Ice cream spoon uses your body heat to get the perfect scoop
may remember the limited edition “ice cream shovels” produced last year
to solve the problem of too-hard-to-eat frozen treats found at
convenience stores. Well now there’s another spoon that’s specially
engineered to use the heat from your hands to get you closer to the
perfect scoop. An item that’s this well-thought-out is going to have a
hefty price tag, but you’ll probably be surprised at just how expensive
this ice cream spoon actually is.
Specialty spoon company, 15.0%, devotes its efforts to producing items
designed to make your ice cream eating experience more enjoyable. The
company’s name is also all about the frozen treat, giving a nod to the
Japanese government requirement for ice cream to contain at least 15
percent milk solids.
The first three products (shown above) are numbered 1, 2, and 3 and
have cute ice cream flavor nicknames: vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry
(but don’t worry, you can eat chocolate ice cream with the vanilla
spoon). Each one is sold separately and comes in a cute package:
spoon is made of aluminum, a metal of high thermal conductivity, which
causes the heat from your fingers on the handle of the spoon to transfer
to the other end, helping to melt your ice cream for the perfect bite.
It’s a unique solution to the age-old problem of rock-hard frozen
treats, but it’ll cost you! A single spoon sells for 3,240 yen (US$31)!
It’s a bit expensive considering you can buy an entire tub of ice cream
for less than a third of that price.
15.0% also makes other products that are just as ingenious but no less
expensive. Here’s the rest of the company’s entire line-up:
At first glance, these ceramic ice cream cones don’t look very special,
but peering at a cross section of one reveals something out of the
As you can see, the cones are designed to keep the ice cream away from
your hand, saving you from getting chilly fingers and preventing the ice
cream from prematurely melting.
It’s a bit much for an oversized spoon, but we suppose some ice cream
fanatics are willing to part with their cash for an easily scooped
At first glance we couldn’t quite figure out what was going on with this
product, the sixth of the series, but taking a look at the following
diagram cleared things up:
That’s right, it’s an on-the-go ice cream spoon! For those times when
you’re away from home and an ordinary plastic spoon or flat wooden stick
just won’t do.
This one’s for the ladies! A slimmer, sleeker spoon that’s marketed
as being perfect for the slender hand of a woman who loves her ice
entirely convinced that any of 15.0%’s products are worth
the price, but that doesn’t mean we don’t hope to get one as a birthday
present. With all those delicious ice cream flavors in Japan, we’d get a
lot of mileage out of a specialty aluminum ice cream spoon!