Wine and cheese shots -- sounds great, right? THINK AGAIN.
Consider: Wine is good, right? And so is cheese? You enjoy consuming them together, so what's the hold up?
We'll tell you. Take a look:
Yes, you are seeing this correctly. These are actual edible shot glasses made out of cheese, with red wine poured inside, as per a recipe posted by PopSugar.
"These cheese shot glasses take wine and cheese to a WHOLE new level," PopSugar captioned their Instagram post.
A whole new level indeed.
No one ever said that cheese soaked in wine is a bad idea, but have you ever tried reversing it and soaking wine in cheese? We sure haven't, and honestly we don't want to.
And who actually drinks shots of wine?
Here's what you are looking at: a block of probably cheap bright orange cheddar cheese that has been shredded, melted down into goo and poured into shot glass molds before getting topped off with (hopefully also cheap) red wine.
In other words, whatever type of cheese you probably enjoy with your wine -- Stilton, Manchego or Brie, for example -- is definitely absent here. And by the way, can you imagine what a shot glass made out of blue cheese would do to your wine? IT WOULD MAKE IT SMELL AND TASTE LIKE FEET. That's desirable in blue cheese. Not so much in literally anything else.
"This is the most [uncivilized] and disgusting thing I've ever seen in relation to a food concept," wrote one Facebook user in comment section, joining many more who were nauseated by the idea." … You are an insult to our modern [civilization] for firstly recording this then secondly for thinking it deserved to be shared. I'm appalled."
A few people were intrigued and willing to try it, but most questioned what the wine and cheese had done to deserve such punishment. Others demanded to know when sipping wine and eating cheese became a difficult task requiring a cheese-cup shortcut.
"[You've] taken the most simple task of sipping wine and eating cheese, and turned it into a greasy, cumbersome chore," another user commented. "Way to go, morons."
If this looks super gross to you (you're not alone), why not just keep it less gross and stick to sweet, edible shot glasses made out of real food like these?