I was walking past a high school and I saw a container of cookies sitting on the handrail to one of its portables. The cookies: (I use an iPad so couldn't scale it down unfortunately :()

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And I was wondering what do you call these containers, these transparent plastic containers? Is there a name for them?

  • plastic drums, perhaps? Or, may be "ops cookie trays" – Renae Lider Apr 4 '14 at 18:01
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    It's a "tray". Or, with the top on, possibly just a "box". – Hot Licks Mar 7 '16 at 3:23

Um, it looks like a "tray" to me. Perhaps the food packaging industry has a jargon name for it, but if so, I am unaware of it.


I would call it a "sleeve" of cookies.

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    I would call it a sleeve of cookies if it was wrapped in plastic (much like these), but I think the container itself would still be a tray. – J.R. Aug 11 '13 at 0:25

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