Back to School with Lavish and Lime - Review and GiveawayThursday, August 25, 2011
Next week is the last week of summer vacation? [Insert high-pitched scream here.] I don't know about you but I'm not quite ready for summer to end let alone heading back to work. There's still so much I want to see and do. Granted, we've had a pretty eventful summer, the kids and I. And thanks to some waste-free lunch gear from Lavish and Lime, it was easy to prepare snacks and lunches to take with us on the go. The best part is that I was able to reuse it over and over and over...
|Kids PVC-Free Apple Lunch Bag - Lavish and Lime Price $33.00|
Lavish and Lime is a Canadian owned and operated online store specializing in contemporary eco-friendly products. They have managed to include a wide array of colourful, fun and quality products to suit your style of greener living. Remember my review of the Camelback Stainless Steel Water Bottle last October? Yeah, my daughter still uses it regularly which means it's rarely stored in the cupboards. This year, my daughter will start grade one with a stylish new PVC-Free Neoprene-Like Apple Lunch Bag and a Non-Toxic Lunch Box Cube thanks to Lavish and Lime.
|Non-Toxic Lunch Box Cube - Lavish and Lime Price: $15.00|
When I first pulled out the apple lunch bag from the box, I instantly noted how bright the lime green colour is. And I mean bright! I think it might look better in a darker green but the good thing is my daughter will be able to spot her new lunch bag from a mile away. The design is really neat and I like how there's a built-in handle on top, zippered opening on one side a pocket on the other. The inside comes with handy mesh pockets to help secure smaller items like reusable napkins or cutlery. The fabric is flexible and strong, and is crafted from eco-sponge which has earned the rigorous Oeko-Tex 100 standard of safety in textiles. This means this lunch bag is free of PVC, lead, phthalates and over 100 other potentially harmful substances. This lunch bag also insulates and retains food temperatures. When it first came out of the box, it wouldn't sit upright without falling over but after a while it returned to its proper shape and sits very nicely. The best part is that it's machine washable, stain-resistant and built to last. We've already taken it with us on a couple of picnics to the neighbourhood park. It has plenty of room to fit the lunch box cube and a water bottle.
The lunch box cube is a neat idea. You don't need individual tupperware because there are three compartments on the bottom and one large compartment on top, which is perfect for sandwiches. You might want to keep in mind, though, that if the top compartment is full, the cube might tilt backwards when you try to access the lower compartment. Also, the little compartment on the bottom near the back is not as easily accessible for adult fingers but my little ones had no problem reaching for their blueberries. All in all, it came in handy and it was so nice not to have to worry about separate lids and washing a bunch of tupperware afterwards. From a teacher's perspective, I would imagine it would be a lot easier to help younger students to open the lunch box cube than individual containers, and you won't have parents coming in the next day looking for missing lids.
|We took our Lunch Box Cube to Ontario Place. Twice.|
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Disclosure: I received product as mentioned in this post for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any other way. The thoughts and views expressed in this review are strictly my own honest opinions.