There are some food combinations that are generally agreed upon as being pretty delicious. Take chocolate and peanut butter for example — a sweet and salty mix so popular, it’s been named the top candy in America.
Then there are food combos are a little more niche. Figs and goat cheese? Chicken and waffles? Peanut butter and Sriracha? Sure, they might not be as popular as Reese’s peanut butter cup, but they’ve each got their own cult following of devoted foodie fans who love to experiment with unexpected pairings.
Some of the foods you’d never expect to work together can end up surprising you with their delightful blend. But some just sound like they’d give you a stomach ache. Case in point, "milk coke."
Yup, someone out there decided to test the very laws of nature with this unholy concoction of dairy and carbonation. What’s more, they actually love it. When a milk coke aficionado took to Twitter with this treat, the Internet got a collective rage stomachache.
Some foods just go together.
via: ShutterstockCombining different nutrient sources is actually essential to getting an adequate amount of the complete proteins necessary to feed your body and mind.
Like bacon and eggs.
via: ShutterstockOk, maybe some of our favorite food combos are more about taste than health, but these two clearly go great together.
Or a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup.
via: ShutterstockThere's nothing better than dipping that crispy golden goodness in a cup of hot bisque.
And who could forget the classic peanut butter and jelly?
via: ShutterstockPB&J’s are like the Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally of food combos. You wouldn’t expect it to work at first, but then you realize it’s actually the most perfect thing in the world.
Oh, of course, there’s always the beloved combination of milk and coke.
What do you pour first? The milk or the coke? https://t.co/SxjbV7blwO— brenda (@brenda)1551485692.0
But apparently, some people love it.
Milk coke is a real thing. Brummies love it. We can all move on from this discussion now, I will be taking no furth… https://t.co/IYz0v99Q8v— James Felton (@James Felton)1551447562.0
What is milk coke, you ask?
Why did I do this? Milk coke is not for humans https://t.co/WELGsNkIml— Leo (@Leo)1551466545.0
The tweet immediately became controversial.
@davidallengreen Can you confirm or deny a thing for me? I am currently being told by @JimMFelton that milk in coca… https://t.co/WdOh3nlJ3K— Bex (@Bex)1551381477.0
But Felton remained steadfast.
https://t.co/e0Rj9wvUT5— James Felton (@James Felton)1551447959.0
Felton argued the drink is not unlike a melted root beer float.
via: ShutterstockCounterpoint, a root beer float is only good before it melts and turns completely disgusting afterward. But, to each their own.
People were understandably grossed out.
if i see milk coke one more time on my feed i'm gonna puke— trades cowboy hat for fedora (@trades cowboy hat for fedora)1551523965.0
Some locals wanted to distance themselves from the trend.
For those outside of the UK let me reinforce that this is not normal British behaviour and James will be given the… https://t.co/JWmY6UPbNP— norespawns (@norespawns)1551449082.0
It sounds more like a science experiment than food.
@JimMFelton @JenKoz4 Milk Coke seems to be popular online for SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS. Drinking it suggests that you’ve… https://t.co/Q8luS5vAZc— Jumping the snark (@Jumping the snark)1551425974.0
People had a lot of questions.
@JimMFelton @mutablejoe What do you do with the curdled bits?— Debra P (@Debra P)1551448316.0
But Felton had all the answers.
@Dapfalk @mutablejoe You chew.— James Felton (@James Felton)1551448586.0
Many believed he must be lying about his love of the notorious milk coke.
@CoxxyTweets https://t.co/K2ZSAFXezM— James Felton (@James Felton)1551448236.0
Some were ready to notify the authorities.
I’ve called the police and they said they’ve been inundated with calls about this https://t.co/tu34VXhLu4— Erica Buist (@Erica Buist)1551450952.0
Finally, Felton’s co-worker tried to put an end to the madness.
@Luiseach @JimMFelton @supermathskid @Astro_Jonny @tommyhale91 @bexin2d @davidallengreen I want to see you drink th… https://t.co/0VDaLxIlwb— Katy Evans (@Katy Evans)1551391946.0
But he still didn’t back down.
@mutablejoe Milk coke— James Felton (@James Felton)1551448283.0
Finally, he called for backup.Felton tapped his sister for a supporting opinion on the drink, which she confirmed was a treat loved by… at least two.
Apparently, it’s all about having the right milk.
@supermathskid @Astro_Jonny @tommyhale91 @bexin2d @davidallengreen https://t.co/HDRLjdb23D— James Felton (@James Felton)1551386076.0
Some people were actually into it.
@Dapfalk @JimMFelton @mutablejoe It's like a melted coke float ;)— Thelonius Punk✌️❤️✊ (@Thelonius Punk✌️❤️✊)1551456074.0
Others were turned to the dark side over the course of the milk coke hype cycle.
@JimMFelton mixed a glass for me and it's actually amazing. Think caffeinated chocolate milk— Steve potvin (@Steve potvin)1551442731.0
A few people have related to the Felton family tradition.
@Dapfalk @JimMFelton @mutablejoe You need to pour it right. Its either coke in the glass first or milk, sorry I ca… https://t.co/El2Jy7R5wD— BurnabyAnn (@BurnabyAnn)1551462790.0
Fans of the beverage are serious about their drink.
@Dapfalk @JimMFelton @mutablejoe Added note. You can either go half-and-half which kind of taste like what someone… https://t.co/O4O24RCcA6— 🍑🍓 namuu #NOIR (@🍑🍓 namuu #NOIR)1551479644.0
Some knew only of its healing powers.
@jdf35633 @JimMFelton My mother advised me the first time I was hungover that a Coke followed by a chocolate milk was the ultimate cure.— Saz 🌈 💖💜💙 (@Saz 🌈 💖💜💙)1551451554.0
There were other instances of its medicinal capabilities.
@JimMFelton My sons and husband drink it. Great for heartburn.— WeeHalfPint (@WeeHalfPint)1551454380.0
Felton had no patience for other soda and milk combinations.
That’s disgusting, we are nothing alike. https://t.co/4ACnI2kT2h— James Felton (@James Felton)1551507307.0
He also doesn’t care if anyone else likes it.
I... I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything... I just drink a mix of coke and fucking milk, it sustains me… https://t.co/5FQ1h1WZT3— James Felton (@James Felton)1551466431.0
When all the fanfare blew over, Felton just wanted to cash in.
Hey @CocaCola give me free Coca Cola, you owe me for the publicity https://t.co/eB1UzXK2rw— James Felton (@James Felton)1551456500.0