Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lets Do Lunch #Review

I have packed my lunch for just about as long as I can remember.  In grade school, I could buy lunch, but only on special occasions.  It was a big deal when I got the privileged of buying.  In high school we were all too cool to buy the institutional school lunch--though I'd occasionally buy pizza or a bagel.  Packed lunches have always been a part of my life--with little or no fanfare about it.

When I was younger I had cool lunch boxes.  They featured Snoopy or Popples.  That was one of the exciting parts of  back to school shopping.  As we get older, the joy of the lunch box fades.  Colorful characters  a slowly replaced by solid colors, then brown paper. In my "professional" years, in an attempt to be slightly more green I stopped purchasing disposable brown paper bags and began reusing plastic grocery bags. Economical, green and very uninspiring.

That's why I am so beyond elated to have the opportunity to review a Built Gourmet Getaway Large Insulated Lunch Bag, French Bull Series in shadow flower from  This is quite possibly the cutest lunch bag I've had in my life for a very, very long time.  No more embarrassingly practical grocery bag for me!  

The bright and colorful pattern is so charming.  It's vivid pattern screams, "Lets relax and have fun--it's time for your student free 25 minutes of zen."  The generous size of this lunch bag easily accommodates, today's lunch my sandwich, yogurt, granola, grapes, carrot sticks with room to spare for my huge hiking water bottle.     (This lunch makes me sound oober healthy--which normally I'm not.  However, since I know I won't be able to avoid eating some sweet treat left on the counter in the lunch room, I make an effort not to pack any additional goodies I shouldn't be eating anyway.--small steps).  The zipper is super heavy duty and the stitching is nice--unlike my once a year kiddy lunch boxes, I have a feeling this one is durable enough to withstand many years of use.   Oh, and did I mention, it's a insulated lunch bag-- so my yogurt stays cold? Because there is nothing worse than warm yogurt. offers a wide range of innovative reusable products to help you reduce your throw away habits.  Wouldn't the world be a little bit better if we all started be just a little more green with our lunch.  What a difference we could make if we too a small step.  What if we did away with throw away lunch bags, plastic sandwich baggies, plastic water bottles...  

If you're interested in going for a green lunch and less disposable lifestyle, be sure to check out.  
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A huge thanks to for sponsoring this giveaway.  They provided the above described product free of charge for the purpose of this review in exchange for my fair and honest opinions.