No-fat cupcakes, bath tissue made of cotton instead of paper and a laundry product said to repair some wash-day mistakes were among the best new product ideas of 1995, a consumer research firm said.
Among the ideas rated worst in consumer polls were meat marinade in a syringe and hand cream in a glove, AcuPoll Precision Research said.
AcuPoll did not test the products but did show pictures to consumers, who then rated them on unusualness and value and said whether they thought they would buy them.
Those polled said they would definitely try Duncan Hines Angel Cups, which have no fat or cholesterol and have candy sprinkles instead of frosting. They are made by Procter & Gamble Co.