The world’s first ever gender reveal “lasagna” – as it is spelt in the States – is offered by US restaurant chain Villa Italian Kitchen.
The catering option is meant for a gender reveal party, a concept whereby parents tell their friends the sex of their baby.
This can also be done by cutting a cake which is coloured inside, or by bursting a balloon full of coloured confetti. The colours pink (for a girl) and blue (for a boy) are generally used.
It contains pink or blue cheese (depending on what gender baby you are having) and comes with in a $139 (£107) catering package deal together with Greek or Caesar salad garlic rolls, which serves 12, according to Today.
“Villa Italian Kitchen is proud to announce the addition of an exciting new catering package: the world’s first-ever Gender Reveal Lasagna!”
— big LA Rams fan🐏 (@JakeGallant14) January 22, 2019
Journalists and food writers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the new foodie offering for expectant parents.
To put it lightly, it divided opinion on the platform.
Some people applauded the concept, calling it a brilliant PR move.
Possibly the best subject line in an email ever:
“Gender Reveal Lasagna?! – Villa Italian Kitchen Invites Guests to Celebrate their Bundles of Joy with Boatloads of Cheese!”
— Ellie Holmes (@ellierosetx) January 22, 2019
It’s early, but this pitch for gender reveal lasagna is a clear frontrunner for best of 2019. Step it up, people pic.twitter.com/y58gv9T7tP
— Allison Steele (@AESteele) January 22, 2019
For a select number of users, the idea of a gender reveal lasagne – instead of the more traditional cake – certainly appealed.
Just seen someone do a gender reveal a lasagne and that is 100% my thing 😂
— Amy (@Amy_lou2012) January 22, 2019
GENDER REVEAL LASAGNE?! That’s something I can get behind.
— Emily DeNise (@emily_denise5) January 23, 2019
Others were less than convinced by the notion, calling it “gross”, while some took issue with the idea of gender reveals altogether.
🤢 I love a lasagne… But that looks gross! I don’t even get gender reveal parties anyway like who cares? Honestly? Who actually cares? You’re having a human, not a doll, it can be whatever it wants to be!
— Niki Younie (@NikiYounie) January 23, 2019
Hopefully it’s also the world’s last gender reveal lasagne.
— Say his name: Stephon Clark (@ruff2002) January 22, 2019
I just received a pr pitch for gender-reveal lasagna.
Hard pass, thanks.
— Lindsay Guentzel (@LindsayGuentzel) January 22, 2019
Just got a PR pitch in my inbox for “Gender Reveal Lasagna?!” pic.twitter.com/ZL7tbMZzeU
— Sara Gregory (@saragregory) January 22, 2019
While a gender reveal party is a lighthearted way to announce an unborn baby’s sex to the world, the lesser-said truth is many parents experience “gender disappointment“.
One survey revealed a quarter of mums in the UK feel “disappointed” is their child is the “wrong” gender – which means not the boy or girl they wanted.
In other news, a soon-to-be grandma’s rude reaction to finding out her daughter was having a baby girl went viral on Twitter.
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