Back to school means back to packing lunches and one of the important parts of this is packing safe and healthy lunches. With a full day between snacks, lunch time, after school and late nights at the office for mom or dad, parents need to keep on the go solutions in mind and invest in quality lunch gear to make sure their family eats right and stays hydrated through their busy day at school or work.

Our school is very eco-friendly, they encourage parents to send food in reusable containers and reusable lunch bags instead of plastic wrap and paper bags. I completely agree, it has been years since I have seen a paper lunch bag in our house. We have used a variety of cooler bags, insulated lunch bags, food and beverage containers especially since K started Kindergarten where she had to bring an afternoon snack. Most of the time we would buy a cheaper brand having it rip, leak and just cause problems and cost more money than anything else having to replace the lunch bag and/or containers half way through the school year. We should have turned to Thermos for all our school day needs.

Thermos has been a family brand from before I can remember, we had Thermos plastic lunch boxes and matching Thermos insulated beverage containers growing up. My set was pink and had Strawberry Shortcake on it. They have always been the way to send lunches to school without having to worry about food becoming warm or drinks leaking all over the rest of the lunch.

This year send kids back to school in style with Thermos brand's new line of insulated travel containers! Thermos has a wide range of containers such as Funtainer Food Jars, Funtainer Straw Bottles and soft lunch boxes for younger kids; Hydration bottles, Travel tumblers and Fashion Lunch totes for teens while parents will enjoy lunch Duffle’s, Insulated Hydration bottles and Vacuum insulated food containers with bowl and spoon. Check out the entire Thermos back to school line at www.thermosbrand.ca

Our friends at Thermos sent us over a Soft Lunch bag and Funtainer Straw Bottle to check out from their new back to school line. K was thrilled that they sent over a matching Barbie set for her to enjoy for grade 2 this year.

The bag is a little smaller than what we thought it would be but we can work around this by getting smaller containers than what we have. K had a fairly big lunch bag and used it for two school years in a row before it finally tore. We try to be as eco-friendly as possible when it comes to sending lunches and that includes using sandwich boxes and snack containers to save on waste and reuse them.

We have used FUNtainer Straw Bottles in the past and they were all the rave, the one we had before was pink with a funky flower pattern on it. Never leaked, always kept K's drinks cold and could be refilled with water to finish her day when she was finished her snack juice from her lunch. The only problem we had with this particular item was at the time K was in Kindergarten and she was a straw biter. The straw, being made of soft rubber can easily be ripped and torn by kids like K who liked to chew on them. The old one we had came with an extra straw but it saw the same fate as the first one. Just a little warning for those of you who also have straw-chewers at home. The straw on the newer one seems to be made of a more durable soft plastic and now that K is older, she doesn't chew on straws anymore especially one on a new Barbie Thermos!

As usual, we are very happy with the quality of our new Thermos brand lunch items. K can't wait to start school in a few short weeks especially now with her new lunch bag and matching Thermos. Our little guy will be starting Junior Kindergarten next year and we already know what kind of lunch kit we are going to look for when it's his turn to take the big yellow bus, Thermos of course!

About Thermos Brand Soft Lunch Bags:

  • Made with 100% PVC-free with PEVA lining
  • Superior quality closed cell polyethylene foam insulation keeps food fresh
  • Comfortable padded carrying handle
  • Durable, easy-clean fabric
  • Available in licensed and non licensed designs including Disney Cars, Disney Fairies, Barbie and Boho Paisley
  • These can be purchased at most major retailers across Canada for $9.99

About Thermos Brand FUNtainer Straw Bottles:

  • Keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours thanks to Thermos vacuum insulation technology
  • Made from premium stainless steel and BPA free materials
  • Hygienic push button lid with pop-straw makes for easy sipping
  • Available in non-licensed and licensed designs including Barbie and Cars
  • Capacity - 355 ml
  • These can be purchased at most major retailers across Canada for $17.99

*This post was published by A Motherhood Experience on behalf of ThermosBrand.ca. We received product samples for review purposes which does not reflect our overall satisfaction of the product in review. All opinions expressed are honest and always those of A Motherhood Experience*

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