September 12, 2022
Stickers that show you visually exactly how old your food is.
One of my passions projects is a brand of granola bars.
It’s lots of fun, and I’ve learned a lot about creating consumer food goods.
One of the most annoying parts of packaging is having to deal with expiration dates. They’re annoying to stamp on and hard to read.
So here’s the idea.
And let me say – I have no idea if this is even technically feasible.
But, if you could formulate some chemical that could reliably change colors over a customizable length of time, then this would work.
Basically, you would sell stickers to food companies that would be a visual representation of their shelf life.
For instance, if you sold milk, maybe you would want a sticker that changes from green to red over the course of 4 weeks. That way it’s easy to tell if the milk is spoiled. The sticker would just be red.
It’d be a better consumer experience, it would probably be easier for the manufacturers, and it would be a good little business.