Friday, May 13, 2011

NEW! Snack Taxi Review and Giveaway

Please re-enter this giveaway! Not only was blogger freaking broken (really Blogger? As big of a company as you are, it takes you over 24 hours to perform your maintenance?!) but they also just deleted my newest post, which was this snackTAXI review and giveaway. So if you had already left a comment, it too disappeared into the world wide web somewhere. Grrr.

I know this would have been perfect last month for Earth month, but guess what?

We should be doing things that are good for the Earth EVERYDAY!
And I've got a great product that helps families become a little more eco-friendly.
In the last few years, I've tried to make lots of little changes within my own family – and one of these is to try and reduce using so much disposable stuff. Not just paper plates, or napkins, or paper towels.
What about plastic baggies?

I've got a much better solution than ziploc for you!

SnackTAXI!

Erin Kelly-Dill is the mastermind behind snackTAXI.
"I invented SnackTAXIs way back in 2003 as a way to stem the tide of plastic ziplock bags that flowed from our house to the landfill when our 3 kids started school! We pack over 500 lunches every year, and had definitely fallen prey to the easy appeal of the ziplock bag.
SnackTAXIs are easy too - really! They are made in our home-based workshop by talented (and fun!) local sewers - we are committed to keeping our business local, and will never outsource our labor.
We hope you'll enjoy using snackTAXIs as much as we enjoy making them!"

SnackTAXI was kind enough to send me two resuable bags to review.
A set for me...and a set for you! 

Kaylee immediately claimed the pink and green ones as her own, so I opened them up and checked them out. 
The bags are very generously sized, which is awesome. And the long strip of velcro is the best part, because it allows you to fold down the bag to a smaller size if needed. 

We packed her sandwich in the green bag and her pretzels in the pink one. 
It's very roomy in there!

And here it is, all ready to go:

Kaylee LOVED using these snack sacks, and reported that several kids in her class asked about them and expressed a desire to have them for their lunches. Every night when I'm preparing her lunch for the next day, Kaylee always verifies that I'm going to use her pretty snack sacks.

Score one for SnackTAXI with Kaylee's stamp of approval! 

As a mom, I liked snackTAXI because the bags are made with 100% cotton on the outside, and polyurethane coated nylon on the inside. The bags are lead, phthalate, and BPA free. SnackTAXIs are also easy to care for. They are machine washable, or can be hand-washed and air dryed.

The quality is obvious. The fabric is very sturdy, and the stitching is excellent. 

And the benefit is unquestionable. This will reduce the amount of waste you contribute from using plastic baggies, and it'll save you money too - ziploc bags aren't cheap! 

Score two for SnackTAXI with my stamp of approval too!

All in all, I would say that reusable bags from snackTAXI are a superior alternative to traditional plastic baggies. They are very well made and easy to use since all you have to do is rinse or wash the bag out after using. There are so many fabric choices, and I guarantee you'll find one you like. The best part is knowing that you're doing your part to help the environment! 

In fact, I cannot think of a single reason why you shouldn't own a few!

You can buy directly from snackTAXI on their website!

Feel free to go like snackTAXI on Facebook as well!

And thanks to snackTAXI, one lucky reader of loving the little things will be winning their own set of reusable snack sacks! 
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you would pack in your snack sacks!
(of course, I also encourage you to be a follower of loving the little things)


Giveaway closes Tuseday, May 17 at 9:00 pm CST.
A winner will be chosen via random.org and  announced on the blog and notified by email on Wednesday, May 18. Good luck!

In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided with the previously mentioned snackTAXI snack sacks from snackTAXI.. I received no compensation for my review, and my thoughts are entirely my own. 

46 comments:

  1. Blogger is still being dumb on some of the blogs I follow, but I'm glad I can comment on this one!

    I would pack Ira's school lunches *tear* in these awesome sacks next year!

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  2. Weird, did blogger lose all of your comments on this post? I had already commented before, but I guess I'll comment again! The bags are so cute & such a good idea!

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  3. LOVE these!

    This would come in handy next year when I pack Carter's lunch next year for kindergarten!! Ah. Kindergarten.

    Hope you had a great week! :)

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  4. Hi There,
    With blogger down just getting around to checking out my new visitors. Thank you for visiting and your lovely comment.
    So happy to meet another mommy blogger and your kids are adorable.

    I love these bags. I am going to check out their site...
    I usually use plastic snack cups for snacks but do use zip locks for sandwiches and it would be great to get these.
    Have you found they dry quickly though? That would be my only concern.

    I would pack sandwich in one and what ever snack the kids want that day. They usually go for fish crackers mixed with mixed dried berries.

    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this giveaway idea! I was so sad that I couldn't comment yesterday due to Blogger's major issues. I just had to add in all of the comments that were deleted off my posts. My most recent posts were out of order too. Boo Blogger!!! When will I wise up and switch to WordPress?
    And, now on to the Snack Taxi sacks...I would use them to pack my hubby's and Jadon's lunch stuff. Veggies, sandwiches, crackers, etc. :-)

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  6. I would love to use it to pack my daughter's lunches for daycare...lots of yummy things like carrots!
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  7. I'm hereby changing DUH WINNING! to DUH FOLLOWING! <3

    I would use it for my green bean chips! nom!

    These bags look fan-flipping-tastic! such pretty patterns too!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  8. I would pack my own lunch in them!

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  9. those are so cute! My oldest starts Kindergarten next year (yikes!) and would love this for her lunch box! What a great idea :)

    p.s. LOVE your blog, found you via blog jumping around and am glad I did.
    love,
    your newest follower
    -Kristen
    http://threeinthenest.blogspot.com

    p.s.s. all of my husband's family is from Pittsburg kansas :)

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  10. Our family loves our reusable snack bags too - I think its a great giveaway. I'm just popping over to say hello from the Hop Along Friday hop. Enjoying your blog very much! Have a great weekend!

    Jeanette
    http://jeanette-myownfourcorners.blogspot.com/

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  11. I will use it to pack our church snack...Great giveaway :)

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  12. Hmmmm .... well, with a two-year-old, I'd probably be filling them with goldfish crackers and teddy grahams! :-) So cute!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Bec :-)

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  13. I'd use this to bring healthy snacks to work since I munch all day long. :)

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  14. Oh my gosh, May 17 is my birthday! What a great day to win a giveaway! I would love to have a snack taxi to but trail mix in. They are so super cute I want to get some for my nieces and my nephew too. Thanks for this great chance to win something fun. :)

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  15. I'd make a bunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (my current obsession) and bring them to work in SnackTaxis to munch on during my many snack breaks :)

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  16. I love these snack bags, what a great idea! I'd pack dried apples, pretzels, Ritz crackers...the options are endless. Are they easily washed?

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  17. These are awesome! Would be great to use to pack sandwiches daily!

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  18. I still want one of these things, even though my husband has refused to use it in his lunch, lol.

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  19. VERY disappointed in blogger!!!

    We would use it for apples!

    Thanks for the comment.

    Sadie

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  20. i mostly use ziplocks for math manipulatives... but would prefer oreos. :)

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  21. cool bags!!! i would use them for snacks for my little one!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning! I would pack yogurt pretzels (YUM!).
    Anya
    http://anyasgreenbaby.blogspot.com

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  23. I could see myself putting pretzels or a sandwich in those! :)

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  24. LOVE IT! these things look SO cute and fun. I would most definitely carry cheddar chex mix to work and school every day...my favorite :)

    Thanks for reminding me about your giveaway!!

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  25. I love finding reusable and CUTE things! I would put homemade granola in mine :)

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  26. I love your blog! Thanks for coming over to my giveaway!
    If I won these great Snack taxi's I would Love to put Noah's favorite cookies and fruit snacks in them!!!

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  27. I am craving animal crackers right now, so that's my answer this time around! Yum!

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  28. At this point ANYTHING but remember I am 8 months pregnant!

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  29. how exciting is this giveaway!! I love it. These would be perfect for my munchkins because we take healthy snacks every where we go- I would probably put my son's favorite organic dried cranberries and my daughters favorite Annie's organic trail mix!!

    I am following you via blog hop through Kindertravels! Loving your blog- I can tell you'll be a daily read for me :)


    tia
    http://twobirdsonwire.blogspot.com/

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  30. These look neat! I make my lunch often for work so I would def use it to put sandwiches or chips or fruit in!
    Glad blogger is back up and running!

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  31. So CUTE!!! Always love stuff like this!!! Hope you can hop over to my blog and enter the giveaway too!! Have a fun day!

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  32. I would pack some rice crackers to take on the go!
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  33. Blogger made for a boring day at work! No blogs to read! Ekkk...

    I would pack my baby carrots! Working 24 hour shifts makes for packing alot of meals & snacks.

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  34. What a cool giveaway! I should really state what I wouldn't put it the snackTaxi because it looks like it would work for everything.

    BUT, to follow the rules, I would probably use it for crackers, grapes, maybe even a sandwich! The possibilities are endless.

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  35. Don't forget me! I entered! I entered! :) These are adorable. I would out ANYTHING that fits into them! :)

    Sophisticated Steps

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  36. P.S. that should be PUT not "out". My hand is quicker than the eye today...and you know how I feel about that! Arghhh.

    Sophisticated Steps

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  37. Well, that stinks it lost your entire post. Oh well, this looks like a really cool product. I know my oldest would insist on goldfish crackers and teddy grahams. Love the idea of being able to wash them.

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  38. Oh super cute!! Hmmm, pretzels are definitely my snack of choice right now!!

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  39. I have seen these and LOVE them! I want to win pick me pick me!!

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  40. hahaha ok I'm back haha! I would totally pack Gunner's choc chips in them or Colts puffs...there, NOW am I entered?? :)

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  41. ah! barely made it in time. i'd pack my homemade trail mix :)

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  42. I'm your newest follower! I would love to pack after school snacks for my daughter such as pita chips and hummus!


    These bags are adorable! I love them!

    I'm your newest follower!


    dreamerklc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. We are eating toddler snacks right now, like pretzels, raisins and fruit snacks, and would love to try these. It's such a sin and a waste to use a plastic sandwich bag every time.
    reporterkc at hotmail DOT com

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  44. I hope I got in under your deadline. These bags are adorable. I am definitely packing my lunch in them!

    Lovely giveaway.

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