Ideas within topic products,food: (click suns to rate or comment on ideas)

1 Bananasicle: Freeze a banana to eat like a popsicle, but much richer, tastier, and healthier. E-mail
2 Vending machine manufacturers should program their vending machine dispensers to rotate past 360 degrees, like 380 degrees, then go back 20 degrees to a neutral position so that your chips or candy will fall down every time. E-mail
3 Create a flavorful dog food and cat food gravy/juice for fussy animals who don't like the cheap dry food, but will eat it with the juice on it. E-mail
4 Fast food automated drive thru station that allows you to touch keys to place your order. When order is placed, it is sent directly to the food prep person, and gives you an order #. Cashier matches order numbers and gives the customer proper order. E-mail
5 A chain of drive-thru healthy food restaurants that provide a menu including nutritional info and compatibility with popular diets (Atkins, Weight Watchers, etc.). Also serves bagged lunches. E-mail
6 Since Chinese restaurants keep fishtanks to let diners select live fish for their meal, why not keep a garden next to a restaurant where diners could select their own live vegetables, fruits, and herbs? You couldn't get more fresh. E-mail
7 Doughnuts with ice cream in the middle instead of cream or custard. E-mail
8 Toaster ovens should have a replaceable wire in them that melts at extremely high temperature to cut the power, like a fuse. This could prevent oven fires from getting out of hand. (appliances) E-mail
9 A food machine wherein a person has only got to insert ingredients and dish will be prepared by machine. (cooking robot) E-mail
10 A tea or coffee mug with a built in thermostat-controlled, battery-operated heater to keep the coffee warm for people who enjoy sipping the coffee for long durations. The heater can be switched on before serving. E-mail
11 In restaurants, the server writes down your order then walks to a screen and inputs the order. Instead, the server could carry a wireless pad (pocketsize) to record the order at the table to save time and reduce errors. E-mail
12 An idea to save time and money at the grocers would be to put a scanner on the baskets so you would know your spending amount. It would add taxes too, and you would just pay the cashier. E-mail
13 Sell wine in small bottles for cooking or drinking. Now you must buy a whole liter even if you only need a few mls. The chemical in red wine which might prolong life, resveratrol, degrades once exposed to air, and serving-size bottles would preserve it. E-mail
14 To reduce solid waste, use biodegradable plastic grocery bags made partly with tapioca starch. E-mail
15 Colored salt. That way you could see how much salt you put on your food. E-mail
16 World Desserts: chain of cafes selling desserts from different places around the world. Would be popular since people may find a dessert there that they love but can't find anywhere else in their city, thus attracting a loyal following. E-mail
17 Plastic produce bags in grocery stores are hard to open because they are too slippery. To ease opening, make the bags with a rough area along the top to give some friction for fingers. E-mail
18 Chinese food is worldwide, except Chinese dessert, like almond cream, sesame shakes, or azuki sundaes with condensed milk. Sell them in big city, where people are willing to try something new. If you try this, please e-mail me. (restaurant,cafe,recipe) E-mail
19 Fast food chains should include one helping of vegetables in all their burger and other menus, for example, disguised as finely chopped vegetables added to the burger or more salad into the burger beyond the lettuce leaf! Roopa Karkhanis E-mail
20 In order to remove soft drinks from the 'JUNK-FOOD' category, several vitamins and minerals can be added. This will definitely be appreciated by the consumers, and the sales will also increase. Same can be done with potato chips and pizzas. E-mail
21 Hamburger restaurants should use spinach rather than iceberg lettuce. The U.S. government should provide incentives for restaurants to limit portions and provide more nutritious fare. E-mail
22 Paper used for shopping bags is to be replaced by cotton bags (old fabric rags, etc). E-mail
23 Supermarkets could provide radio ID tags on each of their items (with product & price info) so that you could just walk though a passage and your smart card with digital cash gets debited automatically, and the bill pops up from a slot for you to collect. E-mail
24 To reduce harm of smoking, breed and use tobacco plants with little or no nicotine. My wife is a specialist on growing of Oriental tobacco plants. She is a selectionist and is involved in seed production, and she has such experience. E-mail
25 "Sour Stardust": like Pixie Stix but sour, similar to the sour sugar shaken off from the bottom of a bag of Sour Skittles or Sour Patch Kids. E-mail
26 Coffee Makers should install in the cup for coffee filters gadgets to hold the coffee filter to keep it from folding inside the cup. It would eliminate a mess and keep coffee grounds out of our coffee. E-mail
27 New style of container for beverage and or food. Addresses real health issue. Many uses and benefits. Simple to manufacture, immense profits in billion dollar industry. For exclusive licensing. E-mail
28 Instead of fuel wasting thick-walled pressure cookers with lids needing to be locked on, we can use much thinner-walled cookers with variable weight pressure-liftable lids, to save fuel and preclude excessive pressure build-up and vessel bursts. E-mail
29 A rack that holds knives and kitchen ware in a locked position so that when driving or in an earthquake they do not move. Good for RV. E-mail
30 Pressure cookers have fixed mass weights for the pressure release valves. These should be replaced by a set of 3 detachable weights to allow low, medium and high pressure cooking as necessary, depending on the food being cooked, to save fuel consumption. E-mail
31 Develop 2 drugs--one to slow & another to increase "coping mistakes of DNA" (mutations). Drug 1 will delay bacteria/viruses becoming drug resistant. Drug 2 will help agricultural & other developments that use selection methods. Both can have many uses. E-mail
32 Chocolate: The Original Recipe. Sell the original Aztec chocolate: the spiced, unsweetened drink. It might be surprisingly popular like that other bitter drink from a Central American tree--coffee. E-mail
33 Almost 80-95% of the fuel used in conventional cooking, even with pressure cookers, is wasted. Most of this can be avoided by using thermally insulated cooking vessels or by transferring the vessels to insulated boxes once boiling point has been reached. E-mail
34 New, small businesses could buy their equipment, furniture, and computers cheaper by using an online auction service, such as ebay or yahoo. Those closing a business may also recover more by liquidating stock or equipment using online auctions. E-mail
35 Produce and market high protein quick meals for the niche market of bodybuilding. There are many supplements available out there, but food is better for you than a supplement. Email me for more info. E-mail
36 Sugar that floats so that it doesn't sink to the bottom of the cereal bowl, but would melt in hot coffee. E-mail
37 Gadget for the handle on coffee pots, that displays the last time a pot of coffee was made. Especially good for large companies where people drink and make coffee all day long. You never know if the coffee has been freshly brewed or not. E-mail
38 They should make beer cans and bottled beer different colors (six pack--2 colors, 12 pack--4 colors, etc.) to help you avoid drinking out of someone else's beer. Pick a color and stick with that color for the duration of your drinking. E-mail
39 Edible Ice-Cream Stick. When eating the bottom of a popsicle, the wooden stick pokes the throat, which is dangerous. Make the stick edible. E-mail
40 A new kind of ice box for the freezer could be made of an air bag which will form individual ice cubes. To pick ice cubes out of the box, let the air out of a bag. Le Quoc Bao Ngoc: 5 years old, Vietnam. E-mail
41 Some kind of equipment to bend the tines on forks back into position. I have a good set of silverware, but unfortunately the dishwasher manages to bend the tines on occasion. E-mail
42 A battery heated ice cream scoop. E-mail
43 Combine electric slow cooker and solar oven to have both a low energy appliance and minimal cooking temperatures.
44 A collapsable mug, made of soft plastic, that can be carried in a brief case or purse, for reuse to save the environment from disposables. Example E-mail
45 Sell frozen coffee cubes. That way, perfectly brewed, fresh coffee can keep long-term and be served quickly and easily. E-mail
46 A rod with clips that slides in and out of the refrigerator to clip bags like bread crumbs or treats and other plastic bags to save room. E-mail
47 Instead of little electronic toys in kidsí meals, ensure that the toys are meant for physical use, such as a frisbees, balls, water guns, jump ropes, etc. E-mail
48 If the lid of a roti maker could be turned 180 degrees (instead of ~90 degrees now), we could use the lid also as another pan (say for dosas). E-mail
49 Make sweet & sour pot pies, like the sauce you put over rice. Both chicken and pork are good-tasting in sweet & sour sauce. You may even want to put rice in with the sauce.
50 Kill animals when they grow up instead of when they are young so that the animals can have longer lives. E-mail