Blanco Niño Potting Shed
“Blanco Niño is a group of Mexican food enthusiast that believe in supporting and encouraging sustainable farming at home and abroad through the production of beautiful, all natural, authentic corn tortillas and tortilla chip. It is the brainchild of restaurateur Philip Martin, owner of Dublin-based Little Ass burrito bar. He aims to capitalise on huge European demand for authentic Mexican cuisine, with enormous interest already expressed by major players in the Irish and British food service industry”. Irish Examiner
The focus of this Potting Shed Dublin session was to brainstorm packaging solutions and point of sale props for the retail of Blanco Niño tortilla chips and soft taco tortilla. Philip really captured us with the idea that the tortillas we have been eating here (and most everywhere bar South America) are nothing like they are meant to be. He took us through the fascinating 3500 year old process that has been lost in the industrial food era. With this inspiration we got stuck into the brainstorming and gathered a collection of creative and innovative packaging ideas for the company. It gave us a fantastic look inside this startup and some eye opening discoveries about the functionality of existing packaging.
And obviously we had amazing Mexican food!