Edible Cups

Everyone gets a little peckish when they’re drinking and now you can grab a fruity snack, without moving an inch.

Loliware are edible, flavoured cups and they’re the brainchild of industrial designers with a taste for Jell-O (jelly to you and me) and a love for the planet.

Loliware Cup

They’ve developed a cup made from all-natural ingredients, which include organic cane sugar, organic tapioca syrup, vegan gelatine, extracted from seaweed, and natural flavouring and colouring with a confectionary sugar-coating.

Loliware Cup

These cups are available in a series of flavours and are great for not only drinks, but desserts.

Available only in America.  Lucky me, I was given one to try by a colleague who knows I write this blog.  I had a citrus cup and whipped up a basil, cucumber and lime gimlet.   I did eat the cup after finishing the cocktail and it tastes a lot like fruit leather, although I suspect it’s more about the novelty value and sustainability rather than flavour.

Ingredients

2 fresh basil leaves
2 thin slices of cucumber
40ml dry gin (or 1.5 oz Jigger measure)
30ml Lemonade
Method
 Take a cocktail shaker, a muddler and crush the basil and cucumber, into a pulp.

Add the liquid and fill the shaker up with ice.

Shake well and strain into a short glass filled with fresh ice.

Garnish with lime and a fresh basil leaf.

The cups aren’t just for alcohol, great with fruity soft drinks and perfect for desserts and sorbets.

Read more about their story and order cups direct from Loliware.

Loliware Cup