How’s That Breakfast Holding Up? A Disposable Food Container Review

As 2018 comes to an end, we wanted to take a look at the disposable food container often used by restaurants. Over the next month, we will be reviewing the takeout food and packaging from 4 different styles of eateries.

First up for review, a local coffee shop and cafe – Vintage Coffee Cafe. 1/3rd of the U.S. population drinks a gourmet coffee beverage every day.[1] To capitalize on this, many high-end coffee shops offer tasty breakfast food to go along with your coffee. We found one such coffee shop and ordered their cinnamon french toast breakfast to go.

FreshCinnamonFrenchToastCloseUpThe packaging represents what we often see from smaller scale, independently run businesses like a coffee shop. They provide a cardboard disposable food container that folds in at the top held together by a sticker. Likely lower cost, but not effective at keeping food fresh at all.

As you can see from this picture, the french toast is quite light and fluffy when packaged. It looks delicious with powdered sugar, cinnamon, and fresh blueberries – yum!  

Unfortunately, work got in the way of immediate consumption of this delectable breakfast. The food and accompanying syrup (in its own plastic cup) sat for about an hour and a half in the disposable food container.

Let’s see what happened to our breakfast!

SoggyCinnamonFrenchToastOverall, this restaurant’s disposable to go food container gets a negative review. The folding four corners secured by just a sticker doesn’t protect the food at all. As a result, the blueberries and strawberries are soft and the french toast has deflated. The taste of the food also depreciates considerably due to soggy french toast becoming chunky and bland while the crisp fruit turns mushy and much less flavorful. All of this without any syrup yet hitting the food, which usually contributes to sogginess as well.

Restaurants are trying to evolve

Restaurants continue to adapt to takeout and delivery needs in many ways, including updating their packaging and menu. Soggy Food Sucks provides you an easy to use and inexpensive addition to your disposable food containers that works to keep your food fresh longer.


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