After presenting my ideas to my learning team and lecturer the main point raised was that i needed to find a president, an example someone doing something similar and finally!! after almost losing hope for ever finding an example of putting spices into paper to be used in cooking i finally found one, and from Muji as well a company i happen to love haha.

Traveling with your spice rack is not ideal. This is why Japanese company, Muji, has made a book of spices to make flavouring your food while away from home a little bit easier.

This book from Muji is full of pages that are made of spiced paper, which dissolve from the heat and moisture of cooking. Now that kick of white pepper or red chili is just a tear away. And, since it is compact and perfectly portable, the Muji spice book is ideal for when you’re travelling.


This then proves that it has been done before, that it is possible to make paper that is strong enough to hold itself together (unlike other dissolvable paper commonly used on cakes or sweets etc) while still being able to release the spice into the cooking. The only other question that was raised would be whether it was hygienic to have the spice attached to the outside of the bottle throughout the delivery and storage process. I will try to fold the package in such as way as the ‘spiced paper’ isn’t exposed, so that it is effectively wrapped in regular paper, almost like a seal.

I looked up the designer that did this, Nick Bampton, and on his portfolio site he has another example of the same concept: SPICEBK