They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Some of the greatest discoveries in history have come about because some truly innovative minds saw a crucial need for something and dared to dream that they could create a solution.
Thus was the case one fateful day when an ordinary man, known only as “Sam,” wanted to enjoy some pudding but found himself without a spoon.
Talk about a crisis. What does one do in such a situation? Drink the pudding? No, that would be far too barbaric. Forgo the pudding completely? No way! He had come too far to turn back. Clearly, this brave soldier was in uncharted waters.
That’s when something else in the fridge caught his eye: string cheese. And the light bulb immediately went off—that great “a-ha” moment that all great inventors experience. What if, he theorized, the delicious string cheese could serve not just as an end, but a means as well? What if he could use it as an edible spoon?
And that’s how one of the weirdest, grossest, apparently addictive food pairings of all time was born. As you can see in the video above, “Sam”—whose true identity remains a secret—has continued using cheese sticks as pudding delivery devices. “Cheese sticks are pretty firm,” he tells us. “They kind of remind me of like really thick chop sticks.” Genius. How did we not think of this earlier? (You know, besides the fact that it’s potentially really, really gross?) His method of scooping the pudding is very particular as well. “I dip the whole thing in and get as big of scoops as I possibly can. I do not peel the cheese.” Wow. We are truly humbled in the presence of such greatness.
Look, we’re really in no position to criticize strange food pairings. But still. String cheese and pudding is pretty high up there on the weirdness/grossness scale, right? Then again, they probably said the same thing about peanut butter and jelly, and that turned out okay.