If you follow me on instagram (and please do) you will see my veggie mash scoops often. Since I store leftover cauli mash in a 1.5 pint tall mason jar the idea was born out of convenience, as I would dig the scoop down in the jar for a quick perfect single portion serving. But my instagram followers began commenting on it and soon it became a signature of mine, like my fork. It is also fun for tuna or salmon salad. I use my mini scoop to make meatballs, which is also a handy trick.