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Lunchbox - what am I missing?
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:50 AM
Ok. Now this is probably going to sound really silly but I am having major lunchbox issues (yes first world problem and all that!). Both kids wanted lunchboxes this year (last year they had lunch bags with individual containers). So bought a Nudie rubbish free lunchbox with lots of compartments and a space for a sandwich with a cool pack on top. Now the dilemma is that I still need to wrap the sandwich in something as with the cool pack on top, we seem to just end up with soggy sandwiches. The other day, I put the sandwich in a zip-lock bag only to end up with it still damp at lunchtime. Today I have tried wrapping it in baking paper and glad wrap (and yes, destroyed any environmental benefit of the rubbish free idea!)
Is there something so simple I am missing here??? I have a massive aversion to soggy sandwiches from my school days so think I am probably overreacting but anyone have any suggestions other than to to go back to lunch bags??
Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:55 AM
I would wonder if the soggyness is coming from the fillings.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:06 AM
I always wrap my ice brick in a square of paper towel so that it absorbs the condensation. That's what is making the sangas soggy.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:07 AM
i would put the pack under the sandwich ???
I use one of those and honestly don't bother using a cold pack.. if they ae having a filling like ham i out a frozen yogurt pouch underneath..
Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:13 AM
As PP said.. wrap the ice brick not the sandwich!
I also think that from what you described with all that extra wrapping that the soggy sanger is possibly due to the fillings?
I am somewhat obsessive about building sandwiches - always make sure the fillings are arranged in a manner that prevents anything 'wet' touching the bread..
Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:14 AM
I also wonder if its the sandwich filling causing the sogginess? I can't see how, if it was in a plastic zip locked bag, it could still have been made soggy by the ice pack? Maybe just try not using the ice pack, or you could wrap the icepack in a plastic bag. At least then you could keep using that same plastic bag daily and its not really detrimental to the environment.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:17 AM
I have the same lunchbox for my DS1 and I put the ice brick/pack underneath the sandwich. Im pretty sure it doesnt make the sandwich soggy.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:19 AM
Depending on what happens at your school i probably wouldn't worry about the ice brick. lunch boxes etc at our school at taken in to the class room and put in a big tub so they are inside so I never worry about an ice brick even with cold meats
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:32 PM
Thanks everyone. Suggestions of wrapping the ice pack are great and I'll try that tomorrow (as I said, I figured I was missing something simple!). Fillings aren't the issue , tends to just be vegemite and cheese. I usually put the ice pack in to keep the yoghurt or extra cheese stick cold, so will try freezing this yoghurt instead.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:19 PM
I fold a piece of paper towel and put that between the sandwich and the ice block. Absorbs the condensation and turns out DD1 likes having a wipe handy when she finishes her lunch.
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