hd - 7 years ago
I’ve been using the Blue Avocado set of 4 reusable storage bags for a little over a month and am glad to have them as part of my storage supplies. Of the three sizes in the kit, I use the lunch bags and snack bag the most. The lunch bags work well for adult or big kid sandwiches, sliced fruit or vegetables and the snack bag is great for smaller size lunches (half sandwiches) or smaller portions of fruits and vegetables for younger children. The seals are tight and the food I pack in them stays fresh. I haven’t tried putting anything in them that could leak, but from what I can tell, it wouldn’t be an issue. The thickness of the bags is a little heavy for more delicate foods, like ripe strawberries, and because the bags are flat (no bottom pleating) the weight of the plastic after being sealed can mush things. The bags are opaque, so it’s not always obvious what’s in them, especially if you use them to store dry goods, so I use a piece of masking tape to label the contents. It’s also a little tricky to get the bags clean and dry after using them. I rinse mine with dish soap and then turn them inside out, so they stand up and dry overnight. In the past, I’ve gone through box after box of disposable plastic bags packing meals for my family of six, and these bags have eliminated that need. I like that they’re a safe (BPA-free), environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags and that they store most foods well. I was given a set of Blue Avocado (re)zip bags as a free sample for the purpose of this review, but I have since bought more of my own.