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Reusable Potato Jacket

Zip, bake, unzip, eat!
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Introducing the Reusable Potato Jacket, the easiest way to enjoy baked potato at home!

Simply fill your Reusable Potato Jacket with delicious, fluffy-white potato filling, zip it up, and pop it in the microwave! Within seconds you'll be enjoying hot, scrumptious baked potato!

Best of all, there's no fumbling with dangerous knives! Just unzip for easy access to wholesome, baked-in potato goodness.

When you're finished, Reusable Potato Jacket goes back on the shelf, ready for your next meal. No mess. No waste. It’s that easy.

Marketing history and technical details:

-I have abandoned the original marketing campaign (environmentally friendly potato skins) in favor of a greater emphasis on convenience.

-Reusable Potato Jacket is available in 5 attractive colors.

-Potagoo brand potato filling can be purchased in 5-, 10-, or 20- pound tubs (scoop included).

-The left-over potato skins from the Potagoo factory are put into jars and sold as a dietary supplement—Vita-peel—available at health food stores everywhere.

AO, Mar 18 2003

Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes http://sidedish.all...timtTwicBkdPtts.asp
[phoenix, Oct 17 2004]

people pay through the nose for these skins... http://www.penobscotff.com/skins.html
is it lunchtime yet? [po, Oct 17 2004]

AO's webArchive GeoCities page https://web.archive...s.com/aotechdesign/
[pashute, Aug 13 2021]


       While I think an instant jacket potato would be a new idea (although I also think it would taste like hot wet sawdust encased in soggy cardboard), what is not Earth-friendly about potato skin?
DrCurry, Mar 18 2003

       The zipper is a charming thought, however, and I must commend you for it!
brenna, Mar 18 2003

       Curses! This could mean another trip to the drawing board for me. I must find a way to make natural potato skins more toxic.
AO, Mar 18 2003

       They can be pretty toxic as it is, especially the green ones.
bristolz, Mar 18 2003

       Nightshade family, aren't they?
brenna, Mar 18 2003

       This is no good at all. I’m trying to market reusable skins as being greener (figuratively) than disposable skins. Now I find out not only that disposable skins are already figuratively green, but that literally green skins are undesirable. The tag line was going to be “A Greener Potato Skin for the New Millennium,” but the more I think about it, the less appealing that sounds.
AO, Mar 18 2003

       It's still biodegradable. Compost it, don't throw it out.
andrewm, Mar 18 2003

       I was all ready to give you a + for the delectable idea of a potato suede jacket, but I find that you had something lesser in mind. Shame. Well, what the hell, + anyway.
pluterday, Mar 18 2003

       What kind of gene splicing have they done to my potato? Normally an unused potato sprouts within two weeks or so. This one is six months old and still looks fine. The skin is just slightly wrinkled but it is still firm. I'm not throwing it out, I'm keeping an eye on it.
ty6, Mar 18 2003

       the peel is the most nutritious part of the potato, and if its been cleaned, the tastiest. mmmm
po, Mar 19 2003

       Cooked potato (cooked anything, in fact) doesn't compost.
angel, Mar 19 2003

       Just sell it to lazy people (me for instance) who would rather stick some powder or goo into a plastic wannabe potatoe skin [with a zipper!] and pop it in the micro for 30 secs than cook a real one (which takes nearly 10x as long!). Yum, tasty heated up potato goo! Call it Potagoo.
DrOuD, Mar 19 2003

       Hmmm....has nobody spotted that the potato filling for the reusable jacket will have to come from somewhere. Skins are still going to have to be wasted, unless you can figure out away of growing potato's with no skins.
silverstormer, Mar 19 2003

       tut, come round here with your logical thinking, tut
po, Mar 19 2003

       Yes, I spotted it. Do I get a badge?
egbert, Mar 19 2003

       [egbert] I'll just go make some environmentally friendly, reused jacket potato badges. Hopefully depleting the stockpile of unwanted, waste jacket potato skins.
silverstormer, Mar 19 2003

       Just eat the damn things!
angel, Mar 19 2003

       Bah. The skin is the best part.
waugsqueke, Mar 19 2003

       Thank you all so much for your input. I have taken some of your comments to heart and significantly altered the invention description, although the invention itself remains more or less the same.
AO, Mar 19 2003

       [angel]//cooked anything doesn't compost// Everything oranic composts, given time and bacteria.
Worldgineer, Mar 19 2003

       Some company a couple of years ago created chocolate flavored carrots.
sufc, Mar 19 2003

       The guts of the potato is nothing but starch!   

       If anything, sell the skins from the starchgoo to po, waugesqueke, and me! You could have cheese flavored, or Garlic... Ooooh! I'm gonna to post that one!
smileydudette, Apr 06 2003

       //Bah. The skin is the best part.// Amen to that - (grandmother said so too, so it must be right) too bad I can't convince fiancees son udderwise - he *peels* every last remnant of skin off and slathers a years worth of butter on each potato white.
thumbwax, Apr 06 2003

       Mad magazine had two ads out, one about an army cook book ("you need half a spoonful of salt and 5 potatoes to serve a family of 5, but what do you do when you have to feed a battalion?") sold by the "National Army Cooking Laboratory", the second ad from the same body, selling 15 tons of mashed potatoes "for landfill or any other use".
pashute, Apr 30 2006


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