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Joseph Joseph Scoop & Pick serves olives and more

The Joseph Joseph Scoop & Pick is a serving utensil that features an integrated skewer. The two-part construction makes it easy to snag slippery olives.

Find your favorite finger foods fast and easy with the Joseph Joseph Scoop & Pick.
Find your favorite finger foods fast and easy with the Joseph Joseph Scoop & Pick. Joseph Joseph

Olives pose a tantalizing problem. There they sit in their jar, can or olive bar take-out container, staring at us with unblinking eyes asking us in their silent way how exactly we plan to capture it. (Sometimes, they even look angry when a pimento resides where the pit used to be.) And they have a point: olives can be slippery little suckers and rooting around in a jar for one can end up with a brine-splashed kitchen countertop.

So, because olives are so delicious, some of us choose to just dump the whole thing into a colander because they're all going to get eaten right away anyway in one sitting. However, for those who have a little more restraint when it comes to the delicious pit fruit, there is a more elegant solution.

The Joseph Joseph Scoop & Pick ($6) is a little colander spoon that also hides a secret. The affordable kitchen utensil at first glance appears to be a slotted spoon, but in the handle resides a small fork. Just pop it out to set it free and clip it back in for storage. Together, the two make it easy to not only capture elusive olives, but also any number of small finger foods that lurk in the depths of tall jars. Finally, a way to not have to eat the whole jar at once -- I mean, if one were so inclined.