I'm a total sucker when it comes to packaging. I buy books on the subject of packaging design and try to collect really interesting foreign pieces. Two of my favourite things are a Taiwanese Pineapple Cake box my boss brought back from a trip there (I rescued it from the recycling bin), and a plywood box of insanely expensive salted caramel products I ordered from France. The Pineapple Cake is apparently a national delicacy. It's famous round my way for making my tongue pulsate when I ate it. Make of that what you will!
A few months ago I bought some Sence Rare European Rose Nectar drink as a treat from the Harvey Nichols food hall. The bottle looked so pretty and I'd crawl over hot coals for anything that tastes of roses. I bought it for the packaging but became totally addicted to the drink, which I managed to down in about 20 seconds. Twas an expensive little tipple.
|Look at it there. Taunting me. Being all pink and rosy and delicious. You cruel beast!|