Whiskey, Food Pods Aren’t a New Concept

Whiskey pods made a splash recently, but the pod concept isn’t new. Companies have been trying to make the edible containers and packaging for years.

While discussing the whiskey pod concept with other editors here at Packaging World, we remembered a daring commercialized project from Smithfield Farms that Anne Marie Mohan reported on back in 2014, seen in this five-year-old page of the magazine.

It’s not new or original to dream of first consuming your food, then consuming the container in which food arrives. But a practical program for doing so, one that resonates with consumers but doesn’t require even more packaging to contain the edible container, has yet to surface.

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