Food-based Jenga towers are here as the latest massive Instagram trend

Food-based Jenga towers are here as the latest massive Instagram trend

Oh, lunch. Isn't it so... boring?

Wedged awkwardly between breakfast and dinner in our tasty trifecta of daily meals, this middle child of nourishment is in serious need of a facelift if we are ever to take it seriously as breakfast, or eat it as heartily as dinner. I don't know about you, but lunch is the meal I put the least amount of thought into, resorting to grocery store lunches most days.

Well, if you're on the lookout for a way to make your lunches more entertaining, then do I have the Instagram trend for you! Jenga tower lunches are here, and lunch will never be the same again. Not convinced? A little skeptical about the idea of literally playing with your food? Well, let's see how this trend... stacks up.

For more, let's go to the wonderful world of Instagram, where all good food trends make their name, and see what kind of foods have been Jenga'd. First up, we've got polenta fries, arranged in typical Jenga fashion. I can understand the logic of that: they're long, easy to pick up, and sturdy enough for some serious Jenga play. I approve.

Sweet potato, on the other hand, seems like a very left-field option for a game of Jenga. Even if we're talking foodstuffs. Too sturdy, I feel; not enough risk of the entire tower falling down. Though, with a sprinkling of chili on there, it's probably going to be a mighty delicious lunch.

In my opinion, though, potato chips are going too far the other way. Even if you're supremely lucky and you get enough unbroken ones of similar shape, the structural integrity of the fair potato chip means you're playing a dangerous game of Jenga. Think of it as food Jenga on hardcore mode.

I hadn't really thought about it this way - but I guess it could also work with dinner plates. Especially the long, rectangular kind. Though it's probably best to keep this particular game of Jenga at home - this is the kind of thing that'll get you kicked out of a restaurant pretty sharpish.

Okay, no. This is too far. How would this even work? Granted, this stack of Japanese brick toast - a dessert which you really should try - covered in strawberries looks absolutely to die for, but only if you're eating it. It has precisely zero potential as a possible application of food Jenga. Get it out of my face. Well... until dessert time comes along.

I really don't know what to make of this, guys, but I guess I can see the appeal in food Jenga. If you're looking for an awesome way to take your Instagram page to the next level and are okay spending an insane amount of time arranging food for the perfect picture without eating all of it, then more grease to your elbow.

Apart from that, I think it would be a really entertaining way to spend your lunch. Do you have a meal planned with a child soon? Or a date? Either way, food Jenga would be a great way to have fun, so please take plenty of pictures. Whichever way you decide to go with it, however, I think lunch has been well and truly revolutionized.