Monday, November 16

Citizenpip Lunch Kit Review and Giveaway

This Giveaway is now closed.

I am always in search of the "perfect" lunch kit for my kiddos. I have found pieces that I/they like but never a complete set. Yet. So when Citizenpip asked me to try out their Soup to Nuts Kit I eagerly said yes!

The Soup to Nut Kit includes:

  • 1 insulated lunch bag with nametag and carabiner that easily attaches to a backpack
  • 1 stainless steel water bottle
  • 1 stainless steel insulated food jar
  • 4 BPA-free airtight food containers
  • 1 stainless steel fork + spoon set
  • 5 100% cotton napkins (one for each school day)

Everything that you would need to pack the perfect lunch!

Some of the features that I/my kiddos really liked are:

  • Easy to open and close containers!!! (this is a feature that we have had problems with in the past)
  • The larger of the containers is microwave friendly. (another feature that we have had a hard time finding in the past and sometimes a kid wants Mac-N-Cheese for lunch)
  • The opening on the water bottle. It is wide mouth but has a cover that leaves a smaller drinking opening which means no noise when you drink, less chance to spill on yourself or knock it over. My son also liked that it did not have a smell like most new stainless steel bottles do.
  • The kit is lead-free, PVC-free, phthalate-free, and BPA-free!
  • Having a napkin for each school day.

The one feature that I did not like is that the lunch bag did not have an area for an ice pack but after reading I learned that the water bottle does double-duty as an ice pack. Which is true because the bag is insulated! The inside is also easy to wipe clean.

The lunch bag itself is kind of big. It perfectly fits all the items but my son rarely takes that much food for lunch. It is a nice feature that he can clip it to his backpack (less chance of leaving it behind)

Here is a little more info about Citizenpip:

  • Citizenpip was inspired by the belief that making small changes in your daily habits can make a significant impact. (A belief that I completely understand!)
  • Created by Christina, A mom and now company owner, "Feeling guilty about the four plastic baggies I was throwing out each day just from one kid's lunch, I started using reusable containers. But I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. I wanted food-safe materials, something airtight and leak-proof, and something I could easily throw in the dishwasher. Figuring a lot of other people might switch to reusable if they could find an easy alternative, I decided to start Citizenpip."
  • Citizenpip is muck-free: no lead, BPA, PVC, or phthalates.
  • Citizenpip makes it easy to go green with products that are designed to be fun and stylish for kids, and practical and convenient for parents.
  • Dishwasher safe, recyclable, easy to clean, easy to open, reduces trash!

While looking around their website I found that they have a very informative and helpful FAQ sheet filled with answers to about every question you could have.

Now you get the chance to try a A Square Meal Kit (a $42 value) for yourself thanks to the kind folks at Citizenpip!
THE SQUARE MEAL KIT INCLUDES:
• 1 insulated lunch bag with nametag and carabiner that easily attaches to a backpack
• 1 stainless steel water bottle
• 4 BPA-free airtight food containers
• 5 100% cotton napkins

To Enter: Visit the Citizenpip website, have a look around, then come back here and leave a comment letting me know what other product you would like to try or what interesting fact you learned!

Don't forget to include your e-mail address (if your profile does not have it listed)

Giveaway Ends: Sunday Nov. 22nd!

Extra Entry: Blog or Twitter about this giveaway and post the links here.

Bonus Entry: If you are already a follower of Over Coffee – the green edition leave a comment for a bonus entry.

Good Luck!

77 comments:

Daisy said...

Besides the Soup to Nuts kit featured here, I like the Square Meal kit. I also like the set of five smaller napkins; it would be perfect for my own lunches. My favorite feature of the set: it's dishwasher safe!

silverhartgirl said...

I learned that What are muck-free materials?
Muck-free is a highly non-scientific, but short way for Citizenpip to say "lead-free, BPA-free, PVC-free, and phthalate-free". Muck-free materials are food-safe and do not contain hazardous or toxic materials that can leach into food and drink.

Susan M. Heim said...

I love the idea of the reusable napkins. I know that kids go through a lot of napkins at school. Imagine how much paper we'd save if they all took reusable napkins!

Susan M. Heim said...

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Lori said...

Hi! I also like the BYOB Kit. These look really handy.
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poorteacher said...

I like the water bottle. My daughter is allowed to bring one to school and the pop top is great to help avoid spills on the desk.

Desiree said...

besides the square meal kit, I really like the soup to nuts kit.

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Candace said...

I like the byob kit.

Aymee said...

The tasty style lunch bag is very cute.

Charity said...

I like the Soup To Nuts kit. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!!
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Charity said...

And I am a follower:)

one frugal lady said...

The byob kit looks awesome as well!
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The Gosfam said...

I would love the Square Meal Kit: Tasty Style. These kits are so cute.

The Spears Family said...

I really like that all of their products are dishwasher safe and have wide-mouth openings, making them much easier to clean and sanitize! I'd love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

The Gosfam said...

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clallen said...

i love the insulated food jar, thanks! clallen at ntin dot net

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auntrene said...

I like the SOUP TO NUTS KIT. It has everything you could ever need to pack a lunch. How great these kits are. Thanks for the intro to a great product. My niece would love this set.
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Jessica said...

I like the bpa-free food containers.

Ashley Elaine said...

I like the insulated food jar, it would be great for soup for cold days.

The Nanny said...

I'd love the water bottle -- so I'm psyched it comes in the lunch kit!

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Anonymous said...

I like the soup to nuts kit. What a great idea!
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Anonymous said...

I like the Square Meal Kit.
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Carol W. said...

The term "muck free" is not scientific, but it means the materials are food-safe, without hazardous or toxic materials.

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Pam said...

I like the Soup to Nuts kit in Yum.

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Jaime said...

would also love to try the insulated food jars
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Singlemama said...

I love seeing a company who is so concerned with their customers and reading that their products are

- Lead-free, BPA-free, PVC-free, phthalate-free
- Lab tested products exceed FDA and CPSIA standards

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JenniferB said...

I like the soup to nuts kit

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soon to be MRS. K said...

I like the soup to nuts kit. Great giveaway, Thanks!

MKB said...

I like the water bottle. Kbroderi@msn.com

Deane said...

In addition to the square meal kit, I like the 100% cotton napkins

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Ahme said...

I would love to try the byob kit as well as the soup to nut kit you featured in your blog.

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Lacey said...

i like the byob kit
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mommynerak said...

The utensils look nice and leightweight for children. Plus, they are cheaper than the ones I currently puchase through Pottery Barn and look very similar. Would be nice to put in the details if they come with a money back guarantee in case of break's....like the pottery barn ones have.

Tabitha said...

Besides the square meal kit, I love the soup to nuts kit and the reusable napkins. I had also never heard the term "muck-free," and while it's not exactly scientific, it makes sense and it made me smile.

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Courtney said...

I like the BYOB kit because I love the lunch bag I have now, but still need some good containers.

Birdie S. said...

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RR said...

The BYOB KIT looks great.

Cassie M said...

The insulated food jar looks perfect for soup!
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Michele P. said...

I like the insulated food container and the water bottle, both are very nice and would definitely be used at lunchtime!

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myspiral said...

I love the soup to nuts kit!
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noreen said...

I love the napkins but I wish they came in more colors than just green, maybe the blue seen on the lunch bag

Jennifer said...

I wouldn't mind having the Soup to Nuts kit as well!

Jennifer said...

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mgonyeo said...

I learned that their products exceed FDA and CPSIA standards

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helenlam said...

I also like the insulated food jar.

Julie said...

I drink alot of water-I like their water bottles


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Angela C said...

I like the Tasty Style lunch bag, very cute! THANKS!

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Jennifer said...

I could use a one or two of the insulated food jars. I like that they are airtight containers with a silicone seal and are completely airtight and leakproof!

etirv said...

I like the insulated food jar!

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Hallie_Homemaker said...

the square meal kit is neat!

thanks!

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Anne J said...

I'd like to try the bpa-free food containers, I definitely need more of those.

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Anne J said...

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- Marybeth I. said...

SOUP TO NUTS KIT $55.00 my favorite bag is the multi. I love these lunchbags!

Susan said...

I like the BYOB Kit for my 2 year old grandson to use on our playdates at the park. He has to use his Super Why! lunch pack to carry his snacks.

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ArmyWife2004 said...

I like the BPA free food containers...

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