Author Topic: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired  (Read 11681 times)

Without getting into gauntlet throwing, in the light of this thread it feels almost natural that there should be an opposite.
I'll kick off with:

Coleman's English Mustard and white grapes.

Some context.
Years ago my (then) partner and I had a catering business, delivering sandwiches, lunches and buffets in the Harrow area.
We were constantly on the look-out for new dishes / filings, most of which were tested on her (then) teenage son (and ace bread butterer).
I tried the above.
My advice is don't.
Ever.
I really like both individually, but combined they taste of concentrated Stan.

Moving on, an ex-girlfriend who trained in hospitality / catering etc told me there were a couple of things you should never serve to a guest, irrespective of how much they demand it, because one pair will ensure that they are on the toilet for the next three weeks, and the other pair will keep them away from that room for the next three weeks.
Whisky and whelks was one pair.
Unfortunately I cannot remember which 3 week session they deliver, and am not prepared to put it to the test.
I cannot remember what the other combo was.

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 04:35:39 pm »
Not food but orange juice tastes foul after brushing teeth with minty toothpaste.

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2016, 04:44:07 pm »
Yogurt and chocolate.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2016, 04:45:15 pm »
strong blue cheese & fresh pinapple in that order. Must be one of the worst thing I've tried.

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2016, 04:49:00 pm »
Pineapple and sponge, pineapple upsidedown cake is one of the few dishes that instantly makes me heave.

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2016, 05:21:48 pm »
When I was young, I knew that mixing stuff had good results for morning toast.
Peanut butter and jam.  Nice
Marmite and peanut butter.  Fabulous.

So I tried Marmite and honey.
 :sick:
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2016, 05:58:20 pm »
The son of a farming friend of mine couldn't find any milk in the house.  So he put yoghurt in his tea.

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2016, 05:59:45 pm »
The son of a farming friend of mine couldn't find any milk in the house.  So he put yoghurt in his tea.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2016, 07:02:51 pm »
Marmite - and whisky.

Sugar-coated shredded wheat with milk on - with stewing steak.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2016, 08:15:13 pm »
Almost any pair of ingredients that Nigel Slater suggests!
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2016, 01:03:08 pm »
Cambozola and bombay mix.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2016, 01:10:17 pm »
Fruity rosé and fish.  The fruitiness makes the fish taste disgusting.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2016, 02:47:43 pm »
Chocolate and mint.

I'm pretty omnivorous but I cannot stand After Eight mints - my reasoning is that you wouldn't eat chocolate after brushing your teeth, so why would you eat a toothpaste-filled chocolate?

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2016, 02:52:58 pm »
Never make curry with Actimel when you've run out of yogurt


OK, it's not strictly two tastes but I feel this needs reiterating at every opportunity.


Of course it could probably have been predicted but you don't know until you try it... :facepalm: :sick:
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2016, 04:56:34 pm »
Chocolate and mint.

I'm pretty omnivorous but I cannot stand After Eight mints - my reasoning is that you wouldn't eat chocolate after brushing your teeth, so why would you eat a toothpaste-filled chocolate?

My father feels the same.

caerau

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2016, 06:16:35 pm »
I can eat one (or maybe one handful ;) ) but it's limited to that - second helpings um no.  My wife can eat them all night  :sick:


I had a conversation over on another website some years ago where someone was genuinely confused as to why there were not minty-drinks out there (aside from liqueurs I suppose).  I did point out the dental side of things.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2016, 07:48:47 pm »
There's peppermint tea and tea with mint/nana...

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2016, 08:49:30 pm »
Kippers and custard.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2016, 09:04:03 pm »
This is possibly an individual thing, but
Carrots and tomatoes.  I love them both, but together,  :sick:
Decide what you're putting in that casserole.  It's one or the other.  Not both.

Similarly, when I have the full metal breakfast, the eggs must be on the opposite side of the plate from and definitely not touching beans or tomatoes.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2016, 09:12:46 pm »
A very common recipe for spag bol has grated carrots and of course tomatoes are a must there.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2016, 09:52:30 pm »
A very common recipe for spag bol has grated carrots and of course tomatoes are a must there.


Carrots?  In spag bol?
No.
Just say no.  OK?
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2016, 09:53:14 pm »
Tonight's stew had beef cooked in tinned tomato, broccoli, onion and carrot.
Partner didn't complain and I thought it was OK.

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2016, 09:58:27 pm »
Tonight's stew had beef cooked in tinned tomato, broccoli, onion and carrot.
Partner didn't complain and I thought it was OK.

OK.  Fair enough.  Just me then.

As I said
This is possibly an individual thing, but
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caerau

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2016, 10:01:47 pm »
You're just WRONG face it :P ;)
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2016, 10:09:40 pm »
The vegan's favourite porrange  - that's porridge made with orange juice rather than water and milk*.

It's such a great portmanteau that it should work. And why wouldn't two breakfast ingredients that slosh about in my stomach of  a morning anyway not work? It's one of those things that after the first spoonful you think, "hmm, interesting, not too bad...", then after the second "...not great.." and the third "...yeurgh" and leaves an aftertaste once experienced never forgotten. Just say no.


* I realise the purists north of the border will insist milk has no place in real porridge, but I'm partial to a bit of soya milk in mine.**


**Or failing that, if I'm cycling from London to Edinburgh and back, a spot of whisky.