Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Munchie Mug Review & Giveaway



Those pesky plastic bags. They seem to accumulate everywhere because my frugal self can't let them go after being used once. My common sense mentality doesn't see why I should keep paying money for something that I keep throwing out. Might as well just put dollar bills in the trash, right? That's why we've been switching to reusable containers for everything possible. But I couldn't find quite the right one for my toddler's snacks that she eats on a daily basis. I have a few nice stainless steel containers I used for her snacks, but I would end up either opening and closing it for her the whole day (cue screaming baby wanting to hold it herself) or leaving it open and later cleaning up her mess and digging for crackers in her car seat. There are very few options for self-closing snack cups, the Munchie Mug really appealed to me not only because it is BPA free, but because the design would not irritate the delicate baby skin.

Ease of Use & Design: This snack cup is perfect for toddlers. It has an opening that makes it easy for them to hold. The self-closing fabric is gentle on the hands, easily washable, and quick drying. The extra lid for keeping snacks fresh is handy for trips. The generous size is great, a little large for my 18 month old - I only fill it half way, but it is perfect for older toddlers with bigger bellies. It does take up a lot of room in a diaper bag, just to warn you. I usually just take it separately and she holds it herself in the stroller or in the car. If there is anything extra I would really like to see with this cup, it is the option of a simple stainless steel insert that would fit right into the cup. There is nothing like that on the market and it would be even better than food safe plastic. I also wish there were more designs and colors like green, orange, and turquoise (I'm sure that's in the works). Would be great if the Munchie Mug came in a smaller, diaper bag friendly size in addition to the large one.

Quality & Value: This is a solid snack cup that looks like it will last us all through toddlerhood and likely with any other babies. It's not made out of thin, flimsy plastic. Considering you're buying this once, the price is reasonable at $15.95 with shipping included. Yes, it is a lot more than other snack cups, but we all know how easily toddlers open those. This convenience product is worth getting for your sanity and peace of mind.

How is this green: 100% recyclable, reusable, made in the US of A.

Who Would You Recommend this to? Parents who are tired of picking up cereal, crackers, and other snacks left by their toddlers on the floor, in the car seat, in the stroller, between the couch cushions, in their high chair, and on your friend's new rug.

Buy: You can get a Munchie Mug from their website or at our Eco-Babyz Boutique.

One Eco-Babyz reader will win a Munchie Mug in their choice of color!

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Munchie Mug website and tell us something you've learned from the product info or FAQ.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL ENTRIES (each one in a separate comment, not valid unless mandatory entry above is complete; each is one entry unless otherwise noted):

2. Like Eco-Babyz on Facebook and post on our wall which giveaway you've entered
3. Add Munchie Mug as a friend on Facebook and post on their wall that Eco-Babyz sent you
4. Follow MunchieMug on Twitter
5. Follow Eco-Babyz on Twitter
6. Buy something from Munchie Mug (5 entries)
7. Follow Eco-Babyz on Lunch.com
8. Tweet this giveaway with link to this post, mention @EcoBlogz and @EmaniMinerals (provide permalink to your tweet in your comment)
9. Subscribe to Eco-Babyz by email (2 entries)
10. Follow Eco-Babyz on Google Friend Connect
11. Vote daily for Eco-Babyz on Top Mommy Blogs (click here to vote)
12. Vote daily for Eco-Babyz on Top Baby Blogs (click here to vote)
13. Vote daily for Eco-Babyz on Picket Fence Blogs (click here to vote)

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Monday, September 20th. The winner will be selected using Random.org on Tuesday, September 21th and notified by email (make sure I have a way to get in touch with you, provide email in your comment if it is not in your Blogger profile). Open to 18+ US residents! Thank you!

Disclaimer:
I did not receive payment in any form for this review.
I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service. The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ.

72 comments:

  1. I learned that the mug is phtalate free in addition to BPA free.

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  2. I visited the site and learned that the Munchie Mug is made in the United States - Yippee!

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  3. I learned all the products are made right here in the USA! xoxox

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  4. I learned that there is a small writable band on the lid where you can write their names! :)

    april_vereb@yahoo.com

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  5. I learned that this product is top rack dishwasher safe! Love it!
    stephcrs339 at gmail dot com

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  6. They are made in the USA
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  7. I learned that All parts are dishwasher safe and may be cleaned using the top rack of a dishwasher.
    kimkmc at yahoo.com

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  8. I learned that The entire Mug is made from polypropylene (fabric is 85% polypropylene) and has good impact and tear strength. The Mug can take lots of dropping and normal child-type abuse with little or no damage.

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  9. I like that it keeps the snacks fresh and my toddler can't spill them either. amyleanne0819@yahoo.com

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  10. I like that it keeps snacks fresh. sfox6896@yahoo.com

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  11. Munchie Mug was field tested for over a year.
    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com

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  12. Ecobabyz email subscriber
    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com
    #1

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  13. Ecobabyz email subscriber
    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com
    #2

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  14. GFC follower

    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com

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  15. Voted on Top Mommy Blogs

    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com

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  16. Voted on Top Baby Blogs

    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com

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  17. Voted on Picket Fence Blogs

    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com

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  18. I learned that all parts are dishwasher safe and may be cleaned using the top rack

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  19. I learned that it comes only with the 16 oz. cup.
    mail@melodicmom.com

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  20. I follow MunchieMug on twitter as MelodicMom

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  21. I follow Eco-Babyz on twitter as MelodicMom

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  22. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MelodicMom/statuses/24892216450

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  23. This is top rack dishwasher safe!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  24. I learned that it is BPA free. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  25. I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  26. I learned that a stay fresh lid is also included!
    erobison09@gmail.com

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  27. I follow eco babyz on FB and wrote on your wall
    erobison09@gmail.com

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  28. I follow eco babyz on twitter @erobison09
    erobison09@gmail.com

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  29. I follow munchie mug on twitter @erobison09
    erobison09@gmail.com

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  30. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/erobison09/status/24988065359
    erobison09@gmail.com

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  31. I voted on top mommy blogs
    erobison09@gmail.com

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  32. I voted on top baby blogs
    erobison09@gmail.com

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  33. I voted on picket fence blogs
    erobison09@gmail.com

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  34. What caught my eye first is that its made in the USA, which is very important to me.
    Tchoplin2009@gmail.com

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  35. I learnt The Munchie Mug has been field tested for over a year, and has held up well to the satisfaction of its users.

    purehrt555(at)yahoo(Dot)com

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  36. There is a small writeable band on each jar so you can keep different kids separated! Wonderful!
    jltreasure at gmail

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  37. I learned that the entire mug is made from polypropylene

    aoriana81 at gmail dot com

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  38. I've learned that children as young as 10 months old can learn to use the Mug

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  39. I learned that there is a place on the bottom of the lid band to write a name in magic marker so cups with the same color lid don't get mixed up.

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  40. I follow Munchie Mug on Twitter (mail4rosey).

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  41. I follow you on Twitter (mail4rosey).

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  42. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/mail4rosey/status/25081174119

    msurosey@Yahoo.com

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  43. I follow you on GFC (mail4rosey)
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  44. I am an e-mail subscriber.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  45. I am an e0mail subscriber. msurosey@yahoo.com

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  46. The thing I love about the product that is mentioned in the Product Info page is that it's dishwasher safe!
    dearandrea
    at sbcglobal.net

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  47. Follow MunchieMug on Twitter @dearandrea

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  48. Follow Eco-Babyz on Twitter @dearandrea

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  49. Follow Eco-Babyz on Google Friend Connect: andrea b

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  50. I learned from the product info that it's dishwasher safe!!

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  51. I'm friends with Munchie Mug on FB. I wrote on their wall that you sent me.

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  52. I follow Munchie Mug on twitter

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  53. I follow you on twitter
    Brebysmommie

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  54. I follow you on Lunch.com with my FB account. Julie Jones

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  55. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

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  56. I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs

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  57. I voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs

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