Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Sinchies Reusable Snack Pouches



Being the mother of two young children, I am quite familiar with the concept of pouched pureed snackies. They are convenient and, seeing how quickly Mischief downs them and then begs for another, a novel and tasty approach to snack. When he was younger, I couldn't even walk past them in the grocery stores without him crying for them.

Thing is, though, when I'd look at the labels I'd feel a little queasy, seeing the artificial flavors and ingredients, not to mention how much they cost for just one little pouch that was only going to last 30 seconds. And let's not get started on what could be hiding in that opaque packaging. To me, I knew there had to be a better way!

Enter Sinchies and their reusable food pouches! Sinchies is an Australian based company that offers reusable food pouches in various sizes and various accoutrements to go with them.

The have 5 different sizes of spouted pouches, ranging from 80 ml to 1 L, as well as pops (for the making of frozen treats), snack, and sandwich bags. Also offered are kits, lids, accessories, recipe books, yoghurt cultures, and specials.

On the website, you can find a handy little tips and tricks section to help you get the most out of your Sinchies pouches. They also have a fun recipe section with recipes for all sorts of occasions, and not just ones that utilize the spouted pouches!
Imagine all the possibilities whizzing in my brain after browsing their site when I got my envelope of goodies in the mail! Inside held four spouted pouches (80 ml, 140 ml, 200 ml, and a large 1 l) and two regular zip top pouches, one snack and one sandwich size. Also included was a fun informational pamphlet that even included a recipe for chocolate pudding!


First of, let's talk about the construction of these pouches. They are double zip top pouches with a free flowing spout on the side. What does that mean? That means that, unlike other reusable pouches I've tried, they actually stay closed, instead of popping open to create gigantic messes (ask me how I know).

The free flowing spout means that you don't have to squeeze to get the yummy stuff out. Squeezing also means that you kind of have to be careful when opening it or handing it to small children, because that also has to possibility of creating a gigantic mess (again, ask me how I know).

The pouches also feature a contents label so you can always know what is in them, as well as an extremely helpful max fill line. Don't ignore that, it ends in, you guessed it, another gigantic mess when you try to close it.

The next question I had (after all these messes!) was: how easy are they to clean? Surprisingly easy is the happy answer!

Other brands I've tried have been difficult to get at all of the corners of the pouch because of the small openings, but the zip top is extremely generous in size, which aids in not just the filling, but also the cleaning, as you can get your scrubbie down in there to get at all the little nooks and crannies.

I used a combination of a bottle brush for the main container and a straw brush for the nozzle. Simply put them to air dry completely before closing them up. They are also dishwasher safe, but my dishmonster doesn't like to get things like this clean (also, it refuses to completely clean bottles, so I'm pretty sure it's jut my monster).

My family very much likes these Sinchies pouches, using the non spouted ones for park snacks and lunches for the Mister, while the spouted pouches have become the staple for homemade baby food, applesauce, and pudding.

I'm looking forward to using these again and again!







Sinchies is offering one of their Mixed Bag Samplers to one of our readers worldwide!  This $11.00 package includes 7 pouches: 2 x 80ml, 2 x 140ml, 2 x 200ml, 1 x 1 Litre Reusable Food Pouches.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter, then leave the name you commented under and your email in the box in the Rafflecopter entry. (This allows us to contact you if you win!)  This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE
and will end just before midnight ET on 4-21-15. 

The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway.  In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Good luck everyone!
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32 comments:

  1. I like the idea of reuseable pouches for the littles to feed themselves!

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  2. We go to Six Flags a lot, the food there is not really healthy, these would be great to be able to take with us for my babies.

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  3. These are a great way to keep portable snacks from becoming too messy!

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  4. I love that they are reusable.

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  5. I love the idea of taking snacks like jelly/yoghurt with out children getting too messy

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  6. I love that they are reusable and easy to clean!

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  7. I love that these a reusable and you can put your own snacks in them. I hate buying one time use packets like this.

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  8. I had never seen these before, and I love them! I especially like the lunchbox kit on the website.

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  9. I've been using the store bought pouches in "emergencies" way more than I'd like to admit. I love the idea of reusable ones, especially since we make smoothies almost daily. I also really like that these ones come in a few different sizes! (coming over from the saturday spotlight linkup! :) )

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  10. I would love to try the Little kids lunch box.

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  11. I love that these are so versatile! You can use them for anything.
    Great ideas!

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  12. Really like the idea of reusing the pouches. Really handy for training.

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  13. These puches are wonderfuly designed and they seem so practical!

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  14. I like the fun pouches with veggies with faces. They have some great recipes.

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  15. I learnt that they are not only kind on the environment but will also save you money .

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  16. I learnt that they are not only kind on the environment but will also save you money .

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  17. I love their reusable snack bags!

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  18. I've not seen these before. What a great idea.

    Thanks for linking up with the Saturday Spotlight!

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  19. I like that they are easy to clean.

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  20. I like that they are easy to clean!

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  21. S inchies Mixed Pack 5 x 140ml 5 x 200ml. I do like that they can be cleanned up.

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  22. I wish I would've thought of this idea. I love that you can reuse these!

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  23. I love the Sinchies Lunchbox Pack. It would make packing snacks and drinks for our trips so much easier and less messy. :)

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  24. I like that they have a Try before You Buy option. You pick one of their pouches and simply have to pay postage and handling to give their product a try. That's very generous of them!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. I learned they are reuseable. Love it

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  26. Wow, these are great and they would help me feed my child well :)

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  27. I love that they are reusable and easy to clean!

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  28. Using our reusable food pouches are not only kind on the environment but will also save you money compared buying the pre filled squeezies.

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  29. I also would love to try the sinchies drying rack. It looks neat!
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  30. I learned they are kind to our environment, reusable and thus economical. I 'd love to try these on my little ones. rene chartier (joan)

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  31. You can make the food of your baby at home and put it in a baby food container and you can assure that your baby will eat health food.
    Baby Food Storage Container

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