Four US engineering students at Johns Hopkins University invented an edible tape designed for burritos!
Tyler Guarino, Erin Walsh, Marie Eric and Rachel Nie all students who contributed to creating edible tape that could hold wraps and burritos together last year.
“Erin was eating a burrito and the tortilla opened all over her,” one of the four, Tyler Guarino tells CNN. “It hit her then — this is a problem that we can solve.”
The name of their invention is “Tastee Tape.” The team spent months studying “normal tape” in order to find their “edible counterparts.”
After testing various combinations, they hit on the magic recipe, which is also gluten free and suitable for vegans.
“We tested about 50 different formulations” before finding the winning “Tastee Tape” recipe, Guarino says.
The exact ingredients are a closely guarded secret due to a pending patent application, but the team says everything used is “edible, food safe, GRAS [generally recognized as safe], and are common food ingredients or additives.”
On Monday, the team graduated from college with Guarino expressing how Tastee Tape’s journey to date has been “really exciting.”