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My FAVORITE thing about this lunchbox is the cutlery compartment and the cutlery (the knife, spoon & fork have hollow handles to store spices and the kit comes with chop sticks! How cool is that?!).
I’ve been using the lunchbox for my husband and though we both really like it, it’s simply WAY too small for him. He carries a cloth bag to work so I load his ThermaPod Mini with a sandwich, veggie dip, and a few cut veggies (sorry, none of the food pics looked appetizing, but I had to go with something. This particular day was our Anniversary… so NO I don’t usually cut hearts into his bread!). Then I fill his bag with a yogurt, another container of veggies, a handful of dark chocolate nuggets, a baggie of almonds, a piece of fruit, ... I'm getting writer's cramp. He eats ALL DAY LONG... so he needs a lot to make it through the day. Once he gets to his office, I happen to know he has a draw full of chili cheese corn chips, Ramen noodles, and other junk foods. So, yeah he likes the ThermaPod Mini (especially the cutlery), but we’re hoping they come out with a ThermaPod XXL in the future.
My mother can’t wait to get her turn with the ThermaPod Mini. I wished I had videotaped her reaction; she was seriously enamored with the product. It is very unique and my mom is sick of the big plastic foamy lunchboxes. My mom simply packs a big salad every day with maybe a few crackers (I make-up for these health nuts. Today for example, I ate a piece of cake for lunch.). So she thought the large compartment is just the right size for her salad and then she’d put crackers or pretzels in the side compartment. I promised to lend it to her once school starts so that she can try it out (she’s a teacher).
If I could design my own ThermaPod (‘cause now I can’t stop thinking about how cool it would be to design my own product), I’d make it bigger and add more compartments. I’d want the compartments to detach from one another so that I could microwave one side and not the other. I’d also want a handle for those days when you’re not carrying a bag. However, those are nitpicky adjustments and this inventive new product gets an A+ from LGM (I’m stickin’ with the school theme!).
The ThermaPod was just released this summer, so be cutting edge and eco-friendly and get one for your favorite BACK TO SCHOOL kid (or adult).
WIN IT: Open to residents of US and Canada
You will win a ThermaPod Mini (you get to choose the color!), retail value $29.99
Visit www.thermapod.ca and leave a comment telling me which color you would choose when you win... think optimistically!
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Winner will be chosen by random.org. All entries must be completed by 11:59pm August 20th, 2010. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen