Product review – Spork cutlery

These days carrying any kind of cutlery (especially a knife), even the most basic blade is almost impossible. So how do you carry something that you can use to eat with without it being confiscated?

I started using a Spork quite a few years ago and so far have found them to be useful. I like them so much that I have one in my car and one in my handbag. I NEVER use disposable cutlery – against my values. I worked out that by using a Spork I have saved 156 disposable pieces of cutlery that would go to landfill.

I know that there are some compostable and eco-friendly products coming onto the marketplace which is fabulous. But why does it have to be disposable? Why can’t we take responsibility and re-use something? I mean, a disposable product no matter how modern eco-friendly it is, still needs to be designed, made, delivered, put onto a shelf and then tossed aside because no longer needed. Why not buy something that can be used again and again and the only extra small task is to give it a quick wipe under a tap. Note it is dishwasher safe.

There are also quite a few cutlery folding sets and kit sets. But I don’t really need a fork and a spoon – the Spork covers both.

The lightweight Spork is made with the simplest design with a spoon and one end and at the other a fork. Park of the fork edge is slightly serrated which is the knife part. Not sharp but does a basic job

The downside of the Spork is that it’s not very long, can melt if using to stir hot food in your Trangia and can snap if used roughly. Also, the serrated knife can’t be guaranteed to cut say, a mango without turning it to mush.

In saying all of the above, there is a new Titanium Spork out which I’m looking forward to testing out as well.

Material – carbonate plastic.

Size: 130 x 78 x 13mm

Weight: 9g

Price – at the time of this review the Spork is $3.99.

Colour options – Purple. Blue. Red. Yellow. Green. White. Orange. Grey. Pink.

Where to purchase – I bought mine from an outdoors shop – Bogong Outdoors in Little Bourke Street Melbourne. They are available at many similar stores across Australia and internationally.

Now it’s your turn.

What is your favourite travel cutlery?

Leave a comment below.

2 Comments

  1. Kevin on January 16, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Find the Spork a little fragile at times, have gone through 3 now. Miss the days when we could take a simple pocket knife with us wherever we travelled

    • deborah on January 19, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Yes Kevin, I’ve had the same. I will be trying some new products later this year. You’re welcome to recommend any.

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