Packages are good for one thing and one thing only — hold whatever it is we want them to hold. Right? WRONG! Take a look at some of these clever packages that were designed for a little something extra.
Coffee addicts, like us, may think that those little holes in packaged ground coffee bags are designed for people who appreciate a good strong whiff of coffee aroma before deciding on their purchase. However, the hole is there to prevent the bag from popping! Fun fact: when coffee is roasted it lets off carbon dioxide.
Once packaged, the carbon dioxide emitted can inflate the bag, which can explode. Still, oxygen can make coffee turn stale. So, some clever genius came up with the idea of a tiny bag hole that will let the CO2 out without letting oxygen in. Thank you, designer! Now we can all have a good whiff of our favorite blends in the supermarket.
Some take out containers are more creative than others. In fact, bad take out options make the real difference when trying to decide on a take-out night (you know, when you get home so tired that you just know you will be ordering in). Well, Chinese restaurants can do more than serving us chopsticks we never use. Their take-out containers are a lot more practical than we realized.
Next time you order in your favorite Kung-Pao chicken, try this: when you eat the first few bites and start digging to get to the bottom, unfold all sides of your container. It will easily unfold, creating a paper plate for you to eat from. Pretty crafty!
Aluminum Wrap Box
If you are used to opening your aluminum foil box from the outside, you should read this. Usually, you grab a piece helplessly let the entire roll unravel like a sad aluminum carpet, which is no fun. Have you seen the arrows at the sides of your foil’s box?
The arrows indicate that you need to push down on them with your fingers. When you do that, the outer piece of the box holds the inside of the foil roll and anchors it into place, preventing it from slipping out. You’re welcome.