Forbidden Wine: Tide detergent now comes in a dispenser box


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/12/forbidden-wine-tide-detergent.html


#2

I wish the wine boxes were as nicely designed.


#3

The reality is simply that a bag in a box is a cheaper, lighter container than a large bottle.


#4

When they first released these detergent boxes, years and years ago, I am sure the kids were still able to get ahold of cough syrup.


#5

I keep thinking laundry detergent can’t be any be more overpackaged, but the industry continues to prove me wrong.


#6

They always say “keep out of reach of children”, but I think they should also add “and the elderly”. If you look at the hospitalization numbers for consuming detergent, it’s huge problem with elderly people.


#7

Considering every few years, some variation of this happens. Sometimes Jimson weed, sometimes another plant.

(Fun fact: Jimson weed was the poison used in season 2 of The Sinner)


#8


#9

From smoking banana peels to drinking Liquid Plumbr, people just want to escape.


#10

Yeah but this is actually less packaging. Not only is it lighter and uses less plastic, it also stacks better for transport.


#11

my_tombstone


#12

This kind of detergent package is always a terrible mess. You never catch all the drips in the cup. You end up with a dried detergent crud all over.


#13

As long as they don’t get rid of regular bottles, too, I think this is a great idea. (Purchasers, however, DO have to take responsibility to make sure it’s a good idea for their household, but they should be doing that for whatever kind of detergent they buy.)


#14

Also allows the size of the inner bag to decline over time, out of sight, while the outer box and the price stay the same.


#15

Cheer(s)!


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#17

And you know that will happen. I just noticed the other day that the 5 lb bag of sugar I buy once or twice a year now contains only 4 lbs. When did that happen?

I’m waiting for a carton of a dozen eggs to contain 11 eggs.


#18

Specifically, P&G developed a special spigot that prevents drips. They’ve been using on their Tide bottles for a while and it works quite well. Are you using a different brand? I’ve never seen a drip from the new spigot.


#19

Honestly that just looks like the over sized jugs they’ve been selling for decades with less plastic.


#20

Christ. As if on cue: