Design student Rodrigo García González has created a prototype for an edible water bottle he calls “Ooho.” With fellow Imperial College London students Pierre Paslier and Guillaume Couche, he has found a way to eliminate the plastic bottle container with a squishy membrane kind of mold. It’s based on the molecular culinary technique spherification (think of the juice-filled pearls in bubble tea drinks). It’s not on the market yet. And just because it’s edible doesn’t mean it tastes good. But translucent edible food wrappers are gaining popularity: Stonyfield just rolled out Wikipearls – edible balls of yogurt wrapped in a flavored coating.
The most intriguing edible food containers on the market are Munchbowls — crisp wheat bowls that come in different (naturally dyed) colors (meant to attract kid consumers). Most popular, that is, after old standbys like apple skins and ice cream cones.