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#1 mmamabear

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??

#2 Flaxen

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

I would wonder if the soggyness is coming from the fillings.

#3 jill1972

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.


#4 Always amazed!

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..

#5 HRH Countrymel

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..

#6 Funwith3

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.

#7 DandS

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.

#8 cward

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

#9 mmamabear

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.  

Thanks again!

#10 YodaTheWrinkledOne

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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