~I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Do not panic but I am about to talk about back-to-school. I know it feels like the kids just got out but it will be school time before you know it. I am the type of person to get everything I need in advance anyways so I don’t have to do last minute shopping with millions of other people the week before school starts and I totally recommend doing it my way! These two must haves for school are the PackIt freezable coolers and the new Juice in the Box. These products help me pack easy, healthy lunches and in cute containers too!
PackIt freezable lunch bags keep food cold for up to 10 hours. You literally fold it up like the picture on the right and place it in the freezer where the actual container itself gets cold. I really like this lunchbox because my daughter that is about to start Kindergarten loves eating yogurt almost every day and with this it stays cold till lunchtime. I also like that there is no ice pack to get lost or to leak all over her food since all the walls of the PackIt are the ice pack and they are built in.
The zip closure locks in cold, dry air and the handy buckle handle clips onto backpacks easily. It is made from food-safe, nontoxic poly canvas and waterproof EVA. as well as PVC-, BPA-, phthalate- and lead-free. Interior wipes clean so if something spills it is no big deal and you just spot clean the exterior. Gone are the days of room temp veggies and ham sandwiches! They also have several cute prints available as well!
With Juice in the Box, you can pack an organic, sugar-free or other drink for lunch and you skip the extra waste of throwaway juice boxes that are costly when you are buying them for every day use. I like it because it is “green” and I like it because it means I can easily pack whatever drink I want into her lunch every day. My daughter likes the shape of it and that it includes a straw.
I have shaken it and dumped it upside down and as far as I can see it is definitely spill proof like they advertise which is super important to me! It is also BPA and phthalate free and dishwasher safe. It is made from Tritan which means that it is very hard to break which is good because with a Kindergartener I am sure it will get dropped a lot. It currently comes in 5 colors.
The Juice in the Box gives her plenty to drink at lunch time and it easily fits in the PackIt with tons of room left over for whatever lunch I plan on sending to school that day. It is big enough to even pack a lunch for myself in it! With these products I know that I can pack my daughter a delicious lunchs that the enjoys.