Food: Packaging
Standardize a five pack   (+8)  [vote for, against]
For Monday through Friday items to eat

So while I shop for food every week, most items like bagels, rolls and other packaged goods always seem to come in a six pack or one dozen. I have seen four packs of yogurt, pudding and other different items. I am suggesting a five pack (which I have not seen but welcome any links for enlightenment) except for the Wisconsin beer five pack (see link) .

This would tidy up the week by not having an extra roll that wasn’t being used over the weekend and possibly going stale. I think this could be used for all kinds of food, not just baked goods, but that is one that has a definite shelflife. Some foods like bananas, you can just pick five and that would be great, but when they come already packaged up it’s hard to figure out how many to buy. Especially these days where food pricces have skyrocketed and we need to watch our budget.

I think consumers would enjoy a standardized five pack.
-- xandram, Aug 26 2021

found this whilst searching https://www.urbandi...ine.php?term=5-pack
[xandram, Aug 26 2021]

Singles [xenzag, Aug 26 2021]

You could buy a 4 pack, and then carefully slice each item up into fifths, and then have four of the slices each day.

If you were cunning you could cut 1/5 off each item, and then you would have only one day when you had to eat little pieces.

What do you do at weekends? Fasting? Binging on takeaways?
-- pocmloc, Aug 26 2021


I mean my weekend and weekday diets are very different. So maybe offer every discreet product in both two packs and five packs, so you can get your weekend or weekday supply, or both.
-- MechE, Aug 26 2021


I think this is a bit much to ask. Dozens/ half dozens have been around for a long long time. 12 inches in a foot, 12 hours a day, 12 lunar cycles a year. 6 & 12 divide much better should you have friends/family to share with. No, I think the thing to do is move to a 6 day week.
-- bs0u0155, Aug 26 2021


How would you like a bunch of fives? I can see this being misunderstood and causing fights.
-- a1, Aug 26 2021


// dozens and half dozens have been around for a long time//

That’s exactly my point. I blame this half-baked idea on my boyfriend, because I have to make him a sandwich Monday through Friday. I like to keep the food fresh and the counter neat. That extra roll doesn’t need to sit around until Monday because it annoys me. I don’t see why people can’t break the old-time habits.I don’t believe pricing would be an issue because prices change all the time.
-- xandram, Aug 26 2021


A 4 day week and a 3 day week also make half dozens work out evenly, at 1.5 or 2 weeks per pack.
-- MechE, Aug 26 2021


You see how much sense it makes? Basing things around 10 is a misguided aberration pushed largely by the French. We got lucky that they never tried to decimalize music.
-- bs0u0155, Aug 26 2021


I posted an idea for single items some time ago. (link) Now I'm thinking that one and a half items would have been better.
-- xenzag, Aug 26 2021


Well 1 is a VERY good number for all sorts of reasons.
-- bs0u0155, Aug 26 2021


As most things come in 4-packs, wouldn’t a better solution be to redefine the working week to only have four days in it?
-- hippo, Aug 26 2021


// 1 is a VERY good number for all sorts of reasons. //

Name one.
-- a1, Aug 26 2021


More optimal packaging this way.
-- RayfordSteele, Aug 26 2021


some people already have a four day work week, but we have the five day work week in place for now. Every time I Google four packs or six packs I come up with pictures of abs! Who knew you could have a four pack?

So if a Baker’s dozen is 13, and you buy two dozen Baker dozens, you have 26. split them up into packs of five and then you still have one left over. I will send this one to [xenzag] For his package of one.
-- xandram, Aug 27 2021


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-- pocmloc, Aug 27 2021


//Who knew you could have a four pack?// 8 is usually the bodybuilding goal.
-- bs0u0155, Aug 27 2021


^I’m not aware of any bodybuilding terms, Except for six pack abs which I guess is an old term.I always learn some thing here one way or another!
-- xandram, Aug 27 2021


This is nothing short of brilliant. (Actually, it's one greater than brilliant.)
-- blissmiss, Aug 29 2021


oh [blissy] You are the sweetest!
-- xandram, Aug 31 2021



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