavily branded Nutella event. Making mashups for special events seems to be the Cronut inventor’s new shtick: he also created the Waffogato for Taste of a Nation and debuted his Milk and Cookie Shot at SXSW.