We are a sustainable start-up with the goal of reducing plastic waste and fighting food waste. Since 2018, we have been producing and distributing edible cutlery - with a focus on spoons - that is made from 100% sustainable raw materials, offering a crisp alternative to the immense plastic pollution in our world. At the beginning of 2021, we expanded our product range with an edible coffee stirrer. Due to the ban on single-use plastic in force in the EU since 03 July 2021, alternatives for single-use plastic cutlery are urgently needed and with our products we offer a practical, sustainable and at the same time tasty alternative.
Our edible spoons, also called spoonies, are made from rescued cocoa or oat shells that are not used in food production. We process the cocoa or oat shells into fibres while retaining the fibre and the natural taste. In this way, we do not consume any new resources in production, but create added value from existing nutrients.
The Spoonies come in two different sizes (S and L) and flavours (neutral/slightly sweet oat flavour and plain flavour). Therefore, the Spoonies can be perfectly combined with ice cream, yoghurt, desserts and savoury snacks. In ice cream, the Spoonie is stable for about 60 minutes, so there are no problems from dissolving or breaking during eating. What's more, the spoons are vegan and our Spoonie choc is also gluten-free.
Our edible coffee stirrer Twirly is also made from leftover materials from the food industry, but so far it is only available in one flavour. Here, too, we use rescued cocoa shells for production, which gives the coffee stirrer a pleasant dark taste and also makes it gluten-free.
We generate our revenues by selling our Spoonies and Twirlys to domestic and foreign wholesalers, as well as food retail chains, ice cream parlours and cafés. We choose the model of fixed remuneration at defined price levels, which depend on the purchase volume of the buyer. So far, we supply 15 EU countries and 3 other countries internationally.
Our USP is the use of cocoa and oat fibres, which we upcycle as waste material from the cocoa and grain industry. The fibres are normally discarded in food production, but are full of fibre and bring the necessary stability to the spoon. We are also scalable - 600,000 spoons in 4 hours - and, compared to our competitors, we manufacture our spoons in Germany, avoiding unnecessary transport. In addition, all our products are patented, which gives us the sole right to produce them.