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The Junior Mints Slot Conspiracy

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Junior Mints tab

I like Junior Mints, but the only time I seem to eat them is when I go to the movie theatre. I ran across this page today which makes a very good point:

There is really only one problem with them, and that’s the design of the box. As you can see, one side has a slot and a corresponding tab which lets you close the box. The other side does not!
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Things that make you say “Hmmmmm……”. Read the rest of the page for a bit more about this problem. Also check out the post at Capn Design entitled Junior Mints Are Evil where he too, curses the makers of Junior Mints for their poor box design. I, myself, never have them open long enough to lose them – I eat them all before I have a chance to spill them.

The Junior Mints Conspiracy [via Capn Designs, via Google]

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One Response to “The Junior Mints Slot Conspiracy”

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    realthirtysomething says:

    My own experience with the tab/slot closure system of the Junior Mints box has been less than satisfactory. Not just because of the “which end to open?” confusion, but because the design of the tab itself is flawed–it doesn’t keep the box closed very securely.

    I’ve learned the hard way that if I get a box of Junior Mints at the movie theater, and I don’t finish it, I can’t stash it in my purse for the trip home. Why not? Because if there is any chance that the box might tip over from a vertical position to a horizontal position, I will risk having the delicious, very refreshing candies spill into that netherworld at the bottom of my purse (a.k.a. the Bermuda triangle).

    This has happened to me a couple of times, and one of those times, I didn’t manage to find all of the stray mints–and it was summer, and those renegade mints ended up melting at the bottom of the purse. Not pretty! It would be great if the Junior Mints box had a more rational design: put the tab at only ONE end of the box, and make the tab itself more of a rectangular shape–and longer, so it won’t slip out of the slot so easily.

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