Frequently Asked Questions
Our Process and Products
We make our products out of simple, wholesome ingredients - wheat flour, soy flour, corn flour, and water.
TwentyFifty was founded by a bioengineering graduate from the University of California San Diego who developed a patent-pending air flow molding technology to compress natural grain flours. The resulting strong yet pliable material is perfectly suited to grabbing and holding food.
In our newly built facility in San Diego, California, we use a custom, automated baking process to create quantities of utensils ready to ship to conscious consumers, natural grocery stores, zero-waste events, and food service establishments that care about reducing plastic waste in our world.
Allergens and Certifications
Our products currently are NOT gluten-free, since they contain natural wheat flour. Rest easy that all of our grain flours are sourced from the most reputable sources in the natural foods industry. We have developed gluten-free and non-GMO formulas that we plan to offer in the very near future. All TwentyFifty products are focused on our primary goal of minimizing plastic waste.
100% Backyard Compostable
No other utensil can match TwentyFifty's 100% backyard compostability. We have received testimonials and studies from non-profit organizations that have tested our products and shown them to backyard compost in under seven (7) days, which is exactly what you would expect of a plant-based product. No surprises there!
Eat Your Fork?
While TwentyFifty is made of food grade materials, we do not recommend eating your forks or spoons. They are made to be tough in order to function as utensils. We're content knowing that your fork is nutrifying your garden and that you’ve saved a plastic fork from the landfill. In fact, every TwentyFifty Fork or Spoon provides up to third of its value in organic plant nutrition when it is returned to the soil.
So Simple. Yet So New.
By developing a process that shapes grain floors into utensils strong enough to grab food and hold hot liquids, TwentyFifty hopes to reduce our dependency on single-use plastics, and change the world for the better with each meal.
The answer is clear. When plastic was introduced one hundred years ago, it was hailed as a miracle material – infinitely malleable, moldable, inexpensive and even hygienic. But, being nearly indestructible, plastic proved to be too good for our own good. Plastic pollution is threatening our oceans, lands, air and health. Every time we innocently enjoy prepared meals outside the home and accumulate piles of plastic packaging and utensils, we contribute to the problem, endangering marine mammals with plastic sodacan rings, or potentially jeopardizing human health with microplastic particles.
BE THE SOLUTION. REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION.