I want you to think about Heinz Ketchup for a minute. I want you to think about the frustration you feel when you turn over that bottle and just nothing comes out. You shake it up and down furiously, but to no avail. Your french fries remain sad and naked, and your heart sinks.
Well MIT has heard your cries for condiments, and has created the solution you’ve always wanted.
A group of researchers, under the banner of the Varanasi Group, recently won the Audience Choice Award at the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition for creating Liquiglide, a super-slippery, non-toxic coating that helps to get what you want out of the bottle without any trouble.
According to the website, Liquiglide not only solves the bottle problem, but is environmentally friendly. The coating reduces the amount of food left in a container, and eliminates the need for a big cap on squeeze bottles, saving roughly “25,000 tons of petroleum-based plastics each year.”
The coating is also edible, tasteless, and won’t taint the product in the bottle.
You see how much mayonnaise is left in the bottle? None. This is pure genius right here.
When is this going to be on the market? I need to get rid of the nearly empty ketchup bottle collecting dust in my fridge.