Say hello to my new favorite lunch containers: Plenty Full! You probably haven't seen them before because they are from a tiny little mom-run company that's just getting started. It's my hope to help introduce them to the world...just in time for back-to-school!
It's true you can find other stainless containers out there, but what makes Plenty Full containers unique is that the lid closes tightly and securely with a silicone seal that is both air and water tight! When you press it closed, you hear a click, and know the container is ready to go.
- Made from food grade stainless steel that will not leach chemicals like plastic
- Food safe silicone seal around lid
- Reusable over and over again
- Company is a member of 1% for the Planet
Plenty Full products come in 3 sizes: baby - for snacks, mama - for snacks or sandwiches and papa - for salads or leftovers. We got a sample of the mama size (see photo at right) as well as the optional cup insert that fits inside. It's just perfect for a child's sandwich and fruit!
You'll pay more for a nice stainless container than you will for plastic but stainless will last forever. I've thrown out a lot of cracked plastic containers in my life - how about you? My only hesitation is that my boys have been known to lose their lunchboxes from time to time. I'm like a drill sargent about bringing everything home but we have lost some very nice lunch supplies over the years....
So far Plenty Full containers are only available on the company website. The owners have generously offered to give a 20% discount to Mindful Momma readers through the end of September, 2012. Just mention Mindful Momma in the notes when you make a purchase and they will give you a 20% refund via PayPal.
What's your favorite way to pack an eco-friendly lunch?
(Disclosure: I received a free Plenty Full container in exchange for my honest opinion.)