For the average consumer, food packaging is nothing more than a necessary evil to keep their produce safe. It isn't there to be admired or appreciated, and it'll end up in the recycle bin just as soon as the box or package is empty. But as you can see from these intuitive and innovative food package designs, that doesn't have to be the case.

Compiled by Bored Panda, the list below contains a wealth of clever designs to change the way you think about food packaging, from yogurt lids that turn into spoons to origami beer bottle labels and egg boxes made of compressed hay. Which one do you think is the cleverest? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to vote for your favorite.

#1 Goldfish Tea Bags

Goldfish Tea Bags

Charm Villa Report

Hikari 1 year ago

These are adorable :3

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#2 This Wooden Wine Case Can Be Turned Into A Birdhouse

This Wooden Wine Case Can Be Turned Into A Birdhouse

Rita Rivotti Report

Intensive Panda 1 year ago

In the name of mother nature and for the sake of birds, I shall become an alcoholic 😂😂😂

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#3 Juice Cup

Juice Cup

backbonebranding.com Report

Super Cat 1 year ago

This is cute ( 3

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#4 Pasta Nikita Packaging

Pasta Nikita Packaging

Nikita Konkin Report

Daniel Losinger 1 year ago

This has been done MANY times before. I think at least 10% of first-semester Graphic Design students have done a package like this.

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#5 Molocow Milk

Molocow Milk

Kan Salt, Marcel Sheishenov, I-Media Creative Bureau Report

SparklyCuckoo 1 year ago

This is awesome!

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#6 Flowering Tea Bags

Flowering Tea Bags

Andrej Krahne Report

Anouk 1 year ago

I bought my mom a pack of very expensive flowering teabags (not this particular brand) and they did NOT look like the pictures on the packaging. They showed dainty flowers floating on top of the tea - what you got was what looked like a giant drowned spider on a string #floweringteamyass

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#7 Chocolate Pantone

Chocolate Pantone

BLOCD Studio Report

Asia 1 year ago

Perfection.

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#8 6 Servings Of Italian Spaghetti

6 Servings Of Italian Spaghetti

Neal Fletcher Report

Hikari 1 year ago

The packaging is very clear on what you're getting!

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#9 Pizza Fingers

Pizza Fingers

Yu Kyung Ha, Won Min Jung & Kwon Young Hee Report

John L 1 year ago

This is not only a great idea, but should worth the extra effort. :D

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#10 Milk Carton Changes Color When It Gets Closer To The Expiry Date

Milk Carton Changes Color When It Gets Closer To The Expiry Date

ACheb Report

Dennis Kovalev 1 year ago

Really bad idea. Imagine these cartons in stores, all altered with varying sizes of this "warning" colour. It is a spoilage indicator, and even 10% of it on a carton is enough to make customers cringe and walk away from it.

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#11 Peanut Bag

Peanut Bag

Noémie Cotton Report

Asia 1 year ago

This is the way peanuts should be sold. Yet I've never seen it in stores :(

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#12 Chocolates Like A Set Of Oil Paints

Chocolates Like A Set Of Oil Paints

Nendo Report

KiddingNot 1 year ago

oh my god YES!

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#13 Sustainable Egg Boxes Made Of Hay That Is Heat-pressed Into Carton Shapes

Sustainable Egg Boxes Made Of Hay That Is Heat-pressed Into Carton Shapes

Maja Szczypek Report

Daniel Losinger 1 year ago

includes free bonus bugs

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#14 Honey Package Made Of Beeswax, Wich Can Be Burnt Down As A Candle, Making It Completely Waste Free

Honey Package Made Of Beeswax, Wich Can Be Burnt Down As A Candle, Making It Completely Waste Free

Maude Paquette-Boulva Report

Aine 1 year ago

Du Québec, en plus! Super! :)

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#15 Chip Can Which Blooms Into A Bowl

Chip Can Which Blooms Into A Bowl

Dohyuk Kwon Report

Cassie 1 year ago

Is it reusable? It could make a cute planter or decorative little trash bin once the chips are done. The chips don't really look all that appealing, though.

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#16 Packed Like Sardines, Sardine Packaging

Packed Like Sardines, Sardine Packaging

brandiziac.com Report

Trevin Blount 1 year ago

Looks like something out of Spongebob

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#17 Butterfly Tea

Butterfly Tea

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Mibo Dumplings 1 year ago

Really pretty!

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#18 Dino Ice / Fruit Ice Lolly

Dino Ice / Fruit Ice Lolly

Sasha B. Perelman , Katya Mushkina Report

Daria B 1 year ago

I had a Pokémon lolipop like that once. It left a Pokémon figure on a stick.

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#19 Clever Cookie Packaging Concept

Clever Cookie Packaging Concept

Emma Waleij, Hanna Simu, Alma Lindström, and Maja Ahlund Report

Lena Sterling 1 year ago

A lot of packaging for 18 cookies. Why do they need spacer between them? Without they could pack the double amount of cookies inside.

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#20 Honey Made By Bees

Honey Made By Bees

Maksi Marbuzov Report

Frederico Silva 1 year ago

I'm more of a Honey Made By Praying Mantises guy, but this will do i guess...

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#21 Egg Box "Toaster"

Egg Box "Toaster"

Ádám Török Report

KiddingNot 1 year ago

This is so rad, you could use this for many things

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#22 Parmesan Pencils

Parmesan Pencils

Kolle Rebbe / KOREFE Report

1 year ago

Just eat the pencil!

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#23 Thelma's Cookies

Thelma's Cookies

Saturday MFG Report

Marceline 1 year ago

That's so cute!!

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#24 Popcorn Packaging That Pops-Up Into A Little Bowl When Popcorn Is Ready

Popcorn Packaging That Pops-Up Into A Little Bowl When Popcorn Is Ready

Anni Nykänen Report

KiddingNot 1 year ago

Gosh some people are so clever

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#25 Jam Packaging

Jam Packaging

Anthony Guex Report

Marceline 1 year ago

Ahhh.. The good old magic trick we all loved!

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#26 This Yogurt Lid Can Be Folded Into A Little Spoon

This Yogurt Lid Can Be Folded Into A Little Spoon

OnTheMidnightTrain Report

Dennis Kovalev 1 year ago

Remember this invention, you will see it next time in FAIL section where products go after user testing. Did anyone ever seen a clean under side of a yogurt cup? And this is supposed to keep your fingers clean as, you know, spoons are supposed to.

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#27 The Pizza Box That Turns Into A Projector

The Pizza Box That Turns Into A Projector

Reed Collins Report

Cassie 1 year ago

By the shape of the box, I suspect there is a separate compartment for the phone so it doesn't come in contact with the greasy bits where the pizza is. Still, it seems a little silly since it probably doesn't produce good resolution and most people have a TV to watch stuff on. Impractical but kitschy and will likely appeal to B movie culture fans.

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#28 Pasta Packaging

Pasta Packaging

Tamura Design Studio Report

İdil 1 year ago

These people care way too much about their pasta portions..

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#29 Squishable Wine Box Lets You Squeeze Wine Until The Last Drop

Squishable Wine Box Lets You Squeeze Wine Until The Last Drop

Mila Rodriguez Report

ConfusedPanda 1 year ago

Shut up and take my money!!!

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#30 French Fries Box With A Pocket For Ketchup

French Fries Box With A Pocket For Ketchup

Dong Jiang Report

Eirik Guttulsrud 1 year ago

Because those things always stand upright throughout a meal...;P

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#31 Lightbulb Spice Jars & Coasters

Lightbulb Spice Jars & Coasters

Sarah Sia Report

Sara 1 year ago

Great!!!!!

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#32 Marais Piano Cake Packaging

Marais Piano Cake Packaging

Kazuaki Kawahara Report

Super Cat 1 year ago

I want it !!!!! , I am so hungry right now : (

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#33 The Most Honest Chocolate Tablet

The Most Honest Chocolate Tablet

Chocolat Factory Report

ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

But I don' t want to know it :-)

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#34 Tea Hangers

Tea Hangers

Soon Mo Kang Report

Wendy Taylor 1 year ago

Wasteful packaging.

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#35 Fruit Juice Packaging

Fruit Juice Packaging

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Cassie 1 year ago

Is that banana juice? I like bananas, but banana juice does not sound appealing to me. I mean, maybe in a smoothie with other fruits or something, but just banana juice seems weird to me.

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#36 Cookie Packaging Turns Into A Mask

Cookie Packaging Turns Into A Mask

Reese Panganiban Report

Sunniva Jønsson 1 year ago

Cute

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#37 Top For Coffee Cup

Top For Coffee Cup

Joshua Harris Report

Amber Ice 1 year ago

Only missing some kind of stirring device that is not a pan from your pocket or something

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#38 Mooncake

Mooncake

Keo.W#sthash.mYwX962e.dpuf Report

Naima Ivansdóttir 1 year ago

looks super expensive

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#39 Wine Bottle Based Around The Concept Of Wine As The Blood

Wine Bottle Based Around The Concept Of Wine As The Blood

Constantin Bolimond Report

Leoninus Fate 1 year ago

dat name!

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#40 Teabag Coasters

Teabag Coasters

Yuree S. Lim & Jieun Yang Report

Cassie 1 year ago

I like that the wrapper keeps the used bag from making a mess when you set it aside. Practical and cute and since it's compressed paper, you can also toss it in the compost pile. The absorbed tea is good for plants, too, so will be even better for the compost pile. I like to put my spent tea bags right in the garden or in a potted plant.

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#41 Butter! Better!

Butter! Better!

Yeongkeun Report

Steve Bowman 1 year ago

Next on Bored Panda: A single slice of toast, wrapped in plastic.

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#42 Gnome Bread Packaging

Gnome Bread Packaging

Lo Siento Studio Report

Marceline 1 year ago

seems crusty!!!

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#43 Instant Noodle Packing Box

Instant Noodle Packing Box

Cao Weizhi, Ding Jian, Chen Yuru Report

Drona Leigh 1 year ago

seems good in theory, but in practice i bet all that stuff does not stay in there well.

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#44 Fast Food Packaging

Fast Food Packaging

Ian Gilley Report

Steve Bowman 1 year ago

Isn't the burger getting cold (colder!) by the minute as long as there's ice in the coke under there?

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#45 Packaging For Pistachio Nuts. Inside Tray Holds Pistachios But The Outer Part Separates And Becomes A Tray For The Shells

Packaging For Pistachio Nuts. Inside Tray Holds Pistachios But The Outer Part Separates And Becomes A Tray For The Shells

Maija Rozenfelde Report

Cassie 1 year ago

Yes!

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#46 Mini Olive-Oil Packages

Mini Olive-Oil Packages

Mini Oliva Report

Jodi Crabtree Littleton 1 year ago

While I like the concept, I forsee much waste. Same problem as K-cups...

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#47 Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise

Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise

Rony Schneider Report

Thestarsinthesky 1 year ago

Not a bad idea at all. And it'd probably be way more easy to open then the little plastic ones.

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#48 Sushi To-Go Box With Chopsticks Instead Of The Handle

Sushi To-Go Box With Chopsticks Instead Of The Handle

Ashley Buerkett Report

Barb Schlax 1 year ago

Fantastic concrpt but chopsticks should be covered

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#49 Green Berry Tea

Green Berry Tea

Natalia Ponomareva Report

Theresa Wilson 1 year ago

So many of the tea bags features on this page are stunning, but obviously are best suited to transparent cups.

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#50 Happy Pills

Happy Pills

Marion Dönneweg Report

Kjorn 1 year ago

i really do need happy pills

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#51 Fit Buns High Protein: Bread

Fit Buns High Protein: Bread

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Agnė Kamarauskaitė 1 year ago

Don't know why, but at first thought it was a butt..

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#52 Super Hot Sauce

Super Hot Sauce

Kristina Skoreva Report

Kristin Freudenthal 1 year ago

LOL! Funny!

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#53 Loco - Mad Wine

Loco - Mad Wine

vinopack Report

Wendy Yim 1 year ago

it's freaking adorable

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#54 Origami Beer

Origami Beer

Clara Lindsten Report

Cindy Martinson 1 year ago

Yes most people drinking beer are the origami type 😆

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#55 Beijing Buffet Fortune Cookies

Beijing Buffet Fortune Cookies

Caroline Brickell Report

Tua Lilja 1 year ago

Cute packaging, but so much waste! I hope they're recyclable.

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#56 Beeloved Honey

Beeloved Honey

behance Report

Oliver Gloxin 1 year ago

But crap for getting out the rest.

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#57 Banana Milk

Banana Milk

Dongwook Yoon Report

Kikka io 1 year ago

cute

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#58 NYC Spaghetti

NYC Spaghetti

Alex Creamer Report

Niềng Răng Lăng Xăng 1 year ago

so fragile the highest one...

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#59 Honey Hive

Honey Hive

backbonebranding Report

Cassie 1 year ago

It's really cute but seems pretty impractical to me, especially since customers are generally attracted by that golden honey color (we're beekeepers).

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#60 Honey Packaging Design Funny Honey. After Folded Can Be Turned Into A Checkers Chessboard

Honey Packaging Design Funny Honey. After Folded Can Be Turned Into A Checkers Chessboard

Lu Zhao, Jian Zhang, Lin Huang, Tingyue Yan Report

presquevudu 1 year ago

Trypophobia, anyone?

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#61 Cookie Break

Cookie Break

Artem Maslov, Tatiana Rusalovskaya, Stanislav Semin, Arya Lugovaya Report

Amber Ice 1 year ago

I like this but i wonder what the green flavor is?

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#62 Beehive Honey Squares

Beehive Honey Squares

Lacy Kuhn Report

Kikka io 1 year ago

funny

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#63 Wine Bottle Packaging That Creates Two Drinking Glasses

Wine Bottle Packaging That Creates Two Drinking Glasses

AmproDesign Report

daniellabob 1 year ago

now that's brilliant.

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#64 Meat Packaging With A Freshness Indicator

Meat Packaging With A Freshness Indicator

to-genkyo Report

Ann Jeppesen 1 year ago

That would generate much more food spillage. Everyone want fresh food and no one buys the ones with the indicator turning blue

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#65 Spine Vodka

Spine Vodka

Johannes Schulz Report

Leoninus Fate 1 year ago

wow beautiful~ so elagent~

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#66 Bottle With A Hidden Message

Bottle With A Hidden Message

getblk Report

Dixon's Mama 1 year ago

Black spring water? Who even thought of this nonsense??

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#67 T - Tea

T - Tea

Maria Milagros Rodriguez Bouroncle Report

Kathleen Lovell 1 year ago

Terribly cute!!

#68 Packaging For Sushi

Packaging For Sushi

Lilen Burgos Report

Kikka io 1 year ago

Will be that I am used to seeing sushi sold prescely but it does not convince me a lot

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#69 Coffee Cups With Altering Emotions

Coffee Cups With Altering Emotions

Karen Gevorgyan, Stepan Azaryan, Narin (Noir) Manvelyan, Backbone Branding Report

Lena Sterling 1 year ago

Why? To produce more trash?

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#70 Oranges Packed Like Carrots

Oranges Packed Like Carrots

FEEL DESAIN Report

#71 Portable Dog Food Packaging Which Provides A Limited Supply Of Food And A Food Bowl

Portable Dog Food Packaging Which Provides A Limited Supply Of Food And A Food Bowl

Benjamin Yi Report

Kjorn 1 year ago

your dog need food when you bring him to a walk?

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#72 Just Laid

Just Laid

Springetts Brand Design Consultants Report

Asia 1 year ago

It's also educational! Love it :)

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#73 Cup Of Fame Tea Bags

Cup Of Fame Tea Bags

donkey-products.com Report

troufaki13 1 year ago

Not at all appealling

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#74 Tallinn Doors Chocolate

Tallinn Doors Chocolate

Kristi Tamming Report

Kikka io 1 year ago

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bah. waste.

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#75 Square Jam Jars Designed To Look Like Nail Polish

Square Jam Jars Designed To Look Like Nail Polish

latona-m.com Report

Vicky Zar 1 year ago

Ever tried to get jam out of the corner of a square glass?

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#76 Ice Cream I Scream

Ice Cream I Scream

Jiyoung Kim Report

Kjorn 1 year ago

that's cool

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#77 Bottle Which Can Be Used As A Dumbbell

Bottle Which Can Be Used As A Dumbbell

Jin Le Report

Drona Leigh 1 year ago

wtf

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#78 Point After Point Wine Bottles

Point After Point Wine Bottles

Brandon Oltman Report

Hikari 1 year ago

I wonder what this animal is!

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#79 Kohberg, “Support The Breasts” Bread Packaging

Kohberg, “Support The Breasts” Bread Packaging

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Andrzej Raczynski 1 year ago

I KNEW there was a reason I loved bread.

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#80 Noble Rey Brewery Co. Cans

Noble Rey Brewery Co. Cans

Magnificent Beard Report

Leoninus Fate 1 year ago

omg the gimp tho

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#81 Stir Then Squeeze – Instant Coffee Stick

Stir Then Squeeze – Instant Coffee Stick

Yu-Ren Lai Report

Ym Cruijff 1 year ago

Shouldn't you squeeze and then stir? It seems an easier way of letting the milk mix with the coffee...

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#82 Mountain Milk

Mountain Milk