Monday, 2 August 2010

Wrap-N- Mat Review and Giveaway *ended

It's no secret that I am on a mission to reduce our household waste. One big thing on my list of major offenders in this battle, are plastic baggies. I won't bore you with all of the reasons that one-use plastic items are bad. I've been over it many a time before. So, for this post I'll just say, plastic baggies are no good.

I was given the opportunity a while back to review Wrap-N-Mat sandwich wraps and snack pouches. Now that the craziness is starting to die down around here, I'm finally getting around to posting this. Oh, and about that craziness; I'm pretty sure a lull is temporary, but sure as heck, I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.
So, back to the product of interest. The Wrap-N-Mat has a great concept: it's a sandwich wrap and a place in one. You use it to wrap a sandwich by placing the sandwich in the center of the mat, folding in the left and right sides, then folding over the top and bottom. There is a piece of velcro to keep it in place. The snack sack works the same way, but is more generously sized and shaped.

They are made of a cotton and polyester blend and the lining is water proof. I am also pleased to tell you that they are BPA free and they comply with CPSIA lead and phthalate regulations. They are however made in China, but they assure customers that they are not made with child or prison labor. *Edited to add, the ones that I reviewed were made in china. They do offer a made in the USA version. Be sure to make sure you order according to your preference.

They work very well. They are a great size and their sandwich wrap is actually big enough to hold a sandwich, unlike others on the market. I love that they are easier to clean, as the whole thing unfolds to be flat and you aren't left trying to dig crumbs out of creases. My husband has been using these to take his lunch to work for some time now and they are holding up fabulously, even the velcro! I like them and have been using them in the diaper bag as well to cart toddler snacks around.

***Update! We have a winner! #22- Amanda. I'll be emailing you shortly and you have 48 hours to respond, or I shall have o draw again. Congrats!***


Thanks to Wrap-N-Mat, one lucky Once Upon a Baby reader has a chance to win a set of one Wrap-N-Mat wrap and one pouch in the Eco-Print fabric. Here's how to enter:

Visit Wrap-N-Mat and comment here telling me one other thing you like about Wrap-N-Mats or a tid bit of info about the company. Make sure to leave a contact email address. This comment is mandatory, and if not included all other entries will be void.
Extra Entries:
Leave a separate comment for each entry.

Open to US residents only. Ends on 8/09/10. Winner will be determined by random.org. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. As always this is an honest review full of my own opinions. I was not compensated in any way other than receiving product to review. In this particular giveaway, the item will be shipped to the winner by me, rather than the company. All images used in this post, were copied from wrap-n-mat.com and are the property of their company.

22 comments:

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  2. On their site I see this
    Our current "Made in USA" wrap ....
    but I thought they were made in China. I'm confused.
    I still find it hard to believe that the bread doesn't dry out and get stale.

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  3. SandyQuilts: You are correct. I failed to mention that they do offer a made in the USA version. I edited my post to add that. Also, the lining of the wraps is a material that has a plasticy feel to it. It keeps snacks and sandwiches from becoming stale as well as disposable baggies do, but only in the short term. I wouldn't keep crackers there for a week, but it works great for carting a sandwich to work each day. :)

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  4. I like that they unfold to create a clean eating surface as well, what a great idea!

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  5. how awesome are these! i re-use plastic baggies all the time because i hate the waste. i love how these unfold so you have somewhere to eat!

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  8. I love that these are reuseable and look so easy to clean! I could definitely use some of these to take lunch with me to class!

    Emily
    egill@rams.colostate.edu

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