College: Desperate Times, Call For Strange Food Combinations

The bags were packed with extension cords, command hooks, and shower caddies. We all thought we knew what to expect. We knew there would be peer pressure, challenging classes, and community bathrooms, but we were never prepared for the creativity that we would need in order to survive…

College cafeterias seemed a lot cooler when we visited the school for the first time and weren’t having to eat from it 3 times a day 7 days a week. Sometimes, we had to salvage scraps from convenience stores and trade our email address  for snacks that university clubs were passing out on the walk to class.

Here is a list of some of the…”interesting” combinations that have been tried, but were not always true.

  1. Tortilla chips with chocolate chips
  2. Tuna and edamame
  3. Funfetti cake mix mixed with milk
  4. Mac ‘n cheese with quinoa
  5. “College Chicken alfredo” (chicken nuggets, ramen noodles and alfredo sauce)
  6. Popcorn and hot sauce
  7. Pickles and peanut butter
  8. Pickles and oreos
  9. Popcorn and Nutella
  10. Ramen noodles with hot sauce and cheese
  11. Pickles and ice cream
  12. Nutella and fries
  13. Uncooked ravioli
  14. Taco Bell Quesadilla with Zaxby’s sauce
  15. Ketchup sandwiches
  16. Pepperoni and peanut butter sandwiches
  17. Cheetos and pudding
  18. Grapes and Ranch dressing
  19. Pizza and apple sauce
  20. Tomato sauce and fried rice
  21. An entire container of pimento cheese
  22. Potato chips and pesto
  23. Wheat thins and Nutella
  24. Uncooked Ramen noodles and honey mustard
  25. Cheese and apples
  26. Putting mayonnaise on just about anything
  27. Hot sauce and Doritos
  28. Cheez Itz and Nutella
  29. Hot sauce and plain noodles
  30. Whole can of black beans

I can’t say that I have been so fortunate to have tried all of these, but I got by with a little help from my friends coming up with this list, so thanks for having really eccentric snack choices, ladies!

If you’re going off to college soon, be prepared to not be prepared: All reason and logic goes down the tubes when you’re hungry, lazy and broke in your dorm room to eat like you have self respect.

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