"... one man ended up in hospital with the sugar tongs clamped to his nose."
- all in a day's work at the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office (CS3)
Long-handled grips used to pick up cube sugar. In Britain, sugar is available granulated or in moulded lumps or small cubes. Cube sugar would be considered posh by someone like Petunia Dursley, but it’s arguably exactly the opposite.