We’ve all got our favourite unusual snack – some weird, some wonderful.
Well, a new Instagram account is asking people to submit their bizarre food combinations, so it can post a verdict on the quirky plates.
Ken Diego Abalos is not only the brains behind the inventive Instagram account, he’s also the person responsible for trying and rating the submitted snacks.
The 28-year-old from London set up Rate My Craving after seeing a list of unusual food favourites online.
He was inspired to create some of the lesser-known snacks – but was keen to showcase them in a Michelin-worthy manner.
This is a key takeaway from the Instagram account – the stunning aesthetic of the (sometimes) less-than-appetising plates.
Ken, who works in advertising, tells Metro.co.uk: ‘I thought it would be quite funny to do them all up properly and make them look good – so there was this contrast that the food might not taste great, but looks quite good.’
He started by asking friends to submit their unusual food combinations for him to try. Soon the page grew and members of the public started sharing their guilty pleasures.
Since launching Rate My Craving back in April, Ken has ploughed through some truly extraordinary plates – some pleasant, some less so.
Standout dishes include tomato soup with Hula Hoops (ranked 9/10), crab sticks and crunchy peanut butter (2/10) and Digestive biscuits and mayonnaise (2/10).
Ken says: ‘Coco Pops on ice cream is pretty good and the Frazzles on Super Noodles is also good.
‘My least favourite is ketchup and ice cream – which is weird as Heinz has brought out a ketchup-flavoured ice cream. The texture is just rough.
‘But I think it shows people’s individuality.
‘It’s been a pretty good reaction so far. I think people just like seeing me trying weird stuff.’
While there are a plethora of interesting combinations, Ken says similar ones tend to crop up.
He says: ‘Some people like the same stuff, which is quite interesting. A few people send me the same things – like peanut butter comes up a lot and marmite, too.
‘Mostly different types of crisps and chocolate – like Pringles, Dairy Milk, Kit Kats and Walkers – people seem to like them.’
In terms of future plans, Ken thinks Rate My Craving could work as a pop-up.
He says: ‘It would be quite funny to do a pop-up restaurant. If it gets big enough, a pop-up mini restaurant and you order through an app.
‘I think it would be quite funny, but I don’t know how yet.’
Anyone looking to get involved can message Rate My Craving on Instagram, for a chance of appearing on the page.
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