Sunday, June 05, 2011 Posted by Dina N
What I don't like about packing lunches and snacks are leaky ice packs. They make a disgusting mess in the lunch bags. It's wasteful because all I can do once they leak is throw them away. Even if they don't leak, I am still not a fan. Regular ice packs melt fast. When food is left over in the bag, I have to throw it away because there is no telling how long it's been since the ice packs melted.
One very smart new product helps me avoid the leaky messes, the wasted leftovers, and keeps food fresh much longer. The PackIt personal cooler lunch bags have the ice pack built in, so no more leaking. It's a cooler and a lunch bag in one. If you are like me, you probably place a single ice pack in your lunch bag. Well, the PackIt has four ice packs: one on the bottom and three on the sides. That means the interior stays cold about four times longer. The PackIt lunch bag folds flat - and stays folded when not in use, thanks to velcro strips. I keep ours in the freezer, always ready to go. When I need to pack a lunch for school or a snack for the park, I take it out, unfold it, and just place the food and drinks inside. The PackIt has lots of room - and no space is wasted by a bulky ice pack.
If all that was not enough to make it the best lunch bag / cooler ever, check this out: PVC free, non-toxic, earth safe, and of course reusable. The contents stays cold for up to 10 hours, thanks to its new eco-gel liner. Awesome! A PackIt cooler costs just $19.99 - a great investment, if you ask me. Check out the cool bag pics on the PackIt Facebook page and follow @FreezeAndGo on Twitter.
Whether you are headed to school, to work, to sport events, to the beach or to the park - bring along a PackIt. It's the coolest way to keep your food fresh when on the go. Now I just need one for every member of the family...
Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received complimentary sample to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed here are mine and may differ from yours.