I got some sad news on Friday. Yes, Friday. The 13th. I should have known it was coming.
Remember my beloved spoon spatulas? The ones that work so perfectly for Jade, but which were discontinued? The ones I found on an online store in Alberta?
You can see it coming can’t you?
Yes, the store realized, with my order, that those spatulas have been discontinued and that they can’t supply them.
Excuse me for a moment while I turn my head and sob just a little. (Or perhaps I should press the back of my hand to my forehead. That’s more dramatic, maybe?)
Earlier in the week, I got a surprise package in the mail, from a spatula fairly who turned out to be my dad. It’s the new style of Danesco spoon spatula. And while it is certainly a very superior spatula, it won’t work well for Jade because the leading edge is far too wide to fit into her mouth.
Of the treasure trove my mother-in-law sent, my runner-up favourite is the blue one from Home Sense. Its only drawback is that it’s not as deeply scooped, so some things (like Jade’s Almond Breeze drink) tend to run off. The black Lee Valley ones have wonderfully thin edges, but aren’t scooped at all.
My next desperate plan might be to buy food-grade silicone and a belly casting kit and attempt to recreate the Danesco ones, myself. (Just imagine how much trial and error that would entail.)
So, bloggy peeps, do me a favour, please? On your travels through stores that sell kitchen paraphernalia, be on the lookout for a spatula with the following properties:
- Softish head material, like silicone or rubber (though the handle can be made of any material)
- Very fine edges
- Scooped shape for retaining ingredients without dribbling off the opposite side
- Narrow scraping end to fit into Jade’s little 5-year-old mouth. Jade’s Danesco spatulas are 1 inch wide at the bottom and widen to 1-3/4″ in the middle.