DO YOU know why your food is packaged like that? It’s not for nothing that crisps come in airy packets, breakfast cereals in boxes and beer in dark bottles
If you’ve ever complained about too much air in your chip wrapper or a box that’s a pain to open, you might be wondering why the wrapper is designed this way in the first place.
However, there are a number of logical reasons for most packaging for products from around the world that many are not aware of, according to tendrils.
For example, there’s a good reason why beer is kept in a dark glass bottle, which is to preserve the flavor, because when the hops are exposed to light, a chemical reaction takes place, creating a compound that doesn’t taste great.
Meanwhile, the air in the chips packaging is not only to prevent the snacks from getting stale, but also to prevent them from breaking during the transportation.
The air in the bag is nitrogen, also known as slack fill, and is pumped into the bags before sealing.
While the air in the chips packs is not only to prevent the snacks from getting stale, but also to prevent them from breaking during the transportation
Also, the white or black pad you find at the bottom of a bowl of raw meat serves to adsorb active bacteria that can be dangerous to your health.
The pad serves to absorb these potentially harmful liquids before they can leak, spill or drip onto your counters and other food preparation areas when you open the package.
Here, FEMAIL takes a look at the most interesting reasons behind food packaging design…
Elsewhere, the white or black pad you buy your raw meat in serves to adsorb active bacteria that can be dangerous to your health in the raw state
Cereal comes packaged in a bag with in a box because Kellogg’s first started selling cereal in 1924 in a wax paper bag but the technology didn’t exist to clearly print the company logo on a wax bag so it was printed on boxes and today production would be much more expensive to change the way they print
Sometimes a package has a rich history as opposed to a practical reason, such as Angostura Bitters. The conspicuously large label was originally a mistake after the two brothers who were redesigning the brand failed to discuss bottle size, but because the mistake was so obvious. – catch they left it and it remains the same 100 years later
You may wonder why a round pizza comes in a square box, but the answer is actually quite simple. It is much cheaper to mass-produce square boxes than round boxes, as a square box can be made from a single sheet of cardboard
Packed in thick plastic bags, dry dog food provides protection from pests and insects while also blocking out air and sunlight, keeping food fresh for up to 18 months
Have you ever wondered why eggs come in packs of 12? From around the 8th century until the 1960s there were 12 cents to a shilling in England. So if one egg cost a penny, it was convenient to buy 12 for one shilling
Manufacturers package bacon in airtight, vacuum-sealed packages to ensure the longest shelf life. However, many will wonder why you can’t reseal the package and the reason is that resealable packages often introduce more oxygen into the package, which can cause the bacon to spoil more quickly after opening.