Just featured in the April issue of O Magazine and on the Early Show, LunchSkins (www.LunchSkins.com) are reusable fabric sandwich and snack bags in modern, eye-popping designs. Available in three sizes and dozens of modern, bright graphics, LunchSkins are the answer to plastic baggie blues! With more than 20 million sandwich bags from school lunches going into U.S. landfills every day, LunchSkins are better for the environment, practical, budget-friendly, fashionable and safe.
LunchSkins are made with a unique, high-quality thick cotton fabric that is used in European commercial bakeries and restaurants – they are completely dishwasher and washing machine safe. Prices range from $7.85 for a snack bag to $10.95 for a sub bag. Can be purchased online at www.lunchskins.com or at a number of retailers nationwide. http://www.lunchskins.com/retail.html.
I used the lizard design LunchSkin sandwich bag for 8 school days- 4 days with each son. My sons (ages 8 & 6) are VERY different and I wanted to see what each of them thought of it.
Both of my sons loved the look of the bag- lizards are cool! Neither of my sons had any problem remembering to bring the bag home each day either.
My younger son loved it- he is very environmentally aware and his class has spent a lot of time discussing how they can be good to our earth so he loved that the bag was reusable. And that it had lizards- he mentioned that about a dozen times :). He never said anything bad about it and would be perfectly content to use it everyday. He requested more so that he could put his snacks in them too.
My older son had high-functioning Autism and is significantly more picky. He loved the look of it and thought it was really cool but he said that his sandwiches got hard and crusty and he didn't like that. He requested to not use the bag anymore for that reason.
I will say that there is a huge difference in bread "softness" by the end of the day - if my sons leave half their sandwich uneaten it is inedible by the time they get home from school. That is not the case in regular old plastic baggies.
But that is really the only downside.
I love that they are dishwasher washable. That is brilliant. I love that they are environmentally friendly. The designs are fun and bright and colourful- perfect for kids.
We did not put fruit or soft snacks in ours because of the "squish" factor- if I send soft snacks to school they are always in hard containers otherwise it is just a squashed mess. My boys are simply not that careful with their lunchkits!
LunchSkins are a great way to make sending lunches to school more eco-friendly.
This post was written as part of a program for Family Review Network and LunchSkins, who provided the product for this review"