Remember the sporks of your childhood cafeteria days? The spoon-fork combo utensil was just spoon-like enough to make spear your food way too hard, and just fork-like enough to give you a nice stab in the tongue.
Well folks, there’s a new sheriff in town, and its name is “chork.” This Frankenstein’s monster of hybrid cutlery features a fork on one end and chopsticks on the other. It’s a perfect solution for the many Americans who start their meal with chopsticks, get frustrated halfway through, and ditch them for a fork.
The chork is a three-way utensil. It can be used as a fork, a training pair of chopsticks, or, when broken in two, utilized as normal chopsticks. Chorks have been around for quite a while, but are enjoying some fresh attention after news broke this week that Panda Express may soon offer chorks in their restaurants.
Eater reports that in a press release, Panda Express called chorks “the perfect mashup of American and Chinese cultures ― just like Panda Express.” The restaurant group alluded to the possibility that chorks may be offered in stores in the future.
There’s no word yet on when these bad boys might be available at a Panda Express near you. But if you feel the need for more chorks in your life, you can buy your own set of 24 for $9.99. Not looking like a fool with your amateur chopstick skills? Priceless.