Best Lunch Ice Packs

Best Lunch Ice Pack Review: What are the Benefits?

The Best Lunch Ice Pack Review: Pros & Cons


1) They’re cheap!

You don’t have to spend much money on them. (Just $3.50)

2) They work well; they keep your food fresh longer than regular ice packs.

And they make it easier to eat your lunch without getting sick.


1) They’re not perfect.

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Some people may get cold after using them for a while. If you feel like you got a little too hot or cold, just wait until you finish eating and then put the ice pack back on your food before taking it out of the box. It will probably still work fine if you do that though.

2) They aren’t great at keeping your food from melting!

Don’t use them around the edges of a sandwich when it’s hot. Or if you want to keep your food from going soggy, put it in the freezer first.

3) They might not last as long as regular ice packs because they’re made with different materials and don’t hold up forever.

But then again, they won’t last forever either!

So you’ll need to replace them every few months anyway so why worry about that?

The Best Lunch Ice Pack Review: How to Use Them

The Best Lunch Ice Pack Review: What You’ll Need

1) Box (The bigger, the better)

2) Ice Packs (the ones you want are usually sold separately from the boxes)

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3) Food! (Try not to keep anything that will make a big mess in your lunch box. And don’t put it too close to the ice packs or it might get too cold! You should also wrap it in wax paper or aluminum foil first if you’re really worried about leaks!)

4) A spoon (Optional.

But you’ll probably want one anyway)

5) A napkin (Optional.

But you’ll probably want one anyway)

6) Wet wipes (Optional.

But you’ll probably want one anyway)

The Best Lunch Ice Pack Review: Let’s Get Started!

1) Take out one of your ice packs (You only need one but you may want to have an extra just in case).

2) Put it on the bottom of your lunch box.

3) Put your food on top of the ice pack (Just don’t put it too close to the edges because you don’t want it to leak!


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4) Put the other ice pack (Or another one that you already took out), on top of the food.

5) Put the spoon and napkin on top of that.

6) Put the lid on and you’re done!

The Best Lunch Ice Pack Review: How it’s Done

If you ever run out of ice packs or lose them or something else happens, don’t worry. You can survive without them (Mostly). Just put your food in a Ziploc bag or something instead. It won’t be as good but it’s better than throwing away your lunch!

The Best Lunch Ice Pack Review: Troubleshooting

Sometimes, something goes wrong when you’re using these things. Here are some tips for some common problems.

Q: My ice pack leaked and everything got wet!

Is it ruined?

A: Chances are, no. Just throw everything out and put the wet stuff in a new box (Dump the ice pack in the trash). Then put the rest back in. It might be a little drippy at first but it will dry eventually and be just fine.

Q: Do I really need to use both an ice pack and a plastic bag?

A: Nope! If you’re worried about leaks, just use one or the other. Or neither one! But if you’re using them, it’s usually a good idea to use both as they each have their strengths and weaknesses.

Q: What if I don’t have an extra container to use for my ice pack?

A: You can always put your food in a plastic bag or something instead! It won’t work quite as well but it’s better than throwing away your lunch.

Q: Can I use ice instead of ice packs?

A: It’s possible, but not recommended! You’d have to change it a lot and you might end up with a watery mess. Plus, it’s really hard to get all the ice in there in the first place. Your best bet is to throw out your food and start over.

Q: What if I forget to take out my ice pack before I put the rest of my stuff in?

A: Take it out as soon as you can, dump out any water that leaked out, and throw it away! Your food will be fine.

Q: What if I don’t have any boxes?

A: You can use small grocery bags or plastic cups or something instead! Just make sure they’re sturdy enough to hold everything in.

Q: My ice packs are leaking and the freezer smells bad!

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A: Oh no! You probably have a leak in your freezer and it’s starting to smell bad. You’ll have to throw everything out!

Try to find some new ice packs (You did buy extras, didn’t you?

) and throw out your old ones!

Q: Can I just use regular ice?

A: Sure! But you might have to change it more often.

Q: What if my food starts to smell bad?

A: Your food will spoil faster if you’re using ice packs. You should eat your food sooner than you normally would (Like after school instead of waiting until dinner time).

Q: Can I use these with a lunch box instead of a bag?

A: Yes! But it’s important that the lunch box is airtight so your food doesn’t get stale. If your lunch box has a tight fitting lid then you should be good.

Q: What if I don’t have a lunch box or bag?

A: You can use any container as long as it closes tightly. This includes boxes, plastic cups, and bags (As long as they’re tall enough).

Do you have any other questions?

Comment below and I’ll try to answer!

Watch my video review here!

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