There’s no limit to the ingenuity of bright minds determined to fix problems large or small.
The latest engineering marvel: an edible tape that you can slap on a burrito so that it doesn’t fall apart.
Four senior engineering students at Johns Hopkins University — America’s first research university — began the mission last year during a lunchtime brainstorming session.
The female quartet of Tyler Guarino, Erin Walsh, Marie Eric, and Rachel Nie found their inspiration when Walsh’s burrito fell apart.
“It hit her then — this is a problem that we can solve,” Guarino told CNN.
After testing various ingredients, they came up with a recipe that is gluten-free, texture-free, clear, tasteless, and suitable for vegans.
They call it “Tastee Tape.”
For now, the magic burrito fixer is a prototype consisting of tape strips on wax paper. Their goal is to package it in rolls similar to office tape.
If successful, the students — all of whom recently graduated from the university in Baltimore — could bring a new phrase to dining.
“Please pass the salsa and the tape.”
Watch: Edible Tape Holds Burrito Together