Just when we think we know what food is and what everything tastes like, some marketing and culinary genius will go and create a food item so innovative that we’ll travel from near and far just to try it. When everyone on Instagram is posting photos of the newest culinary craze, we just need to get in on the action.
Keep reading to see some of the most interesting food fusions on the internet right now. Rainbow grilled cheese, anyone? How about a pickle sandwich (which is not just a sandwich with pickles in it)?
Sushi Donuts Are Way Healthier Than Normal Donuts
Okay, so sushi donuts aren’t exactly donuts. They’re just pieces of raw fish and vegetables laid over rice in the shape of a donut— but, man do these things look cute on Instagram. It’s not like sushi wasn’t already super photogenic, but these things take the sushi aesthetic to the next level.
These ring-shaped treats first popped up at Vancouver’s Chinatown Night Market, and Instagrammers couldn’t get enough of them. Since then, the vendor opened a more permanent restaurant called Uma Sushi in Vancouver, Canada.
Disney Does It Again With The Groovy Glacier
Disneyland has been bringing us adorable, iconic treats since the park first opened in 1955. This newest addition to their menu is a Groovy Glacier that you can get from Ramone’s Service Station in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure.
The Groovy Glacier contains rainbow swirl, mello yello, cherry, blue raspberry, and lime slush, and strawberry popping pearls. There are other Instagrammable drinks being served at this station including the Dinoco Blue which has gummy dinosaurs on it.
If You Like Dill Pickle Flavored Chips, You Should Try Actual Pickle Chips
In April of 2019, Vlasic announced that they would be making and releasing chips that were made out of actual pickles. These chips haven’t hit shelves yet, but there’s already a lot of buzz surrounding these innovative snacks. Dill pickle flavor chip lovers can rejoice because they can finally get all that pickle goodness in an actual fried pickle. Apparently, this snack will have virtually no calories or carbs. Sodium is a different story.
Conagra’s co-chief operating officer said, “eating pickles out of a conventional jar is inconvenient and messy, and pickle snacks are actually becoming a thing.”
IHOP Knows What We Want
These are cannoli pancakes from IHOP, AKA, the International House of Pancakes. IHOP has just added cannoli pancakes to their international pancake menu (which also includes Mexican churro pancakes, by the way).
These pancakes are filled with sweet ricotta cream, chocolate chips, and pieces of actual cannoli shells. Plus, they’re rolled up to look like a cannoli. Whoever is behind this creation definitely deserves a raise. Who cares if this is too much sugar for breakfast?
Costco Is Selling Mexican Style Street Corn
Need a side for your next summer barbecue? Look no further than Mexican Style Street Corn from Tattooed Chef now being sold at your local Costco store. Did you watch Jack Black’s chef-d’œuvre, Nacho Libre?
Did you think you would never be able to taste that delectable corn on a stick unless you traveled to Mexico? Well, now you can make it in your own backyard. Get that corn outta my face!
The Birthday Cake Latte Isn’t Just For Birthdays
Latte art is all over Instagram, but this birthday cake latte from Home Cafe in Sand Fransisco is the pinnacle of all that is milky and good. It has all the makings of a viral Instagram food item. This place also serves a Cookie Monster Latte that is absolutely adorable.
The birthday cake latte is super sweet, but if you like your coffee colorful, I would definitely give this beverage a try.
Rainbow Grilled Cheese Is The Grilled Cheese We Never Knew We Needed
This absolutely gorgeous sandwich is from Chomp Eatery in Santa Monica. It contains four different types of cheeses, asiago, provolone, parmesan, and mozzarella in between two slices of sourdough bread.
Each kind of cheese is colored with food grade coloring that’s totally safe for consumption. Chomp Eatery was likely inspired by a place called Kala Toast in Japan. They did the whole rainbow grilled cheese thing before it was cool.
Chicken Tikka Poutine Is The Best Way To Eat French Fries
What’s better than poutine? How about chicken tikka poutine? This dish combines the best things about Canada and India together on one plate. You can get this delicacy at Badmaash, an Indian fusion restaurant run by Pawan, Nakul and Arjun Mahendro in downtown Los Angeles.
If you know how to make tikka masala, and you know how to make poutine (or you know where to get poutine) you could even make this dish at home.
Espresso Gummy Bears Are A Chewy Hit Of Caffeine
A candy company called Sugarfina sells a whole bunch of gourmet gummy bears, but recently, they introduced coffee flavored gummy bears to their roster.
Their “But First, Coffee Tumbler” is filled with Iced Vanilla Latte and Cold Brew Bears infused with a signature caffeinated coffee blend. After you’re done eating all of the gummy bears, you can reuse the tumbler as an actual drink container. Delicious and sustainable— the perfect combination.
These Vodka Martini Ice Pops Are The Perfect Adult Treat
If you want to feel like a kid while enjoying all of the perks of being an adult, then these Vodka Martini Skinny Freezies from Costco might interest you. You can get a pack of 12 for just $19.99, which works out to a little over $1.50 a pop.
They come in four flavors: Lemon Drop, Cosmopolitan, Appletini, and Watermelon Lemonade. Also, each freezie is just 100 calories. Could this drink-in-a-stick be any more perfect?
Elsie’s Pickle Sandwiches Is Great If You’re Trying To Eat Less Carbs
There’s nothing quite like a stacked deli sandwich— but if you can’t have gluten, or if you’re on a diet that’s restrictive in the carbs department, then deli sandwiches aren’t really an option. That is unless you head over to Elsie’s Sandwich Shop in Philadelphia where they’re serving sandwiches of all sorts on sliced giant pickles.
It may not be healthy, but it’s definitely healthier than bread. Plus, pickles are delicious.
Introducing: The Moffle
A “moffle” is a Japanese creation. It’s a mochi rice cake that’s cooked in a waffle iron. Moffles are crunchy on the outside and soft and squishy on the inside.
Most commonly, it’s eaten as a dessert and it’s garnished with sweet toppings like fudge sauce, marshmallows, or caramel. You can also get savory moffles that are topped with things like ham, cheese, or cod roe. Apparently, the moffle was invented by the Sanyei Company. Sanyei also produces moffle makers so people can make moffles at home.
Ok, This One Isn’t Edible, But It Still Smells Delicious
You know that smell when you walk into Dunkin’ Donuts in the morning and they just cooked up a fresh batch of Munchkins? Well, now that smell has been infused into some adorable Munchkin shaped lip balms. Now you can moisturize your lips and smell like donuts at the same time.
I know this isn’t exactly a food item, but it is an item that’s inspired by a food item.
Charcoal Ice Cream Is For The Goth Kids Who Still Like Ice Cream
Don’t you want an ice cream cone that’s as dark as your black, black soul? Little Damage is an ice cream shop that’s located in downtown LA. All of their cones are hand rolled and dyed black with natural activated charcoal which is great for gut health.
You have to have something healthy with your ice cream, right? They create new flavors regularly. Right now they’re featuring a White Chocolate and Coffee Caramel swirl.
Dr. Pepper Dark Berry Will Make You Question Everything You Know About Dr. Pepper
Nobody’s really sure what gives Dr. Pepper its signature taste. I mean, the people who make it know, but most people who drink it definitely don’t. Dr. Pepper recently came out with a new flavor for the first time in five years.
The Dark Berry flavor was released on May 1st in honor of Spider-Man Far From Home. A 12-pack of cans retails around $5.29, while a 20oz bottle will cost you $1.99.
A Long Awaited M&M Flavor
M&Ms have come out with a whole bunch of different flavors over the years. We loved M&M Peanuts, we went crazy for Crunchy M&Ms, and now there are M&Ms filled with hazelnut spread instead of plain chocolate— so basically Nutella in an M&M candy shell.
Nutella has been around for a long time, so who knows why it took M&Ms until 2019 to release this delicious candy. Ready to go hazelnutty?
Eggloo’s Ice Cream Is Almost Too Pretty To Eat
You can find a lot of Insta-famous foods in Chinatown, New York City. Eggloo’s in Chinatown sells Hong Kong egg-based waffles filled with ice cream in the shape of roses and other delectable toppings.
They have different flavor waffles and a whole bunch of ice cream flavors. You can get a green tea waffle filled with black raspberry ice cream, or a vegan waffle filled with campfire s’mores ice cream.
S’mores Frappuccinos Are Back
Way back in 2016, Starbucks brought out S’mores Frappuccinos. Then, two years later, they took them away. The good news is, S’mores Frappuccinos are back, baby. These blended ice drinks contain marshmallow-infused whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce, and a graham cracker crumble.
You don’t even need a campfire to enjoy this summer treat. We’re not sure how long Starbucks will be keeping these around for, so you better get them while they’re here.
Dairy Queen Dreamsicles Are Officially On The Menu
Dairy Queen has been serving up their wildly popular chocolate dipped cones for generations, but now they’re adding a new dip cone to the party: an Orange Dreamsicle.
As of April 2019, these treats are now available at Dairy Queens everywhere. Dairy Queen fanatics knew this moment was coming, and now it’s finally arrived. I think even the most die-hard blizzard fans will want to order a dip cone now that the Dreamsicle is on the scene.
Handmade Doughnuts From Doughnut Plant Are Their Own Kind Of Special
Doughnut Plant in New York has been churning out handmade doughnuts since 1994. They now have five locations spread out across New York. All of their doughnuts are made fresh throughout the day, and they make their own jams, jellies, custards, and glazes.
Their carrot cake doughnut is particularly Instagrammable. This place also serves square doughnuts, which is way too adorable. They also have a couple of vegan and gluten free options.
Dairy Queen Is At It Again
Dairy Queen is really on top of their game recently. This month they released the Mini Blizzard Flight, which is basically three mini blizzards on one convenient palate. It can be difficult to choose just one blizzard when there are so many delicious blizzard flavors available. This menu option gives you a chance to try all of your favorites.
Which three blizzards would you fill your flight with? Strawberry Cheesecake Royale anyone?
Rainbow Bagels Are Making Breakfast More Colorful
The Bagel Store Original Rainbow Bagel serves rainbow bagels in New York City. These bagels are sweeter than your average bagel and they’re often topped with a sweet, sprinkled cream cheese.
These things are all over Instagram, so if you’re in the New York area, you’re definitely going to want to get one of these to find out what the fuss is all about. You can also order these bagels online.
Black Tap’s Milkshakes Are Over The Top
Black Tap is located in New York in both Soho and the Meatpacking District. They make milkshakes that are more like ten desserts in one. Yeah, they’re technically milkshakes, but they’re topped with whole slices of cake, or giant brownies, or mountains of sweets.
Even if you’re not a fan of milkshakes, you can find something to love about these over the top desserts. This place also makes specialty milkshakes that are only available for a few days during the year.
10 Below’s Ice Cream Rolls Are Everywhere Now
Another Chinatown delicacy is the ice cream “rolls” at 10 Below. Chinatown isn’t the only place you can get 10 Below ice cream, though. You can also get them on the Lower East Side. This ice cream treat is created on an anti-griddle or a cold plate.
The ice cream is made on the cold plate and then scraped into rolls and placed in a cup. You get to choose all of your own mix-ins and toppings, so this ice cream is all your own.
Cookie Shots Give You Milk And Cookies In One Bite
Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho serves warm shot glasses that are actually edible cookies filled with vanilla flavored milk. These things are absolutely delicious and they’ve taken Instagram by storm.
You haven’t had milk and cookies until you’ve had the iconic combo in shot glass form. You can actually make cookie shot glasses at home if you can find a shot glass silicone mold. Then all you have to do is figure out how to make vanilla milk.
Kit Kat Duos Prove That Two Flavors Are Better Than One
Why have one flavor when you can have two? Nestle recently came out with the Kit Kat Duo, a chocolate covered wafer with a twist. The one pictured above is mint and dark chocolate, but these bars come in other flavors too.
You can also get white and milk chocolate Duos, coffee and chocolate Duos, tiramisu Duos, and raspberry cheesecake Duos. If you eat two Duos is that a Quatro?
Cotton Candy Burritos Are A One Way Ticket To Diabetes
I don’t know how cotton candy fares as a burrito shell. It looks nice in pictures, but it probably makes your hands pretty sticky. Still, ice cream and sugary cereal inside of cotton candy seems like the perfect treat for somebody with a serious sweet tooth.
I can’t tell if this is a genius idea or if it’s crazy, but these burritos are getting a lot of attention on the internet, so that must mean something.
The Sugar Factory’s Goblets
The original NYC Sugar Factory is located in the Meatpacking District, but new locations have opened up recently in Times Square and the Upper West Side. This place is most famous for their goblets, which, as you can see, are alcoholic drinks and cocktails loaded with delicious sweet treats.
These goblets are also available as non-alcoholic beverages. There are all kinds of goblets that you can get including the raspberry watermelon mojito and the lollipop passion.
Booza Ice Cream Is Making A Comeback
Booza is actually the oldest form of ice cream known to man. It was originally created in the Middle East by pounding together traditional ice cream ingredients with orchid root flour and plant resin called “mastic.”
The mastic causes the ice cream to be super stretchy. The consistency of booza sort of resembles a soft mozzarella cheese. Recently, a couple of friends opened an ice cream shop called Republic of Booza in Brooklyn, NY. Head over there to get your stretchy ice cream fix.
Edible Cookie Dough Bars Are The Next Big Thing
DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections in New York City is serving up cookie dough by the scoopful. You know how your mom told you never to eat raw cookie dough because raw eggs can upset your stomach? Well, this cookie dough doesn’t contain any egg, and the flour in it has been toasted to kill off any bacteria, so it’s totally safe to eat raw.
You can get all kind of flavors like regular chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, birthday cake, and red velvet.