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To-Go Ware Stainless Steel Sidekick, Small Lidded Container
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To-Go Ware Stainless Steel Sidekick, Small Lidded Container
$4.95
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$4.95
Highlights
Why It Gets Our Seal of Approval
  • Made from high-quality, non-leaching stainless steel
  • Handy mini container for toting dressings or sauces on the side
  • Durable, easy to clean containers are dishwasher safe
  • Smart alternative to disposable food containers & plastic baggies
  • Made responsibly in India

Pair with a 2-Tier or 3-Tier To-Go Ware Container for a sustainable, portable lunch kit!

The To-Go Ware® Stainless Steel Sidekick is a sweet little tiffin for toting thicker dressings and sauces, or snacks and sides. It' s perfect for replacing small disposable plastic bags and disposable food containers. Just use soap and water, or pop it in the dishwasher, to clean.

More Product Details
Dimensions
Sidekick: 2 3/8" D x 2 1/4" H
Liquid Volume: 1/2 Cup

Materials
Lightweight, food-safe 14/1 grade stainless steel. Contains less nickel than other food-grade stainless steel and does not require a chemical sealant. These reusable, risk-free stainless steel containers do not impart taste and do not leach toxins into their contents. Avoid exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and BPA leaching from plastic alternatives.

About the To-Go Ware
To-Go Ware's mission is to make available innovative products that provide a solution, tell a great story, and are enjoyable to use. To-Go Ware seeks to stimulate positive practices for the way people live in relationship with themselves, their neighbors and the planet.

Care Instructions
Dishwasher safe, or hand wash and dry thoroughly.

Please note: Sidekicks are not guaranteed to be leak proof. They work best inside a food carrier to hold accompanying sauces or dressings, or outside a food carrier for dry food like nuts or fruit.
Reviews
4.1
4.1 (based on 49 customer reviews)
By E. B
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1/11/2013 7:56:00 PM
5.0 Happy with these

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I bought these to put in my daughter's lunchbox and her and I find them easy to open and the perfect size. The lids stay put, too.
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By Katerina C
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11/14/2012 10:27:00 PM
5.0 Great on it\'s own

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I love this for bringing pecans or cranberries for snacking or to add in a salad. Haven't tried it for sauces.
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By CD D
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9/25/2012 10:25:00 AM
1.0 Lid gets stuck on

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By Lindsey B
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9/18/2012 10:09:00 AM
5.0 Fantastic

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This is just the right size for my 1st grader to have a side of grapes or a small serving of macaroni or mini graham teddy bears. I love how simple it is with no screwing lid. I will be buying more.
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By Julie O
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8/21/2012 7:59:00 AM
5.0 Nice dog dish

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This container is tiny. So is my Yorkie. I use it to carry his dinner in and he can eat right out of it, when we will not be home at that hour. I would also use it to carry a portion of nuts or raisons for a snack.
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By Tamara D
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5/18/2012 2:28:00 PM
5.0 Perfect for kids!

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I used these to send sliced mixed veggies every day in my children's lunches while at school. Also great for fruits and trail mix, or just about anything! We use them every day....great investment and so useful.
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By Tamara D
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5/18/2012 2:28:00 PM
5.0 Perfect for kids!

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I used these to send sliced mixed veggies every day in my children's lunches while at school. Also great for fruits and trail mix, or just about anything! We use them every day....great investment and so useful.
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By Joy T
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12/9/2011 6:16:00 PM
3.0 Cool little tin!

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This is a handy size for snacks. I haven't tested whether it's leakproof, but it doesn't look as if it would be. It could actually be used for pretty much anything - buttons, travel kits, etc.
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By gilisa g
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11/7/2011 7:57:00 AM
5.0 not leak proof, but not plastic

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Stainless steel is a great alternative to plastic! I love the look and feel and shiney pretty. This is not a leak proof container so I have to limit what I contain in it. It's been great for cookies, dried fruit, chopped veggies/fruit/greens, nuts, etc. I have been using it for two months; durable so far, lid continues to stay on and travel in lunch bag just fine. Also use it for food storage at home/in fridge.
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By Katie N
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8/18/2011 5:55:00 PM
5.0 great little container!

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Call me crazy, but I love this little guy! It's great for holding sauces and dips, as well as small snack items, like nuts or fishy crackers. Kids can open it quite easily, and it washes up in a snap!
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By Jessica N
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7/24/2011 2:07:00 PM
4.0 Currently the only solution ...

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I have about 12 of these in my cupboards. I use them to pack yogurt, veggies, or fruit in my children's school lunches. They are the only stainless steel containers I could find small enough to both carry the amounts I needed and fit in their lunch bags (limited space for sandwich, fruit, veggies, yogurt, water bottle, and snack!). Our elementary school does not permit glass containers in the cafeteria, so I could not continue using the perfectly sized (about 1/4 cup) glass containers I had used in pre-school. I have had the same issues mentioned by other reviewers with lids being either too tight or too loose. I have a few like that. Luckily I can usually just try a different lid on a different body and get them to work. Fruit and veggies don't need as much precision in the lids as yogurt, so I reserve the perfect lids for sloppy foods.
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By Nicole K
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1/7/2011 11:44:00 AM
5.0 Great for small snacks

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The sizing of this product is perfect for portion control. It is just the right size for a small serving of nuts, dried fruit, or small crackers. It can be necessary to secure the lid with a rubber band. I purchased two. On one the lid fits fairly snuggly. On the other the lid easily slips off.
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By Tamalyn F
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12/22/2010 8:06:00 PM
5.0 so convenient

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Perfect little container for snacks or extras.
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By Annemarie M
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10/16/2010 8:08:00 AM
4.0

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A great little container for school lunches!
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By Kitty C
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9/1/2010 1:19:00 AM
5.0 Love these things

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I picked up 3 this summer and they're in constant use. Great for cheese, fruit, crackers, anything. I love that my daughter's food isn't always touching plastic, absorbing whatever it has to leach in and out. Yahoo!
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By Kimberly F
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8/10/2010 6:25:00 PM
4.0

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I bought three. Two work great, one has a lid that sticks on occasion.
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By Allyson S
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7/2/2010 8:55:00 AM
3.0 great when the lid doesn't stick

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I bought these to send small items for kids' lunches (blueberries, etc) as the preschool doesn't allow glass. Of the three I bought, two have worked perfectly for the past 10 months. But on the third, the lid sticks terribly -- even my former football-playing husband couldn't get it off. The kids can't eat their fruit if they can't open the container...
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By Leona M
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3/19/2010 11:08:00 AM
3.0 Works OK

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I know some reviewers mentioned a tight fitting lid that was hard to get off. I have the opposite problem. Mine is a little sloppy. It will be good for things like nuts and raisins, but probably not salad dressing.
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By Kim S
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2/24/2010 11:05:00 AM
5.0 Fantastic for snacks

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I love this container for my kids. It's so easy to put some crackers or trail mix inside and then pop it in my diaper bag. And it cleans up really easy. This has become one of my favorite items to give as a baby gift.
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By Rebecca T
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2/21/2010 10:28:00 PM
1.0 lid sticks - badly

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The lid on ours got stuck (with a modest amount of soy sauce inside). Had all visitors to our house try to get it open. Nobody was able to. Finally threw it away. SOLUTION: Now we use tiny glass bottles instead (the very sturdy, practically non-breakable type that you sometimes get in hotels with jelly). Check the shelves of your local grocery (or gourmet food store) for items that come in tiny glass jars, enjoy the contents, wash, and then use for your lunch box.
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By Kristi M
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2/16/2010 11:33:00 AM
3.0 Useful for adult snacks

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While I purchased these for dry snacks for the kids' lunches, they have a hard time opening the lids. So I've used them for snacks for me or for the kids when they are with me.
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By Alexandra L
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11/26/2009 9:50:00 PM
4.0

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Excellent product, great quality, perfect for lunch boxes to pack small foods. I would not recommend for liquids though as it may leak.
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By Candice C
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11/11/2009 2:59:00 PM
5.0 These are awesome

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These are awesome. Dishwasher-safe and lightweight, they really are the perfect size for a kid-sized snack of cookies, crackers, small berries, edamame or cut fruit and veggies. Highly recommend and I'll be buying more for my daughter's lunchbag.
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By Lynnette C
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11/3/2009 10:27:00 PM
1.0 I had read about the quality issues with the Sidek

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I had read about the quality issues with the Sidekick from other reviewers but decided to purchase 2 anyway. When they arrived, I found that one had really serious "black marks" on the inside, much like the stainless steel had tarnished or it wasn't even plated properly. There was no way I'm going to put food in contact with those black marks, so I contacted CS and returned both (the other one had some black stains, but not as much as the first). I have to say that Reusablebags CS is awesome! They refunded my return shipping (I'm out of the US) and promptly shipped me another 2 Sidekicks when they received the ones I returned. But I was disappointed when I received my 2 new Sidekicks. There were still some black stains, although this time, mainly on the outside. I thought I could live with that, so I proceeded to hand wash my sidekicks (we have no dishwasher here). To my horror, I found that the inside smelled really bad! It smelled like garbage. Really smelled like garbage which has been sitting around for a month. I've since washed it well with lots of dishsoap numerous times but the smell is still there. It seems slightly better but the distinct smell of garbage is still there. There's really no way I'm going to be putting food in there. I've not contacted CS about this yet because I'm just very disappointed, but I might write them an email very soon. Other than the problems I faced, I think the sidekick is a great size for sauces, or snacks for toddlers. A real pity about the quality issues. :(
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By Yssa B
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10/28/2009 7:20:00 AM
5.0 I live, live, live by these

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I live, live, live by these. All our lunches are packed i some sort of to-go ware. The sidekicks are the only thing out there small enough for a kids snack or a condiment. Wonderful design. Lid stays on nice and tight yet easy for my 5 year old to open
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By Laura M
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9/30/2009 12:54:00 PM
3.0 I ordered this thinking it would be good for snack

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I ordered this thinking it would be good for snacks for my daughter lunch box but it is tiny. Maybe it would work for a toddler and some very small amount of snack. I was going to return it but I am now using it as a salt container.
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By TAmmy W
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8/20/2009 7:45:00 AM
5.0 I have used the To-Go Ware tiffin pot for 2 years

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I have used the To-Go Ware tiffin pot for 2 years. I always wished there was a little container to keep sauces in. The sidekick is perfect. we have used it for salad dressing, salsa and peanut butter. It works great. The lid fits securly and has not leaked one. A snap to clean up. Another great item to add for you waste free lunch.
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By Kristin D
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7/30/2009 8:22:00 PM
5.0 Great addition to my 2 tier carrier- great for gra

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Great addition to my 2 tier carrier- great for granola, fruits, whatever you want to keep separate.
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By Gina B
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7/30/2009 3:37:00 PM
4.0 These are the perfect size for toddler snacks

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These are the perfect size for toddler snacks. I can actually put it on my toddler's car seat, and he can serve himself. Only complaint is that one of the lids got stuck and wouldn't open. But Reusablebags customer service was awesome, and they just sent me a new one with no questions asked.
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By melissa B
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6/16/2009 5:29:00 PM
5.0 I bought a 3 tier tiffin with a sidekick awhile ba

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I bought a 3 tier tiffin with a sidekick awhile back and it worked great. Unfortunately, as some people have noted, the tiffin did tarnish a bit. Luckily I emailed to-go ware and they replaced the sidekick quickly. I was told that occasionally a bit of the polish does not all come off and that is what causes the problem. My new sidekick does not have that problem at all. Its secure and a great size. Neither spilled - the first I used with ranch dressing, the other with mustard and I didn't have a problem opening them. If anyone has a problem with the sidekick, I hope they'll write reusable bags and give them a second chance - they beat little glad plastic containers.
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By pamela c
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6/4/2009 9:06:00 AM
5.0 I absolutely love this item

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I absolutely love this item. It makes me feel so good to not have to use plastic in my kids lunches. I have used them for everything,strawberries, carrots and dip, apple sauce and it is all great, no leaks. The kids can open them no problem and everything stays fresh. It is a must have for me and no plastic! Yea
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By Alexandra L
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5/9/2009 8:14:00 AM
4.0 Very cute and practical containers

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Very cute and practical containers. NOT for liquids though as they leak!
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By Melissa E
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4/11/2009 1:22:00 PM
1.0 These rusted the first time I washed them in the d

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These rusted the first time I washed them in the dishwasher despite a heated dry. I've never had a stainless steel product rust before.
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By Louise R
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3/31/2009 9:02:00 AM
1.0 I bought a few of these for both my kids lunch box

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I bought a few of these for both my kids lunch boxes and for my baby's pureed food for on the go. I thought they would be a perfect size and solution for the baby food without the concern over plastics. I was very disappointed though to find that they have a tendency to rust and also black "tarnish" comes off on to your teacloth when you dry them especially from the inside rim so I am scared to use them for baby food. Also, one of the lids just cracked open upon going into the top rack of the dishawasher - leaving very sharp and dangerous metal edge exposed! They are great for dried foods like nuts. Anything wet in them and I'm concerned about the rust and the black tarnish mixing / leaching into the food. Can't use them for baby as hoped. Great idea but very disappointing product quality.
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By Lynda C
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3/26/2009 6:19:00 AM
5.0 Great product, used everyday for kids' and husband

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Great product, used everyday for kids' and husband's lunches. Just the right size for kids; would like a bigger one for husband. Cleans up easily, and fits together just tight enough. Thanks!
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By Concetta H
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3/24/2009 1:41:00 PM
5.0 I purchased these sidekicks for snacks for my girl

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I purchased these sidekicks for snacks for my girls (ages 6 and 3)....and they LOVE THEM!!! They're easy enough for them to open and close by themselves but the tops do not fall off. My 6 year old loves the fact that they're called 'sidekicks' and is very proud that she doesn't use plastic baggies or plastic containers. These are inexpensive enough to make great stocking stuffers, which I intend to do this holiday season!
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By Lindsey W
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3/10/2009 7:24:00 PM
3.0 I wish these sealed a little better, maybe with a

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I wish these sealed a little better, maybe with a rubber rind that doesn't touch the food. They would work fine in a tiffin which stays upright, but in a regular lunch bag they tip over and leak. I was hoping to use them for salad dressing and the like, but will have to stick to small snacks, like raisins.
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By Stacey M
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2/25/2009 12:29:00 PM
5.0 Fabulous!

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Fabulous! I love these containers! They aren't too hard to open for my toddler, and they hold a snack size portion. I haven't tried anything "liquid-y" in them, only dry snacks, and they have been excellent!
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By Eliza R
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2/19/2009 1:04:00 PM
5.0 Awesome product

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Awesome product. I use it for baby puree when I'm out of the house. It's leak free and I just put it in a bowl of warm water to heat the content. Love it! It'a also perfect for snacks in my toddler lunch box.
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By Laura B
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2/19/2009 9:07:00 AM
5.0 I love these little containers

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I love these little containers. They are the perfect size for lunch snacks. The lid remains tight. I use them for sliced fruit, nuts, raisins, etc.
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By Laura B
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1/30/2009 12:18:00 PM
5.0 This little container is so cute and incredibly us

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This little container is so cute and incredibly useful. I pack carrots, or pumpkin seeds, or a little peanut butter in it and can carry it in my backpack for when I need a little snack. It's a great size and good construction. I love it!
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By Heather R
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1/30/2009 9:33:00 AM
4.0 Overall, these are great for packing small lunch i

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Overall, these are great for packing small lunch items. I fill them with dried fruit, or small tomatoes and cucumbers. Sometimes the lids are hard to pull off. I think it might be a suction effect when the tin has a bit of dampness to it. Some of the lids are loose and some are much tighter, almost as if they are matched to a specific bottom (though they all look alike). This is more of a slight aggravation, and would not dissuade me from buying more and continuing to use them. My five-year-old son most often can manage them himself with ease.
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By Juanita G
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1/27/2009 11:50:00 AM
5.0 Love the product!

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Love the product! Thank you! I will keep checking this site for other items to purchase.
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By Rose D
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1/22/2009 7:29:00 PM
5.0 We got this for our 16 month old, for snacks on th

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We got this for our 16 month old, for snacks on the go. We found that it opens a bit too easily and if she tries to open it herself everything gets poured out onto the floor from both ends. (Typical toddler behavior there) So, we now keep it in a little pouch and open it for her and we love it. It's just the right size for some cereal or another toddler bite sized snack. It's too small for our 6 year old to be able to get any use from it, but he uses the three tiered to go ware set very proudly. This container is very sturdy, there's no plastic, and it cleans up easily. We would definitely buy it again.
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By Sean D
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1/17/2009 2:59:00 PM
1.0 Nice size, but lid fits way too tight

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Nice size, but lid fits way too tight. Extremely difficult for an adult to pull apart and impossible for ALL of my kids (ages 8-13) to pull apart. Useless since they can't take it in their lunch now.
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By Carla G
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1/15/2009 3:56:00 PM
4.0 These are a great size!

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These are a great size! However, I find the lids to be a little loose. I worry about them tipping over in my daughter's lunch box and spilling the contents. But they are not plastic - yay!!! It may be the cold weather causing the loose lids. We'll use a rubber band if necessary.
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By Annemarie W
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12/30/2008 11:37:00 AM
5.0 This is a fantastic product

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This is a fantastic product. I was looking for something my boys could take oranges or grapes in to school. This is a perfect size and I don't worry about plastics!
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By Amy C
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12/29/2008 11:48:00 PM
5.0 These are fantastic!

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These are fantastic! We have used them almost everyday since they arrived. Perfect for small snacks (nuts, trail mix) tossed in a bag. They also fit wonderfully inside the older style ToGoWare tins. And they look fun! We couldn't be happier.
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By Karen B
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12/3/2008 4:58:00 PM
5.0 Very handy size

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Very handy size. Lid fits tight. I use it all the time. I am getting more.
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