2 thoughts on “ChicoBag Snack Time rePETe (Recycled PET) Baggies Snack and Sandwich Reusable Bags, Pack of 3

  1. Amazon Customer
    187 of 192 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not a snack bag. Otherwise looks good. After one month, can not recommend. Second try no better., August 21, 2012
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    This review is from: CHICOBAG Snack Time pePETe Sandwich Bags (Sports)
    Just got these in the mail for the beginning of school. They look durable and easy to use, however, I was expecting something that was adjustable to a snack size since it says that in the name of the item. It is adjustable, from sandwich bag size to larger, just not smaller. Not a big problem. These were just a trial run, so I’ll use them for sandwiches and find smaller bags for fruit, veggies and other snacks. Just wasn’t exactly what I was expecting.

    It’s a month later, and I have to update my review and knock it down from 4 stars to two…because the interior is peeling off of all the bags and one of the bags is coming apart at the seams. They have been used once a day, 5 days a week for sandwiches. They say they are machine washable on cold, with mild detergent and no softeners. I have followed the instructions and hung to dry. It ends up being an expensive purchase to only get one months use from them. I will be contacting the manufacturer hopefully for refund. I also purchased some Bumpkins bags when I saw these were not adjustable to snack size, and they are holding up just fine and are not as bulky.

    Update: manufacturer responded promptly and replaced the whole set of bags with a set from a different lot. However, they have started peeling also after just two months of use (being cold machine washed with gentle detergent as instructed and hung to dry). Perhaps if you wanted to handwash them, they might last longer, but that was not my purpose, and I specifically bought these b/c they said they were machine washable. I will keep them at two stars only because their customer service was good. The bags themselves would get a one. I have contacted them about a reimbursement at this point and am waiting for a reply.

    Update: Customer service again responded promptly. They have given me return information and say they will refund my purchase and the return shipping. They also said that the next shipment of these bags will be made with a new liner. Hopefully that fixes the problem, but I think since the size wasn’t the best for my uses, and I have already tried two sets, I will probably just get more of the Bumpkins bags that I have had good success with. Again, their customer service is great, I just can’t recommend this product.

    Last update: The company did indeed refund me for my purchase and return shipping. Again, excellent customer service, but I just can’t recommend this particular product.

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  2. Jules
    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Work Well and Getting Smelling at the End of the School Year, May 8, 2013
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    Jules

    This review is from: CHICOBAG Snack Time pePETe Sandwich Bags (Sports)
    We bought these for school lunches in August. We’ve put both dry snacks and fresh fruits and vegetables in the pouches.

    I’ve hand washed them throughout the week and machine washed them over the weekends. Drying them both inside and out has been troublesome. They take 24-48 hours to dry after a machine wash, and I flip them from inside out to outside out about 4 times. When I hand wash them, I don’t submerse them in water. I scrub the inside with my dishrag and rinse under hot water. They dry overnight inside out.

    After being used for eight months, the bags haven’t peeled, and they are getting smelly. I’ve tried some different things to get the smell out and nothing has worked so far. I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of them. I intend to by another set and continue to play with how best to keep them smell neutral.

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