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For the average consumer, food packaging is nothing more than a necessary evil to keep their produce safe. Food containers aren'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 of cool products, that doesn't have to be the case.

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

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    This Wooden Wine Case Can Be Turned Into A Birdhouse

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    Intensive Panda
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Pasta Nikita Packaging

    Pasta Nikita Packaging

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    Daniel Losinger
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Flowering Tea Bags

    Flowering Tea Bags

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    Anouk
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    #8

    6 Servings Of Italian Spaghetti

    6 Servings Of Italian Spaghetti

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

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    Dennis Kovalev
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Peanut Bag

    Peanut Bag

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Chocolates Like A Set Of Oil Paints

    Chocolates Like A Set Of Oil Paints

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

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    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

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    Chip Can Which Blooms Into A Bowl

    Chip Can Which Blooms Into A Bowl

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    Cassie
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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

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    Dino Ice / Fruit Ice Lolly

    Dino Ice / Fruit Ice Lolly

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    Daria B
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Clever Cookie Packaging Concept

    Clever Cookie Packaging Concept

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    Lena Sterling
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Honey Made By Bees

    Honey Made By Bees

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    #21

    Egg Box "Toaster"

    Egg Box "Toaster"

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    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

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    This Yogurt Lid Can Be Folded Into A Little Spoon

    This Yogurt Lid Can Be Folded Into A Little Spoon

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    Dennis Kovalev
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    The Pizza Box That Turns Into A Projector

    The Pizza Box That Turns Into A Projector

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    Cassie
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Pasta Packaging

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    Squishable Wine Box Lets You Squeeze Wine Until The Last Drop

    Squishable Wine Box Lets You Squeeze Wine Until The Last Drop

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    French Fries Box With A Pocket For Ketchup

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    Marais Piano Cake Packaging

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    Fruit Juice Packaging

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    Cassie
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Top For Coffee Cup

    Top For Coffee Cup

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Wine Bottle Based Around The Concept Of Wine As The Blood

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    Teabag Coasters

    Teabag Coasters

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    Cassie
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Butter! Better!

    Butter! Better!

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    Instant Noodle Packing Box

    Instant Noodle Packing Box

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Fast Food Packaging

    Fast Food Packaging

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    Steve Bowman
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    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

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    Mini Olive-Oil Packages

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    Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise

    Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Sushi To-Go Box With Chopsticks Instead Of The Handle

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    Green Berry Tea

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    #51

    Fit Buns High Protein: Bread

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    Beijing Buffet Fortune Cookies

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    Honey Hive

    Honey Hive

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    Cassie
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    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

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    Beehive Honey Squares

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    Wine Bottle Packaging That Creates Two Drinking Glasses

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    Meat Packaging With A Freshness Indicator

    Meat Packaging With A Freshness Indicator

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    Ann Jeppesen
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Bottle With A Hidden Message

    Bottle With A Hidden Message

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    Packaging For Sushi

    Packaging For Sushi

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    Kikka io
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    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

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    Tallinn Doors Chocolate

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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Obviously this is a souvenir for tourists and in this context it iis actually a nice alternative for the old boring postcard or coffee mug or t-shirt

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    Square Jam Jars Designed To Look Like Nail Polish

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    Kohberg, “Support The Breasts” Bread Packaging

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    Stir Then Squeeze – Instant Coffee Stick

    Stir Then Squeeze – Instant Coffee Stick

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Mountain Milk

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    Churros With A Container For Chocolate Sauce

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    This Bottle Of Wine Lets You Paint Your Own Wine Label Using Wine

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    Sunflower Seeds Package

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    Sweet-Tooth Snacks

    Sweet-Tooth Snacks

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    Salima Khabibullina
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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Elizabeth Etzel, it say the label in Russian( I am Russian) or maybe Polish(its similar to Russian) then you can buy in that area.

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    Møller/barnekow

    Møller/barnekow

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