Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Thermos Food Containers

Sometimes it really doesn't pay to be a cheapskate.

When my girl started eating solids more than 4 years old, we needed a container to bring her porridge with us when we went out. The container needs to be light and able to retain the heat of the porridge. Although I liked the super cute Thermos Food Jars, I thought it was too expensive. Thinking that all food containers are created equal (and therefore I could save a buck), we decided to buy the much cheaper version at $10 only.

To our dismay, the cheap version could not retain the heat of the food for more than 2 hours (not surprisingly). Eventually we relented and bought the Thermos Food Jar, which lucky for us was on discount at Isetan (cost us only $29.90 instead of the usual $49.90).

We bought the very cute Spongebob Squarepants, which is now no longer in production
(On hindsight I should have gotten the pink Dora the Explorer but I didn't know if my girl liked Dora then)

What a difference a quality food jar makes! We brought it with us everywhere and it has kept the baby food warm for up to 8 hours. I truly regretted not buying one earlier!

Of course when we had Baby Boy, we knew we had to get the same for him. Coincidentally, Thermos Singapore kindly offered to send me one and I love it!

Thermos Hello Kitty Food Jar

I know, I know, it's Hello Kitty and it's pink (ironically my girl had used a blue food jar *sigh*) but it's so cute! Anyway, real men wear/use pink right?!? *laughs*

Curious.. What's this?
Close up of the details

The vacuum insulation and stainless steel interior and exterior of the food jar retains the heat of the food for a longer time. The jar is also leak-proof so you don't have to worry that your food will spill out (that happened to me before with lousy containers and it was really very inconvenient).

Rubber rim in the lid to prevent leaks and heat escaping
Wide mouth allows us to put food into the container and feed him easily

The tip to ensuring that the heat gets retained to the maximum number of hours is to put pipping hot porridge immediately into the container after it is cooked (don't worry, it can withstand the heat as it is quite hardy). Then you can be sure that the food is still hot even after 8-10 hours (tried and tested)!

Of course if you are only going to feed your baby 2 hours later then don't put the food in when it's piping hot because it will be too hot for your baby when he/she needs to eat it later. You'll end up blowing on the porridge while your hungry baby screams for food (true story).

He's looking angrily at the Thermos food jar because mummy would rather take pictures and not feed him when he's famished
(Baby Boy now knows that if he sees this cutesy pink food jar, he'll be getting food!)

Now this container goes everywhere with us! I don't think I will ever get tired of the cute pink! *laughs*


We are giving away 1 Thermos Foogo Food Jar to ONE lucky winner and 1 Thermos Foogo Straw Bottle to another ONE lucky winner (2 winners in total)!

Prizes sponsored by Thermos Singapore

Simply follow these steps to qualify:

(1) Leave a comment on this blog post on the ages of your children, which prize you would like to win and why
(2) Enter the above entry into the Rafflecopter widget below

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The other entries are optional but you may enter them for more chances of winning! Good luck! =)

Terms and Conditions of this giveaway:
a) This giveaway ends on 30th January 2015 (Friday) and is only open to readers living in Singapore.
b) Participants must complete the entry above and enter them into Rafflecopter in order to qualify. Other entries entered into Rafflecopter must also be completed (I do check!). Incomplete entries will be disqualified without notice.
c) Limited to one prize per household.
d) The winner/s will be drawn randomly via Rafflecopter and must respond within 3 days after being contacted otherwise another winner will be drawn.
e) The winner/s will have to collect their prize at Thermos Singapore’s head office at 16 Arumugam Road. Prizes that are not collected in a month will be given to the next randomly drawn winner.

Disclosure: Complimentary food jar was received from Thermos Singapore for the purposes of this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received; all opinions are my own.
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