Friday, June 20, 2014

Just what I've always wanted

Now don't you wish you had one too?

For those of you not in the know - as I was until six hours ago - this is a ... wait for it ... I feel there should be a drum roll ... kiwi spoon.

Yes, a kiwi spoon, which was given to me by the lady in Sainsburys offering samples of golden kiwi fruit and which I accepted with alacrity and was tempted to be cheeky and ask for another for Husband.

It wasn't until I got home and regained control of my mind that I realised that I'd acquired yet another piece of useless plastic tat with which to fill my second drawer.

Do you remember Tupperware parties? (Do they still have them?) If you do then you'll remember all those wonderful little gifts and prizes with which the hostess and guests were rewarded. Who could forget the  melon baller? Or the shoe horn key ring? Bringing back memories yet? Or what about an orange peeler or a berry huller? How could we as modern housewives in the twentieth century have survived without these vital pieces of kitchen equipment guaranteed to make our lives easier and probably our husbands happier with it?

Did anyone ever use them? Or are there drawers all over the country full to bursting with these never-used items that we can't throw out because 'we might use them one day'?

11 comments:

Leslie: said...

Oh I wish I had a kiwi spoon! lol I used to used the orange peeler a lot and the uh...the uh...I forget. LOL

katney said...

Having been a Tupperware dealer I had quite a few of those gizmos and probably still do if I dig deep enough in the drawers. There are one or two that I sometimes wish I still had.

I was not particularly successful as a Tupperware dealer. I gave good parties and sold lots. But the key was to have more parties, and as my manager said, having a party without booking another is like kissing your brother--it's okay, but there's no future in it.

Diane said...

Actually I use this kiwi spoon at the office, it is very handy.

Liz Hinds said...

I'll go and get you one, shall I,Leslie?!

Ha ha, Katney. Do they still do parties?

For kiwi fruit or something else, Diane?

Rose said...

Yep, I have one of those drawers:) I still have my Tupperware orange peeler, too; I've never found anything else that works as well.

Do you have Crate and Barrel in the UK? They have all kinds of gizmos in the kitchen department, too, and I always come home with some little thing I didn't know I needed:)

nick said...

I don't know about Tupperware gifts, but we used to have a whole set of plastic gizmos for making fancy shapes in pastry. Some ten years later, having never used one of them, we threw them out.

Liz Hinds said...

No, we don't have Crate & Barrel, Rose, but we do have Lakeland who produce a whole catalogue of cleaning essentials.

I'm like that with icing nozzles, Nick. There are really only two I use but they always come in sets and they each new style promises to be easier to use/clean etc than the last. They never are.

katney said...

No Tupperware parties in my set, Liz. I've seen them sold in kiosks at the mall. The website talks about parties, though.

Diane said...

Yes Liz for kiwi. You can actually cut it in half with the handle end and use the other to spoon it out. I received mine free as well and was about to bin it after a while, but I saw a colleague using hers one day and from then on have used it at work.

Leslie: said...

Oh YES PLEASE, Liz! I love kiwi but feel that I waste so much of the fruit when I peel them.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Do you know , I believe I have a drawer like that , too . And a kiwi spoon .