The little pockets you are talking about are called Cryptic tonsils. I have them as well. They do catch food and yes it does smell foul. I found I can use a water pick on a low setting to dislodge the particals usually. I also found that they fill faster if I am sick. As with a sinus infection
. It's gross but true.
I am a 40 and have had these my whole life. They were just discovered by a Dr. 5 years ago. Before that I was told I had chronic strep throat
every time I was sick because of the "white spots" on my throat. Most of the time it was really a sinus infection drainage
irritating my throat.
They are not harmful. And if you decide to try and have the tonsils "smoothed out " with a laser
fyi they can still come back.
If they don't bother you don't bother them. Just keep them cleaned out.