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15+ Product Packages That Are the Absolute Worst

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Companies are constantly coming up with new ways to package their products. The ideal product package reflects the brand and appeals to customers, all while keeping an eye on convenience and safety.

But if you’ve literally ever bought something in your life, you know that packaging is often frustrating, needlessly wasteful, and sometimes downright dangerous.

From shrink-wrapped fruit to oversized cardboard boxes, scroll through these images of the times packaging is the absolute worst.

#1 Why are we packaging bananas, folks?

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#2 Same with avocados.

We are perfectly capable of halving our own avocados.

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#3 This ginormous box shipped a ruler.

Maybe the person in charge of shipping should have measured it first.

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#4 Again, with the produce.

Just let everyone pick their own. They could even put them in bags they bring from their homes. It will all be okay.

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#5 This gas can of tea makes me think I could probably brew my own using a teeny biodegradable tea bag and some hot water.

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#6 Cheese wrapped in plastic wrapped in plastic.

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#7 Okay, this is too much packaging for some crackers and bologna.

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#8 This is a hell of a lot of packaging for ONE PILL.

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#9 All this packaging for a light bulb?

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#10 Not impressed.

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#11 On the other hand, no one needs tea bags individually wrapped in plastic.

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#12 Because chips must lie in a tray inside a tube.

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#13 That time you only needed one egg.

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#14 Oftentimes, choice cuts of meat are available for purchase at the butcher case where it will be wrapped in paper and a piece of tape or string.

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#15 Tic-tac boxes of boxes of Tic-tacs.

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#16 Why does whatever this is get its own pallet?

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#17 This over-packaging makes me crabby.

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Scroll further for 3 bonus images of worst ever packaging designed to make you cringe!

Bonus #1 How juvenile.

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Bonus #2 Look, both products are “quality assured.”

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Bonus #3 Finally! We’ve needed our own soup for quite a while.

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