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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Bob's Edible Wrapped Burgers

If you've seen my previous Wordless Wednesday post, you'd see the picture of a burger being chomped while the wrapper is still on. Nope, your eyes aren't lying.


Wikicells are novel edible forms eating and drinking transportable foods and drinks without plastic or the usage of a wrapping medium. Take this famous Brazillian chain food Bob's for instant. Using the technology of the wikicells, they wrap their burgers using this agent and it is edible along with the burger within.



One might think that it is quite insane or whether it is safe to even eat the wrapper itself but it has been proven that wikicells consists of a natural food membrane held together by electrostatic forces and containing liquid, emulsion, foam, or solid food substance possibly within an edible or biodegradable shell.


One of the reason why this matter was invented is to lower the rates waste as burger wrappers and such other sort of plastic wrappers are toxic, non recyclable materials. The germane of wikicells is by far the better option since the act of throwing away these normal plastic wrappers non-nonchalantly, littering (in the process) about is an offense to the environment since it is ecologically-unfriendly.

But to assess the gumption of this wikicells, one need to consider one huge factor which directly involves the consumer themselves, not the environment. Since the wrapper itself is edible and can be eaten straightaway, how salubrious is it? Imagine the workers themselves wrapping the burgers with their hands, or how the wrapper itself touches the counter or tray which probably aren't exactly germ-free. How hygienic is the wrapper so called environmentally-friendly and effortless dining experience?

Well, they can dish out whatever reasoning or fact that they want, but my score for wikicells novel edible forms are: