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Edible spoon maker IncrEDIBLE Eats – which makes its debut on ABC's “Shark Tank” this Friday – started at an ice cream shop. Co-founder Dinesh Tadepalli was with his kid, throwing away the cup and the plastic spoon, when he couldn’t help but see the “hundreds” of discarded plastic utensils already in the bin.
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Will the sharks take a bite? Dinesh Tadepalli, a Morrisville-based entrepreneur, is on a mission to get people to use less plastic. His startup, Incredible Eats, makes edible spoons that can be eaten rather than thrown into the trash. The company is built on the idea that if you offer consumers a tasty alternative to plastic, they will take it.
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The lightly flavored utensils can be used with both hot and cold foods, including soup, yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, cereal, pasta, rice, stews, and more. Able to withstand hot or ice-cold foods for 30 minutes, the spoons are crafted from non-GM wheat, corn, oats, brown rice, and chickpeas.
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That’s right just eat the spoons. No more dishes just eat the spoons. incrEDIBLE Eats has spoons you eat. Make an ice cream sundae in a waffle bowl then use incrEDIBLE Eats spoons to eat it with, then no dishes.
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Dinesh is the founder of incrEDIBLE, the first company to mass-produce edible cutlery and help alleviate waste from 100 million plastic utensils used every day in America.
Meet Dinesh Tadepalli
Nature loving entrepreneur, angel investor and a hardware engineer. Love adventure, hiking and making this world a better place.
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Take a moment to think of a typical ice cream experience. You wait in line, order your desired ice cream flavor, you get your ice cream in a single-use cup with a spoon, and complete it in a matter of minutes. While that experience brings joy to many, the plastic waste created from this short interaction is consistently overlooked and leads to centuries of plastic in the environment.
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