Forget the spoon and even the bowl- Stonyfield Farm Frozen Yogurt just partnered with edible packaging company WikiFoods to bring package-free frozen yogurt. The Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls encloses scoops of frozen yogurt in real, organic fruit. The “skin” acts like that of a grape: protection from bacteria with the ability to be transported and washed.
The fruit skin provides a dual flavor component- for example, chocolate non-fat frozen yogurt covered in a banana or coconut skin or vanilla non-fat frozen yogurt wrapped a peach or strawberry skin.
While it’s Stonyfield’s flavors- it’s WikiFoods’ patented technology that is also applied on other treats like cheese and even beverages. Offering environmentally friendly, portion controlled products- WikiFoods is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Frozen Yogurt Pearls are being tested in four Boston-area Whole Food Markets. The founder of WikiFoods, David Edwards, is a professor at Harvard; this isn’t the first time affiliates of the Ivy League have gotten us craving new inventions in the food industry!
What other flavor combinations would you like to see? How will WikiFoods change food packaging as we know it?