Flavor Matching Quiz: Great Tastes That Taste Great Together
by Staff
People sit down to snack on strange food combinations all the time ... like chocolate and french fries or pretzels and ice cream. But in a way, these unusual combos aren't all that odd -- they satisfy the cravings we get for salty and sweet.

A candy company named after an English philosopher has found a niche for itself by adding what ingredient to its sweets?

  • beef jerky
  • bacon
  • wasabi peas

Restaurant owner and former TV show contestant Richard Blais is known for his innovative cooking techniques. What unusual flavor does he have on his milkshake menu?

  • foie gras
  • beer
  • tomato

Hot dogs are synonymous with beer and baseball games. What wine works well with this inexpensive summertime staple?

  • Chianti
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Riesling

Chocolate can cover pretty much anything and taste great. According to the LA Times, cutting edge pastry chefs are incorporating what Japanese ingredient in their chocolate?

  • edamame
  • sushi rice vinegar
  • matcha, a green tea powder

Chocolate, caramel and cinnamon are all common coffee additions. In Taiwan, what other ingredient is used to make coffee delicious?

  • salt
  • baking soda
  • olive oil

An ice cream shop in Los Angeles combines what expensive ingredient with rosewater to make an innovative ice cream?

  • rosemary
  • truffles
  • saffron

Spice company McCormick predicts this flavor combination will be popular in 2009:

  • root beer and toasted sesame
  • lemon and pepper
  • thyme and salt

Pret A Manger, a New York City and London based company, created the Coronation Chicken sandwich to pack sweet and savory together for on-the-go customers. Aside from chicken salad, what other ingredient goes into this sandwich?

  • mango chutney
  • ketchup
  • barbecue sauce

GSB Flavor Creators designs -- you guessed it -- new flavors. What nut and beer combination does the company say will be a hit?

  • peanuts
  • almonds
  • hazelnuts

What cherry drink does celebrity chef Tom Colicchio enjoy with his foie gras in cherry sauce?

  • cherry flavored martini
  • cherry beer
  • wine with cherry accents