Thursday, March 11, 2010

snackTAXI {Review & Giveaway} reusable sandwich and snack bags for a happy planet

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

Even though my daughters aren't school-age yet, we still end up packing lunches fairly often. Food and snacks come with us pretty much any time we leave the house, which is pretty common for young kids like mine who seem to get hungry every hour... if not sooner. I mean really, you just ate two bowls of cereal, a pear, a bagel and a waffle, are you really hungry again?

I fill reusable containers as often as possible but I'll admit that, unfortunately, plastic baggies haven't been completely removed from our house. They fit in the diaper bag much more compactly than hard containers and they are just the right size for holding Big Sister E's sandwich or crackers or Little Sister B's... well, whatever it is that her big sister has. The happy medium? Adorable reusable bags from snackTAXI.


A perfect alternative to plastic bags and wraps, snackTAXIs are constructed out of a 100% cotton exterior and a smooth waterproof interior. What this means is that they are safe, strong and can simply be washed and reused time and time again. Whether you rinse them out and let them air dry or toss them in the washing machine and dryer, these bags are practical, cute and great for the planet.

Prior to receiving our snackTAXI set, I was skeptical at how well they would be able to keep crumbs and smaller pieces inside. Without the zip-closure of the plastic baggies, what would keep Big Sister E's precious goldfish crackers from spilling out of the top? What I discovered was that where the snackTAXI bag folds down is lower than the level of the opening (shown at right) and this smart design keeps every morsel tightly tucked in where it belongs.

As for how much my daughters have been enjoying them? Considering the bright, fun color options (there are 84 different sandwich-sacks available right now - 84!), the soft feel and that they can open and close the bags themselves...

Yes. I would say that we are indeed snackTAXI fans.

Along with these cool sandwich-sacks (7.5 x 6") and snack-sacks (6 x 4.5"), snackTAXI gives you a way to carry them with their fun lunch-sacks out of fabric made from recycled soda bottles! To complete your meal, there are also twice-as-nice napkins, the cutest double-sided napkins around. Big Sister E laid claim to ours once she caught site of the adorable cat/polka dot fabric combination and I am slowly getting over my fear of her getting it too dirty. It is just such a great-looking napkin!

Finally, how annoyed are you by the flimsy plastic produce bags available in the grocery store? I hate that they constantly rip and stretch, not to mention that they are so cheap that they go straight into the garbage once our food is out of them. What a waste! However, now our fruits and veggies are stylish in our snackTAXI bulk/product-sack.

The 10 x 18" bags come in three different colors and are made out of silicone impregnated nylon (not something I had heard of before!) which means they are really strong while also incredibly light. I really like the versatility of this bag and how just about anything can be stored in them.

Whether you are fully "green" or just getting started, snackTAXI bags are a great way to help out the planet. Seeing as one reusable bag has the potential to eliminate an average of 1000 plastic bags over its lifetime, buying a sandwich-sack for $8.95 or a snack-sack for $6.95 will save you quite a bit of money in the long-run. These bags are cheery, durable, eco-friendly and affordable... now they just need to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on their own and we would REALLY be set.

Want to give these fun bags a try? Thanks to the generosity of snackTAXI, one person will be helping the environment while packing their sandwiches and snacks in colorful sacks, because...

One lucky person will win a sandwich-sack and snack-sack from snackTAXI! The winner will get to specify if they would like a great design for boys, girls, gender neutral or adults!


To enter to win your snackTAXI bags: Visit snackTAXI and tell me which of the great fabric options is your favorite. I mentioned there are a LOT of choices, right?

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you become a fan of snackTAXI on Facebook.
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1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

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Giveaway will end on April 1st at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open worldwide - if you're reading this, then you can enter!

A big thank you to Erin at snackTAXI for providing a set of snackTAXI items for me to review as well as a sandwich-sack and snack-sack for one lucky giveaway winner. Saving the earth one bag at a time! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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mommy2luke2008 said...

I love the dino dudes fabric!!!
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yonca said...

They are so cute! Looks like they both love their new snack bags.
I love disco dots fabric.

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New follower from friday follows! These bags are so cute! I invite you to come over and follow back!

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dino dudes is very cute.
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Love the disco dots! Those are adorable.

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I like the bubble ones

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Love the zooshoo, please enter me. What fun looking bags!

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I love the Dino Dudes fabric! How cute. I love all the choices!

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I would pick the groovy gutair lime print!
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I love love LOVE the bubble blast pattern!

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Love the Dino Dudes;}

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I love the bots and rockets designs. This will be great for my 2 boys.

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I like the far out floral gray sandwich-sack
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