So “corn cobbettes” are a thing, ostensibly to facilitate preparation in the microwave. Here’s a news flash: corn on the cob microwaves quickly, easily and tastes delicious when nuked in its handy pre-shucked state. Bonus: the cob’s natural packaging is naturally biodegradable and lends itself to composting. (image via Anna Gregory)
Weiners & Losers
Can we speak frankly? These individually-wrapped hotdogs leave us cold. C’mon Canada, you’re better than this! In cased you missed it, commercially-sold frankfurters are finely ground meat sausages packed in edible casings. Encasing those cased comestibles in yet another casing – this one being inedible and disposable – is off-putting in a way that could and should cause consumers to lose their appetites. (image via Matt MacGillivray)
Kale For Help
Kale might be the poster child for unpalatable veggies re-packaged as healthful superfoods. That alone draws shade and scorn from a certain sector of the public fed up with corporate and governmental nannyism. Now kale gets to be scorned by the rest of the public through the bewildering wonder of overpackaging. On the bright side, now you’ve got one more reason to NOT like kale. (image via Anna Gregory)
Taters Gonna Hate
“Microwavable baked potatoes” doesn’t sound right… sorta like “canned bottled water” (yes, this exists). Much like the aforementioned corn cobbettes, these ‘taters are shrink-wrapped in clear plastic for the purpose of microwaving. Simply nuke, peel and eat… not the plastic, mind you, that goes in the trash. Good thing they’re organic! (image via Sharon)
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