Some of our most delicious and memorable food experiences often come from eating without cutlery. Eating with our bare hands, sucking our fingers or even licking a plate are natural behaviours


 

We started our design process by 3D-printing a scanned finger, and giving it a handle


From digital technology to traditional crafts

After many failed trials, we found a material and technique with which we could produce a similar shape to the finger. Glass allowed us to find a balance between tactile qualities, visual aesthetics, and manufacturing capacities. The glass "Goûte" is made by Glass Blower Richard Price, in the United Kingdom


We ate everything we came across with it:

chocolate mousse, yogurt, Nutella, porridge, hummus … The glass Goûte made the experience of eating creamy foods much more mindful and pleasurable


Finding a name:

goût french |gu| 
taste or gustation.
One of the 5 senses that informs about the molecular properties of food.
The sensation of flavour perceived in the mouth on contact with a substance.


goutte french |gut|
drop (of liquid).
A small round or pear-shaped portion of liquid that hangs or falls.


goûte french |gut|
to taste.
“Goûte cela” - “Taste this”.


GOÛTE • Glass Art
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Modelled after the finger, Goûte is a teardrop-shaped glass wand designed to eat creamy foods like peanut butter, Nutella, yogurt, or chocolate mousse.
This hand-crafted utensil enhances creaminess and sweetness perception, heightens the value of food and makes for a more mindful eating experience.


Healthier by Design

In 2015, we conducted an experiment in collaboration with Oxford University's Crossmodal Research Laboratory to test the effect of eating with "Goûte" can have on flavour perception.

This are some of the results:
• participants reported perceiving the food as tasting significantly better than when eating with a conventional spoon.
•The perceived value of the food went up by 40% 
•Participants rated the Yogurt sample as being sweeter as compared to those eating with a plastic spoon.


 

A perfect Honey Spoon

 

Following a beekeeper's suggestion, we reproduced the glass form in different woods:  Pear, Maple and Olive.

Our wood is ethically sourced, dry-aged, and hand-turned on a lathe by Dominic Jones, wood artisan in the United Kingdom.

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