One disposable item that people often overlook is toothpicks. These products are special because they do not typically hold or contain food items, but are used as a tool for picking up appetizers or as an after-meal accessory to clean the teeth. Casual or fine dining restaurants should keep toothpicks by the host station. Toothpicks are typically made of wood or bamboo and are available either unwrapped or individually wrapped in plastic. Toothpicks are usually used as after-meal items, along with mints or suckers. These kinds are plain and either round or flat in appearance. Toothpicks can also come with colorful frills on one end. These are more closely related to cocktail picks, and are used for spearing fruit, cheese or other bite-sized appetizers. Toothpicks are always made to be used and immediately thrown away, so include these on your list of disposables to keep in your inventory.