40 Bizarre Pregnancy Cravings That Actually Don't Sound That Bad

40 Bizarre Pregnancy Cravings That Actually Don't Sound That Bad

Hey, all you radiant mommas-to-be out there! We all know that pregnancy can lead to some, well, unexpected cravings. Pickles and ice cream? Classic. But sometimes, those little bundles of joy have us reaching for combinations that sound like they were dreamed up during a wild culinary experiment. But before you raise an eyebrow at some of these peculiar pairings, give them a chance. You just might discover your next snack obsession.

1. Potato Chips Dipped in Yogurt

The salty crunch of the chip balanced by the cool tanginess of yogurt? This is a salty-sweet lover's dream. Plus, calcium from the yogurt and... okay, maybe no real nutritional benefit from the chips. But who's counting?

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2. Cheese and Jam Sandwiches

Ever tried brie with fig jam? It's a party in your mouth. So why not slap your favourite cheese and jam between two slices of bread? It's creamy, it's sweet, and it's slightly indulgent.

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3. Peanut Butter and Pickles

Stay with us here. The rich, nutty taste of peanut butter complements the acidic brine of pickles. It's a salty combo that's strangely harmonious and has been a pregnant woman's secret for ages.

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4. Orange Slices with Salt and Chilli

Picture this: citrusy, tangy oranges with a hint of spice and salt. It's a flavour explosion! Perfect for those days when you're craving something zesty and different.

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5. Popcorn with Melted Chocolate and Bacon

Sweet, salty, smoky – this trio is an unbeatable combination. And the texture game? Crunchy popcorn, gooey chocolate, and crispy bacon. Talk about satisfying!

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6. Ice Cream with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Sounds gourmet, doesn't it? The richness of the ice cream gets elevated with the fruity notes of olive oil, while sea salt brings out its sweetness.

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7. Avocado and Honey Sandwiches

Creamy avocado and sweet honey between slices of toasted bread? It’s an interesting spin on the good ‘ol avocado toast. This combo hits all the right notes of creamy, sweet, and crunchy.

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8. Eggs with Grape Jelly

Sounds odd, but the savoury taste of scrambled eggs combined with the sweetness of grape jelly might be the surprise breakfast hero you've been waiting for. Personally, I wouldn’t go for it, but hey, you never know! 

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9. Oreos Dipped in Orange Juice

Forget milk! The citrusy tang of orange juice gives those chocolate cookies a refreshing twist. If you’ve ever had one of those chocolate oranges at Christmas, it’s basically the same thing. 

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10. Mustard on Fresh Fruit

Apples, strawberries, or even melon with a dollop of mustard? It's tangy, spicy, and sweet – a trifecta of flavours. 

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11. Cottage Cheese with Hot Sauce

Want a fiery kick to your creamy snack? A few dashes of your favourite hot sauce on cottage cheese can do wonders.

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12. Toothpaste Oreos

Okay, maybe don’t swallow the toothpaste, but the minty sensation combined with the chocolatey Oreo could mimic those peppermint chocolates you love.

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13. Rice with Ketchup and Bananas

A bit tropical, a bit tangy, this combo sounds strange but is delightful in a comfort food kind of way.

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14. Peanut Butter on a Hamburger

Elevate your burger game with a smear of creamy or crunchy peanut butter. The nuttiness complements the savoury meat.

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15. Tuna Salad with Strawberry Jam

Fishy, creamy, and sweet? It’s a flavour adventure that's surprisingly delightful.

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16. Lettuce Wrapped Banana

A fresh, crispy lettuce leaf adds a refreshing crunch to the sweet, creamy banana.

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17. Mashed Potatoes with Maple Syrup

Think of it as a breakfast spin on your favourite side dish. The maple syrup gives a sweet twist to the savoury potatoes.

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18. Spaghetti with Melted Chocolate

Chocolate lovers, unite! This is the sweet and savoury pasta dish you never knew you needed. It makes us think of Buddy the Elf. 

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19. Cereal with Fruit Juice

Out of milk? Orange or apple juice might be the fruity alternative that jazzes up your morning bowl. Just make sure you pair it with the right cereal. 

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20. Salami with Whipped Cream

The saltiness of the salami paired with the sweet, fluffy cream makes for a delightful bite. Make it a sandwich if you want, with two pieces of bread slathered with whipped cream. 

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21. Cheese Puffs with Honey

Honey adds a twist to anything, not just your tea. People are adding it to pizza and cheese, why not take it a step further? Sticky, sweet honey makes these cheesy delights even more addictive. 

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22. French Fries with Peach Preserves

Move over, ketchup! And move over, ice cream! Peach preserves give a sweet and tangy twist to your fries.

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23. Lemon Slices Sprinkled with Sugar and Coffee Grounds

Three yummy things all combined into one. Tart, sweet, and a hint of bitterness? It’s a flavour profile that's intriguing and delicious.

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24. Bacon Wrapped Grapes

Anything with bacon is guaranteed to make your mouth water! The smokiness of bacon complements the sweet juiciness of grapes. It's like a fancy hors d'oeuvre.

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25. Cucumbers with Caramel Sauce

Crunchy, fresh cucumbers drizzled with sweet caramel? Yes, please! It’s kind of like pickles and ice cream. A cucumber sundae, if you will. 

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26. Pickles Dipped in Chocolate

Anything pickle-related is fine by us. Add the world’s favourite dessert (chocolate) and you’ve got yourself a combination to live by. It's a roller coaster of flavours, from tangy and acidic to rich and sweet.

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27. Buttered Toast with Sprinkles

A childhood favourite meets a breakfast staple. It’s a festive way to start the day! 

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28. Beets and Cream Cheese

The earthy sweetness of beets is balanced perfectly with the creamy tang of cream cheese.

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29. Broccoli with Melted Marshmallows

It's like a quirky take on sweet potato casserole. Don't knock it until you try it!

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30. Hot Chocolate with Pickle Juice

An odd combination, but the saltiness and tang might just balance the rich cocoa flavours.

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31. Creamed Corn with Raspberries

The sweetness of the corn is enhanced by the tart raspberries. It's a side dish and dessert in one!

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32. Tomato Soup with a Swirl of Chocolate Syrup

It’s a sweet twist on a savoury classic, with the chocolate adding depth to the soup.

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33. Peanut Butter and Jelly Pizza

Why not combine two favourite comfort foods? The classic combination of peanut butter and jelly goes together like… well, peanut butter and jelly. Pizza’s good too. Mix them together and the result is gooey, sweet, and delicious.

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34. Mac and Cheese with Cinnamon and Sugar

The elite combination of cinnamon and sugar is guaranteed to make any dish better. It's a little bit sweet, a little bit savoury, and a whole lot of comfort. 

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35. Sushi Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Sometimes you just need to dip your sushi in something. Maybe you don’t have soy sauce on hand. Try a good peanut sauce! The creamy nuttiness of the sauce might be the perfect dip for your sushi roll. 

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36. Nachos with Melted Chocolate Chips

Who says nachos can only be smothered in cheese? What about some chocolate? Sweet meets salty in this decadent dessert-meets-snack. It’s the best of both worlds! 

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37. Ritz Crackers with Vanilla Frosting

It's like a makeshift dessert that's delightfully crunchy and sweet. Kind of like a salty Dunkaroo… you can’t really go wrong. 

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38. Pretzels with Creamy Coconut Spread

The tropical flavour of coconut paired with salty pretzels? Sign us up! Pretzels are the ultimate snack item that can pretty much go with anything, from peanut butter to hummus, to coconut. 

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39. Ice Cream Sandwiched Between Two Slices of Ham

A cold, sweet center with a salty, savoury exterior? It’s the ultimate snack juxtaposition. Don’t have any ham on hand? Bacon can have the same effect! And anything with bacon is fine by us. 

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40. Blue Cheese and Pear Pizza

Sweet pears and pungent blue cheese on a crispy crust? This might just be the gourmet pizza of pregnancy dreams. It’s actually a growing combination in some pizza joints, so it must be good! 

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There you have it, expecting mamas! Remember, as bizarre as these cravings may sound, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to satisfying those pregnancy munchies. Enjoy the culinary journey! Just make sure you're also eating a balanced diet (and maybe consult your doctor before diving into that toothpaste Oreo). Happy snacking!