Freezable Lunch Boxes Are the Back-to-School Essential You Didn’t Know You Needed

Back to school doesn't have to mean back to basic lunches.

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July 23, 2021
By: Hadiya Presswood

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It’s getting close to the beginning of the school year, and some schools are preparing to transition back to in-person learning while offices are gradually opening back up. The impending return brings a common issue with it: what am I going to pack for lunch, and how am I going to pack it?

A standard lunch box can fit a few containers and an ice pack, but that can be an inefficient arrangement when you have a lot of great food competing for space. An ice pack also leaves liquid behind as it thaws, which potentially creates a mess to clean up later inside the lunch box, or worse, leaks into the container and ruins your food.

The walls of the PackIt lunch bag contain freezable gel that keeps the entire bag cold and removes the need for an ice pack. It’s like having a tiny fridge component, effectively expanding what items that can be taken to lunch. The company claims the cool temperature of the bag will maintain the crispness of vegetables and fruits, keep prepared meals cool until they’re ready to be reheated and preserve snacks that may have to last throughout the day.

If you or your child tend to be forgetful, or just preoccupied with after-school activities or running errands after work, the lunch bag has a clip-on strap that can be attached to backpacks or work bags for easy transport. It also comes in an array of patterns, so it will stand out amongst others. The PackIt lunch bag is reusable, easy to clean and can be folded up for storage in the freezer overnight, creating a hassle-free prepping and packing experience.

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