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Cheesy Frankenfoods


Have you ever walked around the grocery store and stumbled upon a food item that pairs two seemingly unrelated flavors? You may have encountered a Frankenfood. Frankenfoods are the mash up of two foods to create something new, whether they are tasty or not is a whole other matter. 

Doritos + Mountain Dew = Dewitos  

Two junk foods collide in this new Frankenfood. As Stephen Colbert amusingly notes, this new beverage tastes, “like orange with a nacho cheese aftertaste.” Who couldn’t love that? Though it is currently only available select colleges across the US, soon it will be for sale at a store near you. 

Lobster + Macaroni + Everything but the kitchen sink= Angry Ralph’s Lobster Mac and Cheese

Photo credit: Image courtesy of Michael Klein

Photo credit: Image courtesy of Michael Klein

Lobster macaroni is a delicious and popular dish that is decadent and gooey. That was true until Ralph Mazzocchi, chef-owner of Ralph’s in Lancaster, decided to shake things up a bit. The new mac and cheese includes lobster, white chocolate, whiskey, tomatoes, white wine, sharp cheddar and – wait for it – Cheetos. it goes for $16 and is actually quite popular. 

Egg Roll + Lamb + Nacho Cheese = Gyro Bites

Photo credit: Image courtesy of Frankenfoods

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Frankenfoods

These egg rolls might look normal but they are not, they are stuffed with lamb, cabbage, nacho cheese, and tzatziki sauce and wrapped in a pita-egg roll wrapper. 

Baked Apple + Goat Cheese + Scrambled Eggs = The Apple That Went to Brunch

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Frankenfoods

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Frankenfoods

Baked apples are a classic fall food, but whether they can be successfully incorporated into brunch is still a question. This dish includes a Granny Smith apple, scrambled eggs, goat cheese, bacon, brown sugar, oatmeal, and caramel. You decide if this sweet and savory dish will work. 

Blue Cheese + Cheesecake + Buffalo Sauce = Buffalo Bobs

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Frankenfoods

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Frankenfoods

These nice little balls look like a bar version of cake pops, until you bite into them. Buffalo Bobs include blue cheese cheesecake, buffalo sauce, panko bread crumbs, and chicken seasonings all on a celery stick. Could this be the next delicious dive appetizer? 

Chicago-Style Pizza + Hot Dogs + Pickles = The Windy City

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Frankenfoods

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Frankenfoods

Pizza is frequently the foundation for Frankenfoods because it is so easy to dress up but this version might take the cake. Try this deep dish dough topped with poppy seeds, cheese, hot dogs, relish, onion, tomatoes, peppers, mustard, and pickles. Let’s just be thankful it doesn’t actually have cake in it. 

For more cheesy Frankenfood Creations, check out Frankenfood on Spike TV

Photo Credit: Featured image courtesy of Amazon, ‘Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich’ by Adam Rex 

Virginia Hyde

Virginia Hyde is a southern girl at heart who just moved to Boston to submerge herself in food - mainly cheese, to be honest. Game for any food-related adventure, festival, or gathering, she is ready to share her passion for cheese with others. Virginia is currently working on a Masters in Gastronomy at Boston University.