I am already a big fan of using reusable sandwich/snack bags for my family, I think it is a very smart idea to have a bunch of these at home instead of purchasing the disposable plastic Ziplock bags. You are saving lots of money and the environment plus avoiding plastic residue contaminating your food.
I was given the chance to try out a few handmade reusable sandwich and snack bags from The Lucky Butterfly and I was very happy to add them to my stash. I recommend getting at least 5 if you want to stop buying the Ziplock bags altogether. Having some empty ones ready at anytime in your cupboard is definitively recommended. They are good not only for food items but also for carrying medication, small toys, jewelry, make-up and much more!
I received the Monkeys snack and sandwich bags and the organic cotton cars sandwich bag. As soon as I saw the bags I fell in love with their designs/pattern, I love the vibrant colors and how soft the material is.
The exterior of the Monkey sandwich/snack bags is made of 100% cotton and the interior of 100% nylon (water resistant). I really like the fact that I can use them to take sliced fruit with me and not have to worry about the "juice" leaking all inside of my diaper bag. I really like that they are machine washable and that depending on the mess I can also clean them with a damp wipe.
The organic cotton bag has a 100% organic cotton interior and exterior. I love the fact that is made with organic cotton (less exposure to toxic chemicals) specially when I know the fabric is in direct contact with our food. I also like its size, perfect for packing up a delicious and healthy home made sandwich. I find that having them around reminds me about making snacks for myself, I am always on the go so it is nice to pack something for me as well.
My favorite feature of all of the three Lucky Butterfly bags is the hook and loop velcro closure. I like it because I am not dealing with metal zippers and because the generous piece of hook and loop keeps the bags shut avoiding leaking or spilling.
I really like the attention to detail and the way the bags are carefully put together. You can tell that they were designed and made with care by a mom who is thinking about her little one's well being and helping save the planet and other parent's wallets at the same time.
Buy it: Visit Lucky Butterfly to check out their great selection of reusable bags and all of the super adorable prints to chose from. NEW: Get 20% of your order by using "OneSmileyMonkey" code at checkout!!!! You can connect with them on Facebook here.
Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.