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" Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 18:01
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    It's a "tray". Or, with the top on, possibly just a "box".
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Mar 7, 2016 at 3:23

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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.
    Commented Aug 11, 2013 at 0:25

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