Sizzling Giveaway: Thermos!

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Though out our Sizzling Summer series, I’ve mentioned time and time again how important hydration is! Thermos is a trusted name that has been around for generations (over 100 years!). My first day of school I headed off with my lunch kit containing (my Thermos!) in hand! I was ecstatic when I received my products for review; some for the littles and one for Mommy!!

So for those of you looking for a short review:

  1. Want a COLD drink this summer? Go with Thermos!
  2. Exceeded expectations!
  3. Quality, Durable, Trendy
  4. Products designed for the whole family!
  5. Worth the investment!

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With the warm weather, it is so nice to know that his drink is staying fresh and cold!

John received their Foogo Stainless Steel (BPA Free) Sippy. I’ll let you visit the link for factual details about the cup and simply say that I love this cup.

  • Dishwasher Safe (Hurray!)
  • Wide bottle mouth for easy cleaning and you can clearly see what is in there!
  • Valve is all one piece and made of a hard material!
  • Valve snaps in which means you don’t need to worry about your soft valve wiggling out (which causes leaks) or having it wear out quickly and having to replace the valves often. (With our plastic ones I had to replace the valves a couple times and they were pretty expensive!)
  • Soft Spout for my teething John to chew on.
  • Keeps his drink cold; especially important for him because he usually drinks milk and in the heat – not so good!
  • Durable!! I mentioned before that John is going through a throwing stage. This has crashed to our tile floor more times that I’d like yet it is like new, AND the interior valve stayed in place every time (a huge deal if you don’t want a mess!)
  • No Spill Issues; I was really happy with their leak-proof claim!

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Chloe fell asleep on the way to Toronto…with her cup. (No, it isn’t posed!)

With all of that being said, John actually prefers to bide his time and look for an opportunity to steal Chloe’s Leak-Proof Stainless Steel Straw Bottle. I’m not sure who loves it more, Chloe or John (or maybe mommy)!

  • Dishwasher safe (huge points for this!)
  • Sturdy, durable straw (Why must they chew it? It’s been a month though and no signs of wear on the straw so I can tell you it’s durable!)
  • Keeps her drink cold (really cold!)
  • Easy to open lid. (I like the idea of a lid, makes it a bit more sanitary when she is carrying around outside but since she still eats dirt – I guess that doesn’t really matter)
  • Leak-proof; it really is. Some cups make this claim and aren’t. We haven’t had any spillage at all from this one, unless you count the small amount of liquid in the straw that Chloe some how manages to spray but that is more to do with Chloe and not so much the cup 🙂
  • It’s a good size. Big enough for a decent amount of liquid but not too big that it is hard for her to hold it or awkward to carry.

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Our day in Toronto: We take our own drinks everywhere. It saves us money and it saves the environment – especially when eating at fast food restaurants where everything is disposable.

And I think this may be one of the highlights of my summer: Mommy’s Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle. I LOVE IT! I am a huge water drinker. I drink it all day long. I actually used to buy bottled water simply because I liked the convenience of the bottle. I would open a bottle, drink it and refill it for several days before recycling it and opening another. I even drank from a bottle at home because it was convenient to carry around with me. I never go anywhere without a bottle of water!

  • Convenient!!
  • Cold!! Oh, how I love cold water. I have drank a whole lot of warm water in my life but boy do I love cold water. This bottle claims 12 hours – it really does it and more! (Maybe I should have done a test before doing this review lol)
  • The perfect size. When it first arrived I thought it may have been too big because I was used to my little plastic water bottles. But after using this for a month+/- I can’t imagine anything else. It is the perfect size!
  • The spout allows just the right amount of water out!
  • I love the sipper lid because it pops open with the push of a button. I can actually be riding my bike (with my littles in tow) and have a drink one handed! (Would have made a great picture!)
  • It comes with a carry case which has an adjustable strap. I can wear it over my shoulder or across my chest over my shoulder while biking. It also has a hand handle on the side which I thought was odd when I first looked at it and wondered how much you’d use it…it’s genius really!
  • I love pink and silver. I know color is really not important but I really like pink; a happy colour!

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I love the detachable strap on the bottle!!

In closing:

While Thermos may be more expensive that purchasing your standard plastic water bottles at the dollar store or going with your basic plastic sippy cup; I’d say it’s worth the investment. These bottles are a fantastic quality and built to last. They are BPA-free and it is such a delight to have my beverage cold rather than luke-warm. As a seasoned sippy cup-user (or mom to users anyway), I would rather spend a little more on one that I was completely happy with, knowing it would last, than lesser quality ones. Buy Thermos; you’ll be glad you did!

So I am excited to announce that Thermos has provided the same three products in the review for a giveaway!

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On a picnic with our friends; Grace and Brady

How to Enter:

  1. Did you have a lunch-kit and thermos growing up? Leave a comment! (My first was a holly hobby one and I loved it!). Please also mention which cup you would like to win most.
  2. Visit Thermos and tell me what product catches your eye. (Like their Picnic Backpack Set!)
  3. Subscribe to my blog (two entries!)
  4. Blog about this giveaway.
  • Open to Canadian and USA friends.
  • Closes August 7th, 2009



  1. cool! I would love to win the straw bottle!

    I also had a Holly Hobby lunch kit!!! 🙂 Too fun!


  2. I lived close to my elementary school growing up so I walked home for lunch. As such, I, sadly, never had a lunch kit or thermos. I always looked at them with envy each August as we purchased other back-to-school necessities.

    I would love the straw bottle too!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  3. I also love their "funtainers" and food containers for adults too!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  4. I really like the spill proof stainless steal straw bottle!

    The site has so many fun things on there!!! I could use plenty of different items off the site! 🙂

    laurieannb (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. I am now a subscriber! And will do a post on this give away on my blog!


    Oh ya! I didn't really have lunch kits or thermos……walked home from school for lunches! 🙂

  6. I did a have a thermos growing up! Mine was a smurf one!

    I would like the Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle.

  7. I like the Urban Elements™ Dual Compartment Lunch Kit, it would be perfect for my husband's lunches!

    daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

  8. Visited their website and I would love to try their Foogoo straw bottle for my eldest son.

  9. Growing up I had a Strawberry Shortcake lunchbox. I would love to win the strawbottle for my eldest son.

  10. I grew up with Thermos and Zojirushi products. I'd love Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle

  11. I did have a lunch kit growing up and it was Wonder Woman and had a red, white and blue thermos.

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  12. I would love to win the Stainless Steel Hydration bottle but actually any of the 3 items would be used at my house.

    Looking around the site I really fell in love with a lunch tote. I think it is because I love the color green.

    Dual Compartment Sport Lunch Bag

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  13. I like the Leak-Proof Stainless Steel Straw Bottle – my daughter likes the sippy cups with straws right now, so that would really come in handy! I also had the lunch kits with a thermos back in the 80s, early 90s!

  14. I looked around the Thermos website and I really, really like the food servers with the glass dish that can be used in the oven! That would be great for church dinners or family get togethers!

  15. I have to say I am impressed with this review…you were very thorough and had a great mix of product details with personal feelings. After looking around a bit I am also impressed with your blog (and will be adding you to my Google reader.) I had a Charlie Brown lunchbox growing up, I think it may have actually said "Peanuts." And I would love to win either the straw bottle for my youngest (having a lot of problems with spills we are lol) or the hydration one for me. That Thermos site was really cool, too, thanks for the link. Things sure have changed since Snoopy lunchboxes lol.

  16. At the Thermos site, I like the Confetti Dual Compartment Lunch Kit.

    Oh, and the bottle I would like if I win, is the stainless steel straw bottle.

  17. I had an Alf lunchkit once and the other kids made fun of me. I didn't like it either but I think mom bought it 'cause it was on sale. I wonder if it's broken down yet…they say it takes 500 years…
    I had a baby blue thermos. They were glass inside then. I liked looking into the shiny inner surface.

  18. I remember having a lunch kit but my memory is vague on which one it was…I want to say it was either the Surf's or Strawberry Shortcake! How fun!! I'd love the Straw Bottle for my LO.


  19. I also really like the Messenger Lunch Tote…very stylish!!


  20. My first lunch kit and thermos was Barbie, I think. I remember a Strawberry Shortcake one too.

  21. I remember having plastic thermoses that came with my plastic lunchboxes. They had the top that came off and was used for a cup.

  22. I had a scooby doo lunch box, and was the envy of the kindergarten. Bright yellow. I like the tumbler and mug stainless steel combo. lanewindham 1 at a o l dot dom

  23. i visited the site and like the really cool stainless steel blue tumbler lanewindham1 at a o l dot com

  24. My very first lunchbox was a Strawberry Shortcake one. I loved it! Any one of those cups would be great!

  25. Strawberry Shortcake! I still have the thermos that came with it but you won't catch me filling it with anything for my own babes to drink, I think it still smells like Cambell's Chicken Noodle soup. 🙂 I would like the thermos, thank you!

  26. I am in LOVE with that Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle! That's perfect for the gym, car, work, etc

  27. I had a Hello Kitty soft-sided lunch box and thermos set my dad had got me from Japan on one of his business trips. I still have it (20 years later) packed away in one of my boxes even! (Can you tell it was very special to me???)

    I'd like to win the Stainless Steel Straw Bottle, but the Sippy Cup would come in handy as well in another month or so.

  28. I like the Rectangular Food Server with Glass Oven Dish on their website. I had no idea they made something like that!

  29. I did not have one as a kid because I lived so close to school that I went home during lunch

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  30. I would like the Stainless Steel Hydration bottle

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  31. The Raya™ Beverage Bottle caught my eye

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  34. Hi
    They have great products, the picnic sets are great but I would need a bit larger. I really like the stainless steel hydration bottles, esp the white with pink detail.
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  35. Hydration bottle for sure! The bottle I use just isn't big enough!

    chrisncarm (at) kwic

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