A lot of people suggest taking soup in mason jars–the kind we use for canning. But that just makes me nervous–I would be afraid of dropping and breaking them. I know more plastic is not what we would normally be looking for, but in this case I’m making an exception.
I ordered a few different items from reusit.com to try them out and see what works. My parameters: air-tight, BPA-free, microwaveable.
By far the best option has been the Snapware leak-proof containers. They are totally secure, and I can take even runny soup without the slightest drip. The Nalgene food jars are also pretty good, but the 8 oz. jars are tall and skinny. I should have gotten the 16 oz. even if I will rarely fill them; the smaller ones are more drink-y than soup-eat-y, know what I mean?
The one that was better in theory than in reality was the Kinderville silicone food jars. It’s an awesome design, and I loved the idea–these things seal themselves shut by air pressure or whatever, and they are very very cool. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much to break the seal. Which I learned when I spilled soup all over the inside of my lunch bag. But…live and learn. I wouldn’t recommend these, honestly. It’s an air-tight, leak-proof seal until you break the seal. Which is very easy to do. It was an expensive experiment, and I may still send them back.
But it’s nice to take soup for lunch again.
Any readers have any other good solutions to this one? Safe and non-toxic ways to transport liquids?