Using the new retail box to make crystal clear nICE mugs

Innovation is often a slippery effort.

nICE mug is no exception.  The life of a nICE mug is directly related to the ability to make clear nICE mugs.  Clear ice lasts longer.  Making nICE mugs without air bubbles ensures over 20 minutes of nICE cold drinking.

Experiencing crystal clear Minnesota lake ice has taught me that the “top down” freeze is the answer to make clear ice.

The beauty of clear ice captured while cross country skiing on a Minnesota lake.

The beauty of clear ice captured while cross country skiing on a Minnesota lake.

Asking folks to insulate the sides and base of nICE mug molds before freezing requires too much engagement for some users.  I realized that an easier method was required.

With help from Green Bay Packaging, we were able to develop a custom box for nICE mugs that insulate the sides and base of the mold, ensuring crystal clear nICE mugs every time.  Matt from Green Bay Packaging took on my challenge with right brain enthusiasm.  He had a previous client with a similar yet hugely different need.  The client needed a special box to ship live crickets to garden centers.  Crickets can seek out and escape from the smallest gaps, so this client needed a super tight box.  With nICE mug boxes, we needed the same thing.

I am happy to announce the beginning of a new development in nICE mugs:  The self insulating retail box.

Perfectly clear nICE mugs, every time.

The new retail box.  put the mold in the box and freeze.  Crystal clear nICE mugs.

The new retail box. put the mold in the box and freeze. Crystal clear nICE mugs every time.

The nICE mug retail box:  Coming soon to a theater near you.

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