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.

#1

Goldfish Tea Bags

Goldfish Tea Bags

Charm Villa Report

Hikari
Community Member
3 years 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

Marceline
Community Member
3 years ago

What a great idea!! Love it.

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#3

Juice Cup

Juice Cup

backbonebranding.com Report

Super Cat
Community Member
3 years ago

This is cute ( 3

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#4

Pasta Nikita Packaging

Pasta Nikita Packaging

Nikita Konkin Report

Daniel Losinger
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

This is awesome!

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#6

Flowering Tea Bags

Flowering Tea Bags

Andrej Krahne Report

Adam Havlík
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a cute gift idea for people like me who don't like buying cut flowers :-)

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#7

Chocolate Pantone

Chocolate Pantone

BLOCD Studio Report

Asia
Community Member
3 years ago

Perfection.

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#8

6 Servings Of Italian Spaghetti

6 Servings Of Italian Spaghetti

Neal Fletcher Report

Hikari
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

KiddingNot
Community Member
3 years ago

really? or just it's levels of use?

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#11

Peanut Bag

Peanut Bag

Noémie Cotton Report

Asia
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

Marceline
Community Member
3 years ago

I love the ideas which are intended to reduce garbage!

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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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like something out of Spongebob

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#17

Butterfly Tea

Butterfly Tea

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Andrew Kurkovsky
Community Member
3 years ago

Want one!!!

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#18

Dino Ice / Fruit Ice Lolly

Dino Ice / Fruit Ice Lolly

Sasha B. Perelman , Katya Mushkina Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years 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

Cassie
Community Member
3 years ago

If this keeps the cookies I haven't gotten to yet from going stale, I'm all for it. Those packages would look lovely all stacked on the store shelves, too.

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#20

Honey Made By Bees

Honey Made By Bees

Maksi Marbuzov Report

Frederico Silva
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

Community Member
3 years ago

Just eat the pencil!

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#23

Thelma's Cookies

Thelma's Cookies

Saturday MFG Report

Dennis Kovalev
Community Member
3 years ago

Another great design. Wait and see what happens to cookies when you move this box, let alone flip it.

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

Gosh some people are so clever

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#25

Jam Packaging

Jam Packaging

Anthony Guex Report

Marceline
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

Tiffany Harding
Community Member
3 years ago

I dunno if i wanna put my phone in a greasy pizza box. Neat concept though.

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#28

Pasta Packaging

Pasta Packaging

Tamura Design Studio Report

Susan Douglass
Community Member
3 years ago

Clever AND useful!

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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

Lena Sterling
Community Member
3 years ago

Why not be super crazy and drink wine out of a glas bottle?

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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
Community Member
3 years 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

Marceline
Community Member
3 years ago

Cool!!

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#32

Marais Piano Cake Packaging

Marais Piano Cake Packaging

Kazuaki Kawahara Report

Super Cat
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#34

Tea Hangers

Tea Hangers

Soon Mo Kang Report

Wendy Taylor
Community Member
3 years ago

Wasteful packaging.

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#35

Fruit Juice Packaging

Fruit Juice Packaging

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Cassie
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Cute

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#37

Top For Coffee Cup

Top For Coffee Cup

Joshua Harris Report

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

dat name!

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#40

Teabag Coasters

Teabag Coasters

Yuree S. Lim & Jieun Yang Report

KiddingNot
Community Member
3 years ago

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yeah cool but just more 'stuff' to accumulate. whoever has these in their house must be really boring

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#41

Butter! Better!

Butter! Better!

Yeongkeun Report

Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

Drona Leigh
Community Member
3 years ago

wtf is this magic

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes!

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#46

Mini Olive-Oil Packages

Mini Olive-Oil Packages

Mini Oliva Report

Jodi Crabtree Littleton
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

djinnjeannie
Community Member
3 years ago

For me, the best design ideas are aesthetically appealing, functional and not wasteful, this is one of the few in this list that hits all three.

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#49

Green Berry Tea

Green Berry Tea

Natalia Ponomareva Report

Community Member
3 years ago

This is art

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#50

Happy Pills

Happy Pills

Marion Dönneweg Report

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL! Funny!

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#53

Loco - Mad Wine

Loco - Mad Wine

vinopack Report

Drona Leigh
Community Member
3 years ago

cause wine is for crazies!

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#54

Origami Beer

Origami Beer

Clara Lindsten Report

Cindy Martinson
Community Member
3 years 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

Julie Vozobule
Community Member
3 years ago

I love fortune cookies. Do you get an extra large fortune with it?

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#56

Beeloved Honey

Beeloved Honey

behance Report

Oliver Gloxin
Community Member
3 years ago

But crap for getting out the rest.

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#57

Banana Milk

Banana Milk

Dongwook Yoon Report

Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

Neat. But no Del Monte, please.

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#58

NYC Spaghetti

NYC Spaghetti

Alex Creamer Report

Niềng Răng Lăng Xăng
Community Member
3 years ago

so fragile the highest one...

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#59

Honey Hive

Honey Hive

backbonebranding Report

Cassie
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Trypophobia, anyone?

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#61

Cookie Break

Cookie Break

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

Hikari
Community Member
3 years ago

At first glance, the cherry jam looks like ketchup

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#62

Beehive Honey Squares

Beehive Honey Squares

Lacy Kuhn Report

Emily Fraser
Community Member
3 years ago

They taste so good!

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#63

Wine Bottle Packaging That Creates Two Drinking Glasses

Wine Bottle Packaging That Creates Two Drinking Glasses

AmproDesign Report

Koren Duffy
Community Member
3 years ago

Great. Except that it's not a wine glass.

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#64

Meat Packaging With A Freshness Indicator

Meat Packaging With A Freshness Indicator

to-genkyo Report

Ann Jeppesen
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Terribly cute!!

#68

Packaging For Sushi

Packaging For Sushi

Lilen Burgos Report

Wyndmere
Community Member
3 years ago

Chop sticks are not covered.

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

Why? To produce more trash?

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#70

Oranges Packed Like Carrots

Oranges Packed Like Carrots

FEEL DESAIN Report

Oliver Gloxin
Community Member
3 years ago

But why?

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#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