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  1. #1
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Raisin Puzzle.


    I bought some cartons of Sun-maid raisins recently because the price
    was good. They appear to be packaged in a square cross section box but,
    strangely enough, it is *not* square. The plastic lid measures 10.2 by
    9.6cm or 4.1 by 3.85 inches. The lid is fairly easily forced on wrongly
    since the box is made from cardboard but I wonder why the strange
    dimensions?
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    Jim Silverton

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Raisin Puzzle.

    On Sun, 15 Jan 2012 13:44:53 -0500, James Silverton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >I bought some cartons of Sun-maid raisins recently because the price
    >was good. They appear to be packaged in a square cross section box but,
    >strangely enough, it is *not* square. The plastic lid measures 10.2 by
    >9.6cm or 4.1 by 3.85 inches. The lid is fairly easily forced on wrongly
    >since the box is made from cardboard but I wonder why the strange
    >dimensions?


    Originally the package was a rather truncated rectangular cardboard
    box. But since it was difficult to get ones hand into it they then
    changed to a cardboard cylinder, folks could eat more faster. The
    cylinder took up more space so they squashed it into what you have
    now. Packaging evolves... and since loose raisins are not very
    attractive they sell a lot more with attractive packaging. I prefer
    the resealable bags, as you eat they take less pantry space.

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