''Like a banana'' is a fantastic sauce packaging mimicking the fruit peel.
Outside shell is made out of sauce itself. The sauce is heated and dehydrated and shaped to form the shell. Bonding agent like starch or agar can be added depending on the sauce. The result is an edible, compostable and biodegradable packaging. The inside is the sauce.
Two delivery models:
1. Dehydrated shells produced in batches and sold to the food outlets. Shells can be made in various shapes. The automatic dispenser fills the shell and serves the consumer when required. Filling packaging with liquid sauce at the point of sale can guarantee that packaging will last till the moment of consumption. The shell can be then eaten or discarded. Requesting sauce from the machine also make people stop and think if they need a sauce at all.
2. On the spot manufacturing and dispensing.
- The dispenser with dehydrating element located in the food outlet itself. The mould is filled with sauce, heated and dehydrated to form the shell. Bonding agent added if required.
- the shell filled with sauce and served
This model allows food business to experiment and have their signature sauces packed on site.
Delivery of the sauce in the edible packaging is attractive to consumers who are concern about the health impact of plastic packaging and parents of small children and no doubt to people who care for the environment.
''Like a banana'' also gives business to have more control on quality of the sauce they serve. Businesses would be able to choose what sauce to buy in bulk not being restricted by the options already packed. Buying in bulk is cheaper what will provide additional initiative.
''Like a banana'' the future of a guilt- free take -away.
During refinement stage 'Packaged in Itself' concept has grown from the Baby Idea consisting of concept and a few sketches to the Prototype and reached User Testing Stage.