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!

Girl Scout Cookies + Donuts = Samoa Donuts

Photo: Drew Swantak/ Thrillist

The mashup: A backorder of Thin Mints is causing Girl Scout cookie delivery delays, but Thrillist has taken matters into its own hands by publishing a recipe for Samoa cookies—with one small improvement. What you’re looking at is truly a thing of beauty: a donut covered in caramel and toasted coconut, then dippled in a chocolate glaze. It might be inspired by the Girl Scouts but there’s nothing PG about this. It’s all woman.

Staying power: Low. A three-and-a-half hour recipe? Who has that kind of time? But if someone does and they’ll make these for us, we’ll love them forever. (Photo: Drew Swantak/ Thrillist)


Donut + Hot Dog = Donut Dog


 The mashup: Last week we told you about the Arizona Diamondback’s newest stadium draw: a warm cinnamon churro wrapped in a chocolate glazed donut, topped with frozen yogurt, caramel, and chocolate sauces. Not to be outdone, minor league baseball team Wilmington Bluerocks have announced this hypebeast: a hot dog covered with raspberry jam and bacon, sandwiched in a Krispy Kreme donut bun. God help us.

Staying power: High. It’s probably only here for the season, but the donut dog has already generated significant buzz. And the Bluerocks’ are doing their best to fan that flame now that opening night is only a month away. They’re offering free donut dogs to Twitter followers, and running an online competition to choose a name that does the meaty confection justice.

Pizza + Salad Dressing = Cheesy Pizza Funagrette

Photos: Funagrette

The mashup: Chef Kidd’s Funegrette line is a wonderful concept: make salad dressing in flavors that kids like so they’ll eat more vegetables. But some of the flavors are a little difficult to image on a salad, like PB&J or Cheesy Pizza. Looking at the ingredients helped us wrap our head around it; the Cheesy Pizza is basically regular dressing (oil, vinegar, honey, herbs, mustard) plus tomato paste and parmesan cheese. And tomatoes and cheese are commonly included in salads anyway.

Staying power: Low. Even though we support the idea and the ingredients aren’t anything crazy, the reviews from the NPR’s Sandwich Monday have kind of put us off, with lines like: “This isn’t a way to get kids to like salad. It’s a way to get them to hate pizza.” (Photos: Funagrette)


And now, a video on how to make the Samoa donut you’ve seen in your dreams, but never understood.