When tech meets food, beautiful things happen. There’s been a lot of innovation in this realm and our mouths are watering just thinking about the possibilities. These 10 gadgets are awesome, ridiculous, and/or mind-blowing. We’re intrigued, but we’re not totally sure how our waistlines feel about it!
1. Food Huggers ($19 for set of 4): We discovered this back when it was on Kickstarter, and we’re kind of obsessed. Food Huggers make produce storage super easy by “hugging” your food while it’s in the fridge — just slide your food into the appropriately sized Hugger and you’re good to go!
2. Twist-up Jars (not available for purchase): You know that moment when you’re trying to get peanut butter out of the jar but it’s stuck to the bottom or sides and near impossible to get out? You either throw the jar away, wasting a lot of delicious PB, or try to get it out with your knife and end up with peanut butter all over your hand. Hilariously claiming to solve the problem of “peanut butter knuckles,” this Twist-up Jar design is actually pretty genius. Just twist the condiment jar and it’s like opening a new jar of peanut butter-y goodness every time. We can’t wait to see this on the shelves!
3. Trongs ($10 for 2 pairs): Keep your fingers clean even when you’re eating finger food with these ridiculous, and surprisingly useful, Trongs. The “finger food utensil” will save your fingers from BBQ sauce even when you’re indulging in wings!
4. Wiki Pearl ($4): Inspired by grape skins, the WikiPearl innovation makes ice cream into a super portable, easy-to-eat, and utterly non-melty deliciousness. The idea can be replicated with any food or beverage — the team is working on a coffee version! Right now, they’re only available at the WikiBar in Paris. Maybe it’s time to make a trip there… you know, for research!
5. Link (not for sale): So simple but so cool, the Link allows you to turn any silverware you have on hand into tongs for easy pick-up. Unfortunately, we can’t seem to find a link to buy this cool little gadget, but we did find this hacked version using what looks like a pencil sharpener and a rubber band.
6. Cuppow Bnto ($8): We can’t get enough of this innovation from Cuppow. Inspired by bento boxes, this simple insert upgrades your mason jar and allows you to store dressing and dip separately from your drier foodstuffs. Your lunch just got way more awesome.
7. The Chork ($4 for a 12 pack): Basically a spork for grown-ups, this utensil combines a fork and chopsticks so you can be prepared no matter what kind of cuisine you’re craving. You can break it in two to use the chopsticks or, if you’re more chopstick-challenged, you can use them as is for a little extra help.
8. French Fry Cone and Dip ($5): This dish somehow makes eating french fries dipped in ketchup seem almost classy. This solves the problem of having a handful of ketchup packets and a carton of fries and having absolutely no idea how to go about combining the two without getting ketchup everywhere… and it’s cute! Insane, maybe, but adorable nonetheless.
9. Sushezi ($17): Make your own sushi at home! This gadget makes it really easy to customize your own delicious rolls. They come out looking beautiful, so this is also a great way to impress guests with not a whole lot of effort.
10. Pizza Cones ($22): Pizza… in a cone? This one might be too good. Do we really need pizza to be any easier to eat than it already is? It is, however, making us imagine all sorts of crazy recipe possibilities. We mentioned this on the BritList once upon a time and it’s still both insane and awesome.
Bonus: Hands Free Whopper Holder: Thankfully, this product was revealed to be just an ad campaign, not an actual product, because this one might just be too ridiculous. We’ll stick to using our hands (or at least our Trongs…) to eat our burgers, thanks!
Would you use any of these products? What do you think is the coolest food-related innovation? Talk to us in the comments below.