Pros: Excellent bag for toting cold or frozen foods.
Cons: nothing -- unless you forget it in your trunk.
I first bought my Trader Joe's Insulated Bag a couple of years ago. At the time I purchased it, I wasn't sure I would actually use it very often, but now that some time has gone by, I can say it is a wonderful insulated tote bag that I use on a regular basis.
I keep my Trader Joe's Insulated Bag in the trunk of my car. It's so handy to have there when I go into Trader Joe's or any store, for that matter. If I buy some frozen or refrigerated food, I automatically slip it into my Insulated Tote Bag from Trader Joe's. There are times when I don't go right home, depending on what I have on my to-do list that day. I don't have to worry about the food I have just purchased thawing out or going bad if I don't go home immediately to put in the freezer. There are also times when my Mom will give me some leftovers to take home, as she did this past Thanksgiving. I have to drive a few hours through Los Angeles traffic to get home. I simply place the leftovers inside my Trader Joe's Insulated Tote Bag, sometimes along with a "blue ice", since it is a long drive in this example, and my leftovers are perfectly fine by the time I get home. Of course, I wouldn't try this with ice cream or other potentially 'messy' frozen foods for a long drive, but for short trips, this bag is fine to use with confidence.
At the top of this tote bag is a long strip of velcro for easy and secure closure. You can fill it all the way up without fear of groceries falling out since the velcro goes the entire length of the bag. The red carry straps are long enough that I can hook the entire bag over my shoulder to easily carry it around. They are also very strong and have never felt like they were going to break, even with a heavy load of groceries inside. By chance, if you do have something that spills inside the bag, it is easily wiped or washed out.
The Trader Joe's Insulated Frozen Food Tote is also a very attractive bag, besides being so useful. The top half of the bag is an ivory-white color and, as I said, the straps are bright red. The bottom half is trimmed in red and white with large red and white Hawaiian-style flowers. This is a slightly thick bag, which is insulated, of course. It measures 18 x 18 inches and can hold up to five gallons of frozen or refrigerated foods.
I believe I paid about $5.00 for this very useful and large insulated tote bag from Trader Joe's.
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