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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Dutch Innovation

Sometimes the little things get your attention.

This 1.5 liter container of milk seems quite ordinary at first glance, but to a closer look.

The container features a handy pullout tab on the spout that makes it easier to open. (How many times have you torn the spout of a standard American milk container while opening it?).

There is also a transparent measuring window along the side of the container. You can immediately see how much milk has been used, and how much remains. It's marked off in 250 ml increments, so a measuring cup is not needed for food preparation.

This container of verse halvolle melk (fresh lowfat milk) was purchased at the Albert Heijn supermarket for 81 Euro cents (about $1.24 US).

Here is another example...

Notice that the drinking glass has a mark indicating the exact filling point to reach 0.2 liters.

No ambiguity here... you get what you pay for!