December 28, 2010
From the website:
In Japan there is a "my chopsticks" movement because the wooden disposable chopsticks are a waste of resources.
But people miss the feeling when they pull them apart.
That ritual is the starting sign of the meal.
"Stickpecker" is a solution for that.
The magnet resembles the feeling of pulling apart wooden chopsticks.
You can say goodbye to the wooden ones.
December 28, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink
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One end of a pair is used for feeding yourself. The other end is used to pick up food from a community serving so that your spit isn't put into the community bowl. (More Kim Chee anyone?) It seems to me that the end design shown here would make it difficult to use that end of the chopsticks.
Posted by: Bubbub | Dec 29, 2010 11:06:22 AM
I have a strange feeling that the resistance to move away from disposable chopsticks has a lot more to do with sanitary and convenience reasons, then a 'snapping' feeling when breaking them apart... just sayin'
Also.. Stickpecker? Really? Fill in your own jokes, because all of mine are too filthy for here.
Posted by: Rocketboy | Dec 28, 2010 11:46:44 PM
Chill, clifyt. FWIW I carry my own chopsticks, too.
Posted by: antares | Dec 28, 2010 6:25:32 PM
I daresay more "resources" are expended making a pair of these -- hell, just the mining, refining and manufacturing which goes into the magnets boggles my mind -- than a lifetime supply of the wooden variety.
Posted by: jim` | Dec 28, 2010 5:46:08 PM
Argh! I *HATE* breaking the wood ones apart. It makes my mouth squirm...the thought of putting splintered wood in my mouth just freaks me the hell out, even if I know I'm putting the smoother polished end in.
I carried the travel chopsticks for a while, but now just pack a full sized pair with me and throw it in an oversized sam'mich bag when I'm done. I can't believe that anyone would actually WANT to break these. When I'm without mine, I have to pull out a pen knife and cut them apart to ensure that they don't splinter...and if I forgot this and it does splinter...I've just ruined my meal.
Wow...this is freaking me out just thinking about it...
Posted by: clifyt | Dec 28, 2010 3:35:14 PM
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