TULSA - By now most students are several weeks into the new school year. If that new lunchbox you bought for your child isn't cutting it, 2NEWS anchor Deana Silk put another option 2 the Test.
"We like these nice embroidered type bags, they keep the lunches cool throughout the day and they're cute," said mom Amanda.
But cute doesn't always mean what's inside is kept cold. A product on the market now claims to keep anything you pack cold for up to 10 hours. It's called PACKiT.
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"It's got gel filled packets built into the lunchbox and then you freeze it overnight so in the morning when you're ready to pack the lunch you just put it in there and shut it down," said Amanda.
With a house full of active girls, the hard part was deciding who would try it first.
"We have a first grader, second grader and fourth grader and alternated it through every kid."
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Nine-year-old Cadence eats lunch at 12:35, at least four hours after leaving home with the PACKiT lunchbox. When asked if her lunch was cold in the PACKiT...
"...it was really really super cold!" said Cadence.
But how about when she got home from school several hours later?
"I felt it and was like wow this is still cold."
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Naomi and Mia also took the PACKiT to school. Mia loved how easy it was to carry.
"I like it because when you leave with it you get to strap it up."
The PACKiT, when empty, folds up and easily fits inside a backpack or purse.
After the kids tried it, Amanda decided to take the PACKiT to work to try for herself.
"It was cold just like it had come out of the refrigerator and my fruit was ice cold, and my sandwich cold too; I was pretty impressed," said Amanda.
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Her only gripe was the Velcro didn't seem to hold very good. And compared to other lunch boxes, the PACKiT is a little heavy, especially when frozen and full of food.
But overall, Amanda and the girls gave the PACKiT an "A."
"For the price and the quality I definitely think it's worth it," said Amanda.
As for the claim of keeping things cold for 10 hours, Amanda says it does but she wouldn't recommend keeping meats or yogurts in there for that long before eating.
The PACKiT retails two for $19.95.
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