If you have a sweet tooth, you probably have a favourite brand of biscuit. But besides the biscuit itself, how it’s packaged says a lot about the manufacturer. As brands seek to outdo each other and attract customers, they use different forms of packaging.
People who are environmentally focused use various eco-friendly packaging options for their biscuits. They not only care about their product but also the impact its packaging has on the environment.
Below are the different biscuit packaging types on the market:
1. Paper Box Packaging
Paper box packaging is, perhaps, the most common method of packing biscuits. The boxes come in square, rectangular, and other shapes. The material used to make the boxes include plywood paper, whiteboard paper, and others. Biscuits are first wrapped in a film before being packed in a cardboard box.
The benefits of using paper as food packaging are that it’s portable, cheap and light. This packaging option is also strong and can, therefore, resist extreme pressure. Besides, it’s moisture-proof, beautiful, and comes in different shades. It’s also eco-friendly since it can be safely recycled. Paper is also biodegradable.
2. Plastic Bag Packaging
Plastic bags is another common biscuit packaging type in the market. Plastic packaging boasts a superior performance and is easier to ship than other traditional packaging materials. Besides, this packaging is very affordable. Plastic bags are also moisture-proof, making them ideal for biscuit packaging.
The biscuits can be packed in bulk and the plastic bag sealed using heat. Another option is to pack several biscuits in a plastic bag and arrange them neatly before wrapping and sealing the package. The advantages of plastic packaging include tight sealing, convenience, and low cost. It is also easy to shape, package and ship.
3. Iron Box Packaging
In iron box packaging, biscuits are packed in a tinplate box featuring various colours. The packaging comes in cylinder, square, rectangle, oval, and many other shapes. You can shape the iron box into various designs to pack the biscuits in a neat, orderly manner and keep them from breaking into pieces. Iron box packaging is strong, durable, and beautiful. The only setback is that you will need a lot of space for storing the empty boxes. It is, therefore, only recommended for packaging and shipping large packages, as well as packaging gifts and other expensive items.
4. Wax Paper Packaging
With the right amount of biscuits per packaging, wax paper can take your biscuit packaging to a whole new level. It’s easy to pack the biscuits as long as they are arranged neatly. Wax paper is also cheap and moisture-proof.
5. Tin Packaging
To maintain and preserve the original taste, flavour and freshness of your biscuits, consider tin packaging! The beauty of tin packaging is that you can customize it to your taste and unique style. You can feature the logo and brand name of your company on the tin.
There’s a reason metal packaging has survived across the centuries. One reason is that customers love it. They associate it with quality and class. However, among the reasons you should consider metal packaging include its robust packaging that protects your biscuits from getting damaged. It also preserves the flavour of your biscuits, even after opening the package. Besides, tin packaging complies with all food regulations and standards. And once customers consume the biscuits, they can always recycle or repurpose the packaging.
6. Edible Packaging
Imagine packaging you can eat after consuming its contents. Well, such packaging exists. Today, you can eat the cup after drinking the coffee. How about a biscuit packaging you can eat after emptying the contents? This is the direction the packaging industry is going, and soon you will receive items packaged in edible materials.
When choosing biscuits packaging, you need to consider factors such as the texture of the biscuits. If they are crispy, package them in appropriate, secure boxes to keep them from breaking. Other factors to consider include packaging that maintains the original taste of the biscuits. If inappropriately packed, biscuits can gradually lose their original flavour after a prolonged stay on the shelves. Packaging that protects the taste of the biscuits is highly recommended.
Size and visual appeal are other considerations when selecting a type of packaging for your biscuits. The size of the packaging depends on the number of biscuits packed. As for the visual appeal, how a package looks on the shelves helps a customer decide whether to stop and take a closer look or keep on shopping. The design of your biscuit packaging must, therefore, be aesthetically appealing enough to attract attention.
How you package a product has a lot to do with the market and how it sits on the shelves. The shape, packaging material, and the information to be printed on the packaging are also critical. Aesthetics, the product’s appearance and its ability to arrest a customer’s attention should all be considered when choosing packaging for biscuits.