Thursday, April 22, 2010

snackTAXI Review!

This week, and from now on, I am making an effort to make a choice that will count! I am now attempting to take action trying to be kinder to our Earth! I guess you could say I am trying to be more conscious about what we throw out, etc. I have really been interested in looking into our carbon footprint. So with this in mind I am excited to tell you about this amazing product I was given the chance to review. Erin from the Snack Taxi, sent me two samples to review! Here is a picture of what I got:

(Andrew wanted me to take a picture of the inside of the sandwich sack!)
Here are some Snack Taxi facts:
Erin from snackTAXI, started her company in 2003, when she had 3 kids in school and was packing over 500 lunches every year! I decided to Google just how many baggies are used worldwide and they are even bigger numbers than what is included on the card from snackTAXI. SnackTAXI stated that each year and estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide (that’s over 1 million per minute). Even at these numbers I am very concerned. Worldwide, an estimated 4 billion plastic bags end up as litter each year, tied end to end, that’s enough to circle the Earth 63 times. Using these reusable bags we have the potential to eliminate an average of 1000 plastic bags over its lifetime.
SnackTAXI have 100% cotton exterior, and are lined with nylon, both of which are free of lead and phthalates. Taking care of the snackTAXI’s is easy, they can be machine washed and dried, or you can wash them with water and air dry them. They do last longer when washed by hand, like anything! I put in a peanut butter sandwich the first time I used it and noticed it was really sticky, but instead of washing in the washer I tried their tip of filling it with hot water and letting it stand in the sink, when I came back, it was incredibly easy to clean!
I like the idea of not using plastic baggies anymore, and I have to tell you at their prices it isn’t breaking the bank either. Here are their prices: snack sacks are 6.95, sandwich sacks are 8.95, lunch sacks are 13.95, and their napkins are 3.95. They do have bags for bulk produce and snacks for 5.95. When you think about how many baggies you use over the year, they will pay for themselves in a couple months!

I honestly think that this product is going to be great for our home. We have only used these for lunch and snack for school, but the plan is to buy more for all of us to use. I plan on using the snack sacks for work, and I am going to get more of the sandwich sacks to take with us to the beach this summer!

SnackTAXI is offering a 20% off coupon code in honor of Earth Day. But this is only valid now until April 23 (and can’t be used on specials). Just enter EDAY2010 at checkout!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think about this product! Have a wonderful day!
Thank you to snackTAXI for giving me the two samples to review!


Chrissy said...

I have a friend who did a review on these and loved them. I tried to win them but missed out. They are amazing and i guess i will just have to buy some.


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