I mentioned a little while back how excited I was to have discovered Grassroots, an eco-friendly online Canadian storefront based out of Toronto. As you know my daughter has just recently started junior kindergarten. Providing her with litterless lunches is a priority for me and Grassroots was a great place to start as they have an excellent selection of litterless lunch options to choose from.
One of the items I chose was an Organic Cotton Lunch Bag. I made the classic “order-it-online” mistake with this one, and misjudged the size. The website clearing states that the dimensions are 11.5″L x 8″W x 4.5″D, yet I managed to visualize a slightly smaller bag. Now don’t get me wrong, I love this bag. I think it’s a fantastic quality item. However, the size doesn’t work for me for G-Girl’s lunch. This bag is actually quite large, which is a bonus if you want to fit a nice sized lunch in there, but for my four year old it’s overkill.
I love that this bag is made of 100% organic certified cotton and I think the robot print is adorable. The Kids Konserve Thermos that I also got from Grassroots is a great fit. And would easily sit in there along with fruit, a drink and more. Personally I find the sack to be a bit big to use as a lunch bag for a small child, as it takes up too much space (aka all of it) in her backpack. Though it would be fine for if I wanted her to carry a lunch bag along side her backpack.
With that said, what I have been using the bag for, and loving it as, is a snack tote. Two sippy cups, some cut fruit, a couple of cookies or kinder eggs, heck even a spare diaper and some wipes. I can fit all of that in her and the generous handle works well for hanging off the baby stroller. I love the way it snaps closed. I also love the lining on the inside of the bag. Any stray drips from juice cups wipes right off. This bag has been on a few outing with us now and we get compliments whenever we use it, as it’s way cute. Folks also immediately notice how handy it is, and how perfect it is for holding my kids bevvies and snacks.
|This is how it’s seeing duty at my house, as the perfect snack carrier.|
I’ve run it through the wash once thus far, and it came out looking crisp, and pretty much like new. I realize the real test is in washing it two dozen times, after my daughter spills something sticky on it. Yet I was still impressed that the colours on the adorable robot image remained nice and bright after it’s first go through the washing machine. I did take care to follow the instructions and turn it inside out, wash it on cold, and not toss it in the dryer.
Overall, I love this bag and would recommend it at a snack tote, or as a lunch sack for an older child or an adult. This organic cotton lunch bag is available from Grassroots in four different designs and costs $17.99.
EDIT: I later revisited this item. Check out my review recap here to discover how this item did over the long haul.