Do you hate your food touching? You’ll love the Food Cubby

The fear of foods touching on your plate is more common than you might think. Ease these anxieties with Food Cubby.

Brumotactillophobia, or the fear of foods touching on your plate, is a very real and pretty common affliction. You might not know that there is formal name for it, but there is, and  if you suffer from it - you are definitely not alone.

Often bemoaned on social media, elements of a meal coming in contact with one another can turn the pleasure eating into a stressful ordeal. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Wendy K. (@wendue_) on

People who struggle with these anxieties often make sure that their foods are separated out to different sections of the plate, creating invisible borders between the elements of the meal. Wet foods and sauces cause problems, as they easily shift, do not hold form and leave residue on other foods. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ??????????????????? (@vanessa_eats_clean_food) on

May 17, 2015 at 10:15am PDT

If you are brumotactillophobic, don't worry - there is a handy little device that can provide a world of relief: Food Cubby.

Unlike divider plates, which can be bulky and evoke school canteen vibes, Food Cubby is light-weight and portable. The two simple silicon suction barriers of different sizes can be applied to any flat plate, allowing you to take them wherever you go. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Food Cubby (@foodcubby) on

The online response has been very positive - both from those who hate food touching and the loved ones who struggle to prepare food for those with these anxieties.

"Oh my gosh! [...] so great for travel too, since divided plates are so bulky," wrote one fan on Instagram. Another said: "This looks so incredible!"

It's a quirky way to handle a quirk, but it's simple and it is working for people.

All images from Food Cubby

Want more? We thought you might like this video.

Like this artice? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice

 
 

Sign Out

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 comments