Giveaway and Review: Squooshi Reusable Food Pouches (two winners)

by Melody on March 10, 2013

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I was recently contacted by a fun company called Squooshi, who make reusable food pouches for kids.  I don’t always agree to all product reviews and/or giveaways that come my way, as not all are a great fit for me, you the readers or my blog demographic.  These pouches are a great fit on all accounts and fill a need that I haven’t seen addressed before.

We are a busy, busy family (aren’t we all?) with two toddler boys and it seems like we are on the go every day.  I can’t count how many times I have had to pack lunch for the boys to eat in the car, at the park, at the store.  On occasion, I will pick up a box of fruit pouches for emergency last-minute snacks, as they require minimal prep and are virtually no-mess.  However, they can get spendy.  The best price I have ever found is about $.50 per pouch, which can really add up, not to mention the waste they create.

Squooshi pouches are fun, refillable, more cost effective than single use food pouches, and reduce waste going into landfills. Squooshis are also easy to re-fill and clean, come in two handy sizes, and are BPA, Lead, PVC, and Phthalate Free, with a choke proof cap, and extra sturdy zip lock seal.

PicMonkey CollageWe received the Squooshi Variety Pack and immediately got to work.  I filled the larger 4.5-ounce pouches with one of our random smoothie concoctions (this one was strawberries, fresh spinach, frozen pineapple core and banana).

IMG_2129The pouches were super simple to fill.  They have a heavy zip lock closure on the bottom and we just used a spoon to fill ours.  Our smoothies were perfect consistency, thin enough to easily squeeze out but thick enough that they didn’t run right out.  I had to play around with how much we put in our pouches, but quickly figured out the right amount so they would still close.  The zip lock is really sturdy and holds everything in, even with strong little hands going to town.

PicMonkey Collage1My kids are huge fans.

As for me?

I LOVE that these are so darn sturdy.  They can be easily filled ahead of time and kept in the fridge for on-the-go snacks or for school lunches.  They are dishwasher safe, but I chose to hand wash mine instead and they were super easy to clean.

The best part about these pouches is the price.  You can snag a 4-pack of the large pouches for just $19.99 or $4.99 each.  If you consider a really good price on reusable food pouches is about $.50 (most are even more), these will pay themselves off in just 10 uses per pouch.  Ten!  Plus, there is far less waste and you know exactly what is going in your kids’ bellies.

You have the chance to win!

Squooshi has very generously offered the chance to win an Assorted Variety Pack to two lucky TBFL readers!

To enter the giveaway:

STEP ONE: Subscribe via email by entering your email address in the box below. You will receive a daily round-up of all the great deals and fun posts found here at This Beautiful Frugal Life. Leave a comment below that you subscribed.  If you already subscribe, just leave a comment that you do and skip to step two.

 

STEP TWO: Head on over to the Squooshi website and tell us about your favorite feature of these pouches or tell us where these pouches would come in the most handy for your family.  Leave a comment with your response!

BONUS ENTRIES

  • Follow Squooshi on Facebook.  Come back and leave a separate comment on this post that you have done so.

This will give you a total of 5 possible entries.  Please make sure your email address is correct in your comment as this is the only method I have to contact you.

This giveaway will end on Sunday March 17th at 8 PM PST.  Once I choose a winner, you will have 24 hours to respond with your contact information.

Good luck!

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Aly March 11, 2013 at 7:21 am

I already subscribe!

Aly March 11, 2013 at 7:22 am

I love that these are so kid safe/friendly/strong–I anticipate that once baby boy gets a little older, he’ll be plenty tough on things :)

Aly March 11, 2013 at 7:22 am

I follow TBFL on FB

Aly March 11, 2013 at 7:22 am

I liked Squooshi on FB

jennifer March 11, 2013 at 7:24 am

I Subscribed!

jennifer March 11, 2013 at 7:26 am

I liked squooshi on FB

jennifer March 11, 2013 at 7:27 am

I like that I can make my own food combinations to the pouches!

Shanna March 11, 2013 at 7:28 am

I subscribed

Shanna March 11, 2013 at 7:30 am

I liked TBFL on facebook

jennifer March 11, 2013 at 7:30 am

I follow TBFL on FB!

Julie k March 11, 2013 at 7:32 am

I subscribed via email!

Shanna March 11, 2013 at 7:33 am

I liked squooshie on Facebook.

Julie k March 11, 2013 at 7:34 am

This looks perfect for baby food on the go for my 9 month old or applesauce/ smoothies for my 2 year old. So easy, and much cheaper than buying in the store.

Julie k March 11, 2013 at 7:35 am

I follow TBFL on Facebook.

Julie k March 11, 2013 at 7:36 am

I like Squooshi on Facebook.

Jere Ann March 11, 2013 at 8:25 am

I subscribe to TBFL

Jere Ann March 11, 2013 at 8:39 am

I follow TBFL on FB

Jere Ann March 11, 2013 at 8:39 am

These pouches look perfect for our family. We drink lots of smoothies and my four kids have to eat on the go a lot as well!

Jere Ann March 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

I follow squooshi on FB

Jere Ann March 11, 2013 at 8:43 am

I follow squooshi on Twitter

amber March 11, 2013 at 8:43 am

I follow you on fb!

amber March 11, 2013 at 8:44 am

I love that I can use them for my baby and to send to school!

amber March 11, 2013 at 8:45 am

I follow squooshi on fb

amber March 11, 2013 at 8:45 am

I subscribed to email.

lindsay in pa March 11, 2013 at 8:57 am

Just signed up to subscribe!

lindsay in pa March 11, 2013 at 8:57 am

I love that they are dishwasher safe, making clean-up a breeze! :)

Jessica F. March 11, 2013 at 8:58 am

I subscribed to your blog!

lindsay in pa March 11, 2013 at 8:58 am

I follow Squooshi on Facebook! :)

Holly Hamill March 11, 2013 at 9:03 am

Subscribed!

Holly Hamill March 11, 2013 at 9:04 am

My fave part of squooshi’s would be the design and the fact that they don’t leak!

Holly Hamill March 11, 2013 at 9:05 am

Following both pages on Facebook (don’t have twitter)

Ginny March 11, 2013 at 9:05 am

Like you on Facebook, subscribed to your blog(so EXCITED!!) Already follow Squooshi on facebook. Now following Squooshi on Twitter.

Tiffaney Hobson March 11, 2013 at 9:10 am

Just subscribed!

Tiffaney Hobson March 11, 2013 at 9:11 am

I already follow Squooshi on facebook!

Tiffaney Hobson March 11, 2013 at 9:12 am

I like beautiful frugal life on facebook!

Tiffaney Hobson March 11, 2013 at 9:13 am

Twitter following!

Brynne March 11, 2013 at 9:13 am

Subscibed!

Amanda Hosanna March 11, 2013 at 9:15 am

I follow squooshi on Facebook and on twitter and I am making all of my own baby food. We are a super active family and are always out and about these would be perfect!!

Brooke March 11, 2013 at 9:18 am

I just purchased a set of large ones for my one year old twins and so far I love them! We have been filling with unsweetened applesauce and taking them with us to the gym for a quick snack. After an hour in the gym’s kid zone they are hungry and these are perfect!

Tinneil March 11, 2013 at 9:19 am

I love that they are reusable. My son will only eat pureed foods and this is perfect to get him to try new things because he can’t see the color of what is inside! Also, it would be nice to not spend a small fortune on the deposable pouches. The zip lock bottom is a genius idea and I love that the caps can be reused as well. (Liked both on FB and following on Twitter.)

Brooke March 11, 2013 at 9:19 am

I already follow squooshi on facebook and just ‘liked’ beautiful frugal life

Kristin March 11, 2013 at 9:22 am

Subscribed to newsletter.

Kristin March 11, 2013 at 9:25 am

We switched to a clean, “whole” food diet at the beginning of the year an am always looking for great snack ideas for my kids’ lunches. I make homemade yogurt, applesauce and smoothies, all of which would work great in these pouches!

Kristin March 11, 2013 at 9:27 am

Following This Beautiful Frugal Life on Facebook.

Kristin March 11, 2013 at 9:27 am

Following Squooshi on Facebook.

Kristin March 11, 2013 at 9:29 am

Following Squooshi on Twitter.

Brynne March 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

Subscribed

Emily March 11, 2013 at 9:36 am

I subscribe by email.

Brynne March 11, 2013 at 9:37 am

I love the fact that I can save money making my own food and my son loves to eat everything and anything anything from these pouches!

Brynne March 11, 2013 at 9:37 am

Following squooshi on facebook

Brynne March 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

Following a beautiful frugal life on facebook

Lynne March 11, 2013 at 9:39 am

As a single mama who strives to give my son healthy real food – I try to make food the best I can when I can. Freezing them in small containers takes a lot of space in my freezer and squooshis would help keep things compact along with helping during times when we are on the go. We would definitely use them daily! :)

Kim March 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

love your ideas!!!!

Kim March 11, 2013 at 9:51 am

I’m following squooshi on fb now too. I love the idea and with 3 kids under age 6 they would come in handy. Specially for us frugal momma’s. I can’t stand how all the baby foods now come in these pouches and I have to throw them out. I loved reusing the glass jars around the house. Trying to find organic baby foods not in throw a way pouches is hard. So I could make my own and put it in these awesome pouches!!!! Super excited to try them!

Jill March 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

We are expecting baby #2 in August. We LOVED making our own food the first time around, but these would make things even easier! AND our now 28 month old STILL loves to snack on pouches!!

Jen March 11, 2013 at 9:53 am

Already following squooshi on Facebook!

Victoria S March 11, 2013 at 9:57 am

I love the fact that these are more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than buying the once-and-done pouches for on-the-go!

Victoria S March 11, 2013 at 9:57 am

I already follow Squooshi on FB.

Victoria S March 11, 2013 at 9:57 am

I already follow Squooshi on Twitter.

Victoria S March 11, 2013 at 9:58 am

I already like Beautiful Frugal Life on FB.

nicole weiss March 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

following by email mrsnaweiss/at/aol/dot/com

nicole weiss March 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

i would love to use these for fresh fruit smoothies for my son!

nicole weiss March 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

i like you on fb

nicole weiss March 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

i like squooshi on fb

nicole weiss March 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

im followikng squooshi on twitter as mrsnaweiss

christi whipps March 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

My favorite thing about Squooshi is that they are reusable!

christi whipps March 11, 2013 at 10:32 am

I follow Squooshi on facebook.

christi whipps March 11, 2013 at 10:37 am

I am now following The Beautiful Frugal Life on Facebook.

Becky March 11, 2013 at 10:49 am

I subscribe! I love that they are reusable! I hate making garbage with my snacks!

Kristina A. March 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

I subscribed :)

Kristina A. March 11, 2013 at 10:58 am

I would love to have Squooshi pouches for traveling and just for when we’re away from home during meal times!

Kristina A. March 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

I follow (like) This Beautiful Frugal Life on Facebook

Kristina A. March 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

I like Squooshi on Facebook

Kristina A. March 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

I follow Squooshi on Twitter
@KristinaR12

Jenni March 11, 2013 at 11:10 am

I follow your blog :)

Jenni March 11, 2013 at 11:11 am

I follow squooshi too!

Jenni March 11, 2013 at 11:12 am

And I like BFL on facebook!
jm.brouwer@hotmail.com

Misha March 11, 2013 at 11:14 am

I already subscribe!

Misha March 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

I love knowing exactly what goes in my daughter’s belly. She LOVES the Happy Tot pouches, and I calculated that we spend about $100 a month on them. That’s WAY too much, but she only eats veggies in smoothie form! This would cut WAY down on our toddler food budget!

Mary March 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I have been following Squooshi on fb. I have a 2 month old grandson that I really want some of the pouches for. I’ve been trying various fruit and vegi smoothies and am ready for him to join me when he gets older. I just subscribed to the email follow ups.

Jessica F. March 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Step 2: We are big fans of Squooshi in our house! I love that they’re reusable!

Allanna March 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

My youngest LOVES squeeze-pouches of baby food. These would be really handy for … well, everywhere, really.
I think she likes them best since she gets to feed herself. (When you’re one, you have to take what independence you can, right?)

Allanna March 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I follow This Beautiful Life on Facebook.

Allanna March 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I follow Squooshi on Facebook.

Jennifer Small March 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I subscribe via e-mail.

Jennifer Small March 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I love how easy they are to fill!!

Jennifer Small March 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I follow you on Facebook.

Jennifer Small March 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I follow Squooshi on Facebook.

Melody March 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I already subscribe via email.

Jessica F. March 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I follow you on FB!

Melody March 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I have four children and I think these would be great for when we’re running around and have to eat snacks in the car.

Jessica F. March 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I follow Squooshi on FB!

Melody March 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I like you on facebook.

Jessica F. March 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I follow Squooshi on Twitter

Holly March 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I subscribe to your emails!

Holly March 11, 2013 at 6:21 pm

The assorted packs would come in handy for all ages in my family!

Kristina P March 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Subscribed! My older kids will only eat veggies from a pouch. :/

Kristina P March 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Sorry, combined my comments… I need something like these to convince my older kids to eat homemade purees. They already love the big brand pouches.

steph March 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm

I’d love these for on the go snacks!

steph March 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm

I already recieve your email! thanks!

steph March 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm

I already follow TBFL on FB

steph March 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm

i know follow squooshi on FB

Heather March 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I subscribe via e-mail!

Heather March 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I love that they are reusable and will save me a fortune. I’ve been splurging on them because my toddler scoffs at healthy food lately.

Heather March 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I am following squooshi on facebook.

Heather March 11, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I am following you on facebook.

Hillary Abbott March 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I already subscribe

Hillary Abbott March 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I love those fruit pouches for convenience, but hate the cost. This would solve that.

Hillary Abbott March 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I already follow on facebook

Kristina P March 12, 2013 at 5:23 am

Following This Beautiful Frugal Life on Facebook.

Kristina P March 12, 2013 at 5:25 am

Following Squooshi on Facebook.

Kristina P March 12, 2013 at 5:29 am

Following Squooshi on Twitter

Rachel C. March 12, 2013 at 9:37 am

I subscribed

Rachel C. March 12, 2013 at 9:38 am

I like that I can make my own organic food purees to go into the pouches

Rachel C. March 12, 2013 at 9:38 am

I follow Squooshi on Facebook

Rachel C. March 12, 2013 at 9:39 am

I follow Squooshi on Twitter (momv2)

Rachel C. March 12, 2013 at 9:40 am

I follow This Beautiful Frugal Life on Facebook (Rachel Anderson Campbell)

Alicia Summe March 12, 2013 at 9:49 am

I liked the beautiful frugal life

Alicia Summe March 12, 2013 at 9:50 am

I liked squooshi on facebook

Alicia Summe March 12, 2013 at 9:50 am

I follow Squoshi on twitter

Deanna March 12, 2013 at 10:18 am

These look neat, it would save us some money not have to buy the pouches. I am already subscribed.

Rachell Newman March 12, 2013 at 10:22 am

I follow on FB… I would love to have one of these for Conner;)

Alicia March 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I already get the emails! :)

Alicia March 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I also follow You on Facebook :)

Alicia March 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm

I love the idea of making these ahead of time and grab ‘em on the go!

Olivia L March 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I subscribed.

Olivia L March 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm

My favorite feature is that they’re dishwasher-safe so that they can be sanitized once in a while.

Olivia L March 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm

I liked Squooshi on Facebook

Olivia L March 13, 2013 at 9:50 pm

I liked This Beautiful Frugal Life on Facebook

Olivia L March 13, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I followed @Squooshi on twitter (@OliviaLasting)

Kaylan March 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I love that these are re-usable! I have spent a fortune on the ones you buy at the supermarket. They are so convenient, and baby is able to feed herself with it, just like her big sister! These will save me so much in the long run!
I subscribed to your newsletter, as well as liked squooshi on facebook :)
Thank you! Hope to win!

Kaylan March 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I love that these are re-usable! I have spent a fortune on the ones (one time use) you buy at the supermarket. They are so convenient, and baby is able to feed herself with it, just like her big sister! These will save me so much in the long run!
I subscribed to your newsletter, as well as liked squooshi on facebook :)
Thank you! Hope to win!

Alison King March 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Subscribed!

Alison King March 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Squooshies would make a lot less mess for my yogurt loving toddler!

Alison King March 14, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Follow TBFL on FB

Amanda March 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I already subscribe!

Amanda March 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I like that my baby will get homemade food but with the convenience of a store-bought pouch.

Amanda March 14, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I already like TBFL on FB.

Amanda March 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I liked Squooshi on FB.

Amanda March 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm

I’m following Squooshi on Twitter.

Sara Anderson March 15, 2013 at 5:26 am

I subscribe to TBFL emails

Sara Anderson March 15, 2013 at 5:29 am

We went through a lot of these on vacation (plane ride, beach, pool…) now I can see this being easy to pack for play dates at the park this summer or any road trips.

Sara Anderson March 15, 2013 at 5:31 am

I like TBFL Facebook page

Jessica H. March 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I am already a subscriber

Jessica H. March 15, 2013 at 2:29 pm

My favorite feature is that they are reusable and easy to fill & clean. The animal designs are adorable, too!

Jessica H. March 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I follow TBFL on facebook

Jessica H. March 15, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I followed Squooshi on facebook

Kim March 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I already subscribe

Kim March 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

The re-use-ability factor is huge for me!

Kim March 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm

…and I follow TBFL on fb :)

Judy M March 15, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I already subscribe!

Judy M March 15, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I am blind and LOVE that I can make my own Squooshi pouches at home. I can’t read the ingredients on the packs at the store, and this way I will know exactly what is going into my packs! GREAT idea!

Judy M March 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I follow TBFL on FaceBook!

Judy M March 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I follow Squooshi on FaceBook!

Shelby C March 16, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I’m already a subscriber! And I would love these for my kids so we can get more fruits and veggies in them! And also they aren’t wasteful like the disposable pouches!

Shelby C March 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I’m already following you on Facebook!

Shelby C March 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I’m a fan of Squooshi on FB!

Susan March 17, 2013 at 8:25 am

I subscribed! =)

Susan March 17, 2013 at 8:26 am

I love that they are dishwasher safe!

Susan March 17, 2013 at 8:27 am

Following TBFL on FaceBook! Yay!

Jen March 17, 2013 at 11:55 am

I subscribe.

Jen March 17, 2013 at 11:57 am

I follow you on FB.

Jen March 17, 2013 at 11:59 am

I love that these are so easily washable! Great feature!!

Jen March 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I have “liked” Squooshi on FB.

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