(Updated Article after 6 months of use, read below) Do you abide by the rule of tossing out food if it is unrefrigerated after 2 hours? What about when you pack your kids lunch, at the beach, or traveling? It is easier said than done but the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service recommends that you throw out food that has been unrefrigerated for 2 hours, 1 hour if it is 90°F or more. I’ve struggled with this for my kids’ lunches. The food can be in their lunch boxes for 3 or more hours before they even get a chance to eat it! The freezer packs are large and bulky, especially for young kids small lunch boxes, plus they always get lost.
Further Update: It’s June 2013 and I still use my PackIt every day!!!
Two moms had the same problem with packing lunches for their kids and they decided to do something about it. Jeannette and Melissa decided there must be a better way to keep their kids lunch cool, so they invented Packit. Packit is a large bag that is basically an entire freezer pack. It delivers 360° cooling and keeps food cold for up to 10 hours! These moms created this product for moms so they did everything family-friendly. The fabrics are made of lead-free materials and the cooling gels are non-toxic.
Hands on Review of Packit Freeze & Go
The major selling point for me is that the Packit Freeze & Go Personal Cooler Lunch Bag keeps food cold for 10 hours! Using Packit is ideal for school lunches, office lunch and drinks, hiking, camping, traveling, sporting events, on-the-go moms for baby bottles, basically anywhere you need to keep items cold.
I placed a box of Dreyer’s Fruit Bars in my Packit to show you the size of this bag. You can really pack in items in this bag and even use it for transporting cold items like this on the way home from the grocery store. It is big enough for even the hearty appetite of your husband for his lunch or drinks for the whole family on an outing!
Don’t worry about the size, it folds down compact and small to place in the freezer. We are getting into the habit now of just placing it the freezer when we are done so it is ready for the next use. This is just a genius idea that I can’t believe wasn’t thought of before. I’m so happy to promote a product that addresses the needs of every mom and was developed by moms. Martha Stewart also Packit was a great idea and had the founders on her show.
I started sending the Packit for my daughter’s lunch at school. I know that once Spring and Summer hits Ohio, this will be my go-to bag for cold drinks and snacks as we go out and about, hiking, traveling, etc.
Update on the 10 hour lunch cooler bag
Its been an entire summer since this article has been written, and I’ve kept the Packit in my freezer every day. We use this 10 hour cooler bag about 3 times a week. The material has lasted well and its still in excellent condition. The velcro is still working very well, and this lunch bag is simply the best thing out there. I STILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Packit. Oh yes, I almost forgot- it did its duty on the beaches of the OuterBanks during the heat wave- and kept our drinks cool on the 115 degree sand!
Buy Packit Freeze & Go Personal Cooler Lunch Bag
You can buy the Packit bag in a variety of colors, click on any below to see all styles.
This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Packit who provided the products for review.