I am a HUGE fan of Thermos. All of my friends have heard my endless speeches about how I think Thermos lunch products for kids are the best (based on my recommendations many of them actually already went out and bought Thermos products for their kids), now you get to hear the same speech too ;). I have tried many kids lunch products and I have to say that Thermos FUNtainer collection is my favorite by far. If you have school age kids and haven't heard of or used Thermos FUNtainer bottles and food containers, you HAVE to try them. I know that you will love them as much as I do.
Thermos was kind enough to send us a complete kit for DD to review. First, she received a barbie lunch kit. The lunch kit features two separate storage compartments and it includes a dishwasher safe plastic container. I like using the plastic container for DD's fruits or cookies when I pack her lunches for preschool. The padded handle on the top of the lunch bag is just perfect size for her little hand and I also love that the zipper pulls are larger than what I have seen on other lunch bags so that it's very easy for DD to zip and unzip her lunch bag.
The second product we received was the FUNtainer Bottle. The bottle will keep your child's drink cold for up to 12 hours -- this is what the Thermos claimed. Of course, I had to give it the real life test. I tried it with DD's milk. It really is true, the bottle kept DD's drink cold for that long! Yes, even when it is hot out, DD's drink is still ice cold after being in the bottle for the entire day. Now, I can pack DD's juice or milk for school and I know that the drink will not get spoiled.
The last product we received to review was the FUNtainer food jar. I absolutely LOVE this product. DD's school does not warm up lunches for the kids. Although I have heard that some preschools will, DD's preschool is not one of them. DD eats sandwiches sometimes, but I don't like to pack that for her all of the time. If you eat sandwiches everyday, you will get tired of it too. Sometimes I like to pack her chicken pasta, Chinese fried rice or even some chicken noodle soup. But how do you pack stuff like that if you don't want your kid to eat cold food? You use a FUNtainer food jar! In the morning, while DD eats breakfast, I would fill the food jar with some hot water and allow it to sit for about 10 to 15 minutes (I do this to warm it up). Then, I would heat up the soup or food in the microwave. Once the food/soup is fully heated, I would pour the water out and put the hot food into DD's food jar for her. The food jar will keep the food hot for 5 hours so by lunch time, DD's soup or food is still hot. See, no microwave needed at all!
I typically store DD's food jar and bottle on the top compartment of her lunch bag while the bottom is occupied by the plastic container that came with the lunch kit. I love that everything fits so nicely into her lunch bag and they work so effectively in keeping DD's drink cold and her lunch hot. But, most of all, I know I can count on Thermos to deliver lead free products that meet CPSIA standards.
To buy your own lunch kit, FUNtainer bottle and food Jar, please go to Thermos online store to make your purchase. You can also find Thermos products at Walmart, Target and Toys R Us.
Many thank to Betsi of Thermos. She has generously offered a lunch kit, one FUNtainer bottle and one food jar as giveaway prizes to one of my lucky readers (US residents only please).
How to enter:
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1). Please go to Thermos and then come back to tell me which designs you would like to win (you MUST be a public follower of my blog to enter this giveaway, and your profile can not be set at private).
How to earn additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each additional entry):
2.) Blog about my giveaway- with a link back to here, when you leave the comment make sure you include the URL of where your post of my giveaway is. Please do not copy and paste my review over to your blog, please write about why you would like to win this giveaway and provide a link back to this post. The Contest ends April 28th, 2010 at 11:59pm PST. Blogging about my giveaway earns 2 additional entries.
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Read the fine print:
* Lucky winner or winners will be selected through True Random Number Generator.
* If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment. For example: sugarpopribbons at yahoo dot com -- so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner.
* Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using the True Random Number Generator.
* I do contact each winner via email. If anyone is curious about who the giveaway winner is for any of my giveaways, please go back to the original post of that giveaway. Once a winner is selected through random.org, I will post a screen shot of the the number random.org picked. You will be able to see which number has been selected and if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you can cross check who the giveaway winner is.
*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.