Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gift Guide: Banana Guard Review & Giveaway 12/30 CANADA

I'm always on the lookout for innovative reusable containers. This company has sold more than a million of their products. You can't become a success unless you really do have great products!

Review
Banana Guard sent me one of each of their products for review and giveaway. I've decided to keep the S'wich Guard and Fruit Case and give away the Banana Guard itself as well as the Fruit Guard.

I love these Guards, they are made of very thick brightly colored plastic. My favorite is the S'witch Guard. I used to often take sandwiches to work and they always got smashed in my purse. It's no fun eating something that looks like it's been run over by a car. S'wich Guard will keep your sandwiches safe as well as eliminate the need for plastic snack bags. My only problem with all these guards is that once you finish your food, you are left with a bulky container. But it's a small price to pay and worth it if you want to keep your food in good condition. I also like the Fruit Case. Since it's winter, there aren't many fruits available but I found just a perfect item to carry in this case - a hard boiled egg! It makes a great healthy snack.

I didn't try out the Banana Guard and the Fruit Guard since I'm giving them away to you. Wouldn't be too nice of me to give you used food containers :) Why wouldn't I keep the most popular Banana Guard to myself? As much as I like the idea of this container, I'm not a fan of bananas. But if you are a banana fan, you will love this funky guard product!

Interesting Banana Guard Facts
- It is a Canadian company based in Vancouver, BC.
- All products are made of FDA approved recyclable plastic, BPA-FREE and made in Canada.
- All products are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
- Besides Banana Guards, this company offers Froot Guards/Cases and S'wich Guards.
- Banana Guard features multiple small perforations to facilitate ventilation thereby preventing premature ripening and a sturdy locking mechanism to keep the Banana Guard closed.
- There's been more than 1 million of Banana Guards sold.
-  S'wich Guard fits most common sandwich bread sizes and as a bonus it can double as your plate! It is also microwave safe. 
- Each products retails for $6.99 (less if you buy a couple).



Giveaway Prize:
One lucky winner will receive a yellow Banana Guard and a green Fruit Guard. (ARV $13)

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Rules:
This giveaway is open to residents of CANADA and will end on December 30, 2010 at 11:59PM PST. The winner will be determined randomly via random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond back or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation to write this post. I received a free product mentioned above in order to provide my honest opinion.

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This would be great because my son loves bananas but I find they get squished so often when we're out and about. This would keep them in better shape longer.
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I'd love to win this b/c my son is quite picky about what he eats. I bruised fruit just wnt do for a snack at school. So this would definitely help a 6-year-old eat better!

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we have one banana guard and LOVE it. Lee has to bring 2 lunches and would love to bring 2 bananas to school.
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I pack my own lunch so I'd love to have this to incorporate more fresh fruit in my lunches
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I would love to win this because I only like slightly green bananas and never bring them to work because they get brusied.

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edmontonjb said...

I would like to win this because my husband brings a banana in his lunch everyday. SOmetimes it gets squished and I'm the one who has to clean out his lunch bag when this happens.

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