An American living in London has sparked an online controversy after mentioning an everyday grocery item for which Americans have no specific name.
Claire Dinhoot, better known as ‘Condiment Claire’, has over 470,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares her foodies, recipes and of course her favorite spices.
In a recent video, the half-American, half-French food influencer waxed poetic about the gooseberries he found at a farmer’s market when he held the plastic container up to the camera.
‘What do you call it?’ Dinhoot, 27, asked. ‘In the UK it’s called a punnet.’
Claire Dinhout, an American living in London, sparked controversy on TikTok after holding up a plastic fruit container and asking what it was called.
The food influencer explains that it’s called ‘punnet’ in the UK, but there’s no specific term for it in the US
‘There is no word in the United States. I did an Instagram poll, and you [Americans] Everyone was very confused,’ she said
Punnet is a British term for a small basket or container of fruit or vegetables, but he has yet to come up with an American equivalent.
What is a small container of fruit or vegetables called?
Carton 170 votes Punnet 87 votes Pint 39 votes Others 35 votes
‘There is no word in the United States. I did an Instagram poll, and you [Americans] Everyone was very confused,’ she said.
‘It was a tray, basket, fruit holder, fruit box,’ she continued, hearing all the names.
Dinhut notes that ‘in French, it’s a barquette.’
The video has been viewed more than 82,000 times, prompting dozens of people to share what they called fruit bowls in the comments.
Many Americans insisted ‘it’s a carton’, while others labeled it everything from a pot to a pint.
‘I’ve always called it a plastic container,’ shared one viewer.
‘A carton, pot, gooseberry thing,’ added someone else.
Dinhoot, popularly known as ‘Condiment Claire’, has over 470,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares her food trends, recipes and of course, her favorite spices.
Dinhoot’s video has been viewed more than 82,000 times, prompting dozens of people to share what they called fruit pots in the comments.
Another joked that it was a ‘plastic fruit holder.’
‘I literally asked everyone on ig I can assure you every third person has a different answer hahahahaha,’ Dinhoot responded to the comment.
TikTok users from other countries are also given importance.
‘In Canada it’s a pint or a quart depending on the size,’ explained one Canadian, while another added that ‘in Australia it’s a punnet.’
A British expat living in the US admitted to calling it a punnet for the past 12 years.
‘What do you mean nobody knows what I’m talking about?’ asked the person. ‘Another word to add to that list…’
Dinhut’s video comes months after the American influencer and her English boyfriend went viral for sharing different words used to describe the same thing.