Balsamic vinegar, typically used for salads and dressings, is sometimes transformed into a sweet and tangy ice cream flavor. The acidity of the vinegar pairs surprisingly well with the creamy sweetness of ice cream.
Lavender, known for its aromatic qualities, is often used as an ingredient in baking. It can infuse desserts like cookies, cakes, and shortbread with a unique floral flavor.
Squid ink, obtained from squid or cuttlefish, is used to make black pasta. It adds a distinct briny flavor to the pasta and creates a striking visual contrast when paired with seafood or creamy sauces.
The combination of salty bacon and sweet chocolate may seem unusual, but it has gained popularity as a treat. Crispy bacon strips are dipped in chocolate for a savory-sweet flavor combination.