Mason jars are a ubiquitous and versatile glass container traditionally used in food preservation ("canning"). However, possibly through image-driven social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, there seems to be an increase in popularity of using mason jars to not only preserve and store food, but as vessels to carry and consume meals directly out of. The transparency and vertical orientation of the jar lends itself readily to stratifying a meal into visually appealing layers. Social media has allowed a platform for individuals to photograph their "jar meals" and share them with others. There are some entrepreneurs who are predicating their business model on the idea of a meal delivered in a jar. Some examples are: https://www.mealinajar.com and https://www.tasties.ca. There is potential to capitalize on this trend to minimize the amount of food-related plastic waste that is generated daily around the world.