Monday, August 15, 2011

Titanium Spork?!

Not too long ago I was contacted by someone at Makai's Sports and Outdoors. I was asked to write a review about a product they were going to send me, which of course I gladly accepted. Their website is filled with some amazing products, but what I received was slightly.....random.

It's a spork (you know, a fork and spoon combined!).

They couldn't have chosen a better color, as purple is my favorite color, aside from blue.

But it was still random. I could see if I was a hiker or someone who blogged about camping and being outdoors a lot, but....I blog about food and nutrition. This is not to say that I wasn't thrilled to receive this in the mail, but at .5 ounces I think this was meant for someone who lives in Colorado and needs to carry light utensils so as not to weigh themselves down on their treks through the mountains.

Ok, ok, maybe I'm being too harsh. I often have egg whites with canned roasted tomatoes on top, and I find it very difficult to eat the egg whites and then the juices from the tomato with a fork or a spoon, so this has already come in handy a couple times. I also like to use it for my chopped broccoli, which can sometimes be difficult to eat with a fork;

And then there are those random meals that I create with other small pieces of vegetable that are impossible to "fork" with a fork, such as small pieces of spinach and strips of broccoli sprouts...

(The meal above is just a mound of cooked veggies topped with avocado, cheddar cheese, grilled shrimp, plain Greek yogurt and Red Hot).

And of course it's perfect for kiwi (by the way, I read an article the other day that said 3-4 kiwi per day is supposed to help with IBS symptoms.....that's a lot of kiwi!)

While I love that it's light weight and versatile, it tends to scrape and make a chalkboard scratching noise when I use it to eat my breakfast;

Note to self, stick with a spoon for yogurt/breakfast. That is, until winter rolls around and I start adding sweet potato to my oatmeal, then I can use the spork!

Just when I thought I had exhausted all uses for my spork, I found the best's perfect for my packed lunch!

Half of the time I pack my lunch I forget to pack either a spoon or a fork. I'm lucky I work in a store that has a restaurant because half of the time I end up using a fork and spoon from work. But now I will never find myself sans a fork or spoon, I've got both in one! WAHOOO!!

QUESTION: What would you do with a Titanium Spork??

** Disclaimer; I was asked by Makai's Sports and Outdoors to write this honest post in return for my free spork. **

Quick update on my arm injury... I can finally get it about 90 percent straight, but right now my entire left elbow is one giant bruise. I am still having trouble twisting my wrist, but on the bright side it gets easier every day. I hope by Wednesday I can call the doctor and tell him I don't need to see him again on Thursday. Heck, it may save me about six-hundred dollars. Goodness, the cost for anything medical these days is ridiculous.

Enjoy your week everyone! Happy SPORKIN'! :)


  1. love this spork! i got to test out an awesome first aide kit for them....what a fun company!

  2. I don't know that I would have a need for a spork haha

  3. Not sure what I would use it for but it's pretty cool!

  4. Glad you are on the mend Gina. Who'd have thought there was such a thing as a spork? Fun! Take care.

  5. That sounds sporktastic :) now I feel like a (d)spork for writing that... Hehe glad your arm is on the mend!

  6. Hahaha! Actually, the moment I saw that spork, I thought it would be great for pasta. Or a noodle soup.

  7. lol! Leave it to you, Gina, to look on the bright side of receiving a SPORK in the mail :P Although, I have to say, by the end of your post, you had me convinced that I need to go out and get a spork now. Especially one made of titanium! Companies in Colorado always come up with the best stuff :)

    I'm glad to hear that your arm is feeling better - I felt so bad for you when I heard about it on FB! I'll cross my fingers that your arm will be 100% soon!

  8. The first thing that came to mind was packing lunches. We always seem to have spoons at the office and I would welcome a spork when it comes to salad eating. The scratchy sound would be a little annoying though.

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  10. Interesting. I can see uses for it just as you have, but I'm not sure I'd spend money on one. They would be perfect for campers and backpackers, though. :)