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!

Kit Kat + Bao = Kit Kat Sandwich

Photo: Twitter/ Kit Kat Japan

The mashup: This dessert sandwich is being sold at Japanese fast food chain First Kitchen, reports Kotaku. It consists of Kit Kat, whipped cream, and candied orange peel in a toasted bao bun—kind of like someone took apart a chocolate orange cake and then put it back together in sandwich form.

Staying power: High. We’re talking about a country that likes Kit Kat so much that it opened a specialty cafe earlier this year, where it sells crazy flavors like soybean, plum, and grilled potato. More importantly, the Twitterverse has pronounced that the sandwich “tastes better than expected,” according to Kotaku. (Photo: Twitter/ Kit Kat Japan)

Spaghetti + Meatballs = Spaghetti Meatballwich

The mashup: The Carving Board in L.A. recently unveiled this meatball sandwich featuring a spaghetti bun in place of regular bread. We’re not sure why but there’s something really fun about sculpting noodles into new shapes. Plus, the addition of garlic and parmesan to the pasta trumps boring old white bread any day of the week.

Staying power: High, if the Ramen Burger is anything to go on. We’re considering writing in with a suggestion for a low carb version where a spaghetti patty is sandwiched between two meatballs. We can see it really taking off at the Tarzana location.

Pepperoni Pizza + Cheese Fries = Pepperoni Fries


The mashup: In California, Carl’s Jr. is trialling a pepperoni pizza (cheese, pizza sauce, and sausage) on top of potato chips, which is really just a slightly tweaked version of an existing recipe on Gizmodo. Their chief marketing officer told USA Today that the burger chain isn’t planning to move into the pizza space, but that “pizza fries go great with burgers,” which sounds plausible because burgers are good with everything.

Staying power: Low. Carl’s Jr. has a history of trotting out loaded fries, and this is just the latest in a list that includes gravy, chili cheese, bacon cheddar, and bacon ranch. We wouldn’t be surprised if their test kitchen is already working on the next incarnation: deep fried sushi fries with cheesy pickled ginger. (Photo: Twitter/@itsjordylive)

Nutella + Pastry = Tim Hortons Nutella Timbitnut

The mashup: On April 15, Tim Hortons will release three new Nutella-infused items, including a chocolate hazelnut doughnut filled with Nutella, a Nutella-filled pastry pocket (a square-ish Timbit), and the amazing option to put Nutella over your Tim Hortons bagel.

Staying power: It appears that Nutella pastries would go very nice with Hortons’ new dark roast coffee. We’re just wondering why the coffee giant hasn’t introduced this collab earlier.