We’ve all seen (and gorged on) some pretty baffling food hybrids over the years, from the cronut to the ramen burger to KFC’s Double Down. But a pop tart cheese sandwich? Now that’s where we draw the line.
Chris Jorgensen, a sophomore at Iowa State University, has earned the ire of Iowans after he posted a now-viral photo of two strawberry Pop-Tarts with a slice of yellow American cheese in the middle.
The pic’s caption read: “You ain’t from Iowa if you never had one of these.”
You ain’t from Iowa if you never had one of these 😤 pic.twitter.com/KSHyLD0mhv
— Chris Jorgensen (@cjorgensen79) November 10, 2017
And certainly, no one from Iowa has had one of those. Many locals called him out for sullying their reputation, and for even creating the culinary monstrosity, to begin with.
Rt if you from Iowa and you have no idea what da fuck he’s talking about https://t.co/0Ls85xIien
— Landon Struchen (@LandonStruchen) November 10, 2017
— Skeith, Terror of Death (@MachJentra) November 11, 2017
I've seen some crazy shit on this app but a Pop Tart and Cheese Sandwich ain't one of em. Throw the whole state away. https://t.co/o2haUWLIU3
— JœY (@JoeThe5how) November 11, 2017
As an Iowan who has been drunk and high at the same time, I know for a fact that I’d never eat something like this, even if I was drunk and high at the same time.
— Jacob Nolte (@CYclingNolte) November 11, 2017
— Ben Visser (@BenVisser43) November 10, 2017
It got so bad that Iowa State University Police even he’d be put under arrest for his crime against humanity.
You’re under arrest https://t.co/ixOFBuN2pQ
— IowaStateU Police (@ISUPD) November 13, 2017
He even made it to the top of Reddit, where users discussed how to make a “poor man’s McGriddle” using his cooking technique.
Also this user did the math to figure out exactly how poor I️ am pic.twitter.com/fPCp8r8nL8
— Chris Jorgensen (@cjorgensen79) November 12, 2017
“I thought it was hilarious because from the start it was a joke and so many people took it seriously,” Jorgensen said, in response to the issue.
Things I️ learned from tweeting a picture of a slice of cheese between two poptarts:
-People will personally attack you for doing such a thing
-Everybody’s grandma has the plates that I️ have (given to me by my grandma)
— Chris Jorgensen (@cjorgensen79) November 11, 2017
When asked why exactly he dared to make such a thing, Jorgensen explained: “I thought: ‘What could be the grossest thing I could put between two Pop-Tarts?’ So I went to the fridge and got a cheese slice.”
As for the taste? “I would say it was probably a 6/10, but I didn’t dare take another bite.”