You Can Now Get Finger Protectors For People Who Don’t Like Getting Crisp Flavouring On Their Hands

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, Weird
Published 02.10.19

Finger protectors are now a thing, just in case you always make a mess when you’re eating ribs or crisps.

No one ever talks about it, but I feel like the thimble industry took a big hit some time after the turn of the century.

Suddenly either people stopped sewing, or they adopted a more cavalier attitude towards their fingertips. Whatever happened, the thimble people needed to think fast and adapt to the new market.


Think fast they did, and after 19 years of blueprints and visits to the patent office, a new gadget was designed; one that would change the world forever.

They started making thimbles out of silicone and marketing them towards people who don’t like getting BBQ sauce on their hands when they’re eating ribs.

Not only that, but the use of the “Protective Finger Covers” can be transferred to the likes of crisps, cactuses – if that’s your bag – or hey, maybe even donuts.


The world is your oyster when it comes to keeping your fingers clean.

The product description explains why these were invented, saying:

The thing about eating potato chips is that you can’t eat just one. Unfortunately much of the grease and/or coloured flavouring from those yummy snacks remains on your fingers and subsequently wiped on clothes, napkins or any other convenient absorbent material.


Despite napkins literally existing for that very purpose, their use clearly irked Stenbert Solutions, who designed the Chip fingers.

They go on, stating:

For Chips, Popcorn, Pizza, Party food, Finger food, Appetizers and anything else that makes your fingers Cheesy, Greasy or Sticky. Designed to go on and off with ease, our unique shape fits comfortably on any size fingertip. Food-Grade Silicone is easy to clean, Dishwasher safe, and can be placed in boiling water to Disinfect.


There’s no word as to why cleaning these is less hassle than washing your hands, but whatever. That doesn’t matter.

They must be selling fast too, since Stenbert Solutions obviously only have one set left, going by how they only took one picture and had to photoshop it several times to show off their colour range.

You know what to do…

Images via Steinbert Solutions, Getty