You grab something from the freezer and pop it in the microwave for a minute and your meal is ready. But that seems like a little too much work and one too many devices. Well, get ready for “thaw and eat” foods. “From frozen sandwiches that don’t need to be nuked to pies and waffles that go from freezer to plate, food manufacturers are racing to introduce products in the nascent ‘thaw and eat’ category.” (From sugar free popsicles, to blackberries and grapes, to just plain old ice, I prefer the don’t thaw and eat category.)

+ Speaking of thawing, check out the incredible power of nature in this ice collapse triggered by glacier calving.