At least, that’s the latest ridiculous food comparison that the internet wants us to believe.
okay, listen,— ellen juniper (@kadybat) July 8, 2017
the sandwich discourse is played out. we need to have a new discussion.
pop tarts are a kind of ravioli.
Understandably so, the assumption that Pop-Tarts are at all a kind of ravioli is highly contentious. And while writer Ellen McGrody, the conjurer of this entire Pop-Tart/ravioli debate, might have some merit behind her thesis (after all, the construction between the two foods is extremely similar) the internet would not. Let. It. Go.
Is ravioli also a sandwich?
Ravioli is a sandwich.— Hank Green (Going to Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan!) (@hankgreen) July 8, 2017
Consider the original purpose of a sandwich – to allow the eater to consume meat while gambling, in a way that avoids dirtying the hands.— ellen juniper (@kadybat) July 8, 2017
Perhaps not. But aren’t Pop-Tarts more along the lines of calzones, anyway?
I thought we agreed they're a kind of calzone— All I Want 4 Xmas Is ICE Prosecuted (@AllanCanSeeYou) July 8, 2017
Yes, but only because calzones are a large form of ravioli.
pasta is but a kind of bread, friend— ellen juniper (@kadybat) July 8, 2017
And don’t even get us started on the dumpling/blintz/knish debate that this entire Pop-Tart allegation has opened up.
I maintain it belongs to the blintz family. Is your position that blintzes are dumplings?— James Harbeck (@sesquiotic) July 8, 2017
A blintz is in the crepe/pancake family. But a knish is a dumpling.— R.J. Lehmann (@raylehmann) July 8, 2017
But no, it couldn’t just end there! Suddenly, we had people comparing taquitos to crepes.
and they called me crazy for ordering a bean & cheese crepe…— Rob Colburn (@robcolburn) July 8, 2017
Broccoli to sandwiches, of all the reaching in the world.
This bizarre connection implying ravioli is somehow salad, or inverted lasagna, which is in turn “pasta cake,” and are all, in turn, layered casseroles and, therefore, sandwiches.
An individual ravioli (raviole? raviolus?) is just a tiny, inverted lasagna.— Mr. Bawk Ba Gawk (@Lt_JerkFace) July 8, 2017
Any Layer cake is a casserole, which is the top level category for layered food— cece ⌧ (@satsukitv) July 8, 2017
Don’t forget to mention this atrocity of a statement, assuming that Uncrustables peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are also ravioli.
The deeper we go into this thread, the more confusing it all gets.
Counterpoint: Poptarts loose all structure when boiled, but you can toast ravioli. Poptarts are a type of ravioli.— HotLight (@HotLight0) July 8, 2017
Oh, right, we were talking about Pop-Tarts…
if pop tarts are ravioli, then cheerios, topologically, are penne.— Ben Zanin (@gnomon) July 8, 2017
Forget it. Pop-Tarts are just one Pandora’s food box we will never get the lid back on again.