Clever Food Packaging for Your Inspiration


Food packaging can be more than just a container that is discarded after the contents are gone. They can be used to grab shopper’s attention, encourage purchase, and ensure brand loyalty. This loyalty is invaluable, your customers will recognize your logo on your custom boxes for products, on business cards, and on all marketing channels, and think about your product Or packaging can even become a collector’s item, keeping a brand in sight long after the food has been consumed. Browse through some favorite food packages below to see if they inspire you to new heights of clever designing.



1. Arcadia Organic Tea

Arcadia Organic Tea

This packaging changes the whole way we think about tea bags. It is clever and classy and the odd shape makes the brand stand out.


2. Porto Novo Coffee Mix

Porto Novo Coffee Mix

Porto Novo Coffee Mix

Porto Novo has managed to make the coffee drinking experience even more interesting. The chosen color palettes and abstract design are inspiring and the shapes are definitely eye-catching.


3. Nusa Winter Soup

Nusa Winter Soup

This packaging makes you feel warm and cozy even before you open it up to eat the warm soup. What a wonderful visual experience!


4. Buccella Wine

Buccella Wine

When most people think of wine, they think of sophistication and class. The seal that decorates these bottles of wine serves to encourage that ideal.


5. Minute Maid Fruit Juice

Minute Maid Fruit Juice

These fun and colorful boxes are sure to become collectibles. This is a new look for Minute Maid and it looks as though it could be a hit.


6. Afro Wine Label and Box

Afro Wine Label and Box

Now, this label plays on another side of wine. The wild colors and crazy images makes wine drinking fun and melodic at the same time.


7. LOKUM Turkish Delight

LOKUM Turkish Delight

LOKUM Turkish Delight

Any one of these packages are fun for buying and keeping. There are lots of different designs and each one has a name and character description! What a clever idea for giving a box life beyond the snack that keeps you coming back for more.


8. Pio Pio Candy

Pio Pio Candy

Super cute and super simple, this packaging is sure to jump off the shelves and have kids begging their parents for this brand of candy.


9. Butter Cake from Nanatsukahara

Butter Cake from Nanatsukahara


Butter Cake from Nanatsukahara

This box is a whole experience in itself. Surely anything that comes in a box with such a beautiful design must taste devine.


10. Celery Sticks

Celery Sticks

With humor and wit, this packaging appeals to the french fry lovers who desire a healthier option.


11. Carrot Sticks

Carrot Sticks

I’m not sure that any mom would be packing these carrots in school lunches, but this certainly is an interesting and memorable idea.


12. Rivet Energy Drink

Rivet Energy Drink

For the person who works hard for a living or for those who want to look like they do, this Rivet bottle is the perfect drink container.


13. Babees Honey

Babees Honey

These jars are beautiful and clever. What a lovely and chic idea for honey packaging.


14. Italian Spaghetti

Italian Spaghetti

These packages breathe a new life into plain old spaghetti. I am sure that these boxes stand out on the shelves.


15. Savory Collection Cookie Bar

Savory Collection Cookie Bar

The sleek minimalist look gives these cookie bars a sophisticated air. These are not your children’s cookie bars.


16. Friggs Rice Cake

Friggs Rice Cake

Somehow the Friggs Rice Cake packaging manages to look pretty and businesslike at the same time. They have a bit of mystery that might temp one to try them out.


17. Carny Corn

Carny Corn

With a hint of humour and nostalgic feel, these bags have a charming collectible quality.


18. Plantable Vegetable Packaging

Plantable Vegetable Packaging

I love this creative, green vegetable packaging. The absence of plastic makes these veggies look even better for you, and better yet you can grow your own veggies with the plantable tags!


19. Evolve Cold Pressed Oils

Evolve Cold Pressed Oils

Black labels and clean lines give a contemporary look to cold pressed oils. These bottles would look great on any kitchen counter.


Try It Out

Give clever packaging design a try. Not only does it seem to be a blast but also you can also help turn a small brand into a well-known name with a package that no one forgets.

About the Author:

Tara Hornor has a degree in English and has found her niche writing about marketing, advertising, branding, graphic design, and desktop publishing. She writes for, an online printing company that offers brochure printing services, business cards, flyer printing services, posters, postcards, booklet printing services, and more printed marketing media. In addition to her writing career, Tara also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
  • Rupak Chowdary

    Neat design and well described article on packaging design. Thanks

    • Tara Hornor

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it, Rupak.

  • Sarah Orlean

    Great stuff…really inspiring collection…thanks for sharing..

    • Tara Hornor

      I’m glad that you find it inspiring, Sarah. I had fun compiling this collection.

  • Jahn McGrath

    Thanks Tara for the compilation of such beautiful collection of food packaging. I work in a designing firm that needs lots of design inspiration like this.

    • Tara Hornor

      You’re welcome, Jahn. I hope that it helps your firm come up with some creative designs!

  • Sam

    creative…. really unique showcase of food packaging

    • Tara Hornor

      Sam, I’m glad that you find this collection unique and creative!

  • Dezine Folio

    Very creative and inspirational designs :)

    • Tara Hornor

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed this collection.

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  • Rita Russell

    Creative and cool collection. Really enjoyed going through each of these package design.
    Will come back often to see more of these.

    • Tara Hornor

      I’m delighted that you found the collection enjoyable. And I’m glad to hear that you will visit the site again soon.

  • Corrin

    I love the honey jars. I’d buy that in a second.

    • Tara Hornor

      Me too! It is amazing how much packaging has to do with a consumer’s decision to buy a certain brand, and the honey jars definitely accomplish this for me.

  • Inkfreakz – Tattoo design

    Great stuff. thanks for sharing :)

    • Tara Hornor

      You’re welcome!

  • George

    It’s very nice for inspiration. Thank U very much though I am not in a packaging design business :)

    • Shane Neville

      Neither I am but you could use it for other form of designs. I can use these design on website designs as well.

    • Tara Hornor

      I am the same way in that I can find inspiration from any form of design, even if I am not in the business. Glad you like the list!

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