True story: I was 25 before I mastered the ancient art of chopsticks. Before that fateful day, I feared the ridicule of family and friends whenever I ate in Asian restaurants. If only the Chork had been around in my youth, I would never have suffered the embarrassment of repeated dumpling failure in public.
The Chork is exactly what its name implies – a cross between chopsticks and a fork. The disposable utensil begins life like any other pair of cheap, disposable chopsticks with one key difference – the end is shaped like a fork. Pull the fork apart, however, and you have a pair of functioning – if a little weird looking – chopsticks.
Admittedly, the Chorks are monstrously ugly, and there’s probably a really good (if unrelated) reason to leave any Asian restaurant that serves you food with a pair of these, but from a purely functional point of view, the Chorks could offer some level of salvation to uncoordinated folk like myself.
Nick Broughall is the Australian Editor of TechRadar.com, where he gets to indulge his passion for geekery and the lastest technology. He is also the Editor of EFTM.com.au, where he gets to indulge his passion for manliness, from sampling fine liquor to the joys of growing a beard. It’s a pretty good life, really.