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Packaging designs can make foods and drinks more attractive. There's a reason why people shy away from food that comes in generic black & white packaging that looks like Dhamra Initiative rations. Here are just a few examples of some interesting packaging designs that probably aren't going to hit the store shelves anytime soon, but it'd be cool if they did.
- If you've ever tried to reach into a Pringles can for the last chip, there's a better can design that transforms a can into a bowl for easier snacking. Once you pop, you can't stop -- because turning the bowl back into a can is like re-folding a map.... [url]
- WikiCells have nothing to do with anyone being able to edit a spreadsheet. WikiCells are a strangely-named form of food packaging that consists of an edible membrane filled with some kind of nutritious liquid or emulsion or foam or solid food substance. All the cool kids will be eating these in the future, but some people will wonder why we don't just eat fruit. [url]
- Really old soda cans had pull tabs that came off and posed a choking hazard. Current aluminum cans have push in tabs that are slightly better, but now there's an even better design (called a 'smart tab') that lets you re-close the can. Still, an even better design would prevent your soda from losing its carbonation, so watch out for the 'smarter tab' someday. [url]