When I first received the Yoshi Blade as a gift, I was very excited to have this new utensil. With its clean-looking “santoku” design blade and slightly heavy soft-grip handle, it was a promising addition to my kitchenware collection. However, I was a bit nervous about the sharpness of the blade, as described by the large warning label affixed to its protective cover.
I used the Yoshi Blade to prepare two or three meals and cut chicken, onions, carrots, celery, bell peppers, parsnips, cucumber and probably more. It worked wonderfully, slicing cleanly and with ease.
Unfortunately, the last time I used it I noticed a chipping sound. In retrospect, I had made the mistake of using it with a glass cutting board, which broke the tip of the knife made of the “second hardest material known to man”—as stated by the makers of the Yoshi Blade—zirconium oxide. Looking closely, I also noticed chipping along the edge of the blade, which made me worry that some of it might have made it in my food.
This flavourful soft drink comes straight from the Caribbean. Containing 6 percent real Jamaican grapefruit juice concentrate and real sugar, Ting is truly refreshing. Produced by D&G, the original makers of Red Stripe Beer, Ting achieves the perfect balance between sweet and sour.
Ting comes in a 300 mL green glass bottle on which a bright green label features the brand name in yellow cursive above the picture of white grapefruits. As soon as you open the bottle, the bright smell of citrus jumps out. The soft grapefruit aroma is fresh with an almost peppery bite.