it is a convenient pair of to-go utensils. thin/sleek but reliable. they have come apart a few times and can be difficult to recall if you don't remember how they intertwined to begin with (and you don't have the instructions).
Love this product! Great idea for someone who wants to own a pair of chopsticks for those take out nights of sushi or thai. I bought them for my boyfriend for VDay, and we ordered Thai take out that night to try them out. They were incredibly easy to use and being able to flip it around and use the fork helped to get the last bits of rice at the end. I'm not yet sold on the durability of the product. I washed it in the dishwasher once so far, but will hand wash in the future. They are so lightweight that I worry about the longevity of the product. Time will tell.
My husband and I were invited to dinner at a sushi restaurant, and he's not very adept at using chopsticks. Rather than having him give up and use his fingers (how embarrassing!) I ordered these. He was able to eat all types of sushi with ease, from salmon roe (very tricky) to dancing eel roll (sloppy) to the spam sushi (OMG that stuff is amazing). Our friend is a regular at that place, and he showed it to the owner, who thought it was so clever. He has training chopsticks for kids, and he wants to get a bunch for the restaurant (although they're a little expensive for that, because people will probably walk off with them). The only drawback is that if you use them at a restaurant, you now have dirty sticky utensils to bring home.
Long Island, NY
Bought this as a thank-you present for a friend, she loved it and it was a quirky and practical gift!
I've got a couple of kids who aren't adept at chopstick handling and these make it a breeze for them. Plus, they can always use the fork & knife sides if they prefer.
My 3 Boys' Mom
Grippy, won't slide down your fingers like real chopsticks. Can grip firmly. Clever design, but I'm afraid to overuse/over bend them and causing it to break. Although, it hasn't happened yet, and they were very reasonably priced for another set a year or more down the road, if needed.
Gina the Foodie
St. Paul, MN
Need to use chopsticks on vacation to china, and thought this would be a nice to have while away...but when it's put together for the chopstick use it's not as durable as i'd expect it to be.
long island, ny
I gave these as a gift to my sister and her newly-retired husband. They often enjoy picnics on their day-trip excursions and these are a perfect addition to their picnic basket.
Paired with some sushi shaped erasers and packaged in a classic 'take out box', these were a great addition to the $15 and under gift exchange held by my family. They seem durable, but don't have the weight of normal chopsticks so using them would be an adjustment. The recipient will keep them in their work desk for lunch! Now I want some too!
Husband loved the gift! We used them that evening with some Chinese! Thought it would be nice for "on the go" travels, especially on the motorcycle, when we have a picnic in the park with some sushi to go! :)