U-Konserve makes waste-free and reusable lunch-packing and food storage solutions for kids to help families reduce household trash and live greener lifestyles. We had a chance to review U-Konserve's Bamboo Spork and Food Kozy Snack Bag. Not only are these products Eco-friendly but they feature eye-catching product designs.
U-Konserve's Bamboo Spork comes with a bright orange mesh bag to keep it clean in between uses. This neon bag can be tucked into a lunchbox or purse for simple, on the go feeding. The spoon is ideal for use with baby food and the spoon-fork combination is perfect for a toddler or older child to use to feed themselves.
The compact reusable duo is perfectly sized for small children. The spoon has a functional curve that makes scooping easy and the fork features full-size tongs. This spork is lightweight, durable and hand-finished with a food-safe oil. Each utensil comes with a drawstring mesh pouch, available in pink, orange, blue, or black.
My toddler thinks U-Konserve's Bamboo Spork is novel and fun to use since she can eat from both sides of the utensil. The natural wood color makes the feeding routine go more smoothly, since she is often distracted by the color of a utensil or wants to use a different color. U-Konserve's spork is a great plastic-free utensil alternative for mealtimes.
This spork is easy to wash with warm soapy water and will last a long time with regular care. I recommend cleaning it shortly after use to avoid food stains. It measures 6.5" x 1.4" and it's BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and lead-free. It also has a tapered middle that is easy for little hands to grasp.
For a longer lasting finish, do not soak the spork or wash it in the dishwasher. It also has a natural bamboo scent. My toddler enjoyed using this spork to eat spaghetti noodles and then flipping it to scoop up fruit and toddler-sized bites of tapioca.
U-Konserve's spork was the perfect utensil to enjoy this fruit-topped treat.
U-Konserve's Food Kozy Snack Bag looks similar to a printed zip-lock sandwich bag, but with an Eco-friendly twist. This practical reusable snack bag is made from sturdy BPA-free plastic that secures with a strip of velcro. The top folds over to secure the contents of the bag. It's not airtight or water tight, so I'd recommend primarily using this bag to hold dry snacks.
The Food Kozy is a great alternative to disposable plastic baggies and can be used for sandwiches, crackers, dried fruit, and chips. It fits perfectly into a lunch box and is easy for a small child to open. It also comes in pink, orange and black in various prints.
U-Konserve's Food Kozy is also simple to wash. I just scrubbed the inside of the snack bag with a bit of soap and warm water using a bottle brush and rinsed the bag inside and out. The durable slick surface is easy to clean, dries quickly, and keeps food from seeping through.
To maximizing the life of this food storage bag, I'd recommend washing it by hand and allowing it to air dry. I dried ours on a bottle drying rack and used the prongs to hold the bag open.
Using natural feeding items like bamboo utensils rather than plastic disposable utensils and reusable snack bags instead of one-time use bags help kids learn the importance of minimizing trash. I can teach my daughter trash-reducing skills from a young age that will help her live a more sustainable lifestyle later. We love supporting companies that offer well-designed, Eco-friendly products and that promote lifestyles that discourage the "use and toss out" mindset.
U-Konserve offers a wide range of mealtime solutions and food storage containers. Check out their innovative product line on their website. They also partner with schools to promote waste-free activities. Here are just a few reasons why U-Konserve strives to fill the need for waste-free products and encourage green living.
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