Why is the bag inside the box of cereal so hard to open?by designzone
Almost every day I am frustrated because of companies like Kelloggs and Kraft. It happens to all of us. We’re hungry so we reach for a new box of cereal. We can deal with the hard to open cereal box. After all, it has always been difficult to open the box. You end up tearing the box a little, but not enough so that the box won’t close as intended.
The real problem is the bag inside the box. Ideally it should be simple enough to use that an eight yer old can open it without making a mess, and easy enough for an 85 year old with arthritis to open. But that’s not the case.
It takes a certain amount of pressure to rip the bag open. Tool little pressure and it’s just not going to work. So, you put a little extra effort into it and viola; the bag rips down the center and you have cereal all of the table and the floor. Opening the bag without destroying it is a bit like playing ring toss at the carnival; meaning you have about a one in ten thousand chance in getting it right. It is frustrating!
When I think back about my youth, it hasn’t always been a breeze to open the bag, but it seems to me like the bags used to open without ripping down the center and spilling the bag’s contents. I think that they’re cheaping out and using thinner bags as opposed to the thicker, waxier bags that they used to use.
It’s not only the bags inside the cereal boxes that bother me Lately the little easy-open bags that wrap the cheese slices are a lot thinner. What probably saves the companies a fraction of a penny on each piece of plastic, I would gladly make up for by paying five cents more for the whole package of cheese. Why? Because around 40% of the time, when you try to open the wrapper, the wrapper tears and you have to try again. It drives me crazy. It’s not my imagination either, because the wrappers never used to be this cheap. I need to find out why they are doing this to us. Perhaps it’s the fault of the plastic wrap supplier and not the big cereal and cheese companies. I just need to know why, and who is responsible for this.