KFC and the Spork

kfc spork

KFC, short for Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a globally recognized fast-food chain that has left an indelible mark on the culinary landscape. With its origins dating back to the 1930s, KFC has evolved into a cultural icon, renowned for its signature fried chicken. The tantalizing aroma of their secret blend of 11 herbs and spices has lured countless customers into their restaurants worldwide. KFC’s commitment to quality and consistency has propelled them to become one of the most beloved fast-food chains, offering a menu that extends beyond their legendary chicken, including sides like mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and biscuits. With its distinctive red and white logo and friendly ambiance, KFC continues to satisfy the cravings of chicken enthusiasts around the globe.

The spork, a clever combination of a spoon and a fork, is a versatile utensil that has gained popularity for its practicality and convenience. With its unique design, the spork allows users to tackle a wide range of foods, seamlessly transitioning between spoon-like scooping and fork-like stabbing. Its hybrid nature makes it an ideal choice for various dining situations, whether it’s enjoying a bowl of soup, indulging in a salad, or digging into a plate of pasta. The spork’s compact and lightweight construction also makes it a favored choice for outdoor activities such as camping, picnics, and backpacking, eliminating the need for carrying multiple utensils. Its simplicity and functionality have made the spork a beloved utensil, blending the best of both worlds and offering a practical solution for mealtime.

Although they belong to different realms, there is a connection between the two when it comes to convenience. The infamous Colonel Sanders was the first to introduce plastic sporks. In the 1970s, the amazing spork utensil was introduced at all of his restaurants. When enjoying a meal at KFC, customers can appreciate the practicality of the spork, which allows them to scoop up mashed potatoes or coleslaw with its spoon-like end and stab into a crispy chicken piece with its fork-like tines. This ingenious utensil harmonizes with the fast-food experience, enabling customers to savor their KFC meal with ease and efficiency.

Moreover, both KFC and the spork have become cultural icons in their own right. KFC’s red and white logo is instantly recognizable, symbolizing a treat for taste buds worldwide. Likewise, the spork, with its distinctive combination of spoon and fork, has become a symbol of practicality and versatility, evoking images of outdoor adventures, casual dining, and convenience. Both KFC and the spork have earned their place in popular culture, representing not only satisfying food and innovative utensils but also the concepts of simplicity, convenience, and enjoyment. Whether it’s sinking your teeth into a crispy chicken drumstick at KFC or effortlessly switching between spooning and forking with a spork, these icons continue to captivate and delight people around the globe.


Carl Pott Cutlery

Carl Pott Model 22

Model 22 Stainless Steel Five Piece Placesetting by Pott from Amazon

Time for some cutlery history about a gentlemen named Carl Pott:

“A pioneer in modern table culture, Pott manufactures flatware of exceptional beauty, simple luxury and enduring value in sterling silver and stainless steel. Founded in Germany by Carl Pott, the brand has employed master craftsmen and artisans for more than 100 years, introducing its famed cutlery in 1932. Its iconic style marked by sculptural appeal and a lack of ornamentation, Pott is famed for its dedication to the perfection of aesthetically pleasing, functional products.

The roots of the Pott manufactory go back more than 100 years. The history starts 1904 in Solingen (Germany), where Carl Hugo Pott founded a workshop for the processing of damascened steel for the cutlery industry.

Carl Pott

While Carl Pott coined the whim­si­cal term ​“spoon­ery” for his flat­ware, the process of creat­ing his seem­ingly effort­less designs is calcu­lated. Master crafts­men apply a century of accu­mu­lated wisdom and skill in the produc­tion process, which for those humble spoons include more than 30 steps — and more than 90 for knives, hand­made of molyb­de­num and vana­dium steel alloy, with handles of quartz-sand for an exceptional balance.

Pott’s father, Carl Hugo Pott, founded the epony­mous work­shop in 1904; three decades later, Pott trans­formed the steel special­ists into true arti­sans, fash­ion­ing uten­sils of his own concep­tion through­out the mid-20th Century. He also commis­sioned collec­tions by fellow modernists includ­ing Hermann Gretsch, Paul Voss, and Josef Hoff­mann, all equally ergonomic and elegant.

Third-gener­a­tion crafts­man Hannspeter Pott joined the fold in 1985, keeping the spirit alive while initi­at­ing bold collab­o­ra­tions with Ljubisa Misic, Ralph Krämer, Stefanie Hengel and others. When the legendary Siebel family bought the company in 2006, Pott had won some 700 global awards and earned spots in the perma­nent collec­tion of insti­tu­tions like the Museum of Modern Art.”

Learn more at https://pott-bestecke.de/ or https://www.instagram.com/pottflatware/


Babish: Mandalorian Popsicles / Lightsaber Chopsticks

Well, Babish is at it again with some interesting pop culture food. This time he’s looking at The Mandalorian which is an amazing Star Wars television program that we all her at The Cutlery Review enjoy a great deal.

In the video above he works to produce working glowing Mandalorian Popsicles and to give the ending away, what works best are glowing Lightsaber chopsticks.

Chop Sabers Light Up LightSaber Chopsticks Set

This Chop Sabers Light Up LightSaber Chopsticks Set of two comes with red and purple chopstick sets. It includes new 3 x LR41 camera batteries that are easily replaced by unscrewing the screws. These Lightsaber Chopsticks are in bright colors with a easy to use on and off push button. But consider the disclaimer when washing: “Only for Ages 12 and older. Care Instructions: Important! These do not have custom designed handles. They are thick plastic stickers that fold over to cover the battery compartment in place by a couple of screws. Please change the batteries with caution and do not wash the handle or get it wet. Only hand wash using dish soap on the section that touches food. Do not immerse in Water. This is why they are very inexpensive and affordable compared to other models out there. Please handle with care.”

Chop Sabers Light Up LightSaber Chopsticks Set from Amazon


OPINEL Complete Picnic+ Set

OPINEL Complete Picnic Set

We are big fans of the Opinel Knives here at the Cutlery Review. And to see that this great French company has introduced a new product that is Bring Your Own Cutlery (BYOC) thrills us.

The “Picnic +” set consists of a Opinel N 08 beech wood pocket knife, two inserts, a fork and a spoon, that attach to the handle of the knife. But wait there’s more! Also a handy microfibre towel case that serves as storage and cleaner.

All made of stainless steel, to attach the fork or spoon, take the knife with the blade in the closed position, and open the ferrule. Attach the fork or spoon to the ferrule in the small gaps, and close the ferrule. It’s that easy.

We will be taking ours camping next week and will report back on how it goes!

OPINEL – Complete Picnic+ Set from Amazon