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We Asked People To Tell Us Some Missed Opportunities For Food Brands They’ve Noticed And “Created” Dream Food Collaborations (7 Pics)
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We Asked People To Tell Us Some Missed Opportunities For Food Brands They’ve Noticed And “Created” Dream Food Collaborations (7 Pics)

Whether it’s to court controversy or to offer up some strange solution to a problem, we’ve seen a number of “food collaborations” in recent times – from baked beans on Weetabix (ew!) to Marmite Easter eggs (also ew!) and Cadbury’s Creme Egg mayonnaise (what?!).

But we can’t help thinking that there are some missed opportunities for the food brands that cater to, well, the idle amongst us.

In fact, there are even missed opportunities to put some of the biggest divisive food issues to rest. For example, why waste precious time arguing whether the cream or jam is spread first on a scone?

Why can’t it be both at the same time (It’s jam first, but let’s not argue)?!

So, we put our heads together with CDA Appliances and asked a bunch of people which food hacks/brand mashups would make their lives even easier when it comes to tucking into their favorite treats. We then set about “creating” them and we’re definitely here for some of these. Others, not so much.

Firstly, we spoke to friends and family about what food combos they eat that others might find a little odd, we then asked them which foods are the most annoying when it comes to grabbing a quick snack. From there, we extended our curiosity to social media before finally asking which combo people would like to see that they feel would make snack time a little easier… and we weren’t disappointed!

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Wotsits and Marigold gloves

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Our favorite cheesy snacks are delicious, but the mess eating them leaves is, quite frankly, annoying. What better way to avoid having to get up out of our cheese-stained bed to wash our hands than to wear specially branded Marigold gloves?! These household favorites are perfect for preventing cheesy digits, and in a stylish way too! Maybe.

McDonalds and Nesquik milkshake

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We’re informed that the young’uns of today enjoy dipping their French fries into hurr… sorry. Into MILKSHAKE. Weird as this sounds, what’s a more convenient way to feed this habit than to provide little milkshake ‘sauce’ pots alongside your ketchup? Or maybe you don’t want a whole milkshake? Choices. It’s all about choices.

Also, why not bring Nesquik back into the game? ’90s nostalgia at its finest.

Kraft cheese slices and Sunpat peanut butter

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Peanut butter is a dream on the taste buds, but an absolute nightmare to spread. Some busy folk doesn’t want to be bothered with spreading things and putting knives in the dishwasher!

Nope. Give us a tasty nutty layer in the convenience of an individually wrapped slice that we can just plonk on our toast and be done with it. Sounds messy, but surely there’s a science bod out there who can make this happen?

Smirnoff vodka and watermelon

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Ok, so technically this isn’t a brand mashup as such, but as everyone is busy force-feeding watermelons vodka ready for the summer, Smirnoff may as well step in and do it properly. A handy bottleneck design would facilitate the feeding of the vodka, but you could also (after a stint in the freezer and good shakeup) pour watermelon vodka slushies on demand!

Domino’s and Del Monte pineapple chunks

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Okay, so from conversations we’ve overheard, pineapple on pizza is a universally approved and accepted topping, right? (we joke)

With that in mind, isn’t it annoying when you have to go to the effort of placing a Domino’s order, then wait for ages for it to be delivered? Why not just empty a tin onto some toast, maybe sprinkle on some cheese and then pop it in the oven for 5 minutes. Et voila!

Bagsy the rights to this one.

Patak’s curry and Müller yoghurt corner

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Everyone loves a good curry! And some like it hotter than others. For those who like yoghurt or raita to cool things down a bit, traipsing to the fridge after you’ve got all comfy on the sofa with your curry is beyond inconvenient.

But wait.

Harnessing the brilliance of Müller’s yoghurt corner design, this could be a problem of the past, except this time the curry is the main show and Baby… sorry, yoghurt is in the corner this time.

Rodda’s clotted cream and Hartley’s jam

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This is a big one guys.

A game-changer.

Opening the door to world peace.

A marriage of two households.

Clotted cream and jam shall be equal upon the scone. No more family feuds, no more raised eyebrows, and no more ‘blobbing’ or ‘dolloping’. No cream first. No jam first. They enter the stage together, in a swirling embrace.

Seriously though, this might be quite nice.

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We’ve seen a lot of “foodie mash-ups” in the media and even in supermarkets in recent times where brands have come together to create something unique, and we were curious about why these came to be. We wondered if these were things that people actually wanted, especially some of the weirder ones! With that, we set about asking people what kind of combo they’d want to see and it seems that people do appreciate a collaboration.

My favorite food collaboration has to be the jam and cream “peace swirl”. In the UK (and even further afield), there’s a lot of contention about whether you should put the jam or the cream on a scone first, it’s all good fun of course but it seems it’s an argument that doesn’t have an answer… well I think we might have solved the problem! Some hardcore afternoon tea lovers will probably think it’s a completely blasphemous idea, but I think it’s genius!

What do you think, pandas? Which food brand collaboration would be your dream come true?

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Mad Dragon
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1 month ago

You don't need gloves to eat cheesy snacks without getting your hands dirty. I use chopsticks.

Nikhita Clement
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1 month ago

Chopsticks are the superior way to eat chips

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Gingiboom
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1 month ago

They should definitely make peanut butter slices and I'd definitely buy them 😆

K Tigress
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1 month ago

They had those at one time. I think Kraft made them. https://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=87943&page=1

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ℙ𝕦𝕣𝕣_𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕕
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1 month ago

I am in love with the cream & berry jam idea so much that I intend to make it to the grocery store to get my fave strawberry jam & the best cream on the market!!

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
1 month ago

You don't need gloves to eat cheesy snacks without getting your hands dirty. I use chopsticks.

Nikhita Clement
Community Member
1 month ago

Chopsticks are the superior way to eat chips

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Gingiboom
Community Member
1 month ago

They should definitely make peanut butter slices and I'd definitely buy them 😆

K Tigress
Community Member
1 month ago

They had those at one time. I think Kraft made them. https://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=87943&page=1

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ℙ𝕦𝕣𝕣_𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕕
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1 month ago

I am in love with the cream & berry jam idea so much that I intend to make it to the grocery store to get my fave strawberry jam & the best cream on the market!!

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