Friday, April 9, 2010

Go Green Eco-Friendly Lunch Box Fashionable for Kids & Adults - PRODUCT REVIEW

A Guest Post 
by Mini Mommy Blog Expert

Editor's Note:
Mini Mommy Blog Expert is the almost 13 year-old middle triplet (Baby B) of Mommy Blog Expert.  She lives with her family (a total of four kids) and parents in California and has been writing creatively since first grade. In addition to doing periodic guest reviews for MommyBlogExpert, this talented young lady also designed the eco-friendly blogpost logo at left) denotes every good-for-the-planet MommyBlogExpert post.  She has appeared in a number of films, television shows, and print ads and is currently writing and illustrating her first children’s book.

An Earth-Friendly Lunch Box With Real Style
In 2008, many things important things happened both on Earth and elsewhere in our solar system.  The Phoenix probe landed on Mars, Israel celebrated its 60th anniversary of statehood, and the worst earthquake since 1979 devastated China.  It was also the year that the Go Green Lunchbox was created by Kimberley Caster, a mom from Manhattan Beach, California.

Since Earth Day is coming up on April 22 and my mom’s blog is publishing a number of eco-friendly stories this month to mark this important day, I thought a post about Go Green's product would be just perfect for me to work on.  Whether I'm writing a report for school or another blogpost I start out the same way-- by doing some Internet research using Google. What I found out, after visiting Go Green Lunchbox for the first time, I think will surprise you too.  Reusing your lunchbox each day, instead of carrying the mid-day meal in a disposable bag, as just one kid you will create 67 pounds of garbage per year.  If you figure in the total waste at just one average elementary school where everyone is bringing disposable lunch carriers to school that amounts to about 18,760 pounds of garbage.  I'm sure you'll agree with me: That’s way too much trash ending up in our landfills!

Go Green Lunchbox, though not the only company making this product category, sets itself apart in several important ways.  First, there's Go Green's generous size, measuring 13" x 8" x 2" on the outside making it large enough even for teens and adults to use. Second, it contains a removable hard plastic container with five separate compartments that closes tightly and can store all your favorite foods inside without making a mess. I like this feature because my lunch inside never get mixed together.  On the other hand, my mom likes it simply because it is so easy for her to clean out.  Another plus about this product is that the interior of the inside food container is made of sturdy polypropylene and uses silicone bands so food stays really fresh. Last, but not least, I just love the really cool 100% stainless steel water bottle with the Go Green logo on it. Luckily too, according to the manufacturer, both the food container and water bottle have been commercially tested and are lead-free.

Now, it’s time to talk about the styles, which as a budding fashionista is of course my favorite part!  What tween or teen wants to be seen with a lunchbox without a funky or cool pattern on it?  Company Owner Kimberley has that category covered, too.  With nine styles currently available like Daisy Girl, Camouflage, Houndstooth, Confetti, Jolly Roger, Black Stallion, Aloha, Orbit, Grease Lightning, Flower Power, and Gator Dots.  Yes, I know -- it’s quite a selection and I bet you'll have trouble deciding which one you like best.  No worries there either, as no matter which style you end up ordering, you surely will have the coolest lunchbox in your whole school! That's me and Mommy at last fall's The Internet Mommy book launch party in this picture. 

My personal favorite from the current Go Green Lunch Box line is Daisy Girl, which is the colorful floral lunch carrier pictured at the very top of this post.  Pictured at right is the Go Green lunch box I received as a door prize at The Internet  Mommy's Book Launch Party last Fall that I reviewed for my mom's blog.  I don't know the name of this specific design and I believe this particular pattern is no longer available. 

Go Green has really thought of everything.  They even sell extra carrying cases, hard plastic food storage inserts, and stainless steel water bottles individually so you can replace any of these if they get lost or even if you just feel like a different outside case style to carry your lunch in. 

To see if you've been listening let's have a Pop Quiz. What brand of lunchbox has a dry erase board, food compartment, water bottle, and that comes in super cool styles? If you guessed the Go Green Lunchbox, you are correct! Give yourself a pat on the back. But if you guessed incorrectly, (no cheating), then learn more about this clever lunchbox and the company who makes it by visiting their fabulous website.

Hmm, how shall I conclude this post? Let's just say that we should all try -- both kids and grownups -- to save the Earth in any way we can. All you have to do is simply remember the three Rs practically every kid seems to be learning at school these days:
  • Reuse
  • Reduce
  • Recycle
The Go Green Lunch Box Kit ($29.99) is available at select retail stores in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, as well as direct from Go Green Lunch Box.  Also available for purchase individually are interior food containers ($13), carrying cases ($17), and stainless steel water bottles ($6).

FTC Disclosure:  Mini Mommy Blog Expert, the writer of this post, won the past-season's Go Green Lunch Box at The Internet Mommy Book Launch last fall.   Neither the post's author or MommyBlogExpert received any payment or other compensation associated with this post. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

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