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MAI CHIAMTHAMACHINDA | STAFF

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JULY 05, 2021

The other day, I stumbled upon a video of a girl trying some of the obscure food combinations that a lot of pregnant women crave during their pregnancies. Justifiably, pregnant women can eat and must eat whatever they want, given that it’s safe for themselves and their babies. So, I hold no judgment. If I was growing life inside of me, I would eat whatever I wanted, too. As ridiculous as some of these cravings are, I wanted to try them out! Here is my review of some of the food cravings pregnant women have. 

Toast and ice cream – 10/10

Okay, maybe this was just an excuse to eat ice cream, but it was also very delicious. The saltiness of the sourdough bread mixed with mint chocolate chip ice cream really hit the spot. It was a very comforting bite, which I loved.

Chicken nugget and ice cream – 7/10

The saltiness of the chicken nugget in combination with the sweetness of the ice cream was surprisingly quite satisfying. There was a nice balance and I enjoyed it until I became very aware of the fact that I was eating chicken. Then I became grossed out.

Peanut butter and mayo on toast – 7/10

This one was kind of weird, and I still have mixed feelings about it. I really didn’t want to like it, but to be honest I think I did. Liking it made me feel strange after though, so the overall experience was not great. It had the same salty and sweet combination that I liked with the other food combinations I tried, but it was just too weird. 

Avocado and chocolate – 8/10

This was yummy — it felt sophisticated and I enjoyed the uniqueness of the flavors. It wasn’t that sweet because I chose dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. It had a refreshing taste to it because of the freshness of the avocado.

Apples and ketchup – 2/10

Disgusting.

Peanut butter and hot sauce – 6/10

This hurt my stomach. I mean, at the moment, it wasn’t that bad. But immediately after, I had regrets. It wasn’t the worst, but also not the best. It just felt so wrong. 

The thought of pregnancy has always frightened me. It looks scary, it sounds scary and it looks like it hurts … a lot. And if pregnancy makes you want to eat apples with ketchup, then I am definitely more afraid of it now than I ever was before. Regardless, pregnant women definitely know what’s up with some of these food combinations. Try them out to see which ones you’ll end up craving yourself!

Contact Paloma Torres at [email protected].
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