Ramen and Tomato Soup? You Have to Try These Underrated Snack Combos

Thanks to The Parent Trap, you’ve had Oreos with peanut butter. TikTok taught you to put cream cheese and Takis inside a jalapeno. And we’ve all heard about the age-old combination of Coke and peanuts. Combining two incredible treats to create one super treat is, in my opinion, always the way to go when it comes to snacking.

Unlike the legendary snack combos I mentioned, here are some delicious two-ingredient snack combinations that have flown under the radar. Try these underrated duos yourself and tag us! Or don’t, if that’s not your thing. All I ask is that you keep an open mind.


BBQ Chips + Ranch Dip

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This is the official snack of the Myrick family (aka my family). I never hear people talking about the absolutely heavenly combo that is BBQ potato chips and ranch dip. The flavors contrast but also complement each other. The crunch of a kettle-cooked chip dunked into the creamy ranch dip is a textural dream come true. I owe a lot to my dad for teaching me about this wonderful snack combo. If you’re a parent, I hope you, too, pass it along to your children.

Instant Ramen + Tomato Soup

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If you like a heartier snack, try instant ramen cooked in tomato soup. I know it sounds weird, but it’s actually delicious. Pour your tomato soup into a pot, add a little water, and bring it to a boil. Then toss in your noodles and cook until al dente. Lastly, add your seasoning packet to taste. This is also really good with kimchi and/or tofu.

Doritos + Popcorn

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Sporked editorial assistant Naajia Shukri turned me on to this delicious snack combo. Doritos are hard crunchy, and popcorn is soft crunchy. The combo of the two types of crunchy creates a carnival of textures in your mouth. Plus, the Doritos dust gets all over the popcorn and makes it even more delicious. I highly encourage you to sneak a snack pack of Doritos into the movie theater to pair with your popcorn.

Bean Dip + Queso

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Obviously bean dip and queso are both great on their own, but when you mix them together, they are the perfect combination. Creamy, spicy, and packed with protein—what’s not to like? You can use it as a dip for tortilla chips, taquitos, or slices of red bell pepper. For a milder version, you can use a block of Velveeta. Either way, cheesy bean dip is exclusively what I want to be snacking on.

Rice KrispiesTreats + Nutella

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Boy oh boy, are you in for a sweet treat! Smear some Nutella on a Rice Krispies treat and get a real sugar high. The Nutella makes the Rice Krispies treat feel more decadent and dessert-y and I’m all about it. Want to crank things up even more?! Top this with some Reese’s Pieces.


About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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  • Honestly, instant ramen + tomato soup sounds absolutely delicious. Reminds me of instant ramaroni and cheese (an idea I got from Bob Muyskens on the Distractible podcast, give it a listen), where its ramen and macaroni, cooked together and using both seasoning packets. Absolutely delicious

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  • On the dip topic, I like Wavy BBQ chips or Nacho Cheese Doritos with HelluvaGood dip. Also another good mix similar to bean dip and queso that I like is mixing hummus and salsa. I’m not a big fan of hummus on its own, but add in some salsa and it is amazing. I am definitely going to try the Ramen and Tomato Soup now also.

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  • Pretzel sticks and spicy hummus are my go to TV snack. They do an admirable job of swirling up the hummus and giving you a crunchy treat with a kick.

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