Strawberry and Rhubarb

Why this pairings work

Strawberry and Rhubarb match because they both share a flavor compound called hexenal that has green, apple-like notes.

My favourite examples of this pairing

Rødgrød (Danish red berry dessert)

Rødgrød is a traditional Danish red berry dessert with a thick texture like tapioca. Red berries such as strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are gently stewed in sugar and thickened with potato starch. To balance the berries and sugar, tart yet floral Rhubarb is added to the mix, and once cooked, the dessert is served with fresh double cream.

Turn Strawberry and Rhubarb into a 3 flavor combo

Add a mutual match

If you want to create a great tasting 3 flavor combination you need to find another flavor that matches both Strawberry and Rhubarb. After spending hours analyzing classic recipes and conducting my own personal flavor tastings I’ve found the following are solid matches for both.