It’s A Fork, But Not As We Know ItMarch 4, 2010
I was looking at the frozen food section in Asda on the Isle of Dogs last week and saw something strange among the pizza. On the packaging for Chicago Town’s deep dish pizza was an offer of a free knork. A what? I couldn’t take a photo of it at the time, but on Sunday, I went to Asda in Leyton on my way to see family and managed to get a shot.
You collect four tokens, send them off and eventually receive this free thingy. So what is a knork? Apparently, it’s a combination of a knife and fork. A fork with a knife edge, if you will, for cutting into whatever food you have in front of you so you only ever need to use one hand. I can see its usefulness for those who have a weak hand, or no hand at all, though I don’t think that was the intention. This knork, is a natural progression to the current eating habits of using only a fork when cutting into and eating food. I vaguely remember reading or hearing somewhere that sales of knives are going down because of this habit. That’s a sad state of affairs if it’s true, but fair play to the person who came up with the idea. Perhaps someone out there will invent an instrument, which holds small portions of liquid like soup, or puddings with custard, which you can’t pick up with a fork. Oh, hang on a minute, I think we already have that: it’s called a spoon.