Created by mother Nadia Lahrichi along with daughter and son team Veronique and Kamil, Food Crayons are edible, food seasoning sticks designed to be shaved onto dishes to add flavor. They sure bring back memories of kindergarten, don’t they? I always thought the reds and yellows tasted the best.
Single crayons cost around $15 (with the included sharpener) through the Food Crayon Etsy shop, with three-packs going for around $30, and come in a wide variety of flavors, including basil, chipotle, shallot, lemon, raspberry & balsamic, spicy mango, hot pepper and garlic, piña colada, black garlic, fig and balsamic, curry and turmeric, tomato and thyme, ginger, carrot orange ginger, lime, honey mustard, tangerine cinnamon, grapefruit and timut pepper, mushroom, and coconut yuzu. Am I going to gather as many crayons in my fist as I can and try to take a bite out of all the flavors at once? Can I call myself a foodie if I don’t?
Unfortunately for us purists, there isn’t any wax in the crayons, so you’ll have to shave an actual Crayola over your meal if that’s the flavor profile you’re trying to achieve. Although, based on the way my dinner guests all started spitting into their napkins as soon as they sampled the salad, I’m guessing their palates simply aren’t as refined as mine. Pass the glue stick?