9. Pineapple and Ham
Combining pineapple and ham simply doesn't make sense, but it's one of those combinations that works anyway, especially on pizza. I'm not sure what it is about the combination that works so well. I guess it's connected to how sweet the pineapple is versus the saltiness of ham. If that's true, that would also explain why the flavors work best on a pizza, because aside from pineapple, pretty much everything else on a pizza is salty.
8. Lime and Coconut
You see the combination of coconut and lime most of the time with coconut water and also with some alcohol drinks, including pina coladas and margaritas. The flavors are a good pairing and the coconut acts to cool down some of the sharpness of the lime. This is another example of two flavors that simply make each other taste better.
7. Pumpkin Spice and ANYTHING!
Okay. I might be cheating a little bit with this one, but it's so true. One of the first signs of fall any year is where everything imaginable starts to be available in a pumpkin spice variant. That includes lots of branded items (like oreos), and also food at restaurants and recipes online. Some combinations definitely work better than others, but there is something about pumpkin spice that makes it match well with a lot of different food types. Be sure to check out our post on other foods that get you in the mood for Autumn!