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11 Food Combinations That Sound Truly Offensive, But Actually Work Really Well

Would really like to know what caused someone to try these things together...


College is wild, y'all. You find out there is a greater variety of people and ideas than you ever could've imagined. For example, you might discover that your weird food combinations aren't quite as weird as you thought. Here are 11 of those combinations my friends and I apparently swear by.

1. Potato chips dipped in applesauce

Potato Chips

I'll vouch for this one myself. The sweetness and the saltiness balance each other out, and this combo tastes as nostalgic as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, just like the lunches your mom used to make.

2. Salted soft pretzel dipped in cream cheese

Pretzel and Cream Cheese

This one threw me a bit, but it's actually not that bad. Because of the salt though, it's not as sweet as one would expect, but it works because of the similarity of the pretzel to a bagel.

3. Salted soft pretzel covered in jelly


If this isn't a mess waiting to happen, I don't know what is. But I mean if it tastes good, I guess it's worth a shot.

4. Onion rings dipped in cheese sauce

Onion Rings

Something just seems wrong about this, even though it's not very different than cheese fries.

5. BBQ chips topped with cottage cheese

BBQ Chips

Maybe the flavor of the chips complements the texture of the cottage cheese? I don't know, man, but I hear it tastes good.

6. Salted watermelon


The salt and the wateriness of the watermelon probably create a decent balance, but it's just not normal.

7. Applesauce mixed with macaroni and cheese

Mac and Cheese

This sounds like a gooey disaster, but it probably tastes like being a kid again.

8. Mayo on a pulled pork sandwich

Pulled Pork

This sounds like too much sauce to me, but the mayo probably tames the BBQ flavor and makes for a more neutral sandwhich.

9. Goldfish in SpaghettiOs 


Many people put Goldfish in their tomato soup, and SpaghettiOs are somewhere between tomato soup and spaghetti. It seems reasonable.

10. Chicken tenders dipped in applesauce

Chicken Tenders

Applesauce seems to go with a lot of different foods. This one is interesting though, to say the least.

11. Pretzel sticks dipped in ranch


Personally, I don't think the texture of the sticks goes with the flavor of the ranch, but if it works, it works.

Now go on and eat at your own risk. I wish you the best of luck.

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How To Play 'New Girl's' True American Drinking Game

"It's 75% drinking, 20% Candy Land, and the floor is molten lava."

I think it's fair to say that anyone who watches "New Girl" knows about True American. This crazy, nonsense drinking game which pops up every so often throughout the seasons and first introduced in season one, episode 20.

The game, as described by "New Girl" character and fan-favorite Schmidt, is 75% drinking game and 20% Candy Land with a floor of molten lava.

The point of the game is for players to navigate through the Candy Land-like spaces to the "castle," which is a table in the center of the room that holds beer "pawns" and the "king" bottle. The first person to reach and sip from the bottle wins.

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Here's how to play:

Step #1: Prepare the "castle"

First, set up your "castle." The castle is made up of beer "pawns" and the "king," a bottle filled with the alcohol of your choice.

The bottle should be in the middle of the table, surrounded by four lines of beer pawns. There is no exact number of beers necessary for each line of beer pawns. Choose any amount of beers that seems appropriate for the amount of players.

Step #2: Set up spaces

Set up spaces using pillows, chairs or any other objects players will be able to stand on. Place an equal amount of spaces around the table. You'll want about 5-8 spaces on each side, depending on the size of the room you're playing in.

Only four of these spaces should reach the castle, lining up with the parade of beer "pawns" and allowing players to take a beer pawn from the castle. For example, in the photo above, each of the chairs touch a corner of the table at the end of the line of beer pawns. Therefore, these are two of the four special spaces that allow players to take a beer. Unlike the pillows pictured, which are just regular spaces that the players can use to move around.

Step #3: Pick teams

Teams are optional. To pick teams, all of the players will place a certain number (1 to 5) of fingers against their forehead on the count of three.

Any players who hold up the same number are a team. Unmatched players can team up as needed or simply pair up with the person standing closest to them.

Step #4: Begin

Begin with a shotgun "tip-off" to determine which player goes first.

The winner of this shotgunning contest will yell, "One, two, three...JFK!" to announce the official beginning of the game. All players will enthusiastically respond, "FDR!" then quickly grab a beer pawn from the castle and run to any space they wish to start at, excluding for the four special spaces that reach the castle.

Step #5: Make moves

The winner of the shotgunning contest has earned the first turn. From then on, the order of turns will move in a clockwise rotation. During each turn, the player will move one space toward the castle and choose to play one of the following mini-games.

Mini-game No. 1: The player whose turn it is will count to three then all players will place a certain number (1-5) of fingers on their forehead. Any player who selects a number no one else selected can move ONE space.

Mini-game No. 2: The player whose turn it is will recite the beginning of a famous American quote. The first player to complete the quote can move TWO spaces.

Mini-game No. 3: The player whose turn it is will name two famous American people, places, or things. The first player to identify what the two have in common can move THREE spaces.

For example, say it's your turn. You will move one space then choose one of the three mini-games. You and all of the players will participate in that game, and the winner will move accordingly. After this, your turn is over and it's the next player's turn (in the original clockwise rotation).

Step #6: "Play on, playa."

Continue playing by these rules until one lucky winner reaches the bottle and sips from its royal glass.

The bottle cannot be opened until every last pawn is removed from the castle. Any players who fail to keep at least one beer in hand, who accidentally end up with more than three beers in hand, or who touch the lava are immediately disqualified. Disqualified players can rejoin the game by shotgunning a beer.


You are now able to impress all of your "New Girl"-loving friends with knowledge of the workings of the epic True American drinking game. Know your limits, drink responsibly, and enjoy!

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