Unitasker Wednesday: Potato Chip Finger

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

There are folks out there who don’t like picking up potato chips with their hands. Chips are greasy! Your hands could be dirty! And if you have a cut, the salt can sting! Avoid the pain of eating potato chips with the Potato Chip Finger!

It’s also fully automatic, and so realistic looking that your mouth won’t know you didn’t use your real fingers! And, if I’m to believe the man in the commercial, after using it you want to give everyone a big thumbs up! (You should know it works well, too, because I keep using exclamation points!!!)

I was having difficulty imagining how people who don’t like using the hands attached to their bodies might possibly eat potato chips without the Potato Chip Finger, but thankfully the commercial also showed me a multi-tasking alternative:

(Thanks to reader Emi for introducing us to this week’s unitasker.)

19 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Potato Chip Finger”

  1. posted by Angela Henderson on

    Actually, I might have to invest in this Unitasker for when I eat Cheetos. I hate that orange dust on my fingers!

  2. posted by Kay Chase on

    The cartoon “Wondermark” introduced me to the idea of eating snack foods with chopsticks, and now I do it all the time. Works great for sending powdered cheese to your mouth and not to the couch upholstery.

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    posted by ValH on

    I could so it working as a weight loss tool for me as I think it would take me way more time and effort to eat them. I would probably give up.

  4. posted by Jessiejack on

    This could cut down on spreading infections at parties!As long as no one double dips

  5. posted by empty on

    @ValH
    My first thought was that it could be used as a weight loss tool, too! Although chopsticks would work just as well for that purpose.

  6. posted by Alana in Canada on

    This reminds me of a habit I had while a kid: I used to eat buttered popcorn with a soup spoon. I’d be reading, you see, and I didn’t want to get grease on my book.

  7. posted by Sanna on

    I’ve eaten chips with chopsticks :D
    Usually when I sit by the computer and don’t want the grease all over the place :P

  8. posted by deb on

    One of the best things about eating messy salty snacks is licking your fingers at the end.

  9. posted by Mrs. G on

    I like the chopsticks idea! I’ll use it for my Doritos.

  10. posted by Silas on

    Chopsticks are a great way to eat snacks while typing. It forces your hands to adopt a different position, and you slow down consumption (not to mention you don’t get pieces of salt’n’vinegar kettle chips all over your keys).

  11. posted by Julie Bestry on

    I’ve eaten popcorn with chopsticks, but never thought to try it with chips. And I still wouldn’t. As for the Potato Chip Finger, the only possible use that makes ANY sense (but still very little sense) is if you had lots of paper cuts on your hands, but were absolutely craving salty, greasy chips. Cotton gloves might be a better, less silly, option. :-)

  12. posted by gene on

    twelfth!

  13. posted by Cathie on

    Also, chopsticks would be considered a multi-tasker, so WIN. Good idea, bad product.

  14. posted by Lisa on

    This presupposes, of course, that the person snarfing chips will really only eat one at a time, rather than grabbing a bunch of them. And what happens when you get to the crumbly ones too small for this contraption to deal with? Is there a special mini vacuum you can somehow attach to your lips, then insert the hose into the crumblies and hoover them right into your mouth? If not, some genius should start working on it right away!

  15. posted by mydivabydesign - The Diva's Home on

    Oh come on! Just wash your hands when you’re done! :) Very silly.

  16. posted by Deb Lee on

    This one made me laugh! The makers of this unitasker had me in mind!! In my former life as a teacher, I used to wear gloves to clean the paint cups…because if the paint touched my hands, they would shrink. I’m sure of it. ;) I’ve been known to use a knife and fork with lots of “hold with your hands” foods…like pizza. When I do use my hands to handle food, napkins are always close by. I agree with Angela…this would be great for Cheetos. =)

  17. posted by Jennie on

    I laughed out loud when I saw this and then nearly spit out my drink when I scrolled down to the chopsticks… my husband ALWAYS eats cheetos with chopsticks. Seasoned almonds as well. To keep his fingers clean. :)

  18. posted by h20 on

    too bad when I’m trying to use the chopsticks, the food do not stick , they fall off!!

  19. posted by Laetitia in Australia on

    It’s “‘flu season” here Down Under so if you’re at a party, I can see the value in using chopsticks – a bit like using a toothpick for certain snack.

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