Friday, 28 May 2010

New From ChicoBag

ChicoBag is rolling out a brand new line of produce bags called their Produce Stand Collection. I am a huge reusable bag advocate and after we switched to using reusable shopping bags, I started using reusable produce/bulk foods bags as well.

They are introducing 3 new types of bags that are all equally fabulous. They all have a draw string closure and are roomy enough to fit many a veg.
  1. Hemp-Cotton: This works great for your leafy greens or green beans, since the fabric blend naturally absorbs moisture. It also restricts airflow and is great for grains as well. I've used on both leafy greens and on bulk oats. It worked great for both. I was a little nervous about spilling oats everywhere, but it wasn't an issue at all.
  2. rePETe: This is recommended for squash, broccoli, carrots, and celery, as well as other vegetables of the sort. Each bag is made from 99% recycled materials. It is great for restricting airflow and locking in moisture.
  3. rePETe mesh: This bag consists of one side of rePETe material and one side of mesh. The mesh allows the ethylene gas (natures ripening agent) to escape. It is fabulous for storing apples, oranges, onions, and potatoes.

I was lucky enough to receive their produce stand starter kit to review and I think it's fabulous. I love that they took in to consideration the fact that different fruits and vegetables should be stored in different ways. I also love that they carried their rePETe line over into the produce bags. I always gravitate towards something that has been recycled. My favorite bag is the hemp bag. I buy what I can in bulk and this would be the bag I would chose for those purchases. I do think however that the rePETe mesh is probably the most practical to use, since the cashier will be able to easily see through the bag. I also love the little apple pouch that comes in the starter kit. I can shove my bags in there and clip it to my purse to ensure that it's not forgotten. I've enjoyed using these at the grocery store and look forward to using them at farmer's market as we approach that season.

ChicoBag is doing a great giveaway as part of the launch of the new collection. Make sure you head on over Bag Monster Blog and enter to win the new produce stand collection. It only takes a second to enter and it ends on 6/4/10. I tell you what, they are selecting 10 winners and right now the odds are looking pretty good to me. Now, head on over there and enter.

I was not compensated in anyway other than recieving a starter kit to review. As always this review is of my own honest opinions.


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