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Lunch boxes - does anyone use paper food bags rather than plastic?

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tullytwo Thu 28-Aug-08 11:07:26

was thinking of doing this -they are slightly cheaper and more environmentally friendly but wondered how they survived in lunchboxes so anyone use them?

Slouchy Thu 28-Aug-08 11:11:56

We use these though dh says they are the gayest thing he has ever seen! Still gets his lunch in one!

ecoworrier Thu 28-Aug-08 11:17:40

We don't use bags at all. We have a wide range of different-sized plastic containers and put those inside a larger sandwich box.
They last for years and are leakproof.

admylin Thu 28-Aug-08 11:26:00

I've used them before for the dc but they don't take much moisture, so if anything like cucumber or the likes is involved it can go abit soggy.

tullytwo Thu 28-Aug-08 11:32:57

those look great slouchy -thanks -- think I will order some to try out including one for dp wink

Yorkiegirl Thu 28-Aug-08 11:34:56

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SqueakyPop Thu 28-Aug-08 11:43:40

I have American brown bags.

notnowbernard Thu 28-Aug-08 11:44:49

Parchment paper is recyclable

MarsLady Thu 28-Aug-08 11:48:20

slouchy... I'm really tempted by those. Are they really that good?

<<then worries if the blinking kids will lose them>>

alibubbles Thu 28-Aug-08 13:09:21

They are really good, DD ( 22!) has a very full sandwich - today a breaded chicket fillet sliced with mayo, tomatoes lettuce and cucumber, about 2 inches thick. These hold it together really well and she has a mat to eat off at her desk at work. No mess, fantastic, I am going to order some more.

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Thu 28-Aug-08 13:26:06

I use plastic boxes for everything. One initial monetary pay out and then I use them for years before recycling once not useable anymore.

tullytwo Thu 28-Aug-08 13:37:27

Ordered some - will let you know Mars how they are when they arrive!

Slouchy Thu 28-Aug-08 13:50:24

I love them. they are wipe clean, you can wash them at 30 degrees if they get really scuzzy. They do have a label for name and class so you could really shame the older kids by writing that info on? <evil grin>
They are not so great with rolls, 2 rolls is a real squash. BUt for common or garden sarns they are the business.
(gay though a/c to dh!)

MarsLady Thu 28-Aug-08 17:10:18

Excellent! Have ordered some. I think they're gorgeous... well as gorgeous as food wrapping can be! lol grin

Slouchy Thu 28-Aug-08 17:11:51

Great! Let me know if your eldest ds is content to have them...grin

MarsLady Thu 28-Aug-08 17:26:21

Hmm... that might be a bit of a stretch. I forsee chips and a roll in his future lol grin

BlueberryBeret Thu 28-Aug-08 17:32:13

shock I need those!!!

MarsLady Sat 30-Aug-08 00:19:14

Well they came today and they look so cute! DS1 looked at me and said "My mates would have a laugh if they saw me pulling one of those out of my bag!" So I told him I bought him two lol! grin

They're so cute. I should've ordered one for myself!

Flibbertyjibbet Sat 30-Aug-08 00:26:05

What are they made from? Is it like the laminated tablecloth stuff?

I think they are ludicrously expensive. We are in the lots-of-plastic-boxes camp here at flibberty towers.

You can use the lids off them as a plate at your desk y'know smile

But I might have a go at making some of these sandwich wrap type things for friends' xmas pressies.

MarsLady Sat 30-Aug-08 00:28:38

FJ you probably could make them. Only the inside is "laminated" and they have velcro strips to keep them together.

You don't want to know how many plastic boxes (or should I say the lids of said boxes) that go missing in this house. Besides... I'm a sucker for something pretty! grin

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Wed 03-Sep-08 10:49:28

Has anyone tried them out for real yet?

overthemill Wed 03-Sep-08 10:59:35

these look great but are expensive aren't they! (we are 5 so that'd be around £25!!).

I used to use paper bags from lakeland which are good but now i just use a plastic box for things as they seem to have gone off sandwiches

use a food flask in winter for soup/pasta

MarsLady Wed 03-Sep-08 11:08:19

Mine arrived the next day. They are gorgeous. Put DD2's tuna mayonnaise and sweetcorn sandwich in it. I asked her if it held the sandwich safely and she said yes! Wiped it clean and put a fresh sandwich in again today. Her friends think it's gorgeous so she's beaming. The DTs start school tomorrow so I'll let you know how it works for them tomorrow evening.

I showed them to a friend and a few others all ordered them. grin I love them!

AbbaFan Wed 03-Sep-08 11:38:03

They are very cute.

I do love the american style paper bags though. Good for muffins and home-made cakes.

tullytwo Wed 03-Sep-08 15:35:25

AbbaFan where do you get your american style bags from? I have ordered these wrapits for their sandwiches but need something for ricecakes etc that they also take for snack time.

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