Chance are, if you’ve ever eaten a traditional yogurt cup, you’ve done the following: rip the lid off, put a spoon in the cup, and lick the lid clean.
Don’t lie: everyone has licked that lid clean. The amount of yogurt received from it is obviously minimal, but it’s just something we all do… or did.
A Japanese company, Morinaga, has apparently engineered a yogurt-resistant lid for the cups, RocketNews24 reports. Obstensively, the new lids are to keep things clean, and in the recycling-focused Japan, anything to make an item more ready for that certain bin can help out. It’s an incredibly small problem, but one that will be soon forgotten. The lids had begun rolling out in 2011, but are being spread to more and more brands and items.
Will an American company pick up the technology for their American brands? Will we no longer have to lick chocolate off the Jell-O pudding cup top?