They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that in today’s competitive retail environment, product packaging and first impressions are as important as the product itself.
These 35 ingenious product packaging designs prove that a well-designed (and clever) package can make the product inside really stand out from the crowd.
Thelma’s Treats delivers clever along with cookies.
Via: Thelma’s Treats
Jeff Brashear’s mother was a stay-at-home mom for 15 years while her husband served in the Army, and during that time, she taught herself how to bake incredible, delicious confections.
While every parent dreams of having children with perfect meal time manners who eat whatever is put in front of them, every parent also has that dream tempered a bit by reality.
So while playing with their food is normally discouraged, sometimes you have to make an exception when the little picky palates demand a bit of creativity.
In other words, here are 45 fun and easy ways to make food fun, and of course, delicious.
Use your noodle and combine both the spaghetti and (giant) meatballs for these fun faces.
There are approximately 1.3 gazillion different snack foods that have come and gone throughout the years, but there are certain ones that everyone remembers and adores. When they’re taken away, it’s like losing a good friend that you hope will eventually come back around.
Some snack foods have returned. Things like Pudding Pops and Crispy M&Ms have made valiant comebacks thanks to a clamoring from fans. But others have retired into obscurity, never to be heard from again.
Do you remember these classic but forever gone treats?
Reese’s Elvis Cups
The only thing better than peanut butter and chocolate is peanut butter and banana, which is why it’s a crime that Reese’s launched Elvis Cups in 2007 to honor Elvis Presley’s love of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and then had them leave the building a few years later.
Ever wonder just how many things coconut oil is good for? Let’s just say…a lot!
That is, if you believe this hilarious skit from The Second City Project. Ha!
Pie. It’s as simple as filling inside a crust, but as complex as a work of art. There can be one layer or multiple layers of crust, fillings of fruit or chocolate or a mixture of both. And no matter the season, there’s always a pie you can bake and bring — or simply save for yourself.
The pies below prove that no matter what time of year it is, there’s always a pie to be made, and we rounded up 40 the most deliciously beautiful to help you get started.
If a picture speaks 1,000 words, I’m speechless — and hungry.
No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cookie Pie
Via: Life, Love and Sugar
Anyone who says that sexism doesn’t exist is not only wrong, but they’re also willfully ignorant. Companies eke as much money out of consumers as they possibly can by marketing the same product (at a higher price point, naturally) to women, by both reinforcing and insulting gender stereotypes. A two-for-one deal!
But we’ve always thought that laughter is the best medicine. And so, inspired by the brilliant Unnecessarily Gendered Products Tumblr, for your viewing pleasure, here are 40 of the most ridiculous, stupid, and otherwise unnecessarily gendered products on the market.
Pretty in Pink Earplugs
Ladies, if you’re not pretty when you’re sleeping, what’s the point?
Image: The Society Pages
We all make mistakes. It’s human nature. But when it’s your job to promote grocery products, savings, and the store, you might want to think twice about advertising “canned cats” or maybe even just brush up on your math and spelling a bit.
I’m not sure I want to go to that party.
You can tell people that you don’t drink coffee or that you club baby seals and the reaction will most often be the same — one of horrific disbelief. But, it’s true (about the coffee, not the seals). Not everyone enjoys the java jolt or taste of pressed bean water. However, on average, Americans spend almost $1,100 per year on coffee.
And you just know that they’re not drinking every drop of it.
Whether you run out of time before work to finish the pot that you brewed or simply forgot that mug of joe left on the counter, all that wasted coffee adds up. But you don’t have to feel guilty. Instead of pouring that precious leftover coffee down the drain, you can use it in your cooking, around your house, and in the garden.
A clinical trial in Illinois found that caffeine, which reduces the swelling of blood vessels, can reduce both the intensity and frequency of headaches. Subjects in one group were given caffeine alone, and 58% reported complete relief. Subjects in the other group were given caffeine in combination with ibuprofen, and 70% saw symptoms disappear.
Even if you don’t already drink coffee, those statistics are enough to make you want to start.
What’s the worst part of making mashed potatoes for a large group of people? I’m sure it probably didn’t take you very long to say, “Peeling all those darned potatoes!” We feel you, folks.
Thanks to DaveHax, however, you’re going to see just how easy peeling potatoes can actually be…