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Potato chip/crisp packaging

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When I order something, it generally arrives in a big cardboard box, with the excess space in the box taken up by air-filled bags which cushion my stuff against mishandling. Sometimes the box is filled with foamed cylindrical pieces of potato starch instead. These are good - they're biodegradeable and cheap and will crush to protect your delivery.

How about combining the two? If I could pay a small (optional) surcharge to have the potato starch cylinders inside the airbags, made in food-grade conditions, flavoured...

OK, you got me. Just put £1 on the bill and fill the box with bags of Cheetos.

Strictly optional, to spare those of us that either a) don't like Cheetos, or b) buy a lot online...

david_scothern, Mar 08 2014

Pyro Bubblewrap Pyro_20Bubblewrap
Prior Art ? [8th of 7, Mar 10 2014]


       Words of wisdom +1   

       However getting one into each bubble of the bubble wrap might prove a challenge...
not_morrison_rm, Mar 08 2014

       Agreed... and getting them out would be time-consuming too. Surely someone could invent a machine to do both, and then sell it online?   

       Alternatively, the bags that surround my stuff are quite big - crisp-packet-sized and might be a better choice.
david_scothern, Mar 08 2014

pocmloc, Mar 08 2014

       sponge cake
FlyingToaster, Mar 08 2014

8th of 7, Mar 08 2014

       Thinking about it, bags of marshmallows would work equally well.
david_scothern, Mar 09 2014

       Not thinking about it, hot coffee might be nice to get delivered as well.
AusCan531, Mar 09 2014

8th of 7, Mar 10 2014

       [+] Yummy wrap!
xandram, Mar 10 2014

       Be sure and shrink wrap the container lest you be shipping sugar-seeking bugs everywhere.
RayfordSteele, Mar 11 2014

       Surely not, as long as the edibles were properly sealed inside their bags?
david_scothern, Mar 12 2014

       Bubble tea?
sqeaketh the wheel, Mar 13 2014


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