"You have to admit, it looks pretty alluring," says Kelsey Kloss at Elle Decor. The Goûte ($24) is a utensil designed to trigger memories of sticking your own finger in chocolate or peanut butter, then licking your finger clean. Dreamed up by a German designer who wrote his Ph.D. on "spoonness," the utensil benefits from years of study into how the shape of tableware affects taste perception. Turns out, finger licking is a taste multiplier, and a Goûte made of glass or wood can mimic the effect.
Next up for its creators: a fur-clad bowl designed to enhance the experience of eating meat.