Me, A Pregnant Person, And My Husband, A Non-Pregnant Person, Tried 18 People's Pregnancy Cravings

    I can't look at ranch dressing, Swiss cheese, Tabasco, or peanut butter the same way ever again.

    My name is Audrey and I'm 26 weeks pregnant. On the picky/adventurous eater food scale, I am a "lightly adventurous" eater. Pregnancy hasn't really changed that. I haven't gotten serious pregnancy cravings, and I'm kind of upset about it because I feel like now is the time to try weird food combos.

    the pregnant author standing inside a house

    This is my husband, Zac, who will proudly try just about anything once. He's a moderately adventurous eater, and he loves weird food combinations. Like...two days ago he casually walked into the bedroom drinking orange juice through a Twizzler.

    the author and her husband

    I asked the BuzzFeed Community to let me live vicariously through them and to share the weird pregnancy cravings they had so I could try them. Zac, a certified strange food combo expert, will also be taste-testing to get an un-pregnant judging. Here are 18 that I thought I could stomach, even though some didn't sound particularly good.

    We decided to rank them on a scale of 1–5, one being the least delicious and five being the most delicious.

    1. "With my daughter it was peanut butter and orange juice."

    peanut butter and orange juice

    Zac ranks it a 1/5. I also ranked it a 1/5.

    the pair trying out the combination

    2. "Top ramen with hot Cheetos in it."

    bowl of ramen with hot cheetos

    Zac ranks it a 5/5. I rank it a 5/5.

    3. "With my second...peeled, raw sliced, and salted potatoes hahaha"

    sliced raw potatoes

    Zac ranks it a 0/5. I rank it a 1/5.

    zach making a disgusted face with taking a bite

    4. "Mini Reese's peanut butter cups and a swig of teriyaki sauce. It sounds so off-putting but there’s a reason why soy sauce and peanut flavors go well together"

    author and zach holding up a bag of reeses minis and a bottle of soy sauce

    Zac ranks it a 3/5. I rank it a 2/5.

    the couple trying it out

    5. "Swiss cheese and mustard sammiches. Had to be Swiss. Had to have mustard or I’d cry. ;)"

    the sandwich cut in half

    Zac ranks it a 4/5. I rank it a 4/5.

    the couple trying it out

    6. "Being pregnant is like having a tiny stoner inside of you. My favourite meal with my first was a bagel with cream cheese topped with ground-up cool ranch Doritos."

    author eating a bagel with doritos on top

    Zac ranks it a 4.5/5. I rank it a 3.5/5.

    the couple trying the combo

    7. "I craved watermelon with a ton of lime juice on it and turkey burgers with grape jelly on it because I watched that episode of SpongeBob SquarePants with the jellyfish jelly."

    zach pouring lime juice on cut watermelon slices

    Zac ranks it a 6/5. I rank it a 3/5.

    zach adding more lime to his slice

    8. "Parmesan cheese dipped in dark chocolate. When my partner actually found it online and ordered it for me, it was disgusting. I cried."

    closeup of the author and her husband holding up parmesan dipped in chocolate

    Zac ranks it a 0/5. I rank it a 0/5.

    the author making a disgusted face

    9. "Wife wanted chocolate milk and Fritos. She would dunk the Fritos in the milk!"

    fritos being dipped in a glass of chocolate milk

    Zac rates it a 3/5. I rate it a 1.5/5.

    10. "Ice cream and peanut butter mixed together, but it had to be roughly 50/50 ice cream to peanut butter to satisfy my craving."

    author showing a bowl of ice cream and peanut butter

    Zac rates it a 3/5. I rate it a 2/5.

    the couple with the bowl in front of them

    11. "Strawberry yogurt with a few skittles mixed in"

    Zac rates it a 5/5. I rate it a 3/5.

    the couple chewing the combo

    12. "I constantly craved pickles dipped in mustard... One time my boyfriend got the wrong mustard at the store and I cried for an hour because I wanted pickles and mustard so bad."

    the couple holding up pickles dipped in mustard

    Zac rates it a 2/5. I rate it a 3.5/5.

    looks of contemplation on their faces

    13. "I would crave noodles with mustard and pepper."

    Zac rates it a 0.5/5. I rate it the same.

    zach taking a bite while audrey looks on

    14. "Doritos dipped in chocolate frosting with a side of pickles 😅"

    jar of pickles next to a tub of chocolate frosting with doritos being dipped in

    Zac rates it a 2/5. I rate it a 1/5.

    the two trying out the combo

    15. "I enjoyed thinly sliced, pan crisped Spam on white bread with a spread of grape jam. All I wanted for weeks straight was Spam n' jam."

    toast with spam and jelly

    Zac rates it a 2/5. I rate it a 2/5.

    the two taking a bite into their sandwich

    16. "Toast with peanut butter and hot sauce! It was the most logical breakfast to me but my coworkers thought I was crazy."

    toast with peanut butter and hot sauce drizzled on

    Zac ranks it a 4/5. I rank it a 1/5.

    zach giving a thumbs up

    17. "Ranch dressing on top of chicken curry. Trust me, I know it's insane, I haven't eaten it again since."

    microwave chicken curry dinner with a ranch bottle next to it

    Zac rates it a 3.5/5. I rate it a 3/5.

    a look of contemplation on both of their faces

    18. "For me it was what I called 'grapefruit soup,' which was just grapefruit pulp in a bowl topped with clear pop like ginger ale."

    ginger ale in a half of a grapefruit

    Zac rates it a 4/5. I rate it a 3/5.

    zach and audrey trying the combo

    Final thoughts:

    audrey sticking out her tongue in disgust while zach stirs something in a bowl

    Did you have a strange pregnancy craving? Tell us in the comments below!