We all have that one eccentric friend who likes ketchup with a roast dinner or dips their chips in ice cream instead of sauce (who are these people?!). But if you’re anything like us, when you couldn’t visit restaurants and everyone was panic-buying staple foods in the shops, you probably experimented with some interesting flavour combinations…
We’re all for trying out new combinations, but some that we’ve recently discovered are not for the faint-hearted! We’ve put together a list of the weirdest and the most strangely enticing sauce combinations from around the web for you to enjoy if you’re brave enough!
1. Hot sauce on pancake stacksDepending on how you feel about another controversial classic – the maple and bacon pancake - this wacky combination could be right up your street. All the sweet treats we usually pair with pancakes can be a little overpowering, so adding a salty or tangy flavour makes complete sense. Why not try your pancakes with a dollop of ice cream, drizzled with Harrisons Sweet Chilli Sauce or go all the way with bacon, peanut butter and Harrisons Chilli Sauce for a tasty savoury snack?
2. Brown sauce and beans
This one is old but gold and will definitely be familiar to a lot of Brits out there. The debate around whether these two go together might not be as high-profile as the pineapple on pizza debate, but most people will have a strong opinion either way. If you’re completely against it, we’re not here to try and convert you… but have you tried Harrisons Brown Sauce on beans? It really takes beans on toast to a new level.
3. BBQ Bolognese
You’ve heard of BBQ beef, and BBQ pizza, but what about mixing it into a Bolognese? If you’re a big BBQ sauce fan, or you just fancy putting a new twist on an old classic, this might work for you. Harrisons BBQ Sauce adds a little bit of sweetness and a touch of zing to all kinds of recipes, but is particularly nice in a beef ragù with a generous grating of parmesan!
4. Chocolate mayonnaise cakeNow we’re really kicking it up a notch with an extremely unexpected combination! Believe it or not, many bakers swear by mayonnaise as the ultimate ingredient for making cakes light and moist. It sounds like a practical joke to us, but we guess the proof of the pudding is in the eating… If you fancy giving it a go, we’ve got you covered for mayonnaise!
5. Ketchup on ice creamYou may have seen a picture circulating on Twitter last year of the infamous ketchup ice cream that sparked outrage in the online community. But it turns out that some people were having ketchup with ice cream before it was “cool”. Tomato is a fruit after all, so how different can ketchup and strawberry sauce be? We tried some vanilla ice cream with Harrisons Tomato Ketchup, and it’s an interesting pairing!
6. Oreos dipped in mustardWe definitely saved the best for last didn’t we? We’ve been building up to an unforgettable grand finale! In a letter responding to a crossword clue that appeared in USA Today, “Cookie that some people eat with mustard” – the answer to which was “Oreo” – one reader expressed confusion that so many people have this unusual eating habit. Fancy giving it a go? If we can do it, so can you!
So there you have it, six wacky and wonderful combinations you'd have to be crazy to try! (But here at Harrisons, we think all the best people are a bit crazy...) Fancy giving any of these a go? We'd love to know what you think - let us know how your saucy experiments turned out on Twitter, Facebook or wherever you follow us!