This student committed a food ‘crime’ in the form of a Pop Tart and cheese sandwich

A student’s culinary high jinx have gone well and truly viral when he combined sweet with savoury in a very unusual way.

Chris Jorgensen, 20,  a journalism student from Iowa State University, decided to get involved with a common food meme using random ingredients from his cupboard.

“There have been posts really similar to this before – some very odd or disgusting food with the tweet saying something along the lines of ‘You aren’t from [place] if you never had [food]’,” said Jorgensen.

“My room-mate and I have always thought they were really funny. I told him one night that I wanted to make a tweet like that.”

The golden food combination he chose to represent the state of Iowa with?

Two Pop Tarts with a slice of cheese in the middle.

The post received over 450 likes and 200 retweets, but Jorgensen wasn’t one to take all the credit. He made sure to thank the supermarket he picked up the goods from.

Great memes require sacrifices and for Jorgensen, that was taking a bite of the food monstrosity he had made.

“I took the first picture of it with no bite taken – my room-mate said that I had to take a bite to really make the tweet better.

“The bite that I did take didn’t have too much cheese in it. I would say it was probably a 6/10, but I didn’t dare take another bite.”

Most understood the joke, but others were horrified.

The University police service even got involved with the food crime, telling Jorgensen “You are under arrest”.

Jorgensen said he and a friend checked Reddit after the tweet began to go viral and it was doing incredibly well.

“I thought it was hilarious because from the start it was a joke and so many people took it seriously.”

We’re not sure Iowa will be adopting Jorgensen’s food ideas, but his tweet certainly gave Iowans and others entertainment and fuel for debate.

More in this Section

These brilliant animations give hilarious new meaning to classic movie lines

Watch the incredible moment a meteor strike lights up the night sky in Lapland

Ever wondered how a mirror is made? These videos will give you the answer

Quiz: Which paradise island should you move to immediately?

Today's Stories

Probe into claim sexual harassment within Prison Service was covered up

‘Selfish drivers oblivious to huge devastation they could cause’, says bereaved Cork woman

Young man with autism admits sex assault of five-year-old girl

Cartel ‘running out of people to do their work’


John Wilson touring with music made with Rory Gallagher in Taste

The F word: Why are some women reluctant to call themselves feminists?

Ask Audrey: 'Come here, do posh girls fake orgasms?'

Music Man: Why singer Phil Coulter is still touring in his 70s

More From The Irish Examiner