is a sugar spoon shaped the way it is????
Why not?lol lol
Perhaps so it can't be mistaken for a tea-spoon?
So people can put more sugar in their tea? :)
The temp is 93.7 and I'm getting silly ! You, too, Steve?
LindaC probably knows :(
My guesses, to match the interior of a delicate sugar bowl so as not to harm the china or crystal. To help break up sugar that has hardened. It's a holdover from when sugar came in those really odd cone, "sugar loaf". Dunno any others!
I couldn't leave it alone. I looked it up. Before I give you the answer, I will tell you, the sugarloaf's utensil counter part is a sugar axe. They look like tiny, deadly instruments of torture. I can just see earlier century boys getting into a lot of trouble with them! Ok, so the answer, from Wise Geek is:
"One of the most common shapes for a sugar spoon is one with fluted edges and an overall shape similar to a seashell. These types of spoons are often referred to as sugar shells or sugar shell spoons. The shape of the spoon separates the sugar on the spoon, making it easier to only get part of the sugar off the spoon. This allows better control over the sugar, so someone using a sugar spoon to scoop sugar into coffee or tea can limit the amount."
Here is a link that might be useful:
Rob, good research, and it makes sense, doesn't it?
LS- sure does- I was scratching my head and wondering....well no more...
But I liked the funny answers better. It is too freakin' hot!
Rob, thanks for the explanation; as usual, I learned something I didn't know on the GP.
Rob, this is great -- I never understood this until now, but it makes perfect sense. And good discussion fodder for my next dinner party! Thanks.
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oscarthecat, who cares?lol lol lol
Interesting question and answers.
I find the history of the "spice" wars, including sugar, salt etc, wars, very interesting.