citizenpip: The New-School Lunch Bag

Tater likes to carry things around. And he likes to carry his things in things. First it was a backpack that he filled with all sorts of little boy treasures…his tools, a few crayons, a car or two. And that made him happy.

Then he wanted to carry more crap stuff around. So he went from a backpack to a little suitcase on wheels. In his suitcase he carried even more toys, more crayons, more cars, and who knows what else. He loves his suitcase and even carries it around the house. Probably so he can lug his treasures around without having to keep running up and down stairs for them.

I was recently contacted by citizenpip and asked if I would like to review their reusable, muck-free lunch gear. It’s the future of lunch boxes, and they are awesome, I tell you!

Here are some things you should know about the gear:

  • waste-free: eliminates waste from disposable food wrappers, baggies, plastic utensils, paper napkins, etc.
  • muck-free: tested by a CPSIA certififed lab to be free of lead, BPA, and phthalates
  • flexible: accommodates other containers and food items. go ahead! throw in that banana or orange
  • practical: easy to clean, airtight, leakproof, protects food from getting smushed
  • made for kids: fun colors, easy to open and close, perfectly sized for snacks, lightweight and durable

Here’s a picture of the one I chose:

Super cute, right?! The bag is waterproof and all of the containers are airtight and leakproof…and made of recycled out of recyclable materials so it’s good for the environment. And the food containers are both freezer and dishwasher safe…easy to store food in and easy to clean. I chose this one because I thought it would be good to tote the girls’ food around in when we are out and about.

Why, you are probably wondering, did I tell you about Tater and how he liked to carry around things? Well because here is Tater when I got the lunch gear in the mail:

He fell instantly in love with it! Never even occurred to me that he might be interested in a lunch bag! He was so excited he made me make his lunch and put it in the containers so we could have a picnic outside. I feel bad now that I didn’t get a boy-themed lunch gear set like this:

Anyways, not only is there enough room in the bag for the thermos, containers, and a piece of fruit, there’s also still room to carry around his treasures. He is now toting the bag with him everywhere.
citizenpip, your product does everything you said it would. I put yogurt in one the containers and it did not leak. The containers are easy to open and close. The lunch bag is easy to clean by just wiping it off. You have a fan in us!

So visit the citizenpip website. You can also find them on Twitter and on facebook.


  1. I would have to choose the same patchwork style you did. It's so cute, my daughter would go crazy over it!
  2. Nina @ Momma Go Round says:
    That's awesome! I'd pick the skull one cause I'd actually send it to work with my husband! He might kill me, but he's as messy as a kid, so it would be perfect!
  3. Minivan Mommy says:
    Very cute! I'd pick the skull too!
  4. moveovermarypoppins says:
    It's a tough call between the sports and skull themes, but I'd go skull for Felix!

    I love bags. Love. Them.

    So, who am I really entering for....
  5. moveovermarypoppins says:

    I so tweeted you!
  6. I love lunchboxes! My kiddo would love the polka dot style!!!
  7. Awesome giveaway! I would choose the sport style starter kit
  8. before i got to the part about tater loving it, i thought, "nat was thinking about her girls when she chose that, wasn't she?!" Ha!

    he didn't seem to mind much, though.
  9. Sharlene T. says:
    Times sure have changed since we used the old wax paper and brown bag... these look adorable and I'm sure the youngsters are gonna love them... good luck, ladies... have a great Labor Day and come visit when you can...
  10. Love the polka dot style. My little girl would love it.
  11. Belle's Butterfly says:
    I like the polka dot bag. I have been looking for something to carry Belle's food in. Perfect!
  12. blueviolet says:
    Freezer safe, dishwasher safe and leakproof...who could ask for more? Love the polkadots!
  13. Paul and Kerry says:
    LOVE IT! I would get the sport style starter kit. Even if I don't WIN this giveaway...I may have to order that for Kyran. Since he can't he school lunch because of his diet, I pack his lunch every day. The thermos is awesome!
  14. Paul and Kerry says:
    tweeting this right now!
  15. The sport one is awesome!!! Great giveaway!
  16. I LOVE this! So so so so much.
    I'd choose the pirate or the sports. Pick me please so I don't have to spend the dough!
  17. Bethany @ Organic Enchilada says:
    I love a cute lunch box, and the skull one is super cool! I worry about my kids losing the lids, but I guess I could threaten their lives or something...
  18. Just Writing says:
    I'd pick the sports one for my son though does it have to be for him? I want one too, ;)
  19. Since I only have Grandsons I would pick the skull one also.
  20. Heidi Barker says:
    I can't decide between the polka dots and the quilt. I would be happy with either. If i were to win one I would probably buy the other so my DDs could each have one.
  21. Heidi Barker says:
    One more entry for a tweet. Thanks for the opportunity
  22. first time reading your blog and it's hilarious! I would pick the girly polka dot one. So cute!!
  23. I was just relieved to find out that Tater isn't now carrying a purse. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But the lunch thingie is cute!
  24. Nice review. These lunch bags look great. I recently bought a couple at Target, but wish I had know about these because I would have gotten them instead!
  25. P.S. I'd get the polka dot design.

    Tweeting next. :)
  26. BalancingMama (Julie) says:
    I would choose the one you did - Patchwork Style. So cute! @BalancingMama on Twitter
  27. The Sharp's says:
    My boys would love this. I would have to pick the skull one.
  28. I would choose the Sports kit!
  29. Tweeted 8/9
  30. Trevs Navy Wife says:
    I would love to win the patchwork one for my daughter!! We are moving and it would be fun to give her for her new school!! Thanks!!
  31. Trevs Navy Wife says:
    Ooops forgot my email:
  32. Trevs Navy Wife says:
    Tweeted 9/8/10
  33. These are super cute!

    I dig the skull design!!
  34. Tweeted!
  35. I like the polka dot, but my wee one picked the patchwork! = )
  36. MommyNeedsCake says:
    Awesome lunch boxes! I send my daughter to school with a similar setup. My son starts preschool soon & needs to take a lunch so I think I would have to choose the sports themed one. Although, he has a thing for skeletons, so...
  37. MommyNeedsCake says:
    I retweeted you too :-) @mommyneedscake
  38. Kate Kashman says:
    It is a tough call between the patchwork and the polka dots, but the dots are calling to me today. So cute!
  39. This is fabulous! I've been looking in stores for something comparable, but no luck so far. Packing lunches is my most daunting chore of the day. I think this would definitely help! I'd choose the sports themed starter kit! Love it! Thanks for the chance!
  40. Plum Wonderful Momma says:
    I'd choose the Skull Style theme, so adorable!
  41. We like the Sport design the best.
  42. The sportstyle one! Cute!
  43. Skull style! I have a five year old that would love it, and if it lasts long enough, he can pass it on to one of our little twin boys!
  44. I like the skeleton! Won't everyone be surprised when I take that one to work?
  45. I would love the same patchwork one that you have - SO A's style (or what I interpret as her style LOL)!
  46. I retweeted - @unexpexpectbaby