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Frozen juice concentrate can mix info in simple symbology
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{first listed as FCJ H2O ID, then 'Frozen Juice Mix Marker', now cryptically reconstituted} Frozen juice concentrate requires the consumer to mix the contents of the cardboard can the products are packed in with a certain count of the same can filled with water. The default ratio is 1 can concentrate to 3 cans cold water. Second most common is 4 1/3 cans water, a 42% increase. Why is it so difficult to distinguish the difference between similarly labled package product? I propose a standard graphic symbology printed on cans in an Easy Reader typeface so the consumer can quickly and accurately discern which of the different mix ratios is required.

This is similar to my first post on Tire PSI Tags, but shorter. I have posted 4 pics on the web illustrating the problem and the prototype design of my halfbaked solution.

Cube, Jan 21 2006

Tire PSI tags Tire_20PSI_20Tags
halfbakery idea [Cube, Jan 21 2006]

(?) Frozen Juice Can Watermarks https://home.comcas...ecew/halfbaked.html
Cube's halfbaked problem and prototype pictures [Cube, Jan 21 2006]

EZ-open FCOJ EZ-open_20FCOJ
inspiration for post's former "FCJ H2O ID" title [Cube, Jan 21 2006]


       You need 4 1/3 cups of water? No wonder my mango juice is so mouthwateringly tangy!
bungston, Jan 21 2006

       Nothing is more tangy than the orange drink from McDonald's when the fountain machine runs out of water.
Jscotty, Jan 21 2006

       I think you're confusing tangy with, ah, lethal.
david_scothern, Jan 21 2006

       //FCJ H2O ID// This idea might have a better chance of being found by future generations of 'bakers if it had a less cryptic title, like "Better Frozen Juice Instructions", or "Larger Package Graphics for Geriatrics", or "Reconstituting Instructions for Dummies". You know, an *EZ Reader* title for folks who might actually have an interest in designing more useful and easily understandible consumer packaging. As it is written this idea title looks like the code I'd expect to find in small raised lettering on the side of a car tire.   

       In any case, this idea is not so much an invention as an exhortation to universally adopt a set of particular labeling conventions which are frequently used elsewhere. In that respect it should probably be removed or redesigned.
jurist, Jan 21 2006

       //EZ reader symbols// - I imagine a symbol featuring Henry Fonda cruising through the Nevada on his Captain America Harley, holding a paperback open in one hand.
wagster, Jan 21 2006

       The first thought that popped into my head was a water-line / plimsoll line to be displayed on all canned beverages that shows proportion of H2O : Sugar : Other
Dub, Jan 21 2006

       I prefer weak lemon drink.
zen_tom, Jan 21 2006

       [jurist] & [Dub} "FCJ H2O ID" has a new title. Only my second post here as I'm learning the lay of the land. Was inspired by related post title by [Klaatu] and striving for sufficient succinctness after initial verbose post. Still satisfied said style succeed slicing through noise to garner a glance.
Cube, Jan 21 2006

       Admittedly I looked at this purely for the cryptic title. Easily suckered.
wagster, Jan 21 2006

       [wagster] cryptic title is back. trust your instincts. subtlety is for sissies.
Cube, Jan 21 2006

       Good man.
wagster, Jan 21 2006

       Succinctness sufficient. Suggest 'brevity', though, as is a shorter word.
moomintroll, Jan 22 2006

       //I prefer weak lemon drink.// [zen_tom]   

       You can drink it now, or save it 'till later.   

       I am the King of all Hobbies!!
Minimal, Jan 23 2006

       // I imagine a symbol featuring Henry Fonda // [wags] You mean Peter, shirley?
coprocephalous, Jan 23 2006

       Ah yes, although Henry Fonda playing Wyatt would be something to behold.
wagster, Jan 23 2006

       Actually, [wagster], Henry Fonda did play Wyatt (Earp, that is) in *My Darling Clementine*. You must have realized that was part of the irony when Peter thumbed his nose at both Dad and America in his portrayal of the Wyatt character in *Easy Rider*.
jurist, Jan 24 2006


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