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post #1 of 29
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What are your favorite flavor combinations? Those 2 perfect flavors that go screaming into eachothers' arms!

For me it's

Chocolate and potato chips - I could sit down with a bag of chips and a few hershey kisses (or any chocolate) and eat them until the cows come home. Eat a piece of chocolate, then bite into a chip. Explosive flavor!!

Figs and Prosciutto - Man on man how great to wrap a little fig up into a slice of proscuitto and have the flavors collide!

Cinammon raisin bread and salted butter - are we sensing a theme?

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post #2 of 29
Orange and chocolate; lemon and chocolate; raspberry and chocolate; strawberry and chocolate; coffee and chocolate; vanilla and chocolate; milk and chocolate; light chocolate and dark chocolate; chile peppers and chocolate; mint and chocolate (just discovered that Altoids makes a chocolate covered mint); bread and chocolate (as in croissant) ... chocolate goes pretty well with many things. Peanut butter and chocolate; pretzels and chocolate; nuts and chocolate ...
post #3 of 29
They sell a choco covered potatoe ,chip or you can make your own, use ridgie chips they wont break. Buy a slab of choco cookie coating and mix it with hershey kisses melt and dip. Want it fancy? drizzle it with white choco.
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post #4 of 29
Beer and chocolate. Anything salty and chocolate!
post #5 of 29
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You forgot coffee and chocolate = heaven

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post #6 of 29
Pork cooked with apricots, corn flakes with sliced banana, Bailey's on chocolate ice cream, chocolate cheesecake with a layer of caramel on top . . . to name a few.
post #7 of 29
How could I forget, chocolate and pecans :bounce:
post #8 of 29
I'm with you, Mapiva, sweet and salty!
The only flavor I like chocolate with, however, is coffee - no lemon or orange or liqueurs - they ruin the chocolate for me. But i do like salty enhancements (saltines with hot cocoa, for example)

Now, how about gorgonzola and pears?
or any sharp cheese, for that matter, and pears?
(Italians have the saying "al contadino non far sapere, quant'e' buono il cacio con le pere" - don;t let the peasant know how good pears are with cheese - the implication being that he'll keep them both for himself

then there are the classics, cookies and milk, bread and butter, peanut butter and jelly, bagles and cream cheese... nothing new there.
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post #9 of 29
Yay for the pairings thread! I offer these combinations for your enjoyment or puzzlement (depending on your stance on potato chips): chocolate and caramel, peaches and cream, peanut butter and jelly with potato chips smashed on top, caramel and apple, lemon and olive oil, caramel and sea salt, chocolate and orange, chocolate and chiles, coffee and crullers, orange and vanilla, medium rare steak with butter. I am beginning to drool....:lips:
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post #10 of 29
Bratwurst and kraut. Scrambled eggs and butter. Fresh peaches and real vanilla ice cream. Blackeye peas and ham hocks. Homemade bread and raspberry jam. Strawberries and champagne. Corned beef and horseradish.

Would biscuits and gravy count?


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post #11 of 29
I like your style--teamfat--what a great handle!

Biscuits and gravy most definitely count. To which I add corned beef hash and eggs and raspberry jam on cheese biscuits.:)
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post #12 of 29
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I made fig jam. Paired it with brie on a cracker. Heaven, go figure.

I will pair pear with cheese, this will be new to me.

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post #13 of 29
Love this thread,

Ok my input....hard boiled eggs and anchovies. Steak and soured cream. REALLY fresh baked bread and salted butter. Cherry tomatoes and garlic chives. Fish and chips :) Bacon and eggs

Vegemite and strawberry jam. Honey and peanut butter. Potato mash and gravy. Ramen and sweet chilli sauce. Or ramen and Oyster sauce. Fruit cake and cheddar cheese.

Oh lord....there's gonna be a lot of drool covered keyboards out there with this thread! And a lot of broken diets.

DC

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Other things that go together....Simon and Garfunkel...The Two Ronnies (R.I.P. Big Ronnie)...Halloween and pumpkins, ok me just getting silly now

P.P.S. Shel - you're a cupboard Choco-holic :p
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post #14 of 29
Hmm how bout some interesting ones?

Beetroot and Pear
Watermelon and feta
Avocado and Grapefruit
Tomato and Basil (fine not as interesting)
Prawns and Chili's
post #15 of 29
DC eeeeeewwwwwwwwwww vegemite and strawb jam:eek::talk:

peanut butter and banana, peanut butter and cheese,peanut butter and tomato, NZ lamb and mint sauce, bbqd sausages and tomato sauce/ketcup, chocolate with most things, weetbix and milk, banana on toast with sugar, eggs and toast, baked beans on toast, tea and milk,crackers and cheese
cheese and pickled onions, marmite and cheese, marmite and lettuce, marmite and celery , peanut butter and celery , egg and celery,marmite thick on toast, potatoes and butter, scones and butter, tomatoes with everything, broccoli and cheese sauce, steak and garlic, croissants and berry jam, jam and cheese, marmalade and cheese, cheese and mayo, cheese and onion,battered mussels and salt,
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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post #16 of 29
Buttery biscuits dipped in chai.
post #17 of 29
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Balsamic and rosemary
Pork and fennel
Cheese and fruit
Peas and mint

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post #18 of 29
:bounce: :bounce: Chocolate and... bourbon :bounce: :bounce:
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post #19 of 29
Tessa - don't knock it till you've tried it missy :) hehehe

I could say the same for your marmite and celery....

I reckon bacon and anything else is a goer
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post #20 of 29
apple and cinnamon, strawberries and dark chocolate
post #21 of 29
You all forgot chocolate and chocolate!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:
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post #22 of 29
White truffle oil, Manchego and Dates
Caramel and Foie Gras
White chocolate and Gorgonzola
Sour cream, powdered sugar and Gran Marinier
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post #23 of 29
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Now these I've never heard of and must give a try.

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post #24 of 29
Yum! I'm definately drooling! How about...
Ice cream in hot chocolate/coffee
french fries dipped in a milkshake/ice cream
Shrimp sandwiches w/ bananas and cheddar chz
Tomatos and balsamic vinegar
post #25 of 29
ice cream and saltines
hot apple pie and a slice of aged cheddar cheese
chocolate and most anything!
chocolate chip cookies and a glass of cold milk
post #26 of 29
Dark chocolate and a glass of Guinness. Trust me.:cool:
post #27 of 29
I bet that is a match made in heaven!!!
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post #28 of 29
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Hubby swears by his snack of a hard boiled egg and a pint of guinness.

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post #29 of 29
And abbout an hour later, everybody in the same room is swearing too.

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