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Here’s Why a Honey Dipper Is Better Than a Spoon

A honey dipper drizzles honey into a bowl.
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Are honey dippers truly necessary? Sure, they look pretty next to a honey pot or tea set, but isn’t a spoon just as good? Turns out, there’s a practical reason for this kitchen tool.

According @LitKitch on TikTok, honey dippers were created in ancient China to carefully distribute honey and prevent it from sliding off in one big glob—you know, like it does when you use a spoon.

However, there’s no documented proof that dippers were created in ancient China. Still, the design does stop your honey from blobbing. The dipper’s crevices keep the honey trapped, and, as long as you rotate the wand horizontally, you won’t lose any of that sweet goodness.

When you’re ready to drizzle some in your tea or over some flatbread, just tilt the dripper vertically and watch that honey drop in a perfect stream.

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In a follow-up video, someone told @LitKitch the dipper was designed to look like a honeycomb. While this is true, @LitKitch explained that the first honey dippers were pine cones on a stick.

The current iterations re-create the shape to achieve the same effect the pine cones had. The shape and divets add some surface area so more honey can be stored on the dipper. As long as you keep it spinning, it won’t fall.

So, if you want a  perfect drizzle of honey, rather than a glob, consider getting yourself a honey dipper. Of course, if you’d rather keep it super simple, you can always just pick up a cute bear-shaped squeeze bottle of the stuff at the grocery.

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