• Weight (approximately) 7 gram per utensil
  • Length (approximately) 12cm
  • Utensils/pack 100
  • Construction material Various-all edible
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  • Cost $60.00

Edible Cutlery

Camp kitchen

Rating

Rating: 7.9 / 10
Value for Money 1.8 / 2.5
Taste 1.8 / 2.5
Weight   2.5 / 2.5
Ease of Use 1.8 / 2.5

Edible Cutlery Review

These utensils from Edible Cutlery were a unique product for us to test and they also piqued our curiosity. While not one that is specific to hiking, we thought why not because there is some potential crossover. As the product name suggests, these spoons and sporks from Edible Cutlery are well, … edible! Each utensil has its own specific ingredients and flavour. We have included a nutrition and ingredient list below for the ‘Classic Spork’ to give you an idea of what they’re made of.

We had the opportunity to test five of these utensils and Edible Cutlery now has a sixth option with straws also available – intrigued? So are we! There is also a bowl and coffee cup on the way!

Over the past few years Australian states and territories have been moving away from single use plastic utensils with the default replacement being paper and re-usable straws, and bamboo utensils but I’m not a fan of any. Instead of bamboo utensils I prefer to bring my own. Edible Cutlery provides an alternative option on the disposable front allowing you to eat your meals and then eat your cutlery!

We tested five flavours and if we’re honest, we found them to be a bit hit a miss:

    1. The Chocolate was very much a chocolate flavour and is be best used for deserts and sweet foods
    2. The Cheesy Garlic flavour was mild but with an obvious taste
    3. The Oregano had a bit more of a spicy punch and as far as taste was concerned it has the most ‘heat’ out of any of the batch
    4. The Classic was very bland with no discernible flavour at all
    5. Last but not least, was the Peri Peri which I would normally associate with spice and heat but instead found this one a bit light on.

The key consideration is what you are eating. If you are eating heavily flavoured or spiced food it will over power the taste of the utensils.

Usage wise these utensils are slightly larger than a standard teaspoon. They are easy to eat with but we found two issues of our own creation. Firstly, I took a bite out of the spoon head and then tried to eat with this and had to manage around a sharp notch. Gill on the other hand tried to keep her hands clean when eating out of a freeze dried meal bag held the utensil to close to the tip of the handle causing the spoon to break off in the meal.

Given the potential brittleness of these utensils I wouldn’t just stuff them in a backpack with everything else so if you are going to take them out bush, ideally you need to have them in a rigid container that’s going to keep them in one piece. The other issue from a hiking perspective is that if you’re hiking over multiple days then even though the individual utensils only weight around 7 grams each, this will add up if you are using them day in day out.

The other negative is the purchase price. They come in packs of 100 with a retail price of AUD $60.00 RRP!

So who should use these utensils? These could be a fun item to have on hand for when the kids are bored or if you’re trying to encourage them to eat something healthy that they aren’t keen on. Realistically these eco friendly utensils are probably more suited to the hospitality industry but if you can get past the upfront purchase price of 100 edible utensils they are good for anyone who wants to try something different!

We like

  • Lightweight at approximately 7 grams each
  • No washing up at the end of a meal
  • Way better than bamboo disposable spoons

We don't like

  • If using this product for hiking you will need to store in a robust container so they don’t get crushed
  • If using these utensils for a multi-day hikes the weight will start to add up compared to a metal or plastic spoon
  • They are inclined to break if you hold the of the utensil
  • Due to the length you are likely to get messy hands if eating out of a meal bag as you need to hold the utensil close to the spork or spoon to minimise the handle breaking off

Edible Cutlery Chocolate Spoon

  • He said – tastes very much like chocolate so probably best as a desert spoon
  • She said – a subtle chocolate flavour

Edible Cutlery Classic Spoon

  • He said – very bland taste-wise so this one is just a spoon
  • She said – doesn’t battle with the flavour of your food

Edible Cutlery Oregano Spoon

  • He said – the oregano has a bit more of a spicy punch and as far as taste is concerned has the most ‘heat’ out of any of the batch
  • She said – interesting flavour that could overpower the food

Edible Cutlery Cheesy Garlic Spork

  • He said – for some reason this had the most ‘bite’ to it, savoury, but recognisable
  • She said – good cheesy flavour that would be great Spaghetti Bolognaise

Edible Cutlery Peri-Peri Spoon

  • He said – with a name like Peri Peri I expected it to be hot and spicy but it didn’t really have any distinguishable taste
  • She said – very subtle ‘spice’

Chocolate Spoon

Cheesy Garlic Spork

Edible cutlery compared to a teaspoon

Nutrition list Classic Spoon. Ingredients include whole wheat flour and salt

Best Uses

  • A better option than the more common bamboo disposable or plastic spoons. If using for hiking probably best for day or short multi-day hikes

Buy One

You can purchase Edible Cutlery in Australia from Edible Cutlery

Disclosure:  We don’t earn any commission if you click through and make a purchase. Please note that our affiliations do not influence, in any way, the independence of our reviews. If we don’t like a product, you’ll hear about it from us!

Investment

AUD $60 RRP per pack of 100 as at  2 June 2024

Disclaimer

This review was done with product provided for testing by Edible Cutlery Australia

Last updated

2 June 2024

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