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Small Bowl In The Lid Of My Jar Of Dip

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A small container, about an inch high, that's attached to the inside of the lid on my jar of salsa or dip or whatever. In this manner, I can pour some from the jar into this receptacle once the level of salsa gets to the low point where I am forced to get down into the jar and get food all over my fingers. And no. I'm not going to get a bowl. I want it right there.

Clarification: The bowl is small enough to fit inside the jar, and the lid acts as a spill catcher so the salsa that will get on the "out" side of the bowl is fine.

Eugene, Jul 12 2004

Like this. http://nomutantenem.../angel/BowlLid.html
[angel, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Or like this http://moniplex.com...ain.php?picture=207
[DrCurry]

Tostitos taps ready-serve party bowl http://www.packagin...m/News/0303news.php
"...in Spicy Queso and Salsa varieties, comes in an unusual, 13-oz multilayer bowl..." [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       Can I have this for MY salsa too? selfish little bugger. (+)
schematics, Jul 12 2004
  

       inspired. (+)
xclamp, Jul 12 2004
  

       Great, easy to implement as well with an 'extra deep' lid.
scubadooper, Jul 12 2004
  

       You're welcome to it, [schematics]. Just don't touch mine. There is a two-foot field of non-violatable airspace around my salsa, Do Not Enter.
Eugene, Jul 12 2004
  

       Hey, I was about to get a full croissant there. Who violated my croissant? What's wrong with the idea that you've got to give me a fishbone? Bedamned. Clarifying edit of how this works posted.
Eugene, Jul 12 2004
  

       Why not ? Maybe in the same league as the bottle opener on the bottom of the bottle, have a bun bowl+
skinflaps, Jul 12 2004
  

       It's not in the same league at all. This is extremely practical, especially for the college student who doesn't want to dirty a dish. I'm sorry I'm getting so worked up about this, but it's the solution to a problem that has truely plagued me. Damnit, anyone got some webspace where they would post a picture for me?
Eugene, Jul 12 2004
  

       Chill out on some salsa Eugene, I'm saying this too is practical, like the bottle-bottle opener, hence the bun.
skinflaps, Jul 12 2004
  

       Oh, my fault. I'm just not thinking. Clearly you have at least two bottles, because you're drinking with a friend, or because you're going to send one bottleful of beer down to keep the other company, so you open one bottle with the other.   

       I was going mad trying to figure out how you'd open a bottle with an opener attached at the bottom--would that have to be a Kline bottle or something?
Eugene, Jul 12 2004
  

       Eugene, you got it in one.
skinflaps, Jul 12 2004
  

       Excellent.
Eugene, Jul 12 2004
  

       (linky)
angel, Jul 12 2004
  

       Thanks, [angel].
Eugene, Jul 12 2004
  

       As you say, the bowl needs to be on the inside, so you can close the lid without having to wash it. I would propose a hemispherical convex bump in the lid (seen from the outside), with a flattened top so it can sit flat on the table.
DrCurry, Jul 12 2004
  

       Just pour the salsa into the lid, or tip the jar!
menotyou, Jul 12 2004
  

       A differently shaped jar (like a bowl, perhaps) could be an alternative.
half, Jul 12 2004
  

       I don't like the idea of having a dent in the lid in the shape of a bowl, very bad asthetically and besides it'll be unstable.
scubadooper, Jul 12 2004
  

       My liquid detergent has a cup in the lid for measuring and pouring. Might a similar design be used for this? It has a spout that fits inside the cup/lid when the container is closed to eliminate dripping. +
evilmathgenius, Jul 12 2004
  

       [DrCurry]--a viable alternative, but you couldn't stack them very well.   

       [q2cannonfodder]--a diagonal entry of the bowl into the dip would be neccessary, but one could still manage to close the jar without mess I think.
Eugene, Jul 12 2004
  

       Sounds like the title of a sappy country song.
phundug, Jul 12 2004
  

       //A differently shaped jar (like a bowl, perhaps) could be an alternative.//   

       [half] that's a great solution. i love how this place works.
xclamp, Jul 12 2004
  

       Wash it first. I ain't eating out of a lid of a jar that's been sitting on a supermarket shelf.   

       Sorry to see that the problem of using actual bowls has truly plagued you. I think most folks have found a way to deal with that with reasonable success.
waugsqueke, Jul 12 2004
  

       //Sorry to see that the problem of using actual bowls has truly plagued you.//   

       c'mon [waugs]. there are plenty of places to eat chips 'n dip where it would be impractical to have a bowl with you. they make microwave soup in little bowls, not little cans, for a reason.   

       //I ain't eating out of a lid of a jar that's been sitting on a supermarket shelf.//   

       if the jar/lid was sealed properly what's the difference? you'll eat out of the jar right?   

       these are weak criticisms. give up the bun already!
xclamp, Jul 12 2004
  

       I had just never heard of anyone being plagued by having to use dinnerware before. Oh what misery.   

       But whatever. No croissant because it seems extraordinarily lazy to me. But no fishbone either.   

       This whole thing is not an issue for me, as I pour salsa into a bowl from the get-go (or have it fresh-made, which is always preferable).
waugsqueke, Jul 12 2004
  

       I prefer evilmathgenius's suggestion, if only because dip makers might actually implement it - they wouldn't have to make the lid more complex, they'd just have to make it a deeper. And I would buy this - why dirty a bowl just to have a couple of chips? Bah to Waugs. Tortilla chip for you.   

       (What? I can only pick bun? Damn. Bun for you, then)
sycorob24, Jul 12 2004
  

       Genius!! I hate getting a bowl and pouring the salsa into it. I thought of ideas involving siphons or pumps to get the salsa onto your chip without effort... but this is simple and effective.   

       I wish I could give you 2 buns from another lazy college student!
eulachon, Jul 12 2004
  

       Speaking of salsa, and buns, I'm hungry.
Eugene, Jul 13 2004
  

       Woah. I always thought that the promotion of salsa and dip for "chips" was naught but a wrongheadedly pursued marketing ploy dreamed up by some cokeaddled suit in an effort to make himself look necessary and maintained out of a diluted and stilted but still identifiable sense of corporate tradition. I never thought that anybody actually ate that shit. But it seems that you do. Weirdos.
calum, Jul 13 2004
  

       Hey. Good idea.   

       Disgusting, though.
Eugene, Jul 13 2004
  

       [calum], what color is the sky on your planet?
zigness, Jul 13 2004
  

       No, really, this is quite strange. Until about, oh, a year ago, I'd never even heard of anybody willing to poison themselves in this way. Then bamm! adverts and promotions and bullshit all the way and people are actually putting that manky shite into their bodies through their mouths! Through. Their. Mouths! And then Pringles! Eeeuurrch. People actually *buy* them - pay *money* for them or worse still go round to people's houses and have these revolting reconstituted vomitpowder wafers foisted upon them and are *grateful* - and then they smear them in foul viscous slime and put them in their mouths!   

       Still, good idea. Croissant.
calum, Jul 13 2004
  

       //revolting reconstituted vomitpowder wafers//
I hope you're talking about Pringles here, b/c where I live *chips*, or *crisps* as we like to call them, are made from sliced potato.

+ potato waffle
blueturtle, Jul 13 2004
  

       This idea is all about sloth. Like me.
Eugene, Jul 13 2004
  

       Ah, bliss, red onion, fresh tomato, roasted chill pepper (skinned and deseeded), corriander and lime juice
scubadooper, Jul 13 2004
  

       The idea is definitely about sloth. + from me. If I had the energy to get out a bowl for the salsa, I'd probably also have the energy to just make my own.
Jitomates, serranos, cebollas, cilantro, jugo de limon... if I wasn't at work I'd go make some right now. This idea makes me hungry.
evilmathgenius, Jul 13 2004
  

       I was hungry at the time I posted it.
Eugene, Jul 13 2004
  

       [blissmiss], as wonderful as your salsa may be, I wouldn't eat it as it contains my tastebuds' nemesis: the tomato. As such, for there is no such thing as nice salsa, just as there is no such thing as nice ratatouille (courgette and tomato, the culinary equivalent of a Fred and Rose West doublewhammy). Tzatziki, now that's good.
calum, Jul 13 2004
  

       This new packaging (lidding?) technology could be extended to jars of mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and any other condimentia into which you feel like dunking your chips/french fries/freedom fries/frikandel/chip butty or whatever student-food is avaliable at the moment. +
phlogiston, Jul 13 2004
  

       some kind of petri dish? DC. certainly looks like a bacterial culture of some kind. I think I am with calum on this. pass the mars bar please...
po, Jul 13 2004
  

       po: you ever tried drawing salsa?!
DrCurry, Jul 13 2004
  

       no and with my artistic skills, I aint gonna try.
po, Jul 13 2004
  

       // I wouldn't eat it as it contains my tastebuds' nemesis: the tomato. //   

       Ah, lad... nae a tomato in the stuff we had on the weekend. Mango and pineapple, but nothing tomatoesque. She is right... her salsa must be tried to be believed. Not sure if it would keep long enough to ship to Caledonia...
waugsqueke, Jul 13 2004
  

       Nice. +
sartep, Jul 13 2004
  

       I am so out of the loop on this one. Sorry Eugene but (-) I just don't get the hype.   

       I'm kind of surprised at the success of the idea myself.
Eugene, Jul 14 2004
  

       [calum], there are a lot of ways to make salsa without tomatoes. I might also add that this has been a staple at my house for about 20 years or so... I'm really curious now, to know what part of the universe you live in if it's only been a year or so that this has come to your attention.
zigness, Jul 14 2004
  

       I'm from Scotland.
Until recently, our country seemed to be perfectly happy with normal potato crisps and then, about five (rough guestimate) years ago, Pringles arrived on the market and people, ignorant of the preferences of their tastebuds and digestive systems, bought them. Then, after about four years, someone had a Emperor's New Clothes moment and the snacks industry, sensing that the game might be a bogey, decided to start selling us high markup accompanatory lumpy slime to make them taste of, well, something.
calum, Jul 14 2004
  

       Oh eugene, what a fantastic idea! Oh, can I like it too, please please pretty please?   

       This friggin sucks. Its a fucking BOWL!!!!   

       they make dips that are already bowl shaped, you don't even have to pour it you lazy bastards!!!   

       Now put that in your pipe and smoke it!
daseva, Jul 14 2004
  

       You eat salsa with potato chips? What is wrong with you people?
GutPunchLullabies, Jul 14 2004
  

       Who knows [gutpunch], who freakin knows....
daseva, Jul 14 2004
  

       I'm thinking it's the distance from mexico that's the problem.   

       Attention British Empire! Salsa goes with enchiladas, chiles rellenos, tacos, burritos, eggs of all descriptions, and especially tortilla chips(corn!, preferably fresh.   

       Potato chips(crisps) are to be eaten straight from the bag, with beer held firmly in the other hand. That is all. Return to your business.
GutPunchLullabies, Jul 14 2004
  

       This idea is far too popular for what it is. (-)
simonj, Jul 14 2004
  

       yes, it could be the distance from Mexico, cause salsa here is used in everything except chips (or crisps). That is an American Invention (like the taco bell tacos that american dare to call tacos, sheesh!!).   

       However, that package with a great dose of American Style marketing, might be a sales success even if the product hmm is not that good, a bun for you!   

       Ok now back to my kitchen to prepare some real salsa.
tonytiger, Jul 15 2004
  

       I love salsa.   

       [daseva], who wants to wash dishes at 4 AM?
Eugene, Jul 18 2004
  

       This idea should have gotten a lot more love than it did. Eugene, you are a Eugenius.
Osomatic, Feb 08 2007
  

       I was going to post a similar idea but I hadn't done the research yet. I see I'm a few years late with my innovation. I was thinking something along the lines of a detergent bottle cover.
pydor, Feb 08 2007
  
      
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