Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thermos FUNtainer Review and Giveaway!

If you have been keeping up with our blog, you probably already know that we have been doing a lot of fun and exciting things lately. Monkey started school, and we have been making a lot of trips to the beach and zoo. Today I am excited to tell you about a product that has been on every trip with us so far.

Thermos was founded in 1904 and is the leading manufacturer worldwide of insulated food and beverage containers, children's lunch kits and other innovative consumer products. I was recently given the opportunity to review a food jar and a bottle with some of the kid's favorite characters on it, Buzz and Woody. Both the bottle and the food jar have double wall vacuum insulation for maximum cold temperature retention. The bottle will keep your drink cold for 12 hours while the food jar will stay cold for 7 hours. The food jar is also made so that it can keep food hot for 5 hours, which is easily long enough to keep your food hot until lunch time comes.  Both the bottle and food jar are made with an unbreakable stainless steel interior and exterior that will withstand the daily wear and tear from your children. My two boys have dropped their bottle many times, and it still looks good as new.  The bottle comes with a hygienic push button lid and a pop-up silicone straw that is easy to open and use. They are also very easy to clean because they are dishwasher safe!

Monkey enjoying lunch at home.
With Monkey starting school I now have the added responsibility every morning of making him a lunch. The one thing I know must go in his lunchbox every day is his Thermos FUNtainer Bottle. I simply add his favorite drink to the bottle and drop in a couple ice cubes on our way our the door. The bottle holds 12 ounces, so it is more than enough to get him through the day with a few fill-ups at the water fountain. Monkey loves the bottle because it is super easy for him to open the lid with the push button and easy to close when he is finished getting a drink. I was curious if the bottle would really stay cold and I soon found out the answer. The first day Monkey came home from school I could hear something rattling inside his backpack. On further inspection I discovered that the rattling noise was actually coming from his bottle. Much to my surprise he had almost finished his drink and the ice cubes were still frozen inside his bottle! This was after a 6 hour school day. The bottle really does keep your drink cold.

Monkey also loves to take Tinkerbell Soup (aka Tinkerbell Spaghetti O's) for his school lunch. Since the food jar is stainless Steel I have to first heat the spaghetti in a separate container before transferring to the jar. The jar holds 10 ounces so I have to pour out a little juice to fit it all.
Taking a break from the giraffe's to enjoy lunch at the zoo.

My favorite feature about the FUNtainer set is that it is dishwasher safe. Many other food jars and bottles I have tried in the past are not dishwasher safe, and I had to clean them by hand. This was a tedious chore that I hated to do. I would often choose not to use these bottles just to avoid having to hand wash them. With the FUNtainer I simply give them a quick rinse and throw them in the dishwasher. It can't get much easier than that!

You can purchase the FUNtainer as well as any of their other amazing products by going to the Thermos Website and browsing their catalog.

If you would like to keep up with Thermos to find out about all the latest products as well as any deals, I encourage you to connect with them on Twitter as well as on Facebook.

The amazing people at Thermos have allowed me to giveaway one Toy Story 2 Bottle and one Toy Story 2 food jar to a lucky Chunky and Monkey MD follower. All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter widget below, and follow the simple instructions to enter to win. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: We were sent a Thermos FUNtainer Toy Story 2 bottle and food jar for review purposes. No other monetary compensation was given. All opinions are our own and may differ from yours.

Stay at Home Dad


  1. any of the disney charcaters my kids would like

  2. PErsonally love the Hello Kitty but the kids would vote Lightening McQueen :)

  3. Hi there :) I spotted you on the Mom Blogger's Club and wanted to stop by and join your blog via GFC :) Much success on your two giveaways!


  4. Cool giveaway! The soccer one is awesome!

    Best of luck to all!

    Desertnight75 at aol dot com

  5. I like dora products for my daughter and we already have the iron man kit (livivua chandler)