Food packaging is one of those things you probably only notice when you’re struggling to get it open. But some packages are so creative that even hungry consumers stop to admire the design. Struggling to dip your fries while driving? There’s a carton with a sauce compartment for that. Need a spoon for your yogurt? There’s a lid that conveniently folds into a spoon. Need a light for your cake candles? There’s a cutter featuring built-in matches. These brilliant packages make eating even more convenient than you ever thought possible.
This Parmesan “Pencil” Easily Produces Shavings
There’s nothing like fresh parmesan, but cutting the hard cheese can be a nuisance. That’s why this company created parmesan “pencils” that you can put into a sharpener to produce shavings!
The package comes with a pencil sharpener that fits the parmesan “pencils” just right and is designated for the cheese. Sharpen them directly over your salads or pasta and watch the delicious shavings fall right into your dish! It may seem counterintuitive at first, but the convenience and taste are sure to make you a believer.
This Pizza Box Projects Your Smartphone Screen!
This pizza box does way more than keep your dinner warm. The specially-designed package can a built-in projector so you can turn your living room into a home theater!
Best of all, it doesn’t take a technology expert to operate. All you need is a smartphone that plays whatever you want to watch. Pull up the show or movie on your phone and then place it behind the lens to project the image. Talk about a fun TV dinner!
A Pickle Claw Makes Grabbing Them Easy
Pickles are delicious, but what isn’t so ideal is getting your fingers wet. Plus, the idea of everyone dipping their hands into the same jar isn’t the most appetizing. Your best bet is a fork, but even that can be tricky by the time there’s only a few left.
This pickle company came up with a brilliant solution. They stick a specially-designed claw into the pickle jar so that you can easily grab even the ones at the bottom.
Yogurt With An Origami Spoon
Those of us who love yogurt have probably experienced at least one time we were without a spoon. Perhaps you forgot to pack one with your lunch or were all out of clean silverware.
This yogurt company found a way to make the most out of its lid while also making sure you always have a spoon. They printed simple instructions on the bottom of the lid so you can turn it into a makeshift spoon.
A Miniature Hot Chocolate Whisk
Hot chocolate is one of those beverages that really hits the spot. While making it is very easy, the key is getting the powder thoroughly mixed into the milk. Spoons just don’t do the trick like a whisk would, but those are too big for your mug.
That’s why this hot chocolate company decided to add a tiny whisk into the package. Now you can get all of the powdered cocoa mixed up so you aren’t left with chunks at the bottom of your cup.
A Soy Sauce Dropper For Sushi Rolls
One of the best things about sushi rolls is that you get all of the ingredients you love in every bite. The only problem is when you accidentally overwhelm the roll with soy sauce.
That’s why brilliant minds came up with a soy sauce dropper that enables you to add just the right amount to each roll. Gone are the days of accidentally dropping your roll into a dish full of soy sauce and then scooping it out with chopsticks.
A Lemon Seed Net To Easily Squeeze Out The Juice
There’s nothing like a freshly cut lemon to add some zest to fish or tacos. The problem is that squeezing the juice can sometimes release the seeds. If you don’t fork all the seeds out, you’ll know it when you get the bitter taste of one with a bite of food.
This lemon net eliminates that problem. It easily slips over a half lemon and catches the seeds while letting the juice pass through.
A Built-In Instant Ramen Strainer
Instant ramen is so easy and convenient to make that you’d think it couldn’t get any more simple. The one thing that can be tricky is grabbing the piping hot noodles without spilling any of the broth.
This instant ramen company decided to design a package that has holes in the lid. This way, you can cook the noodles with the needed amount of water, and then pour out any excess to make it spill-proof.
Cut And Eat Kiwis With A Spoon-Knife
Kiwis are one of those fruits that are delicious to eat, but also can be a messy hassle. That’s why this kiwi company decided to create a spoon that has a dull knife as the handle.
This way, consumers can first cut the kiwi open, then scoop out the inside with the spoon. That’s about as convenient as it gets when it comes to this juicy fruit. It definitely beats making sure you have two utensils on you anytime you want a kiwi.
Coffee Lids With Cream And Sugar Compartments
Buying coffee for coworkers just got heaps easier thanks to these innovative coffee lids. They feature specially-sized compartments for cream and sugar packets so that you don’t have to balance them on the beverage tray.
It also makes it more convenient for people when they go to grab their drink. Instead of digging through a pile of cream and sugar, everyone has their own already attached to their cup. In this age of delivery services, this is even more of a perk.
Floss Picks For Post-Jerky Snacking
Beef jerky is a super convenient snack to have because it’s loaded with nutrients but lasts a long time on the shelf. The problem is that the tough consistency makes it easy for bits to get lodged in between your teeth.
This beef jerky company is well aware of the issue, so much so that they decided to invest in some floss picks. Each pack comes with one individually wrapped so you can go to town on the jerky without worrying about your teeth.
Keep Your Hands Clean While Eating A Burger
Have you ever had a craving for a big, tasty burger but just couldn’t go through with ordering one because of how messy it would be? Let’s face it, it can be tough to eat a burger in public without causing an embarrassing scene (or at least ending up with ketchup all over your fingers).
Some restaurants have found a way around that problem by offering customers a pair of gloves to eat their messy burgers with. You don’t have to take them up on the offer but it does make things a little neater.
Gum Papers Help Prevent Littering
Gum can be a great way to freshen breath or kick a craving, that is until it loses its flavor. Especially if you’re driving or outside, there isn’t always a place to spit the gum out.
That’s why there’s often gum stuck under surfaces or on streets and sidewalks. This gum company figured they could just give consumers a stack of tiny papers with every package. No more looking for the wrapper or scrambling for an old receipt.
Matchsticks Built Into The Cake Cutter
Since birthdays are one of the most popular events for cake, the dessert is often topped with candles. Even if you remember to get the candles, you may find yourself without a lighter or matches.
That’s why this cake cutter has a built-in compartment for match sticks, and it even comes with two! Keep the striking pad and load it up with a couple more match sticks and you’ll never be in the fireless-candle-predicament again!
A French Fry Carton Pocket To Hold Your Sauce
Have you ever gotten food from a drive-through and started munching on the fries on your way home? If so, you know that dipping sauce is usually out of the question if you don’t want a spill getting on the upholstery.
That’s why this carton is so brilliant. It features a pocket for sauce so you can dip your fries without having to worry about balancing two packages. Even if you’re eating at home, it’s less cleanup afterward.
This Spaghetti Carton Designates Serving Sizes
Pasta is delicious, but it has a bad reputation for being high in carbohydrates and easy to over-indulge in. This pasta company took these concerns into consideration when designing their carton.
It designates each serving size by separating each one into compartments. This way, you can easily keep tabs on how much you’re cooking and moderate appropriately. Never again will you accidentally cook the entire thing and end up eating four servings of pasta. Goodbye carb comas!
Pasta Sauce That Doubles As A Basil Garden
One of the key components in many pasta sauces is basil. That’s why this company decided to include basil seeds in their sauce packaging so that the consumer can plant them for next time.
The label suggests turning the leftover jar into an indoor herb garden by filling it up with soil and planting the seeds. By the time you’re ready to have pasta again, the seeds will have sprouted into basil leaves and you can add the fresh herb to your dish.
A Coffee Sleeve Complete With Mentos
For many of us, coffee is a major staple in our diets. Unfortunately, that also means we have coffee breath pretty regularly. That’s why this coffee sleeve has a packet of Mentos attached to it.
As soon as you’re done with your coffee, you can chew on a mint to refreshen your breath. Just imagine if every coffee shop had these sorts of coffee sleeves. No one would have to worry about their breath in the middle of the morning again!
A Churro Carton With A Dipping Sauce Compartment
This churro carton has a convenient design for those who love sweet dipping sauces. A piece of it folds open and has a circular cutout fitted to a plastic container.
This way, you can fill up the container with whatever sauce you like, and then place it into the carton. It’s much easier to walk around theme parks or county fairs when you can hold your sweet snack with one hand and eat it with the other.
A Toothpick To Get Out The Popcorn Kernels
Popcorn is so light and fluffy that it’s surprising how easily it can get stuck in your teeth. Little bits of the kernel can get so lodged in between teeth that it can be a distracting nuisance.
That’s why this popcorn package comes with a toothpick attacked. The individually-sized portions are just the right size, and now they’re even more complete. Finally, you don’t have to miss part of the movie while running to grab a toothpick or floss.
This Chip Can Opens Into A Bowl
Just when you thought chip cans couldn’t get any more convenient, this company proved that they could! If you’ve ever gotten your hand stuck in a chip can, you’ll appreciate this design.
The can fans open, becoming a bowl! This way, the container not only sits upright, but it also makes it easier to grab a chip. Now you can save a dish without having to deal with a flimsy bag or a tight can.
This Butter Lid Becomes A Butter Knife
Individually wrapped butter can be convenient, especially when you’re at a buffet or have a packed lunch. The problem is that dirtying a butter knife just to spread a bit of butter onto something isn’t exactly ideal.
That’s why this company created butter lids that are in the shape of a knife so they can double as spreaders. The lids are made out of wood so that they’re tough enough to spread butter but are also eco-friendly.
A Peanut Bag With A Shell Compartment
Shelled peanuts are a classic snack that promotes eating slowly since breaking apart the shell takes some time. The problem is that they can be a mess, especially if you’re at a sports game and have no place to discard the shells.
That’s why this company created a paper bag that has a divider in the middle. One side has the peanuts, and the other side is empty for shells. Finally, you can discard the shells without putting them in with the rest of the peanuts.
This Popcorn Opens Into A Bowl When Done
Microwave popcorn is easy to make, but the difficult part is cooking it long enough to pop all the kernels without leaving some burned. That’s why this popcorn packet opens into a bowl when done.
The unique design only opens completely when all the kernels have popped. Best of all, you get a disposable bowl afterward that makes cleanup extra easy. It’s also a classier design than other popcorn bags that have the instructions written all over them.
This Milk Carton Changes Color To Indicate Spoilage
No one likes to do the nose test, especially when it comes to milk. The dairy product can look fine but smell awful, making it less than ideal to test for expiration. That’s why this milk carton changes color as it spoils.
The carton turns an orange color that gradually spreads to the top as the milk spoils. By the time it’s expired, the entire carton will look so unappealing that you won’t be tempted to use it.
Rice That Has Water Usage Depending On Time Of Year
Cooking rice is one of those things that should be simple, but still somehow leaves many of us scratching our heads. The key to making good rice is the amount of water you use, which is why this rice package comes with a guide.
It instructs the user to use a certain amount of water depending on the time of year. According to the package, you need to use half a cup more water in the late summer months compared to winter months. Perhaps that’s the secret we’ve all been missing!
A Chocolate Bar Marked With Calories
Chocolate, like many sweets, can add up in calories way faster than you realize. That’s why this package shows you exactly how many calories are in each piece. The bar starts off with a tiny piece.
As you move along, the bar gets larger and larger, and so do the calories. This way, if you have a big craving, you can just go straight to the largest piece while still being moderate. If a little taste is all you need, you can snap off the tiny piece and save the rest.
A Pizza Box With Built-In Plates
Pizza is a favorite in Italian cuisine, especially when it’s hot right out of the oven. That’s why this pizza company created a tray that is cut to fit each slice and has tabs to make grabbing it easier.
Now you don’t have to worry about burning your fingers when pulling off a slice of the pie, and you get a built-in plate. It makes the dining experience much less messy and avoids dirtying dishes.
This Milk Carton Lets You Know How Much Is Left
Have you ever gone to pour milk in your bowl of cereal and realize too late that there’s only an ounce or so left? This milk carton prevents that issue from ever happening again. It has slits on the side with markers so that you can see exactly how much is left.
Another perk is that you don’t need a measuring cup when adding milk to recipes. Just subtract the amount you need from the amount that’s left and pour until you reach that number.
A Mini Grater For Your Cinnamon Sticks
Cinnamon is delicious, but nothing beats freshly grated cinnamon. Those who want to go the extra mile and grate their own cinnamon will appreciate that these sticks come with a mini grater.
The adorable add-on makes the holiday spice all the more charming, and would make for a sweet White Elephant gift. Plus, it’s convenient having one that’s small so that you can more easily maneuver it while grating and it won’t take up much space.
Pizza Instructions You Can Tear Out Of The Box
Have you ever torn open a pizza box and immediately thrown it into the recycling, only to go dig it out two seconds later because you forgot to read the instructions? It’s a habit many of us have trouble breaking, so this company found a solution.
They created a perforated edge around their instructions so that you can pop them out and then toss the rest of the box. This way you can clear some space on your countertop while still having the instructions right in front of you.