A designer out of the Big Apple has come up with an innovative idea that takes the bite out of annoying fruit stickers: vanishing labels that dissolve into soap.
It's a novel idea that will be welcomed by consumers who've bitten into stickers along with their fruit or have had trouble peeling off the old labels one too many times.
New York-based designer Scott Amron of Amron Exptl. created the label which is awaiting patent approval.
For the consumer, a bit of water and rubbing will dissolve the sticker into an organic fruit cleanser that removes wax, pestivides, dirt and bacteria.
For the retailer, the stickers are able to display Price Look-Up (PLU) codes. They can also be removed normally by peeling them off.
Meanwhile, in 2009 a team of scientists at the University of Florida also decided fruit stickers were pesky annoyances and created a laser etching device that 'tattoos' labels onto the produce by cauterizing the peel.
Amron is also behind products like the "Brush & Rinse," which redirects water from the faucet to the mouth in a streaming arc, and the invisible money clip which magnetizes bills together in a neat bundle.