Do you remember when motor oil was sold in a metal can? I remember when it was, and I remember that my dad always kept a few cans of motor oil in his truck. The coolest thing about those metal oil cans was the oil can spout, which my dad also kept in his truck. The oil can spout would latch onto the top of the motor oil can and penetrate the lid. Once it was in position the contents of the can were easy to dispense through the spout.
When the plastic bottle replaced the metal oil can the oil can spout became obsolete for that application. My dad probably still has his oil can spout, but I have not seen one since the plastic bottle nor have I seen a need for one. That is until I visited a local food establishment.
I saw one of the servers make a small opening on each side of a can of syrup and attempt to dispense the contents through the small opening. The first thing that I thought about was my dad's oil can spout. Perhaps the oil can spout designed for use in garages may also be useful in kitchens. Is there a food grade "oil can spout"? If not, why not? I don't know the answers to these questions because I haven't investigated them. But perhaps this is an invention that is waiting to be invented.