I've Tried Countless Snack Containers, and This One Solves the Most Problems
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I've got two young kids, which means I've handed them roughly 5,743,981 snacks in roughly 23 different containers whenever we've been out of the house. OK, the number of snacks might be a bit of an overstatement, but the amount of different cups, baggies, pouches, and tins I've stuffed them in isn't.
After two weeks of near-constant use, I'm convinced that the Snack Spinner is the only way I want to deliver snacks ever again.
I've tried them all, and while many of them have had plenty of pros, every one of them has had its fair share of cons. The silicone snack baggies were reusable, but anything that wasn't a carrot stick would get smushed into crumbs at the bottom of my purse. Those little "spill-proof" snack cups were easy enough for my kids to use themselves, but the snacks inside would get stale overnight. And if I wanted to offer a variety of snacks? I had a complicated three-slot canister that I'd have to twist open and shut myself.
This past month, while scrolling through my Instagram feed, I discovered a new product that I had to try. And after two weeks of near-constant use, I'm convinced that the GoBe Snack Spinner ($25) — an on-the-go compartmentalized container that kids can use themselves — is the only way I want to deliver snacks ever again.
It's got all the basic necessities down. It's spill-proof, airtight, and easy to clean (the Spinner comes apart easily and is top-rack dishwasher safe, but up until now, I've had an easy enough time doing a quick rinse of the center white divider). With six slots, it allows for more variety of snacks than any other container I've used. And with its oversize center button and a kid-friendly door "tab," my toddler figured out how to operate the container completely on her own after only a few tries. The only downside is that it's slightly bigger than most other kids' snack containers. It still fits in my bag and is well worth things being a little more snug.
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