Remember when you were a kid? Remember pop guns? That was one of my favorite toys: you pulled back on the handle to lodge the cork in the barrel, and then pushed the handle forward to make the cork (on a string so it didn’t go anywhere) pop out of the barrel with a very satisfying “pop” sound.
Sorry for the digression, but this Strawberry Huller makes me nostalgic for my old pop gun. You put the tube of the huller through the back end of the strawberry and push it through to the stem (this way it takes out the entire bitter core). Then you squeeze the bulb to eject the core, and it sounds just like that old pop gun!
So let’s start with the fact that you do want to hull your strawberries. The center core tastes unpleasant and, unless you’re eating the very fancy long-stemmed strawberries (usually while sipping champagne), you really don’t want the stem hanging around either. So once you’ve made that decision, it’s just a matter of deciding how to do it. Even my just-use-a-knife loving husband realizes that using a knife to hull strawberries is an injury waiting to happen, and you certainly wouldn’t want to hand a knife to your young child to help prepare dinner.
But how much danger can you actually create with a tube and a silicone bulb? And it’s fun! Now, we’re not recommending a strawberry hull duel at 10 paces (you’d need 2 hullers for that, anyway!), but there is a satisfying pop and good visual when you eject the stem, and the strawberry looks great and tastes even better, without the bitter core. So put the fun into preparing strawberries, get the kids to help and enjoy a functional and fun Cool Tool!
The manufacturer has discontinued this fun product, and we have only a few left in stock; when they're gone, they're gone!
- Silicone and stainless steel
- 6”/15.24cm long
- BPA free
- 5 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty
- Silicone head removes for easy cleaning
- Dishwasher safe