Everyone has heard stories of the strange and intense food cravings women get when pregnant. There's the pregnant woman who had to have dill pickles dipped in ice cream or the one who couldn't make it through the night without a bucket of a specific type of fried chicken.
Researchers have yet to lock down the exact reason why pregnant women have these seemingly unnatural cravings, but there are a few reasons that are often cited. Women who are pregnant experience heightened senses of smell and taste that can have a direct effect on their appetites.
Some researchers believe their bodies may be craving specific nutrients they need for a healthy pregnancy. Others have suggested that dietary requests at odd hours may be a way for a pregnant person to develop a supportive bond with their partner before the baby arrives.
Mia Challiner, a British student who lives in France, decided to taste test some of these strange food combinations on her TikTok page, and the videos quickly went viral, amassing millions of views.
In the videos, she whips up odd combos such as pizza and ice cream or chicken and peanut butter, wolfs them down, and then gives them a rating.
After watching these videos it's pretty clear that she has an open mind and adventurous tastebuds because she likes a lot of disturbing combos.
Toast and ice cream, WTF?
should I do my top WORST ones next? 🤢 #imnotpregnant #weirdcombos
Pickles and honey? No thanks.
pt2? Some of favorites from my series- #weirdfoodcombos #imnotpregnant
In this video, she goes off the deep end with sardines and cereal as well as peanut butter and jam on a mushroom.
Reply to @avocadosandchocolate ive said this before but this one was by far the worst! #imnotpregnant #weirdfoodcombos
In her third video, she braved a plain potato peel and a tablespoon of cornstarch. Yick.
Answer to @sunnivajohansen as requested, here’s part 3 of eating women’s WEIRD pregnancy cravings!! #fyp #imnotpregnant
How does an apple drenched in ketchup sound? How about a big glob of peanut butter soaked in hot sauce?
trying women’s weird pregnancy craving combos- which one would you hate the most? #fyp #imnotpregnant #weirdfoodcombos
The folks at The Daily Mail rounded up her most and least favorite food combos.
Top 5 best:
Pizza and ice cream: 12/10
Baked potato and ice cream: 12/10
Pretzel and ice cream: 10/10
Jam and cheese: 10/10
Cream cheese and jam on toast: 9/10
Top 5 worst:
Blue cheese and brownie: -10000/10
Chicken and peanut butter: 2/10
Banana and cream cheese: 2/10
Peanut butter and jam on a mushroom: 3/10
Raw onion: 3/10
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