Licking your plates might be a bad etiquette, eating your plates is not. This edible plates would make your dinner a 'wholesome one' by being a sweet dish by themselves.
These brown-hued, sweet-smelling plates, however, cannot be eaten that easily as they are a made a bit thick in order to hold the food comfortably and prevent it from spilling. The plates would get soft if food items with water content are served in them.
Bengaluru-based startup company Gajamukha Food is all set to launch edible plates and cutlery in the Indian market. The product series, which is marketed under the name ‘EdiblePro’, has a wide range of edible cutlery like plates, spoons, forks and ice-cream sticks.
Shaila Guruduth and Lakshmi Beemchar, who helm the company, say that their products are made from various plant-based materials. The plates and spoons could either be eaten or thrown out. If you leave them in soil, it will decompose in just a week, raising no danger at all to the environment.
This is not the first time that edible plates are being introduced in India. Two years ago, the international fast food giant ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)’ had introduced edible ‘rice bowls’ at their various outlets across the country. These ‘rice bowls’ were a superhit with more customers opting for this environmental friendly option. Following this, a Hyderabad-based company ‘Bakeys Food Private Limited’ had launched edible spoons. By introducing this product, the company intended to make a strong message against the proliferation of plastic. A pack of 100 edible spoons would cost Rs 300. Though these spoons are ideal for just one use, it could easily be stored for at least one-and-a-half years. The company officials say that their product is extremely successful and they have received orders for shipment from many foreign countries including America.
(With inputs from Mini P Thomas)