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Entry from November 18, 2020
“Charcuterie boards are just Lunchables for adults”

Charcuterie boards have a selection of foods (such as meats and cheeses), and this has been compared to Lunchables (a brand of food and snacks popular with children).

“‘Charcuterie is like Lunchables for adults!’—My wife @emberlivi just now” was posted on Twitter by David Layhausen on December 1, 2011. “Charcuterie is just Lunchables for adults” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on December 15, 2014.

“charcuterie boards are lunchables for adults” was posted on Twitter by Tracy S. Turkeys on October 2, 2015. “‘Charcuterie boards are just Lunchables for adults.’ - Comedian Quincy Jones at the Moonshot Summit. Random, but still funny” was posted on Twitter by Ryan Merkley on June 29, 2016.

“The only difference between lunchables and a charcuterie board is class aesthetics” was posted on Twitter by Nathan Bernhardt on November 16, 2018, and this tweet went viral. “Charcuterie boards are just Lunchables for adults” is a similar saying.“Lunchables are just charcuterie boards for kids” is a similar saying.

“Lunchables are just American bento boxes” and “Lunchables are MREs for kids” are other sayings about Lunchables.


Wikipedia: Lunchables
Lunchables is a brand of food and snacks manufactured by Kraft Heinz in Chicago, Illinois and marketed under the Oscar Mayer brand. They were initially introduced in Seattle in 1988 before being released nationally in 1989. Many Lunchables products are produced in a Garland, Texas facility, and are then distributed across the United States.

Wikipedia: Charcuterie
Charcuterie (/ʃɑːrˈkuːtəri/ shar-KOO-tər-ee, also US: /ʃɑːrˌkuːtəˈriː/ -⁠EE, French: [ʃaʁkyt(ə)ʁi]; from chair, ‘meat’, and cuit, ‘cooked’ ) is a French term for a branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit, primarily from pork.

Twitter
David Layhausen
@dlayphoto
“Charcuterie is like Lunchables for adults!”—My wife
@emberlivi just now
9:01 PM · Dec 1, 2011·Tweetbot for iOS

Twitter
Ted Sperling
@Tsperlz
Charcuterie is basically Lunchables for adults #lunchables #food
1:18 AM · Dec 21, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ryan Heffron
@ryanheffron
charcuterie is just lunchables for adults.
10:05 PM · Aug 11, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
TroyEdmund
@TroyIsAwesome
Charcuterie is just Lunchables for adults
11:02 PM · Oct 4, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Kate Holowchik
@KHolowchik
Cheese plates and charcuterie boards are just adult Lunchables....#mindblown
4:55 PM · Oct 5, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/life_and_limb December 15, 2014
Charcuterie is just Lunchables for adults

Twitter
Cheese MT Bot
@CheeseMTBot
we need to admit to ourselves that forced impregnation plates and charcuterie boards are just adult lunchables
5:53 PM · Feb 7, 2015·Cheese MT Bot

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Ashley Hill
@ImActuallyAshle
Charcuterie board’s are really just lunchables for adults. #FullCircle
12:09 AM · Mar 25, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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gaurav sawhney
@thefacultyof
when you realize charcuterie boards are adult lunchables.
12:24 PM · Aug 23, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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Tracy S. Turkeys
@brokeymcpoverty
charcuterie boards are lunchables for adults
1:55 AM · Oct 2, 2015·TweetDeck

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friendly neighborhood sex detective
@a_tooloulou
charcuterie boards are just adult lunchables
10:10 AM · Nov 13, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Ryan Merkley
@ryanmerkley
“Charcuterie boards are just Lunchables for adults.” - Comedian Quincy Jones at the Moonshot Summit. Random, but still funny.
1:40 PM · Jun 29, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
colemanhell
@colemanhell
Charcuterie boards are just adult lunchables
11:04 PM · Nov 9, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/burlapzach March 13, 2017
Charcuterie is just adult Lunchables.
A plate of cheese and crackers with a beverage and prolly some chocolate afterward.

Twitter
Unmasque Cancer
@UnmasqueCancer
“Charcuterie boards are just lunchables for adults” -Quincy Jones
12:39 AM · Apr 30, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/5hawnking5 August 9, 2017
Charcuterie Boards are Lunchables for adults.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/arjo_reich May 19, 2018
Charcuterie is just Lunchables for adults.

Twitter
Nathan Bernhardt
@jonbernhardt
the only difference between lunchables and a charcuterie board is class aesthetics
7:11 PM · Nov 16, 2018·TweetDeck

Twitter
Mr. Steal Your Doughnuts
@BEARDO
Charcuterie boards are just lunchables for adults. #ChangeMyMind
2:59 PM · Jul 29, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Zachary Mercado
@ciaoguaglione
charcuterie boards are lunchables for adults #lunchables #adulting #Foodie
4:29 PM · Jul 29, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Olivia Ugino
@OliviaNBC12
Hot take: charcuterie boards are just adult lunchables.
1:50 PM · Aug 17, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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The Silver Spoon Goon
@blreeves
Charcuterie Boards are just lunchables for adults.
1:31 PM · Nov 16, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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