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Edible Mousse Filled Packing Cases

Pack it, Ship it, Unpack it, Eat it.
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This is a better resolved version of a previous posting, hurriedly deleted.

In order to protect delicate, valuable items from damage in transit, many of us use bubble wrap, polystyrene or similar material, which is thrown away at our destination. This is costly, wasteful and potentially harmful to the environment.

I suggest filling liquid-proofed edible boxes (thick rice paper?) with delicious, sweet, though necessarily highly viscous, gelatinous, long-life milk based fruit mousse. This not only protects the contents, but will provide those moving with a nutritious, healthy dish to replenish the energy expended during the moving process, when the cases are un packed on arrival.

Moreover, the mousse could be used as an 'icebreaker' to introduce yourself to your new neighbours.

The possiblities are endless - any manner of fruit would be suitable, as would chocolate, coffee, even savories like pate, mince or smoked salmon.

Clearly the delicate items will need a little cleaning on arrival, but this only serves to ensure that they will be pristinely clean from your very first day of residence.

Any excess mousse could easily be frozen and eaten at a later date.

ironlung, Jun 06 2006


       Mince mousse? Yum.
squeak, Jun 06 2006

       You can never have too much mousse aboutte the housse.
ConsulFlaminicus, Jun 06 2006

       Practical and yummy! +
xandram, Jun 06 2006

       Some packing materials are actually made of corn starch and are edible. They taste horrible though. This is much better
miasere, Jun 07 2006

       //taste horrible// I find their blandness refreshing and palate-cleansing.
spidermother, Jun 07 2006

       All the rats and mice will move to live in your storage depots and distribution centres - and very comfy they will be too! Perhaps after nibbling into an edible box, and munching on the tasty mousse inside, they will all take a nap, get delivered by accident, and your customers will open their parcels to find that their box is a satiated mouse-filled packing case.
zen_tom, Jun 09 2006

       As long as the shock absorbing qualities of mousse and mouse are the same, your goods should still arrive intact.
BunsenHoneydew, Jun 11 2006

       Hopefully the shipping industry steps up their game before this hits the mainstream. I'd be a little bit worried about that sweet, milk-based goo going off before I have a chance to eat it.   

       Still, [+] for thinking about sustainability.
Turbofrog, Jun 12 2006


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