18 February 2009

Boomer Budget Trade-offs

Perhaps not my biggest financial decision for 2009, but an interesting exercise in budget trade-offs. I refer, of course, to paying a little more for disposable cutlery that you can dispose of with a clear conscience.

The web site is wheatware.com where you can order wheatware and golf tees and guitar picks. Diverse product line. (Actually, that's the complete product list but it is diverse.)

The spoon at left is the cornware model, demonstrating a little more diversity.

There are trade-offs. Cost comparison with the more conventional plastic spoon at my discount store: wheat/corn option is about 2¢ more per unit. And then there's the temperature problem. Some of the products are not suitable for use with hot foods.

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