Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Long Overdue... Fun Bites Review

I have to apologize to Bobbie over at FunBites!  She sent me this awesome product a little over 1 month ago, and I really had every intention of having this review up right away.  Of course, life happened, and I forgot.  So here is my long overdue review.

My oldest is near 5 now, and around 2 or 3, I really wanted him to start eating sandwiches.  I needed to make something other than chicken nuggets and turkey dogs :).  As an enticement, I broke out the cookie cutters and started making shapes out of the sandwiches.  It also served the dual purpose of cutting off the crust without drawing attention to the fact that I was cutting off the crust.  The problem with cookie cutters is that you need ones that are metal and deep enough to go through the 2 slices of bread, lunch meat and cheese.  Plus it has to have that nice sharper edge.  If you can find one that works well, then the other issue is getting it out of the cutter design without mangling the bread.

Luckily, someone else must have been thinking about this when they were making sandwiches for their own kids.  And that someone is Bobbie over at FunBites.  She has designed the ultimate sandwich cutter that can not only be used on sandwiches but lots of other foods.  I admit, we have it in full time use for sandwiches, so we haven't explored other opportunities just yet.  I can see the future of melon in our household though. 

Basically, the cutter is designed as a rocker - think the blades of a rocking chair.  You place it over the bread (or other food item) then rock it left to right until it is through the entire sandwich.  I love this because you aren't digging a cutter into your hands as you try to get that one corner through.  You are thinking, yeah, so?  Here's the best part - There is a unit that fits down into the cutter and pushes the now cut pieces out in perfect form.  Can you here the "ta da" ringing through the air?!

Geez!  My head is obviously still working out.  Actually, the even best of the best part is that the cutter isn't just a design.  It is a tangram design!  So there are all these little shapes that make up a bigger design.  It makes either perfect bite size pieces or parts that kids might want to move around into a new shape.  Ingenius!  We have rarely gone a day since it arrived without making a sandwich.  Thank you, thank you. 

Now for an even cooler thing.  They are offering one up for a raffle to one of my readers.  You get to pick which design!  However... you have to come by tomorrow in order to enter.  Tricky, huh?  Don't forget...

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9 comments:

  1. This is exactly what we need in this house! Can't wait to enter.

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  2. Holy schnikies Batman! H NEEDS this. Actually, I need this FOR her! Looks like I know what I'll be doing tomorrow!

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  3. Great geometry lesson, says the educator. =)

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  4. The heart one is adorable! I love it! The cube one is pretty neat too though. Kids could make anything with it...it would be like sandwich legos!!!

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  5. These are awesome...I have a sey myself and use them on sandwiches and pancakes!!

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  6. What a great idea for a product, makes me wish I'd thought of it! These would be perfect for my 2 year old... and my 9 year old (picky eater).

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