Bad Food Combos That Just Need to Stop it Right Now

Hey Again.

So I just finished eating one of these:

And I thought I would like it when I saw it in the store. It’s LITERALLY just 1 apple and 20 blueberries all smooshed up. I like apples. I like blueberries. How bad could it be?


I really wanted to like it; I thought maybe it would be like a Fig Newton without the Newton, but sadly it was nothing like that. As soon as I bit into it, I remembered something very important: I don’t like the taste of dried apples. You would have thought this would have entered my mind beforehand, but it didn’t. And this bar tastes like a whole lotta dried apples. So it was no-go from the start, but I really like the idea of these bars. It’s literally just fruit that has been mashed together and formed into a bar. I mean, you could just grab an apple and a (very large) handful of blueberries and eat that, but if for some reason carrying around fresh produce just isn’t your bag, then these bars might be for you. There are a lot of other flavors, so it might be that a different flavor would taste better, but seeing as how apples are the main ingredient in all of them, I don’t think I would like them very much. I’ll just keep eating my apples the way God intended: in a pie with a scoop of ice cream on the side. (I’m kidding) (No I’m not)

But this whole idea got me thinking, what other foods sound good together but actually taste like death?  Another one for me is Greek yogurt and peanut butter. *shudder* I just can’t do it. I don’t think peanut butter should be tangy. Ever. OH! Celery and peanut butter. CanNOT deal with that. No. Mainly because I don’t like celery.

You know what else makes me mad? Canned soups. Sounds like a good idea, right? Make some soup, stick it in a can to be enjoyed at a later date. But why FOR THE LOVE OF INA GARTEN, WHY do all canned soups taste the same? Do they taste the same to you? They all taste like mixed vegetables to me…and not in a good way. Yick!! Maybe I’m just not eating the right kind of canned soups, but this is another thing I tend to pass on.

Also, Kale + anything at all ever. Go home Kale. Your 15 minutes are over.

So, what else? What other food combos should be banned? Is there some combo out there that everyone seems to love that you actually loathe? Fess up! Let the world (or at least those of us reading here) know what food combos you would ban if it were up to you!


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14 thoughts on “Bad Food Combos That Just Need to Stop it Right Now

  1. Peanut butter and ‘jelly’ (jam) sounds disgusting to me as an Australian! I agree with you about the canned soups, they taste nothing like real soup. But why?

    1. Haha! You guys don’t do PB&J??? But it’s so delicious with a big glass of milk!! 🙂 So okay, if we’re talking foods we don’t understand…explain Fairy Bread to me. It’s just butter and sprinkles on white bread, is that right?

      1. Well yes, but the sprinkles are about 99.9% sugar (0.1% artificial colours) so it’s really butter and sugar on bread. I think English people might put brown sugar on bread so it probably started there. And Fairy Bread is only for little kids – they’ll eat anything sweet!

    1. I agree. There’s only so much you can realistically combine with it before you start getting into the “strange and unusual” category!

  2. I’m so glad to hear someone else feels this way about canned soup. I’ve spent the last 2 months on the dental woes from hell. During most of this time I haven’t been able to eat solid food and the number of times I have had this discussion with my husband (and my father for that matter) is staggering. Neither of them understand my antipathy for canned soup. I feel vindicated! LOL I’ve also been making entirely too much soup in the crockpot and will be delighted to go back to “real” food. Although, I will say- 2 months of no solid food? Fabulous diet! That’s my silver lining.

    At any rate, thank you! I’m really glad to hear I’m not the only one- they all taste the same and awful. Blech.

  3. I’m with Natalie on the PB&J. Disgusting. (And I’m American.) I like peanut butter. I like jelly. DO NOT PUT THEM TOGETHER! But I love the That’s It bars–the strawberry one in particular.

    1. Haha!! Another PB&J dissenter!! Ah well, to each his own, I guess. 🙂 If I run across another flavor of That’s It bars, I may try it just to see if I like it any better. The store I go to often only carries the apple & blueberry one. 😦

  4. This post had me thinking for days! Especially when I was enjoying my afternoon celery snack :)) I never noticed that about canned soups. But then again, I never liked soup, and it was probably from growing up being fed Campbell’s soups. Now there’s some soups I really enjoy (that I make myself.) I couldn’t really think of any food combos that I don’t like, although I’m sure there are a lot of them. I don’t like anything with beans in it–its the texture of the bean, not the flavor.

    1. I wish I liked celery, but the only way I can enjoy it is if I peel off every single “string” and that just takes way too long for me. So I just avoid it when I can. I love homemade soup, but canned soup just doesn’t do it for me. I do love beans…but I don’t always love how they make me feel later. o.O

  5. I think that’s the problem, Jill. No one ever taught you the fine art of celery string removal. Its a snap–if I lived closer, I bet you would be joining me in my afternoon celery snack 🙂

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