What it is: A set of rugged, foldable dishes that can be packed flat during transport.
How it works: Made of bisphenol-A-free polypropylene, the bowl, cup, dish and spoon are snapped together along creases. When finished, unsnap, clean and stash.
The good: As counterintuitive as it is to snap your dishes together, they stood up to cold cereal, hot oatmeal and steamy soup without a leak (the dishes include a "Do not fill above this line" warning that is best heeded). The polypropylene will stand up to 230 degrees, so the dishes can accommodate boiled liquids. They clean easily. They also get style points, coming in blue and funky orange and snapping into neat shapes.
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The bad: The edges on the spoon are overly abrasive on the upper lip. Not pleasant. Better to find a lightweight spoon you like and carry that, be it in your car or your backpack. Also, there is no handle on the cup, so it can be difficult to hold hot coffee or tea. Fozzils designer Bart Fite said he plans a new generation of the dishes within the next year, featuring an extra layer of insulation that should make them easier to carry.
Cost: Depends on the set, but a pack of two place settings costs $24.95.
Available from: Several stores. A list can be found at fozzils.com.