Here's a common situation: The family salad gets made in a big bowl. Individual eaters are duly served normal portions. Big fat dad who eats like a horse eats his portion and since salad doesn't keep and he's still hungry, eats the rest of it, too. Rather than dish it out onto a plate--a lousy salad holder if there ever was one--he settles down after the crew has dispersed, and eats from the big salad bowl. Salad is hard to stab. If you're good with chopsticks, that's a good way to go, but this Ti spork beats even those. The secret: S and S technology ---- you can stab chunks and scoop leaves. Our you can scoop them both. You can definitely fit more onto this spork than you can stab with a fork or lift with chopsticks. If you were an omnivore and limited to one utensil for the rest of your life, this would be the logical choice. It's not great for anything, but it's suitable for soup and spaghetti, salad and salmon, sushi and succotash. It will probably last several generations, and you can get the ball rolling for a mere..let me look it up now..$xx. That's not bad. Made in Japan by a really good, really committed maker of things like this.