12.01.2012

reusies reusable snack & sandwich bags review and giveaway

Let's talk ReUsies. I love them. See, I've had a hate/hate relationship with the plastic bag for some time. They've always been annoying and wasteful but my final straw came the day our box of plastic baggies melted from being too close to the toaster oven in our kitchen. It was the final push I needed to stray away from products that were not only wasteful, but potentially dangerous and laden with unnecessary chemicals. Gross.

Enter ReUsies, which are reusable sandwich and snack size bags. They're comprised of 100% cotton and lined with leak-resistant nylon. The best part? They don't sit in landfills (instead, they keep hundreds of plastic bags out of landfills) and they don't melt.

I know what you're thinking. Aren't they hard to clean? No. They're not. If anything, they're frighteningly simple to clean. Toss them in the washing machine, the dishwasher or even wash them by hand. You'll be amazed at how easily they are to clean up. In fact, my husband and I recently attended a wedding and brought Ethan the snack sized bag filled with blackberries, blueberries and plum slices. The fruit sat in the bag in our insulated lunch tote for a good two hours before Ethan ate them and we had no leaks. The inside of the bag was tinged blue from the berries but after a quick throw in the washing machine when we got home, it was good as new. Not a single stain or dab of color.

The bags hold plenty of food, in each size. The sandwich size bag is able to hold large "adult size" pieces of bread. I've personally used it to carry around two mini-bagels at once and five spinach nuggets another time. There is plenty of room and the bag securely fastens with Velcro so that no food escapes. The snack size bag could also fit a half of a sandwich, which I sometimes use it for when I know Ethan will be eating lunch on the go. I was able to fit a full pear's worth of pear slices comfortably in the bag and frequently use it for berries. I try to wash my ReUsies by hand when possible, but since life is typically so busy and we tote around berries often, I'm guilty of throwing them in the washing machine most frequently. After quite a few washes, the color on my ReUsies bags has not even slightly faded, though they do note that machine washing can cause the ReUsies to fade. We've been lucky so far!

ReUsies bags come in all sorts of cute prints. Ethan loves his airplane print ReUsies bags! My favorite part is that ReUsies also come in plain colors for that grown-up who tends to shy away from funky patterns (like my husband!), making these great gifts or stocking stuffers for adults as well!

HOW TO BUY: Browse ReUsies online store to take a peek at all of their great patterns, colors and styles and do some shopping! 4-pack gift sets are available, too!

HOW TO WIN: Because despite helping to save the planet, the ReUsies staff still have time to be all-around awesome, they've offered one of my readers the chance to win a set of two ReUsies bags in the print if their choosing!

Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

20 comments:

  1. There are some realy great rpints there but I think I would choose the retro ovals.

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  2. There all Cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Would LOVE to win some of these! Been seeing them pop up all over the place lately!

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  4. What a great giveaway! I like the Aquatic print.

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  5. i am torn between skelly bones and heavy metal!!!! senior06chs@aol.com

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  6. I love the Doe Eyed Large
    Thank You for the giveaway

    Fiona N

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