Have you gotten on the food pouch wagon yet? It's great here! Packing those squishy things is just such a. . . Sinch!
|Yoghurt with Mango Jelly & Passionfruit|
When I heard about the relaunch of the Sunshine Coast Sinchies food pouch (and pending bubba number 2) I knew I had to give them another try.
At first all I could think to pack is yoghurt, being as that's what I'd give to Miss M now in a food pouch from the supermarket, but seriously how expensive are those things? I must admit when Miss M was younger & not into milk much I always had a long life yoghurt pouch in my handbag while we were out & about.
Now I'm thinking. . . what else can I pack in this? Smoothies!
One afternoon I made a giant sized smoothie & packed some leftovers into a 200mL size Sinchies. Popped this into the freezer over night & left in the fridge at work the next day. Come lunch time it was the perfect consistency. Not too frozen & not too thawed. It was so good I did it again the next day! This time I packed into a 80mL sized Sinchies and packed that into my Tupperware sandwich keeper plus. You can see how it will squish into the space generally reserved for a popper quite easily. Oh the possibilities!
|Pumpkin soup with fresh cracked pepper|
Speaking of filling & cleaning. . .
There is such a great community of Sinchies lovers out there and everyone willingly shares their ideas & experiences. Some have found ingenious ways to fill, clean & dry these little wonders.
Filling suggestions include using a funnel from your local motor accessory store, a cut down soft drink bottle, a Tupperware piping ball, a piping bag, a spoon. And then of course there is the official Sinchies funnel. To date I've had reasonable luck with pouring straight from my cooking container or using a spoon :-)
Cleaning, well there is the dishwasher option, but for those of us still handwashing, I've found using a baby bottle brush the most effective.
Drying creations I've admired include over the tops of cutlery, in a baby bottle drying rack, and on top of skewers.
- Clear pouch so you see what's left &whether or not it's clean
- Standard size spout that is compatible with commercially available food pouch spoons
- BPA free
- Freezer safe
- Dishwasher safe
- Available in a range of sizes (80mL, 140mL, 200mL, 1L)
- Not just for yoghurt! Use for smoothies, soups, jelly , custard. . . sauce & gravy. . . even toiletries!
- The incredible community of Sinchies lovers :-)
Loving a little less, but liveable:
- It takes a little getting used to the spout being on the side of the bag rather than the top
- These are not recommended for use in the microwave.
- A little awkward to fill the smaller sizes without the proper equipment
- Can be difficult to clean fatty residue (like buttercream icing). You need really hot water & a generous amount of dishwashing liquid if doing this by hand.
- Like toothpaste there always seems to be just a scrape of something left in the bag
I'm quite impressed with these food pouches and can see us using them well into the future. I can see extra use when baby starts on solids too with the screw top fitting neatly with commercially available screw top spoons. With the larger sizes now available I can see use for them with a wider audience, not necessarily just for children, but for the whole family.
Now for the fun bit! You can win a Sinchies starter pack including one each of the 80mL, 140mL, 200mL & 1L Sinchies, a Sinchies funnel and some spare lids by following the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below.
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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post and no monetary compensation was provided nor offered. This post was written for Loving Lunches & Sinchies who generously provided the prize/s for this competition as well as a complimentary set of 'Sinchies' for review. All opinions expressed are my own based on my personal experience with the review item/s.