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Old 08-14-2014, 11:45 PM   #1
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I am trying to figure out what to use for my food with a function need. I am looking for something edible that can be formed / cut to about the size of a toothpick. It needs to have strength similar to a toothpick when dry as well. I've been struggling with this for some time. I've had a couple of suggestions from people to use sweet potato (possibly dehydrated???) or some sort of caramel (I've tried this but it has been too brittle - I may not be preparing it properly). If you have other suggestions for what to use and how to prepare it I will be forever grateful. Thanks!

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:00 AM   #2
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Dry spaghetti noodles? You could break them in pieces and brown them in a bit of butter, then stick them in whatever you're going to spear.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:37 AM   #3
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I think the idea of using spaghetti is a great idea. Another idea ---- How about carrot, apple, or celery sticks? Would they work? Why do the sticks have to be so thin?
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:41 AM   #4
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What are you trying to do?

The reason I'm asking is that maybe you could accomplish your goal in a different way by using a food for a scoop,a bundle, a glue, a string etc...
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It's hard to understand what you want unless you tell us what it's used for.
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I'll bet he's building a hedgehog.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #7
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I am literally trying to make a toothpick which is edible. I will give the spaghetti a try. Any other ideas?
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:30 PM   #8
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While dry spaghetti is edible and may work as a toothpick, it's certainly not pleasant to eat.
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I am literally trying to make a toothpick which is edible. I will give the spaghetti a try. Any other ideas?
ohhhhhhhkaaaaaaaay. do we dare ask why?
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While dry spaghetti is edible and may work as a toothpick, it's certainly not pleasant to eat.

Unless you fry it in butter.

Personally, I find the old fashioned wooden toothpicks work just fine.

I'm curious too, why re-invent the toothpick?
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