ReusableBags.com offers these unique stainless steel food containers made by Timolino. The Kapsule Vacuum Jar comes in a variety of sizes, and the canister is air tight! According to ReusableBags.com ,”Safe, stylish and very reasonably priced, the 10 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Food Jars will keep food and beverages hot for up to 3 hours or cold for up to 5 hours using state-of-the-art vacuum chamber technology. A safe alternative to reusable plastic containers, the 10 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Food Jar stainless steel construction will not leak harmful chemicals and is neutral to taste and smell. As plastic degrades through aging and wear & tear of washing, leaching of potentially harmful chemicals increases. Stainless steel is also 100% recyclable, meaning less waste in our landfills. In fact, over 50% of new stainless steel comes from old re-melted stainless steel scrap.” Unfortunately, this product is made in China, but we are assured by ReusableBags.com that “The 10 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Food Jars are manufactured in a certified factory partnered with The Walt Disney Company. Adhering to high International Labor Standards, the factory is annually monitored by auditors to ensure its compliance with The Walt Disney Company’s business and ethics standards, including child labor laws and applicable environmental regulations.”
My daughter took macaroni and cheese with kale for lunch in her Kapsule Vacuum Jar. She found it very easy to use and wants to take soup in it next. The Kapsule Vacuum Jar did make her lunch bag heavier, but that is a minimal trade off for food safety. Why pack your child a healthy, organic lunch, just to have the meal tainted by plastic. ReusableBags.com offers great alternatives to plastic food containers. Just type in “stainless steel vacuum jar” in the search box at ReusableBags.com to find this great product.