I first ran into these spoons when a friend took me to Dough Dough at MoA. I was immediately in love, as soon as I put the spoon in my mouth. I don't really remember the taste of the cookie dough, I was so entranced with the spoon it came on! They have a very definite scoop from stem to tip, and a reinforced rim around the whole spoon that contributes to its superior strength. I only snapped mine in my ice cream because I'd been re-using it for WEEKS. The tip is very slightly curved, but they are still straight enough at the tip to cut through things like cookie dough or anything of similar consistency that might be in your ice cream. It really helps me break up huge chunks of cookie dough or brownies or whatever, so I don't end up taking so big a bite I can't really enjoy it! I've been looking all over for these spoons for weeks and weeks and finally had to just do a google image search. My only complaint, and the reason for knocking off a star? These spoons are so unique, this company should definitely make sure to put their website url on the spoon so people can find them and order them for home use, like I'm going to do! I was so frustrated they were so hard to find!