Thinking about an invention usually employs an emphasis on the product itself. However, if you cannot transfer eggs to someone's kitchen without breaking them, there can be a lot of waste. Certain packaging decisions in the progression of Life Savers™️ influenced their quality, taste, and even safety.

A cardboard package of Crane's Peppermint Life Savers

Note the letters imprinted on each candy--you'll have to scroll down several screens to be able to see the container.

A box of Crane's Peppermint Life Savers

Foil packaging


Distribution and display outer wrapping


The paper tab


The green plastic string


Elimination of the string


The packaging from Life Savers Holes



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