The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:13 AM EST

No one wants to eat a mushy meal—and with the SAVRpak, they won’t have to. It’s a peel-and-stick patch placed inside standard plastic takeout containers, clamshells, pizza boxes and paper bags to keep food fresh while in transit. “Nothing tastes better when it’s soaked with water,” says Greg Maselli, SAVRpak’s co-founder and co-CEO. “You have chefs perfecting recipes and throwing them in a box only for them to become a steaming, soggy sop.” SAVRpak solves the sogginess dilemma by extracting moisture from the air inside food containers before it turns into condensation on the surface of food. It’s also designed to minimize waste, as fewer mushy fries end up in the trash. The product is being used in more than 20 countries and has been sold to more than 250 customers in the restaurant, grocery and produce business. The company recently signed an initial deal with DoorDash. The next move: adapting the tech to preserve produce sold in grocery stores. —Sanya Mansoor

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