Make Eating a Video Game with Interactive Cutlery

I can’t believe I just wrote that title to this post. Technology is about to change the way we used to use a fork as an airplane to convince the kids to eat.

A team from Argentina called Wunderman has introduced Yumit, an interactive set of flatware that can turn eating into points used for video games on smartphones, tablets and consoles.  Every fork or spoon full is turned into energy as a sensor weighs meals and sends data on the amount of food eaten to an accompanying app. The place setting is made from anti-slip materials with rounded edges to make it child-friendly and easy to hold. Each set includes a place mat, knife, fork and spoon. The cutlery is made of stainless steel and plastic with silicone grips.

It’s only available for pre-order at this time. I’m curious to see what the reaction by parents to this is. Check out the video above for a demo or click the link below for their site.

Wunderman’s Yumit


HOMMP Stainless Steel Flatware Set

HOMMP Stainless Steel Flatware SetsI’m not sure who HOMMP is, but they seem to have moved from plastic products and into flatware recently. This set of cutlery looks like a good buy for the budget minded who are starting out in a new kitchen.

It is a 25 piece flatware set with setting for 5. This includes a salad/dessert fork, a place fork, a place knife, a place spoon, and a teaspoon. Also included is a serving set with serving spoon, pierced serving spoon, meat fork, butter knife, and sugar spoon.

Made of the standard 18/0 stainless steel and is considered dishwasher-safe. It’s a really modern look with a very good price.

HOMMP Stainless Steel Flatware Sets, 25-piece, Service for 5


Everyday Carry Cutlery – Why we should all carry our own knives and forks

Plastic cutlery
We’ve been posting a bit lately about Everyday Carry Cutlery and we’ve been thinking maybe it’s just us that is that crazy to carry our own flatware around?

Well, we were sent this interesting article by Bee Wilson at and it seems to agree with us. A few interesting points:

  • In medieval Europe people would carry their own knife for every eating occasion
  • A forestry group in China urged diners to “carry their own tableware” to avert the ecological disaster caused by disposable chopsticks
  • In both China and Japan a “bring-your-own-chopsticks” (BYOC) movement has sprung up

Read the Full article @


Everyday Carry Cutlery – humangear Gobites Trio

humangear-GoBites-Travel-TrioWe are big fans around here of Everyday Carry Cutlery. Whether for camping, at school or the office, it sure comes in handy. This set of travel flatware from “humangear” is pretty fancy stuff.

It comes in a very slim and small carrying case and consists of a extended-length spoon, fork, and knife (which they claim actually cuts). But wait there’s more! It also includes a wedge/pointed toothpick. The BPA-free nylon material has a lifetime warranty.

But one last thing, the knife has a metal re-enforced bottle opener as well. Pretty slick.

humangear Gobites Trio Cutlery