File Under Wasteful: The Strawberry Huller

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We’re always on the lookout for great green products. Some of the criteria we might consider to help us identify these items might be that they are well-made, useful, made of high-quality natural materials, and are long-lasting. The Strawberry Huller is something that I came across at the grocery store the other day, but it caught my eye for the exact opposite reason.

Basically the huller is made of plastic, is over-packaged in plastic, seems to be low-quality, and doesn’t really seem to serve any kind of useful or helpful purpose. A good paring knife is clearly far superior for removing strawberry hulls, and unlike the Strawberry Huller, it has other uses.

I recognize that this company is not presenting the Strawberry Huller as an eco-friendly product and that it’s unlikely to appeal to many Re-Nest readers, but I still think it’s important to look at. We at Re-Nest spend a lot of time writing about wonderful products, but hope that it’s worthwhile to point out the terrible ones to remind people to take time to consider what they are buying while navigating a market flooded with junk.

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