It’s frowned upon to play with your food, but you’re a grownup now, and you can do anything you want. Here to add more enjoyment to eating, ‘Food Crayons’ garnish your meals with brightness—both visually and gastronomically—turning them into delicious art.
Dreamed up by Canada-based Nadia Lahrichi and her daughter and son Veronique and Kamil, the edible art tools can be shaved with a sharpener into seasonings for foods and cocktails. Notably, these aren’t your kids’ crayons, and taste nothing of wax.
The sticks come in a spectrum of hues, each with a unique flavor, including basil, carrot orange ginger, chipotle, coconut yuzu, lemon, black garlic, shallot, porcini mushroom, tomato and thyme, and piña colada, and tangerine cinnamon. With the exception of a honey and mustard flavor, which isn’t vegan since honey is a byproduct of bees, all of the Food Crayons are plant-based, natural and gluten-free.
For a soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture, the crayons are made from agar-agar, a natural, plant-based gelling agent extracted from seaweed. A touch of apple cider vinegar offers acidity and brightness to dishes and beverages.
For the ultimate masterpiece, Food Crayon recommends twisting the crayons and releasing five to 10 shavings to the plate. Think shaving cheese onto your pasta, but with an entire array of colors to choose from.
Image via Food Crayon