Disclaimer: I received Sinchies reusable pouches free of charge from Sinchies for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and reflect my experiences and thoughts of the product free from outsider influence.
Supplied products include Sinches 1L Pouch, Sandwich Bag, Wrap Pouch, 140mL Pouch & Snack Bag (not pictured Collapsible Funnel & Cleaning Brush)
Sinchies is an Australian company which is owned and run by an Aussie mum! Sinchies offer a wide range of reusable packaging products which go far beyond just storing yoghurt and smoothies. I tried 7 of the Sinchies products which I will be predominantly using for packing school lunches and storing lunch/snacks for day trips or long car rides.
Filling my Sinchies was easy, the products have an expandable bottom so they can be steadied on the counter top. For liquids such as soup, juice, pureed baby food or toiletry products I would use the Collapsible Funnel to prevent spills.
For solid food, packing was just as easy as it would be if I were using supermarket disposable zip lock bags. But by using Sinches, I am doing my bit for the environment and saving myself $$.
Our Sinchies products were trialled and tested by my 3 year old, my 1 year old and myself. Miss 3 was able to open and close the cap on the 140mL Pouch easily on her own. The Snack Bag and Sandwich Bag were a bit more difficult for her but once I showed her how to open it she was able to do it independently after a bit of practice – I am confident sending her to pre kindergarten with her lunch in Sinchies. Miss 1 wasn’t able to open any products on her own (OBVIOUSLY, haha) however she was loving pulling out (but not eating *sigh*) the fruit that I packed into the Snack Bag and she absolutely demolished the homemade Strawberry Yoghurt out of the 140mL Pouch.
I probably should’ve put this heading first! Lets be real, how many of you scrolled straight down to here, haha. I have to admit in the past the sheer nuisance and difficulty of cleaning my reusable products (not Sinchies, other supermarket brands) has sent me straight back to the supermarket to purchase disposables! BUT cleaning my Sinchies (even the pouches that had yoghurt in them) was no more difficult than cleaning a coffee cup. I used the Sinchies Brush Cleaner, which may look like any other brush cleaner however the Sinchies product has an additional mini brush which really helped to get all the bits of yoghurt out of the seal and remnants out of the lid of the pouch. To dry the Sinchies just open them up (fully expanding the bottom) and put them upside down on the dish rack – they will be dry by the morning.
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