a UTENSIL for eating WINGS?

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NYDan
Junior Burger
2007/12/19 15:46:07
What do you think of this... a utensil for eating buffalo wings?

Check it out - www.trongs.com

Some of my friends tell me that getting messy is part of the fun of eating wings. I love wings, but I hate getting hot sause on my fingers.
efuery
Double Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 15:49:17
I think they were inspired by plastic vampire teeth, LOL!
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 15:57:18
Whoever and whatever can wait until I'm done eating..with my fingers!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 16:08:18
While I don't eat wings, I would imagine people tout them for eating ribs, too. How ridiculous!
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 16:14:22
Why is it rediculous? I like eating wings, and I don't like getting my fingers dirty.
blizzardstormus
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 16:16:14
Trong-licking good just doesn't sound as good as finger-licking good.
Leania_1stone
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 16:20:25
I don't like getting my fingers dirty either lol esp getting it under my fingernails! :) I'm a notorious neat eater
Lexi
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 16:23:51
quote:
Originally posted by NYDan

Why is it rediculous? I like eating wings, and I don't like getting my fingers dirty.


What a bunch of wussies!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 16:26:17
quote:
Originally posted by NYDan

Why is it rediculous? I like eating wings, and I don't like getting my fingers dirty.

Well, what's the point of eating wings if you don't want your fingers to get messy, not dirty. If you consider the wings dirty why would you eat them at all?
kman160
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 16:31:14
half the reason for having wings is lick your fingers after
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 16:32:57
Okay, you're right. I used the wrong word... not dirty, but messy.

I like chocolate pudding too. but I wouldn't eat it without a spoon... because it would be messy.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 16:43:24
It does not matter how you consume them, just enjoy them and do it anyway you like. Who really cares. Personally, I use natural fingers and usually the establishment provides handi wipes.

Paul E. Smith
knoxville, TN
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 16:50:49
An invention that makes cellphone use easier in a restaurant is a wonderful idea.NOT!!! pb
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 16:58:23
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 18:04:02
quote:
Originally posted by porkbeaks

An invention that makes cellphone use easier in a restaurant is a wonderful idea. NOT!!! pb

It's called a bluetooth wireless headset.. Makes one look like they lost it talking to themselves.
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 18:16:59
My Take on This: Do not order finger food (wings, as well as ribs, as well as sandwiches, as well as fried chicken, as well as popcorn, as well as onion rings , etc.) if you, for whatever reason, don't want to use your fingers to eat them.

The reverse is true also. Do not order food that is meant for utensils, if you are going to eat with your fingers (scrambled eggs, chili, soup, spaghetti, etc.)

Meanwhile, we can all get along, with foods like French fries* and Coney dogs that can be eaten either way.


* Grammar Police: Which F's get capitalized in "FreNcH fRies"?


An Aside: I will never understand why those among us will get a burger, or some other sandwich and strategically wrap a napkin around the whole thing and then progress to eat the food, all the time maneuvering so as to not eat the paper.


Frankman
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 18:31:08
My vote is nay also. As was mentioned it is finger food. I even disagree with those corn holders.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 19:27:03
Oh, I like the corn holders, but not to keep my fingers from becoming buttery. I like them because they keep my fingers from burning.
Leania_1stone
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 20:19:00
The only real finger foods I eat these days is corn on the cob lol NOT because of an aversion to getting my fingers messy but because I've turned into a bit of a health freak....unfortunately :) I like those little corn holders too :) :)

My son on the other hand loves to eat everything with his fingers and hands I don't discourage him we all do what we are comfortable with when it comes to food and as long as it gets eaten one way or another it should be fine :)
Foodbme
Porterhouse
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 20:55:58
quote:
Originally posted by NYDan

What do you think of this... a utensil for eating buffalo wings?

Check it out - www.trongs.com

Some of my friends tell me that getting messy is part of the fun of eating wings. I love wings, but I hate getting hot sause on my fingers.


TRONGS?????? You gotta be kiddin me! It is not even politically correct to eat wings with such contraptions. Besides, what do you do with them when you're done? Stick them in your pocket and get sauce all over your clothes???
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 21:10:29

All you utensil freaks better arm yourself before boarding the roadfood tour bus in Austin.... Kreuz Market serves it's meats on Butcher paper sans any utensils... My inch thick slab of smoked prime rib was finger food, just like the ribs and brisket.
I carry a K-Bar in the truck for emergency situations like that !!
Leania_1stone
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 21:23:01
lol Ok I am actually going to admit I keep a set of plastic forks and knives and spoons and straws and salt and pepper in my car...........................................
Greymo
Filet Mignon
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 21:24:51
Napkin

a piece of material (as cloth or paper) used at table to wipe the lips or fingers and protect the clothes
dholk
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 21:43:03
These Trongs are so ridiculous I don't even know what to say.

If using napkins to wipe your hands after eating finger foods isn't enough, well again I don't even know what to say.

Wow, just unbelievable...
matilda
Double Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/19 23:02:05
quote:
Originally posted by Foodbme

quote:
Originally posted by NYDan

What do you think of this... a utensil for eating buffalo wings?

Check it out - www.trongs.com

Some of my friends tell me that getting messy is part of the fun of eating wings. I love wings, but I hate getting hot sause on my fingers.


TRONGS?????? You gotta be kiddin me! It is not even politically correct to eat wings with such contraptions. Besides, what do you do with them when you're done? Stick them in your pocket and get sauce all over your clothes???


You're on to something there. They should make them disposable. An added advantage for them would be the built-in obsolescence which would necessitate additional sales.
BhamBabe
Double Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 05:22:11
Personally, I'd use them. I have long fingernails and sauce is icky under your nails. I don't normally eat them with my fingers at home and I never order them out. I have to take a nail brush as it is just to make sure my hands are clean at anytime but esp after eating finger foods.

And no, I won't cut my nails. My husband likes long nails, esp when his back is being scratched lol
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 09:35:25
Next thing you know people are going to wear latex gloves while eating wings, etc. HEY, that's not a bad idea
ppezalla
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 12:19:30
quote:
An Aside: I will never understand why those among us will get a burger, or some other sandwich and strategically wrap a napkin around the whole thing and then progress to eat the food, all the time maneuvering so as to not eat the paper.


I do it all the time when I eat in the car (which is most lunches). Beats spending the afternoon with grease spots down the front of my shirt and bits of tomato and pickle in my lap.
myterry2
Double Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 12:31:04
Wings are finger food...period, end of report.
Ashphalt
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 13:15:36
Doesn't sound as useful as, say, escargot tongs.
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 13:50:22
here's something I'd like to know...just HOW important was that phone call that Dan Ferrara missed, which led to his invention?

NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 15:30:48
It's funny how some people feel that their opinion is the ONLY opinion.

As pdxyyz mentioned, simply wiping your hands doesn't always do the trick. Hot sause really gets into your skin. So if eating wings and ribs with trongs makes me a wussy... then so be it.

I bet there was a time in history when eating with a fork was considered wierd. People probably ate steak with their hands and called it "finger food." I guess we will have to wait a few hundred years to see what the outcome of this new utensil will be.
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 15:45:18
quote:
Originally posted by NYDan

It's funny how some people feel that their opinion is the ONLY opinion.

As pdxyyz mentioned, simply wiping your hands doesn't always do the trick. Hot sause really gets into your skin. So if eating wings and ribs with trongs makes me a wussy... then so be it.

I bet there was a time in history when eating with a fork was considered wierd. People probably ate steak with their hands and called it "finger food." I guess we will have to wait a few hundred years to see what the outcome of this new utensil will be.


Are you one of the inventors, Dan??
SFS Fan
Hamburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 16:01:22
I think this is a WONDERFUL device for a restauranteur to offer to his customers. If a restaurant serves wings, ribs, or any other finger food which gets your hands messy, the server can offer trongs at the customers request. If customer doesn't know what trongs are, the server can pull out a demo pair from his or her pocket. If the customer reacts positively to them, the restaurant gains another regular (assuming, of course, that the food is good. It should be obvious that trongs will not make bad restaurant food better) If the customer refuses the offer or reacts negatively to them, the restaurant at least creates a local buzz by having them. I suspect there will be more than a few customers who will request them, especially those with children. Trongs wouldn't work too well for really young kids (say, below age 8), but for those picky moms and dads who don't want their kids wiping their greasy fingers on their clothes, they may be a handy thing for their child to use.
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 16:07:06
Yes porkbeaks, I am the Dan who missed the call. And to answer the question, the call wasn't that important... it was just annoying that I missed it.

I know that trongs aren't for everyone. In fact, I figured I would get some negetive feedback in this forum. Trongs are not designed for the die hard wing fans who enjoy getting their fingers messy (although I question if anyone really ENJOYS being messy). They were invented for people like myself who enjoy wings from time to time, but don't enjoy getting messy.

In the test markets that we have run, we have found that trongs are more popular in bigger cities and in college towns.

One thing is for sure, people either love them or hate them... there is no inbetween :)
matilda
Double Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 16:07:41
quote:
Originally posted by SFS Fan

I think this is a WONDERFUL device for a restauranteur to offer to his customers. If a restaurant serves wings, ribs, or any other finger food which gets your hands messy, the server can offer trongs at the customers request. If customer doesn't know what trongs are, the server can pull out a demo pair from his or her pocket. If the customer reacts positively to them, the restaurant gains another regular (assuming, of course, that the food is good. It should be obvious that trongs will not make bad restaurant food better) If the customer refuses the offer or reacts negatively to them, the restaurant at least creates a local buzz by having them. I suspect there will be more than a few customers who will request them, especially those with children. Trongs wouldn't work too well for really young kids (say, below age 8), but for those picky moms and dads who don't want their kids wiping their greasy fingers on their clothes, they may be a handy thing for their child to use.


If not cost prohibitive, the restaurant could put their branding on them, have the food served with them regardless and let the customer take them home. A little pizzaz to the "buzz," so to speak. Ya' know, Gypsy was told, "Ya gotta have a gimmick."
matilda
Double Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 16:10:44
quote:
Originally posted by NYDan

Yes porkbeaks, I am the Dan who missed the call. And to answer the question, the call wasn't that important... it was just annoying that I missed it.

I know that trongs aren't for everyone. In fact, I figured I would get some negetive feedback in this forum. Trongs are not designed for the die hard wing fans who enjoy getting their fingers messy (although I question if anyone really ENJOYS being messy). They were invented for people like myself who enjoy wings from time to time, but don't enjoy getting messy.

In the test markets that we have run, we have found that trongs are more popular in bigger cities and in college towns.

One thing is for sure, people either love them or hate them... there is no inbetween :)


Now that the truth is out and we have you here, I have a question that occurred to me immediately. Are they not cumbersome? Could they not, in fact, make more of a mess than they prevent? Again the earlier reference to escargot comes to mind and I think of Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman," when her snail goes flying... .
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 16:19:42
They really do work in preventing the mess and they are easy to use. It takes about 3-5 wings before you really get the hang of using them (most people squeeze too hard at first).

When I compare that to the first time I used a fork, or chop-sticks, I guess this is a pretty short learning curve.

Big Frank
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 16:30:21
I can see these appealing to the Felix Unger's of the world.
matilda
Double Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 16:33:40
I agree with the fingernail sentiment in that I have long ones as well. My main dislike is that often messy things not only get under them, they also stain them. But, I will not cut them. I gave up nail biting years ago and like my nails. Plus, I eat more crab than wings and they come in handy for that!! LOL!!! I wouldn't mind testing them out of curiosity, but I've pretty much gotten my science down on using my fingers and keeping my nails to a minimum of necessary afterward maintenance, thankfully. What do you think about the marketing ideas, such as disposable ones or branding and giving them away? Just curious about that, too. If people did have their own, it isn't unheard of to bring your own utensils. The earlier post mentioning before forks brings to mind that when people did start using eating implements, it was initially the knife and folks were expected to bring their own. The same can be said today where I live. If one is invited to an oyster roast, one is expected to bring their own oyster knife, although the good host/hostess will have plenty to spare for those who aren't aware of this. I own a bunch of oyster knives... .
Sorry if I digress, it does seem pertitinent to the train of thought, at least to me.
Thanks for answering and so quickly, as well.
m.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 16:35:35
Well, now we know that the original poster put an unpaid advertisement on the board.

SPAM Alert!
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 16:40:18
It wasn't an advertisement. If I was looking for a quick bang, I wouldn't still be here writing. I was looking for honest feedback and I knew that if I started off by saying it was my product, the feedback might not have been as blunt.
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 16:48:35
Yes Matilda, they are disposable. They can be branded as well, but a large order would have to be placed by the company to cover the tooling costs to change the mold.
matilda
Double Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 17:13:00
quote:
Originally posted by NYDan

Yes Matilda, they are disposable. They can be branded as well, but a large order would have to be placed by the company to cover the tooling costs to change the mold.


Could they be stamped?
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 17:15:01
Yes, that is another method that could be used. Of course the ink would have to be food safe.
matilda
Double Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 17:22:07
Would your advertising budget cover the cost of say, allowing people to order one set per household for free from your website? You could even run a limited campaign for it and the first so many customers to request them could receive a set, based on numbers of requests or numbers you'd be willing to part with for free, what have you... .

As to the branding, do they not have your own branding on them now? Name, address, phone, web address, etc.? Surely they have that... .

Of course, cost per unit, etc. has to be taken into consideration...I realize that. I just don't know what production runs you on something like this.
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 17:47:00
We have considered the free sample idea, but right now we are in negotiations with some major restaurant chains. We really haven't begun to market them for home use yet.

They are branded with our company logo, but we wouldn't mind removing that if a big company wanted to order a large quantity.
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/20 20:23:17
Well, if they are popular in the places you mention, I suggest you make a quick bang and get out of the business. Build it up fast and sell the whole thing to a larger company. The product seems to have "novelty" written all over it. I do not buy into the idea that it will have the lasting power of a fork. And even if it does last longer than a quick fad, I can't imagine a two person enterprise competing with a major manufacturer when your patent expires. (that's no slam on you. I'm only speaking to the idea of how cheaply plastic pieces are manufactured and sold by overseas corporations)

But, I can see marketing them to restaurants. Maybe Hooters. Not sure of the marketing campaign for them...maybe...Girls don't like messy boys...or...At Hooter's, you won't get sticky fingers from your food.

I doubt individuals would buy boxes of these. It doesn't seem to be something one would need at home.

And, at a restaurant, as someone said, after you use it, you're not likely to stick it in your pocket and walk out with it. Also, trying to get these on retail shelves would be a tough job for a small company. You're probably smart sticking to the food business and bulk buyers like a chain restaurant.

I'm originally from CNY, and we're pretty serious about our wings. Hard to believe Trongs would take off in that area. But, hey, I'm no marketing guru for sure!
Good luck Dan.

Oh, PS - the only bad thing, now you're without an excuse when you miss a call!





DandyDog
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/21 13:04:52
What a cheap plug. NYDan you could have fessed up from the beginning and asked our opinions instead of trying to sneak in through the back door. However you're not the first (and probably won't be the last) to try and advertise their product on this forum. A dead giveaway is when first time posters suggest we try the new and latest widget and their strong, firm, emotions start to give them away.
On that note, IMO, eating any type of finger food with or without utensils is a personal preferance. I like my wings extra wet and I keep the mess to a minimum.....somethimes!!!
Wintem01
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/21 13:31:38
Just my two cents, but if you don't like the mess, isn't that why most places offer boneless as well?
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/21 15:58:20
DandyDog,

I already explained why I didn't "fess up" as you call it. If I was looking for a "cheap plug," don't you think I would have put the word "Trongs" in the subject line of the thread for all the people who don't bother to read through all the posts?

I was looking for honest opinions... many times people give much more positive feedback when they know they are speaking to the inventor.

DandyDog
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/21 16:27:14
quote:
Originally posted by NYDan

It wasn't an advertisement. If I was looking for a quick bang, I wouldn't still be here writing. I was looking for honest feedback and I knew that if I started off by saying it was my product, the feedback might not have been as blunt.


NYDan,
Shame on you....you're condradicting yourself!
It took you to post 5 times before you fessed up and that was only because a member asked you point blank.
Trust me, you would have gotten a blunt, honest answer if you were straight forward from the get go.
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/21 16:40:39
Where exactly did I contradict myself?
DandyDog
Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/21 16:48:45
quote:
Originally posted by NYDan

DandyDog,

I already explained why I didn't "fess up" as you call it. If I was looking for a "cheap plug," don't you think I would have put the word "Trongs" in the subject line of the thread for all the people who don't bother to read through all the posts?

I was looking for honest opinions... many times people give much more positive feedback when they know they are speaking to the inventor.




If you read this quote and then the one above you'll see where you condradicted yourself
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/21 16:54:46
DandyDog,

I'm not trying to argue with you, but I really don't se where I cotradicted myself.

You do me Contradict, right?

Pronunciation: \#716;kän-tr#601;-#712;dikt\
Function: transitive verb
1 : to assert the contrary of : take issue with <contradict a rumor>
2 : to imply the opposite or a denial of <your actions contradict your words>
Greyghost
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/21 18:24:02
I tried the initial link for this miracle product, but alas I got bored because it was taking forever to load and looked lame. I do think anyone offering such a product needs a good dope slap.

Hello! A superior product was invented eons ago for the dainty among us. They are called chopsticks, they are very cheap and available everywhere.

Personally, I am not a dainty eater. I want that hot sauce on my fingers, how would I know if the wings were finger licking good otherwise? Certain foods have been created to enjoy very simply and hands on as it were.

I would suggest though that die hard hands on eaters of spicy food such as myself, wash their hands before using the water closet. Afterwards might be a good idea as well.
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/21 18:41:37
quote:
Originally posted by DandyDog

quote:
Originally posted by NYDan

DandyDog,

I already explained why I didn't "fess up" as you call it. If I was looking for a "cheap plug," don't you think I would have put the word "Trongs" in the subject line of the thread for all the people who don't bother to read through all the posts?

I was looking for honest opinions... many times people give much more positive feedback when they know they are speaking to the inventor.




If you read this quote and then the one above you'll see where you condradicted yourself


actually he didn't. He stated, when people know he's the inventor, he finds that he get more positive reviews, i.e. people say it's great rather than maybe their true feelings. When Dan is a round people who don't know he's the inventor, he gets a wider variety of answers. Therfore, he felt that if he exposed himself too soon as the owner, he wouldn't get the blunt answers.

I will say, though, Dan, had you lurked the site a little longer, you would've realized that this group wouldn't have held back their true feelings on the product had they known initially you were the inventor.

The site often gets spammed by people looking to post ads in the forums, which is a no-no. It's happened enough that people get upset when anything remotely resembles an ad.




billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/21 18:57:20
NYDan, a few questions for you. First, sorry that many on this site seem to be mocking the idea simply because they don't subscribe to it themselves. Folks, there is no right or wrong way to eat wings. If I'm paying for my own wings, I'll eat 'em whatever way I choose. So the question now is "Is there a market for this?" Are there enough people who want finger foods but don't want the mess on their fingers? You might be on to something, however, as one previous poster said, where would you store them after you use them? It seems it bit of a chore to remember to bring them along and have something to store them in after use. Personally, I think a lot of people don't plan to go out for wings, they head to the bar after work for happy hour and grab a pitcher and some wings. For me, it would just be one more thing for me to remember to carry on my person. I try to be a minimalist regarding what is in my pockets. How many out there are like me in that regard? Disposable might be a good idea if they are biodegradable, but what kind and level of waste would be created by the manufacturing process? Just my two cents.
Greyghost
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/21 19:00:49
Amen, say it again, Scorereader!
NYDan
Junior Burger
RE: a UTENSIL for eating WINGS? 2007/12/22 00:05:47
Thank you Scorereader for taking the time to really read what I wrote. And I see what you are talking about with people not being afraid to be brutally honest here : ) But that is what I was looking for, so it is a good thing.

billyboy, you ask some good questions that I have asked myself as well. First, these are disposable. In fact, we haven't made a non-disposable version yet. We are currently working on a biodegradable material. They were designed to nest into each other in order to ship in smaller boxes (smaller boxes = more on a truck = less fuel used to deliver them). Not only is that better for the environment, but it saves on shipping costs too.

The idea of someone actually bringing their own trongs to a restaurant was never part of my vision. The way it works now (in the few restaurants that currently carry trongs) is that they give them out with every order of wings (just like you get catsup when you order a burger). Some people use them... and some don't. At the end of the meal, the trongs are left on the table for the waiter to dispose of them.

Greyghost, although I do enjoy a swift "dope slap" once in a while, I think even you would agree that eating wings with chop sticks would be nearly impossible. And since you brought it up, think about the first time chop sticks were invented. Imagine if you had never seen chop sticks before and I showed you two sticks and told you that billions of them would be sold each year to eat food (including rice). You would have told me I was crazy. Now I'm NOT saying that trongs will ever compare to the success of chop sticks, but crazier inventions have worked (how about the Chia Pet).

I do appreciate your feedback on the website though. What makes you say it is lame? What could I do to make it better?
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