I have three kids in my house that are experiencing a mix of emotions this week. In 7 days they go back to school and the 2 oldest are not happy, but the youngest is totally excited. The little one is thrilled because she is starting grade 1 and is in full day school now. All this week we are making sure that they have everything needed for school. We have gone to buy new lunch boxes, outdoor shoes and made sure their backpacks are still fine. If there is one thing the boys are excited about regarding school, it is the fact that this year, they will be able to have some hot food in their lunches. Thermos sent me a Food Jar to test out and let me tell you, it is a great thing to have for school lunches!
The Thermos Food Jar holds 10oz of either hot food or cold food. It is surprisingly small and can fit in most lunch boxes. Do you have some left over spaghetti? Heat it up and put it in the food jar for a nice warm lunch of leftovers. Chicken curry, beef chili, mac and cheese, soup, beans and wienies are some some examples that I know my kids will love to have for lunch. The Thermos food jar does a great job keeping things warm. Not only will it keep food hot, but it will also keep cold food cold. Spoon in some yogurt, homemade pudding or a fruit salad and it will stay cold until lunch.
I wanted to test the food jar to see how effectively it kept food both hot and cold. I placed nearly boiling water in one food jar and nearly freezing water in the other. I checked the starting temperatures of each and then closed the lid and left them on the counter at room temperature for four hours. After the allotted time, I came back and checked the temperatures. Here are my findings.
The Hot Test
- Starting temperature – 196.7F
- Temperature after four hours – 145.3F
The Cold Test
- Starting temperature – 40.8F
- Temperature after four hours – 51.2F
I was impressed with how well the Thermos was able to hold the temperature. The hot did cool down a bit and the cold did warm up, but the food would still be warm or cold as desired at the time of lunch for the kids.
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Disclaimer: Thermos provided me with the food jar. They did not pay me for this product review and the views expressed above are my honest reactions after trying the product.