If you're out of forks and more guests suddenly show up, you can also use bamboo skewers.
Glow-in-the-Dark Fondue Forks?
If you'd like to impress your guests during your fondue evenings, you need to get your hands on a set of illuminated fondue forks. These beautiful forks use LED lights to illuminate the see-through acrylic handles with unique patterns.
I've been talking with the inventor, and I'm really excited about his forks. I'll post a review, more pictures and a video as soon as I can. These glow-in-the-dark forks can also be branded with your company's logo and would make a fabulous corporate gift!
If you are having meatball fondue (in hot oil), there are special wire mesh spoons that should be used instead of fondue forks. Suppliers often become out of stock on Amazon, but you could use smaller versions of this stainless steel strainer (as long as it fits in your fondue pot).
If you live in a fairly large town, you should be able to find these kitchen utensils in most Asian grocery stores.
The fondue forks must be used to dip your bread/meat/fruit into the fondue pot but should not be put in your mouth. That would result in double dipping. This is especially true with meat and vegetable fondues. Normal practice is to give your guests a regular fork as well.
The fondue forks are used to cook the food, then you remove the meat from it and let it cool on your plate for a few seconds. You then use the regular fork to dip your cooked meat into the fondue dip of your choice then eat. Normally, the fondue dips are served with a spoon and you use the spoon to pour a small amount into your plate, which prevents double-dipping as well.
Some say that if you lose your meat in the fondue pot, there are repercussions:
If you are a man, then you are buying (or refilling) the next round of drinks.
If you are a woman, you have to kiss the first man on your left.