Edible Tape

A group of students at Johns Hopkins recently invented edible tape for burritos. They're calling their invention Tastee Tape.

I thought edible tape was a pretty old idea, and some searching quickly pulled up prior examples of it. But despite the idea being around for a while, I've never seen edible tape in a supermarket. So perhaps the Johns Hopkins version of it will be the one to catch on.

San Luis Obispo Tribune - Apr 13, 1991

Honolulu Star Bulletin - Sep 2, 1950

     Posted By: Alex - Mon May 16, 2022
     Category: Food | Inventions

Shouldn't be that hard to make. I experimented for a while with seed tapes -- dissolve bone meal, kelp meal, and gelatin in very hot water, pour onto a cookie sheet; as it thickens, space seeds over it; when fully set, cut into strips. (Basically the same as homemade gummy worms, but flavorings and sugar replace the bone and kelp meal.)
Posted by Phideaux on 05/17/22 at 01:47 AM
Still genius, as it is clear and doesn't taste like kelp. Plus, I bet they used agar-agar or stuff like that which would make it kosher and vegan.
Posted by Yudith on 05/17/22 at 06:06 AM
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