There’s a Chicken Wing Debate Raging Online Over ‘Drums’ Versus ‘Flats’
Pick a side.
That’s right, a debate has flared up online regarding which part of the wing is preferable. On one side is “team drum,” who prefer the mini-drumstick looking piece, and on the other is “team flat,” the proponents of the middle part of the wing, also known as the “winglette.”
While drums usually have more meat and are easier to grasp (and therefore dip), flats have more of the deliciously crispy skin we’re all really eating the wings for in the first place.
Here, some drum-heads make their case:
DRUMS OVER FLATS. EVERYDAY.
— J.A. the Architect (@MirLagerfield) July 29, 2018
On the other side of the aisle, the flat-lovers:
If you prefer drums over flats you belong in jail.
— Quiese🏁 (@mvrquiese_) July 9, 2018
flats will always taste better than drums idc 🤷🏼♀️ https://t.co/ADgrajnfHt
— Diva 👑 (@makennaaa17) July 29, 2018
This whole wing debate shouldn’t even be a debate. You’re not a true wing eater until you prefer flats over drums. End of debate.
— Wise (@MikeWiz39) July 30, 2018
As wing connoisseurs ourselves, we side with those who see value in the diversity of opinion:
I’m all about the flats but I do not judge my drums family, it just means we each know our respective roles when the basket of wings arrive. https://t.co/092Ih8yc4n
— Jabria's bow stan (@PatientRose) July 29, 2018
Ladies find you a man who likes drums so you get all the flats
— Ritzo (@StaceyRitzen) July 17, 2018
As for whether blue cheese or ranch is a better dip, well, that’s a whole other basket of wings.