I think my wooden spoons are well past their sell by date. Not sure at what stage you are supposed to replace them, but I have seen far worse than this. My spoons begin to look scruffy after using them only a couple of times, they usually go yellow quite quickly due to the turmeric I put in my food. Anyway, I've had these for a while so they are due for chucking.I started looking last week for replacements, tried several shops in town, but couldn't find any. Have they stopped making them? I would have thought the £1 shops would have them in stock, not even the 99p shop had any. I resumed my search today at the Retail Park. Dunelm Mill had a wooden spoon for £1.20, I thought that was a bit steep, I would have expected a pack of three for that price. I browsed the kitchen department and found a selection of Silicone utensils. I have never tried one of these before, it doesn't seem quite right to put a silicone spoon into the food I am going to eat. Will it melt, will I ingest traces of plastic, yuk.
The normal price of this spoon is £1.99, but I found a purple one in the reduced section, for 99p. I thought I would give it a try.
It does say that it is for food contact, so I assume it is safe. Oh dear, I'm still not sure, will it poison me? Does anyone else use a silicone spoon? Can you taste it in the food?
I went across to The Range, department store. I don't usually buy much from there as I find things are expensive. I went to look for offers on cat food. Just out of curiosity I looked for wooden spoons. Well blow me down, they had just what I was looking for, simple wooden spoons for 35p each, 39p if you wanted a longer handle. Doesn't it make you want to spit. You buy something that might just do the job because you can't find exactly the right thing, then you blooming well find the right thing.
Another thing that niggles me is the silicone spoon is made in China, and the wooden ones are made in Poland. What's going on, are we not capable of making a simple wooden spoon in this country? I'll have a look in my garage and see if I can find a piece of wood the right size and make one myself :o))
No rain here today, it's been lovely.