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brand named fruit with cool pop open tabs

so kids eat more fresh fruit
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"juicers" or, possibly "fast fruit" ... they would need some jazzy name. The idea is simple: real fresh fruit with plastic pull-tabs, or some other kind of wrapping to make them seem more like candy.

For example a banana with a plastic outer layer and zipper that pulls off the skin.

Or an apple in a wire mesh that slices it when you pull a cord.

I remember this trick where you could pre-slice a banana (before peeling it) using loops of thread sewn in the skin... well manufacture bananas that slice themselves when you slide a lever.

There could also be oranges that are peeled then covered in transparent green wax, call 'em "alien balls" kids will love it!

Make fruit fun!

futurebird, Mar 11 2003

pre-slice a banana http://pbskids.org/...om/slicebanana.html
[futurebird, Oct 05 2004]

(?) banana blight http://www.geocitie...EV-bananasplit.html
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 05 2004]

BBC News: "Bananas could split for good" http://news.bbc.co..../nature/2664373.stm
11 Mar 03 | "Extinction is a little bit exaggerated" [bristolz, Oct 05 2004]

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       I think I did this one with the banana but this is much better especially the oranges. I love oranges but hate the mess I get into with them.
po, Mar 11 2003
  

       I would like to se a pineapple that can be wound on a string and released with a yank like a spinning top, coming to rest peeled, cored and sliced. +
snarfyguy, Mar 11 2003
  

       Since bananas may be extinct soon, you'd better jump on this one quick.
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       She's not talking about canned fruit, but putting the tab right on the fruit itself.
krelnik, Mar 11 2003
  

       No, just fresh fruit especially packaged, or involving a novelty, that's designed to appeal to the kiddie crowd.
snarfyguy, Mar 11 2003
  

       really juicy peaches could have the pull-tabs to be drunk from...never mind. that's stupid.
igirl, Mar 11 2003
  

       I will never purchase a coconut unless you bake this.
lurch, Mar 11 2003
  

       <gasp> Bake it please! Croissant in a container (fruit filled with a rotating corkscrew style opener that spins as you pull the lid upwards and turns the fruity croissant into a long spiral)
Shz, Mar 12 2003
  

       I like it.
sambwiches, Mar 12 2003
  

       R&D has just developed Pop-Up Grapes. Each grape is washed and stemmed, then stacked in a protective tube with a spring-loaded launching system triggered at the bottom. Every time you tap the tube on the table one grape pops up high the air so you can catch it in your mouth. Croissant!   

       R&D is still working on a larger version of this for watermelon, but there's one problem yet to be worked out. (Gallagher is not returning calls)
Canuck, Mar 12 2003
  

       You say that like it's a bad thing.
thumbwax, Mar 12 2003
  

       It's a bad thing for the watermelon, sure .....
8th of 7, Mar 12 2003
  

       No, I mean not getting return calls from Gallagher
thumbwax, Mar 12 2003
  

       Did you read the "apples for peace" idea? That could lead to some interesting fruit marketing- you could also put rubber bands and stuff on the fruit while it's growing, and twist it into weird shapes. "monster fruit" could be a big hit!
Rubegoldberg, Aug 14 2003
  

       This is not only a good idea, but beautiful and socially responsible as well. To play devil's advocate for a moment, I would hate to see the branding guys charging £2.00 ($4.00ish) for an apple because they'd convinced the kids that they had to have "Appleicious" apples with the gimmick. Could we do some gimmicks that could be bought once and used on ordinary fruit and still retain the kid's interest?   

       Reusable Pop-Up Grape tube?   

       A metal orange straw with a punch at one end to break in through the peel and a masher at the other to mash the inside while you suck.   

       Either way, I suppose More Fruit + Fewer Mars Bars = Croissants For Futurebird
wagster, Jul 23 2004
  

       //A metal orange straw with a punch at one end to break in through the peel and a masher at the other to mash the inside while you suck.//
That's already half-baked (and I should know).
angel, Jul 23 2004
  

       Ah yes, and I see you've got a good name as well. Oh well, the early bird gets the BlenderStraw.
wagster, Jul 23 2004
  

       and for tough guys, kiwi fruit wearing little leather jackets...+
xandram, Jul 14 2006
  

       I always thought kiwis looked rather dapper in their furry over-coats.
fridge duck, Jul 14 2006
  
      
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