10 Of The Most Hilarious Food Gadgets From 'Unnecessary Inventions'

Genius quirkster Matty Benedetto, content creator behind Unnecessary Inventions, makes useful products that you don’t really need. Since his start in 2017, Benedetto has invented more than 280 unnecessary products that solve non-existent problems in the most humorous of ways.

To bring his unnecessary ideas to life, Benedetto uses a range of production methods from 3D printing, sewing, laser cutting, woodworking and mold making. The results are equally tongue-in-cheek and “why didn’t I think of that?”

Some of his most hilarious unnecessary inventions come in the form of food products that are meant to support your eating experience. Below, I compiled a list of some of our favorites.

This nifty creation takes a sustainable approach by turning your burrito debris into tacos. Experienced burrito eaters need not apply.

Avoid collecting cooties with this unnecessary, though oddly useful, invention The Double Dip Snip. With each dip, you can snip the tip.


Some foods are best enjoyed sloppily, but constantly having to wipe your hands off can interrupt the grub process. If you’re looking to make a mess in peace, the Sloppy Slacks are just the right answer.

This unnecessary product may actually nip one of the best parts of eating pasta, the slurp. How often has the slurp, however tasty, caused a splattering of pasta sauce? Get your pasta slurp-free with The Noodle Nipper.


Let’s face it, Cup Noodles was made to be enjoyed on the go. Taking your noodles to new levels of oodles, the Original Cup Noodles Utility Belt is an 8-in-1 solution for enjoying ramen on the move.

I think we all have that one friend we’d consider the loud eater of the group. The Munch Muffler was invented to quiet down those chomping chewers that eat with their mouths open so you can enjoy your meal in peace.

While keeping a pack of hot sauce in your bag is common amongst true foodies, The Hot Sauce Syringe takes things to a new level of flavor readiness. It was invented especially to enhance dry burritos that could use a saucy kick.


When you’re ordering pizza for a group of people, it’s difficult to use everyone’s topping of choice. I’m notoriously known for meticulously removing pizza toppings I dislike. The Slice Slapper answers our OCD prayers by instantly removing areas of a pizza slice with unsavory toppings. 

This buttery and suggestive invention will supply your cob with the appropriate amount of slather. With The Cob Quickly, you simply attach a stick of butter to its firm grip center, insert a corn on the cob and get to work. This is sure to be a conversation starter at the next BBQ gathering.

The Sizzling Scooper solves the most annoying part of opening up a new pint of tasty ice cream. It melts the solid top layer and makes breaching the initial cold as easy as butter. 

As you can see, while these products were clearly made to be unnecessary, quite a few may actually be the opposite. Benedetto shares new inventions weekly across his social platforms and recently released an Unnecessary Inventions card game which allows you and friends to invent new products that help solve problems. To keep abreast of his crazy creations, you can follow his socials here.