Remember when the weirdest food product was margarine, simply because it tasted like butter but wasn’t really butter? We’ve moved way beyond that point, I’m afraid. There’s an entirely new market out there, and it’s called – by me – “weird food”.
The weird food scene takes perfectly normal food and injects an odd flavor into it. Not to make the food better – in most cases I can’t imagine it does – but just because this is how science has evolved in the last 20-or-so years.
Anyway, let’s take a look at some of these weird-flavored foods. You’ll see what I mean in a second.
Ginger Ale Flavored Kit Kat
Yup, it’s chocolate that tastes like ginger ale. I don’t know anyone that’s ever eaten chocolate and thought “I wish this tasted like ginger ale instead”, but it’s perfectly possible to cater even to those people’s needs.
Jalapeño Flavored Ice Cream
The wonderful refreshing feeling of ice cream is sure to mix well with the feeling of sharp spiciness that jalapeños give you.
Thanksgiving Flavored Gum balls
Not just the turkey – the entire Thanksgiving meal. All of it.
Potato Flavored Kit-Kat
Again, why put potatoes above chocolate?
Cucumber Flavored Potato Chips
Pretty ironic since cucumbers have little to no flavor in them.
Shrimp Flavored Ice Cream
As happy as I was when gin-tonic sorbet ice cream was a thing, that’s how sad I am now.
Salmon Flavored Potato Chips
This is weird. I don’t like weird things. Fish and chips only mix when they’re not part of the same piece of food.