It’s chopsticks! It’s a fork! No, it’s the “chork” — a tweezer-like chopsticks-fork hybrid. Get used to the word: fast casual chain Panda Express might make the unusual utensil go mainstream, just as KFC did for the spork. The internet, meanwhile, is conflicted on this latest evolution in cutlery. Some are shaking their heads — but most are pretty amused by this innovation in food-to-face delivery. As well-known entrepreneur Marc Andreessen commented on Twitter, “Surprising it only took 3,200 years to invent!”
The first photos of the chork appeared when Panda Express previewed its limited-edition General Tso’s chicken dish to the public last week.
“Chorks are a unique utensil that elevate the way people experience their food. While Chorks are not currently available at Panda Express locations, there is a possibility that they will make their way into stores in the future,” the restaurant chain told food site First We Feast.
Here’s a roundup to some of the best takes on the utensil. Now, we wait as Panda Express decides whether or not to distribute the product that will enable the chopstick-challenged to finally finish the last of their fried rice.