This article is contributed by the STOMP Team.
Imagine how much waste we can reduce if we could eat our tableware and utensils after a meal. Not only is it environmentally friendly, you have less mess to clean up after eating.
These edible tableware are dried bread that are simply made of flour, table salt, shortening and yeast. They are baked like buns at a bakery, to a right thickness and texture to ensure that they are not easily breakable or too absorbent and have good flavour.
The Edible Tableware Shop sells them at a price of 130 yen each ($2.08). An order of up to five sets can be delivered a week from the day after the date they were ordered. They can last up to 45 days from purchase.
The edible bowls have a light salty flavour so they can go well with various kinds of foods. A spokesperson said that making the bowl tasty was an important part of production to prevent people from throwing them away.
The bowls started being marketed in 2010 and have seen a relatively good response in Japan as well as other countries. Currently, only the bowl is being marketed.
Would you use these edible bowls?