Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Food Huggers: Product Review
If there is one thing I hate, its wasted food. Some estimates suggest that North Americans throw away 1/3 of the food we purchase. That's appalling! With me though, its almost an obsessive thing. It makes me crazy to see food go to waste. That's tough when you have kids because they are the worst about wasting. My kids ask for food, then change their minds a second later, even if said food gets put in the fridge for another time, let me reassure you, the next time they are in a mood to eat it, it has long ago gone green and fuzzy. It makes me totally nuts.
Of course, produce is usually the first thing to spoil, particularly if it has already been washed and cut. But how many times have you used half a lemon or lime, then wrapped the rest in plastic wrap, only to come back a few days later and find its already slimy?
Food Huggers are a great solution if you are looking for something to help you cut down on the waste. They are reusable BPA-free plastic thingies that you seal your cut produce into to help retain freshness.
I was lucky enough to receive a set, as well as a set specifically for avocados. I was a bit sceptical about how well they would fit but was very impressed when the largest sized one fit around half of a humongous cooking onion I had that was oblong in shape. Even though the hugger is round, it stretched perfectly around my onion and kept it fresh until I needed it a few days later.
Honestly, it is worth it to cut down on food waste. It saves you money and Food Huggers are far more environmentally friendly than plastic wrap.
You can purchase them online for $14.99 for a set of 4 and $9.99 for a set of 2 avocado huggers.
Note: I was provided with a set of Food Huggers but all of the opinions on this blog are my own.