Washing dishes sucks. It sucks so much that I go to Costco every couple of months and grab a catering sized box of plastic cutlery so I don’t need to wash my good forks every time I eat an entire chocolate cake while watching New Girl reruns as part of my post-workout routine.
But the problem with that is it’s like bad for the environment or whatever. There are tons of landfills filled with the plastic utensils people use and we can’t recycle them fast enough, so it’s getting to be bad for pretty much every living thing on the planet.
But what if there was a way to be lazy, while still making sure the environment didn’t suffer? Like, I don’t know, eating your utensils when you were done with your meal?
Created in 2010 by Narayana Peesapaty, the edible spoon is made out of a combination of millet, rice, and wheat flours. He’s sold over a million of these yummy spoons through his company, Bakeys.
Now, Peesapaty is starting a kickstarter campaign to try and price his edible cutlery against their plastic counterparts by making a facility that can crank out 800,000 spoons a day.
He also plans on making other utensils in the upcoming months.
“Our ambitions stretch far beyond the realm of edible spoons. Currently, we have molds to produce chopsticks, dessert spoons, and forks. Our plan is to expand into cups, plates, and many more traditional disposable tableware. Our goal is to create and expand into a whole new line.” – Bakeys Kickstarter page.
His edible spoon line currently has a shelf life of up to three years and can last 20 minutes in hot liquid before it starts getting all mushy and useless on you.
They also come in a bunch of different flavors like sugar, ginger-cinnamon, ginger-garlic, cumin, celery, black pepper, mint-ginger, and carrot-beetroot, so you can pair them with appropriate meals.
And if you’re worried about the extra calories, you don’t have to eat the spoons, they’re super decomposable:
“You can eat it up. If you don’t want to eat it, you can throw it. It decomposes within four to five days.” – Peesapaty.
Peesapaty’s goal is to make his cutlery as cheap to produce as plastic cutlery and he’s confident he can do it:
Honestly, I just like the idea of eating everything with an ice cream cone.