Top 10 Best Flavor/Food Combinations

Here at Genetipetz, we love to mix up animals; however, there are plenty of other things that are fun to mix up, too! Some things go together so well, they inspire the human language. If you’ve ever used the phrase, “They go together like peanut butter and jelly,” then you know what we’re talking about.
 
According to Paul Breslin, an experimental psychologist at Rutgers University, flavor is a multisensory sensation. It’s not just flavors that go well together, but a combination of flavor, temperature, texture and smell—even color and sound can impact how food is perceived in the brain.
 
Here we’ve listed our top 10 favorite flavor and food combinations—enjoy!
 
10. Sweet and salty
Whether it’s salted caramel or chocolate covered pretzels, anything that pairs sweet and salty is the perfect balance of your favorite flavors. This is due to the fact that specific taste buds are wired to respond to specific flavors, so when you eat something that is both sweet and salty, you are engaging multiple groups of taste buds!
 
9. Tomato soup and grilled cheese
 
8. Peanut butter and jelly
 
7. Coffee and donuts
 
6. Biscuits and gravy
 
5. Cold milk and warm chocolate chip cookies
Just like Breslin said, eating is all about engaging multiple senses, including temperature. Aside from the fact that we love sweets, cold milk and warm cookies engage our brains on multiple levels.
 
4. Mint and chocolate
 
3. Macaroni and cheese
 
2. Bacon and eggs
 
1. Chocolate and peanut butter
Peanut butter is another delicious example of sweet and salty, but beyond that, peanut butter is a good source of fat. Chocolate flavor is enhanced by fat because as the fat coats your mouth, it makes the chocolate taste more intense.