A Canadian toothpick company is selling luxury toothpicks for $25 per pack.
Centuries ago, only royalty used toothpicks. Nowadays you can find a jar full of toothpicks on your way out of just about every restaurant in America. But entrepreneur Peter Smith wanted to bring back the days of bougie teeth picking. That's why he founded Daneson, a luxury toothpick company based in Toronto.
A four-bottle pack starts at $25. With only 12 toothpicks per bottle, that’s 50 cents per toothpick. Comparatively, a jar of 250 regular toothpicks is just $2.
But according to their website, the price is the “cost of doing good business.”
“Daneson toothpicks are expensive because it's the cost of doing good business. Let me be clear - this is a pride before profit business. My first boss Bruno Morawetz put it this way: "It is better to sleep well than it is to eat well." It is better to have a clean conscience and sleep well than to have a guilty conscience and eat well. The price you're paying reflects the cost of making extraordinary small batch toothpicks with hygienic, environmentally practical packaging.”
You can use these toothpicks without any environmental guilt. For every tree the company uses to make their toothpicks, they're planting one hundred in its place. The company teamed up with the non-profit, Plant-It 2020 to ensure the company would be putting more trees into the ground than they used.
The toothpicks come in six flavors: Bourbon, single malt, ginger honey, lemon, mint and “cinnamint.”
If the flavors weren’t enough to peak your fancy, check out some of the images from their Instagram page: