In collaboration with French Designer Clement Eloy, Pen manufacturer BIC is introducing a candy pen cap. Based on their research they found that consumers tend to chew their pen caps, so why not make the habit more fun? Yum Sugar notes, "The name [Suck my Bic] is a tad bit risque, but what else would you call a pen that has a flavored candy pen cap?"
Implications - Product designers are continually looking to reinvent products based on consumer tastes; this pen with an edible top takes that practice quite literally. By transforming a pen cap -- an item that's frequently lost, discarded or chewed -- into a sweet treat, BIC is sure to appeal to a new market.