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!
Honey + Butter + French Fries = Honey Butter French Fries
The mashup: This might sound like a Paula Deen creation, but it’s actually on the menu at McDonald’s in South Korea. The fast food giant is trying to capitalize on a pre-existing trend; the flavor became a hit in Korea last fall when Calbee honey butter potato chips became so popular that some stores implemented a one-bag-per-customer policy to try cope with the demand.
Staying power: Low. The special item is only available for a few more days, and according to one Redditor isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It reportedly consists of regular fries with a packet of powdered seasoning and a bag in which to shake it all up, leaving Paula Deen plenty of room to embellish and improve upon it. (Photo: Reddit)
Churro + Donut = Churro Dog
The mashup: This dessert dog is not for the faint of heart, by which we mean anyone with coronary weakness. It consists of a warm cinnamon churro wrapped in a chocolate glazed donut, topped with frozen yogurt, caramel, and chocolate sauces. The total estimated calorie count is 1,117. To give you an idea of just how ridiculous that it, the recommended calorie intake for a woman trying to lose weight is 1,200 per day.
Staying power: High. The Churro Dog is available at Chase Field in Arizona all season for a mere $8.50, which means Diamondbacks fans are about to get a whole lot pudgier. (Photo: Twitter/@Dbacks)
Marshmallow + Milk = Peeps Milk
The mashup: Prairie Farms Dairy is getting into the Easter spirit with Peeps flavored milk in regular and chocolate flavors, as well as “Easter Eggnog”—a concept we were previously unfamiliar with but that has been around for a while, says Consumerist. Looks like this is what we’re left with now that real-deal Cadbury creme eggs are contraband.
Staying power: Low. Prairie Farms is being realistic about the potential market for a low fat marshmallow milk (which is great for consumers who don’t want to be fat but aren’t fussed about being healthy), and is selling only in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri,Mississippi, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Ohio.
Sour Cream & Onion Pringles + Bloody Mary = The Dirty Mary
The mashup: A twist on a classic Bloody Mary, The Dirty Mary sees vodka, tomato, orange, lemon, chilli sauce, and pickle juice mixed with fresh mint and dusted with a rim made from sour cream Pringles (obviously the best flavor of Pringles). Sadly, the chip-cocktail mashup is only available in the U.K.
Staying power: Very high. When you’re hungover, when do you not want to eat salty chips and consume alcohol at the same damn time?