Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Review and Giveaway: snackTAXI CLOSED



Thank you to snackTAXI for their participation in the Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Earth Week Event!

In an effort to save money, my husband and I have cut back on eating out for lunch. This means taking the time to pack healthy, homemade meals and snacks to bring to work or take on the go. Sounds great, right? It is...until I pull out the Ziploc bags. I feel so wasteful using those disposable, plastic pockets. Did you know that just one reusable bag has the potential to eliminate an average of 1,000 plastic bags over its lifetime?!

snackTAXI was the invention of Erin Kelly-Dill back in 2003 as an alternative to the plastic baggies that head straight of the landfill after just one use. snackTAXIs feature a 100% cotton exterior and waterproof liner made of nylon with a polyurethane coating. Extensive product testing reveals that snackTAXI materials are free of heavy metals, phthalates, PBBs and PBDEs. Not only are snackTAXIs reusable and safe, but they are ultra-convenient. They can be machine-washed with an unscented detergent or simply rinsed with water and air-dried. snackTAXIs are made in a home-based workshop in MA by local sewers, in a variety of fun colors, prints and sizes. You can feel good going green and supporting local business!

snackTAXI kindly sent me a waste-free lunch starter kit including a sandwich sack, snack sack and cloth napkin to review.

I was immediately impressed with the high-quality construction. You could tell these bags were not going to fall apart after a few washes. And the vibrant prints were cute and eye-catching, appealing to kids and adults alike. Unlike hard Tupperware containers that are bulky and oversized (and may contain BPA), snackTAXIs are perfectly portable and fit easily into a lunchbox, purse, or bag.

The sandwich sack (ARV $8.95) was a generous 7.5" (w) x 6" (h). I had more than enough room to store my tuna salad sandwich on white bread for a family picnic at the park. With its adjustable velcro closure, it could easily accommodate a bagel, donut, 6" sub, or piled-high sandwich - probably even those made of thicker, Texas toast-style bread. The twice-as-nice napkin (ARV $3.95) is actually two napkins in one, with two coordinating prints on each side. It is thick and durable and measures 8" (w) x 14" (h) so it can protect your lap from drops and spills or simply blot messes from the corners of your mouth. It could also make a great burp cloth!



The bag that has come most in handy for us has been the snack sack (ARV $6.95). Measuring 6" (w) x 4.5" (h), it is the perfect size for nearly any snack. Pretzels, chips, puffs, you name it. The velcro closure is easy for my 20-month old to open himself, making it a great option for Grandma's house or other travels. Because Nate is still quite young and thinks it is a fun game to dump the contents onto the floor, I prefer spill-proof containers for his more crumbly snacks. But I've found the snackTAXI snack sack is great for larger treats like apple slices, baby carrots or celery sticks. Once he gets a little older, I'm sure he'll be better equipped to handle the bag independently. For now Mommy will just have to keep an eagle eye on him - when she isn't using it for herself!




We like our snackTAXIs so much, I'm already eyeing more prints. Like the Egg Beaters and Cuppa sandwich sacks and Tea For Two, Edgy Veggies and Apples & Pears snack sacks.

Bottom line: With their affordable prices and sweet, environmentally-conscious designs, everyone should hail themselves a snackTAXI.

BUY IT: You can purchase snackTAXI products at www.snacktaxi.com. They also make lunch and produce bags!

DELICIOUS DISCOUNT: Receive 20% off your purchase with coupon code "EDAY2010" through April 23!

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win their very own sandwich sack and snack sack (company's choice of print)!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Visit the snackTAXI site and tell me your favorite print. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count! Remember to leave one comment per entry.

1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. If you already follow and/or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)

2.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You can do this daily! You may use the following tweet of come up with one of your own:

Pack an eco-friendly lunch with a cute, handmade sandwich and snack sack set from snackTAXI @kris10chumley http://bit.ly/aTZIUx

Just leave a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry per day max)

3.) Become a fan of snackTAXI on Facebook. (1 entry)

4.) Add my blog button and/or event button to your site and leave a comment with the link to where I can find it. (1 entry/each)

Giveaway will end on May 4, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: As mentioned above, I received a lunch starter kit from Erin at snackTAXI. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed in my post are solely mine. Your experience may differ.

110 comments:

Amy said...

I've been thinking about getting one of these since we use so many zip top bags. I like the blast off pattern best.

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Edgy Veggie
these are adorable & practicle!!

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rmlf1 said...

love the BBQ print:)

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skgaff said...

I like the ta dot bubblegum print
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EmmettFerret said...

I <3 edgy veggie sandwich-sack! Love the print

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Heather said...

Love the huevos citron print!

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Madeline said...

The Haul it pattern is really cute!

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Katie said...

The Bots and Rockets fabric is super cool!
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Sue said...

I love Giraffe Garden Gray. Thanks for the giveaway!

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slb3334 said...

the retro mushroom

Laura said...

My favorite is the espresso owl print!

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i like the tools gray sandwich-sack
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The green sushi print is so cute! kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com

mogrill said...

The gray giraffe garden is my fave.
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leloni said...

I like the hockey gear sandwich-sack ...

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greengirl said...

I like the Signs of the Times pattern!
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Chrissyb said...

I love Giraffe Garden Gray!
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Mary A said...

My favorite is the luna moth brown. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Terra H. said...

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love said...

My favorite print is bubble blast.
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Jenn S. said...

I like the Edgy Veggie pattern.

Melissa said...

My favorite is the Dainty Damask pattern.

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Carolina Girl Mommy said...

I think my favorite is owls on blue

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Ashley said...

I like the Edgy Veggie print best.

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My favorite print is definitely luna moth turquoise !

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Hbomb said...

I like the dainty damask pattern.

CuddlesAndCamo said...

I love the BBQ or Giraffe Garden print

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Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

I love the toadstools [toad002]

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susan said...

the bbq print is great, I like that.

Charlene said...

My favorite print is ta dot bubblegum :)

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ktgonyea said...

Love the blast off pattern :)

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K said...

The eggbeater print is my favorite!

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FDP 4 Life said...

i like the bbq sandwich print

kathy pease said...

i like the far out floral gray sandwich-sack

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sarbear3490 said...

I love the BBQ print

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Love the Disco Dot fabric! guryshka at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

I like the blast off pattern!

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lilyk said...

I love the grass menagerie multi sandwich-sack!

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I subscribed by email.

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