Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Individually wrapped potato chips

Individually wrapped potato chips
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Manufacturers could still package them in bags, but bags within the bags would isolate each chip.

Individually wrapped potato chips would have many uses: Consumers won't have to worry about those last few chips in the super-size bag going stale. Dieters could do a bit of work for each chip and might opt for a healthier food if they want to eat chips to fill up on something. It would take longer to eat them, so they would last longer (i.e. unwrapping each chip will make the bag last a few minutes longer, so a large bag may last longer than the football game or party). Convenient toddler snacks. Moochers would only get one--ideally. No worries about when other people stick their hands in your chip bag or serving bowl. Think of the incredulous look guests will gove you when you serve them at your next party.

The link refers to "individually wrapped potato chips," but I'm sure the author meant "individually wrapped handfulls of potato chips"

On the downside, the packaging would be horrifically wasteful.

1kester, Apr 26 2002

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       Neither "gove" NOR "goved" are in Webster's.
1kester, Apr 26 2002

       Massive Fishbone: From a waste management point of view, which I'm afraid is the only point of view from which I can look at ideas in the Food: Packaging section.
stupop, Apr 26 2002

       if the industry continued to use the standard "90% air, 10% content" packaging method this would increase the size of a standard bag to something approaching that of a vacuum cleaner bag. handy if you want to be REALLY cheap at halloween.
rbl, Apr 26 2002

       What really gets me is that my computer screen shoots pixels of light into my eyes.
1kester, Apr 26 2002

       No doubt each wrapped in that mylar crap that defies opening such that by the time you have managed to rend the packaging the potato chip will be potato chiplets.
bristolz, Apr 26 2002

       Then package each chip in formed-to-fit styrofoam, set inside a box. No breakage then.   

       Of course, a 5 oz. serving of chips would fill a refrigerator container.
waugsqueke, Apr 26 2002

       Croissant, just for the sheer perversity of it.
Jeremi, Apr 27 2002

       I find it funny that nobody mentioned the new Doritos packaging. They now sell about 12-15 potato chips in a plastic tube about the size of a soda can.   

       I find their packaging totally appalling. But, on the other hand, I guess such packaging could, ideally, help fuel the recycling business and those tubes will protect the chips' integrity.   

       [bristolz] not mylar, but the shrunken cellophane that CDs come in.
1kester, Apr 28 2002

       Sounds great, along with a solar power torch, a pocket edition portable pedestrian crossing, and sole-less shoes. And gee, if you hadn't noticed... i'm kidding.
arche, Jul 15 2002

       *puts a sarcastic face on* Smart idea. Yeah, I've been thinking, Planter's should individually wrap their nuts.
koolcj291, Jan 20 2004

       Took me about half the idea to figure out that this was about crisps and not oven chips or something. What is the american for (english) chip?
RobertKidney, Jan 21 2004

po, Jan 21 2004

       This idea has no merit unless the wrappers were recycled.
dehodson, Jun 19 2008

       Its a great way to solve the unemployment problem since there will be a need for more potato chip wrappers, then the number we use to wrap a hand-full of chips.   

       el dueno
el dueno, Jun 20 2008


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