Note: I was sent this product free to try out and review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor was I required to write a review, or a positive one.
I was recently given the opportunity to try out the new Rubbermaid Lunchblox Sandwich kit. I had just seen a coupon for this product, and thought that it looked pretty cool, so I was very excited to give it a try.
I've not been able to put it through extensive use as of yet, because school just started this past Monday, but I will tell you that I did freeze the BlueIce pack and leave it sitting out on my counter, not even in an insulated lunch bag as it would normally be kept, and it stayed cold for a good 6 hours.
I also assembled the entire thing, because it all snaps together with the ice pack in between, and then I shook it around a bit to see how sturdy it was, and I was pretty impressed at how well it held together.
It is a little hard to initially get it to snap together correctly to get it to hold as it should, and I think my 6 year old might have some problems with that, but I don't foresee her needing to do it.
This is an imagine of how it is supposed to fit together and fit into a lunchbox. I have no issues with the design itself. My daughter's lunchbox, however, is not shaped this way. It is a thin, flat one that straps onto her backpack.
Obviously, the Lunchblox kit will not fit into her lunchbox fully assembled, but I was able to lay the large square in with the Blue Ice snapped onto it, and still had room beside it for the small rectangle container to sit loose, and also fit her drink in there.
She does have a larger lunch bag that she used last year (it just doesn't exactly coordinate with her new gear. Very important for at least the first few days of school, you know!), so I am hoping to get a lot more use out of this cool contraption between her and my husband.