Loliware is a disposable cup that you can eat. Made out of a sustainable seaweed that is 100% all-natural, non-GMO, gelatin-free and comes in five different flavors, the biodegr(edible) material is designed to “transform the tableware and packaging industries.”
Ideal for high-waste events such as weddings, parties, food fairs, conferences, conventions, concerts, outdoor festivals, marathons, etc., Loliware is the “the cup of the future.” Loliware is made from seaweed, organic sweeteners, and flavors from fruits and vegetables. The edible ingredients are 100% plastic-free, BPA-free, gluten-free, non-toxic, safe, and FDA-approved.
With flavors that include Tart Cherry, Yuzo Citrus, Matcha Green Tea, Vanilla Bean, Loliware tastes similar to an adult fruit roll-up. Designed to revolutionize the drinking and eating experience, Loliware can hold chilled, frozen drinks, and desserts at room temperature and below. When you’re done enjoying your delicacy, feel free to snack on your flavored cup – anything left over “goes from cup to soil in 60 days.”
Interesting in finding out how to use Loliware’s edible cups at your next cocktail party. Here are the step-by-step instructions, according to Loliware’s website:
Step 1: Pair a drink or dessert with a cup flavor of choice. A few examples that have worked well: Bon Appetite’s Roasted Buttered Cherries, Living Maxwell’s Matcha Lemonade, or Color Splash Sorbet.
Step 2: Enjoy your creation – each cup comes with a compostable paper sleeve – keeping your hands from being sticky and allowing your guests to refill Loliware many times throughout the festivities. The cup becomes sturdier when filled with chilled liquids or desserts.
Step 3: Eat your cup – Loliware has a soft flexible texture ideal for functionality as a cup and at the same time, completely edible. Loliware suggests small bites.
Step 4: Compost any leftovers in a home or industrial compost. You can find pickup service near you @ www.compostnow.org.
With a simple mission to “transform the tableware and packaging industries by creating products that are non-toxic, fun, and delicious,” co-founders Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker hope to expand their 100% biodegr(edible) line to cups of all sizes, straws, and even edible water bottles. “My passion is creating disruptive, experiential product designs that leave a positive footprint by combining sustainability, functionality, and a fresh perspective,” Tucker said.
Since you are holding an edible cup, there are some hygienic concerns – that is, the passing of germs prior to munching on your cup. Since each cup comes with a compostable paper sleeve, there is a barrier between your hand and the actual cup. This is designed to keep germs away and prevent your hands from getting sticky during a catered event. Loliware has a natural confectionary coating applied to the surface to prevent stickiness. Think of it as sturdy ice cream cone that never gets soggy or sticky.
Each Loliware glass is about 135 calories and has a shelf life of about 12 months (in its original packaging). If you’re thinking of serving hot coffee or tea in your Loliware glass, think again. The edible cup is designed to support liquids room temperature and below. Hot liquids compromise its structure and you may end up with a flavored pool of liquid vanilla bean and coffee – which, to be fair, doesn’t sound all that bad.