Love it or hate it, the spork is a staple of outdoor gear. Now, a brand called Morsel claims to have built a better eating tool for the outdoors.
Have you ever found yourself wishing your single piece of outdoors cutlery worked better?
I certainly have. Whether scraping around the bottom of a freeze-dried food container or trying to get the last scraps from a flame-stained pot, many of the light options on the market fall a little short.
Morsel claims it has the answer, and it looks pretty slick (although I haven’t tried it yet).
Morsel Backpackers Eating Tool: A Better Spork
First off, the Morsel costs just $12, so I’ll be grabbing one to see if it lives up to the hype.
It’s a mix of a spoon, fork, and spatula, made from soft material that will mold into crevices in food containers to get every last bite. The brand spent a year designing it, which shows some serious commitment!
Here’s what the brand claims about its new implement:
● Rubber conformable scraping edge
● Asymmetric shape fits all containers
● Full-size fork with safe cutting edge
● Extended length and deep reach
● Boiling water and dishwasher safe
● BPA-free and FDA food-grade materials
● Shipping spring 2018
● MSRP $12
Ok, not bad. Here’s my take.
First, the long 10.5-inch handle should reach well into most containers. Short handles and freeze-dried foods don’t go well together; your hand and sleeve end up in the soup.
Next, the square side of the spoon should be great for scraping from bowls. And you know that, when you’re hungry in the woods, you want every last scrap from the bowl of chili mac.
Honestly, we don’t think this will replace a knife. But the brand thinks you could do a little cutting. The Morsel’s fork end has a slightly serrated edge.
Finally, you get a fully functional fork. While sporks do work, the short tines tend not to stick well into things like hot dogs. Nobody likes to drop a hot dog.
Its only downfall seems to be weight: It weighs 20 grams, or about 0.7 ounces. Weight weenies will likely scoff at this. So be it.
I’m intrigued. Vegetarians, carnivores, paleos: We all need eating utensils. And if the Morsel is a better way, more power to the brand.
Learn more about Morsel on its Kickstarter now, where you can pick one up at the discounted price of $9.