Mimi the Sardine Lunchbug: Review and Giveaway

hypothesis  The new Mimi the Sardine lunchbag will be a fun way to pack a snack for Lily during Summer activities.


One Lunchbug in Pink Flora and an afternoon snack! About Mimi the Sardine:


“Mimi the Sardine is a small family-owned company located just north of San Francisco. We have been in business since 1988.  We strive to serve our customers well by putting earth-friendly, well-made and meaningful products on the market.

Our world-class Swedish designs emphasize fun, while the quality, durability, and easy care of our fabric make you and our planet happy! Our cotton has a water-based acrylic coating (not PVC). It is permanently water, soil, and mess resistant yet remains soft and supple.”


In order to test this bag, we took it to the park stuffed with a juice box, Goldfish crackers and Cheerios.



We easily fit our snacks for the park in this bag and it was the perfect size for my 4 year old to carry on her own.  I like that it has a zipper closure that not only keeps the contents in the bag, but is kid-friendly.  Of course, Goldfish crackers became smashed inside the bag, but the bag was easily wiped out with a damp cloth.  While I wouldn’t recommend this bag for long trips because it is not insulated, it was perfect for our short trip to the park. 


Mimi the Sardine prides itself on bringing functional, eco-friendly products to the consumer.  Not only do they carry the adorable lunchbugs, but they offer adult shopping bags, tablecloths, and splashmats.  I thought the quality of the lunchbug was wonderful and the design was adorable.  I would consider giving the lunchbug or another Mimi the Sardine product as a gift.

references  Mimi the Sardine has generously offered a lunchbug of your choice to one lucky Not-So-Blog reader!  Plus, if you buy $50 or more on the company’s website by August 31 (any products) at www.mimithesardine.com, after checking out through Paypal you will receive an email confirmation. Forward that confirmation to customerservice@mimithesardine.com, the company will include at no charge two 100% organic uncoated cotton napkins (retail value $12). You can choose one of each, two total; or two of the same pattern; from four styles: Hybrid Cars, Propeller, Blue Flora or Pink Flora

How to enter:

1. Tell me which lunchbug you would choose from Mimi the Sardine!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog.

2. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited!

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5. Favorite me in Technorati!

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on July 25th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.


  1. So many cute items to check out on their website. I really like the Lunchbug Bugs. Thanks for introducing us to this and the opportunity to win.

  2. Stephanie says:

    I would choose the Dogs and Cats pattern. All the bags are really cute though. I am a facebook fan 😉

  3. I subscribe to your blog

  4. I am a fan on Facebook 🙂

  5. Favorite of TheAngelForever on Technorati

  6. Sarah Denton says:

    I love the lunchbug mouse

  7. I like the Ladybugs one and the Flora Blue one. These are really cute lunch bags!

  8. I really like the jungle splashmat. And I love that the coating is safe & they are now going organic!

  9. I’m a subscriber.

  10. I’m a facebook fan.

  11. I love these! I’d choose the lunchbug Propeller!

  12. I would choose the Blue Flora Lunchbug

  13. I am a email subsriber

  14. Karen B says:

    I love the Flora blue one!!!!!!!

  15. Karen B says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  16. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    flora lunchbag is adorable

  17. I like the cats n dogs.

  18. I subscribe

  19. faved on Tech


  20. a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook

    Dana J Valle

  21. My son and I really like the Frogs lunch bag. Thanks for the giveaway. : )

  22. I subscribe.

  23. I’m a fan on FB.

  24. Adult shopper floral blue is my pick!

  25. Email subscriber!

  26. I would choose the Lunchbug Propeller.

  27. I follow on twitter and tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/2592798010

  28. I subscribe.

  29. I’m a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

  30. I faved in Technorati.

  31. I would pick the Ladybug, so cute!


  32. Following and tweeted


  33. I like the Lunchbug Ladybugs

  34. I subscribe

  35. I would get the flora blue lunch box.

  36. I subscribe to your blog.

  37. I am a fan on facebook

  38. I fav’d you in technorati

  39. I like the Lunchbug Jungle.

  40. subscriber

  41. faved techno sarapete

  42. follow on twitter and tweet http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/2594074018

  43. I like the Lunchbug Ladybugs!

  44. Suscriber. Thanks!

  45. I would choose the pink flora.

  46. I subscribe.

  47. facebook fan. amy bolda pugmire.

  48. follow u on twitter and tweeted.


  49. mommethergreenest says:

    I’d choose the “Cats and Dogs” lunchbug.

    I follow you on Twitter, and follow your blog. Thanks!

  50. Meredith Rogen says:

    I love the Lunchbug Propeller.

  51. Meredith Rogen says:

    I’m a fan on FB.

  52. I like the Cats and Dogs. Thanks.

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  53. facebook fan – gahome2mom

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  54. subscriber
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  55. green3832 says:


  56. Carol W. says:

    I love the ladybug pattern.

  57. Carol W. says:

    I subscribe by email.

  58. susan varney says:

    i like the Lunchbug
    Hybrid Cars mverno@roadrunner.com

  59. Vickie Couturier says:

    Frogs would be one of my choices

  60. Vickie Couturier says:

    Follow me on twitter a tweeted; vickiecouturierhttp://bit.ly/16RLg0

  61. Vickie Couturier says:

    I am a subscriber

  62. Vickie Couturier says:

    I am a fan on facebook

  63. Vickie Couturier says:

    I fave on tech

  64. My daughter chose the Lunchbug Frogs.

  65. the ladybugs is super cute.

  66. Shellie Seering says:

    I love the Lunchbug Mouse! It’s too cute!

  67. I like the blue flora!

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  68. I am a subscriber

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  69. I have you fave’d on Technorati (peapie)

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  70. Vicky H. says:

    I’d choose the Flora Blue lunchbug.

  71. Danielle L says:

    I would choose the Lunchbug Flora Blue!

  72. Danielle L says:

    I am a subscriber!

  73. Danielle L says:

    I am a facebook fan!

  74. Danielle L says:

    I follow on twitter and tweeted- http://twitter.com/DanielleLo/status/2601390354

  75. Jessica Erny says:

    I followed you on twitter. I think the cutest lunch box is the jungle one.

    Also I wanted to say I love your site, I’m glad that I found it and will be sure to come back.

  76. Cynthia Mercado says:

    My son would love the Lunchbug Propeller.

  77. Cynthia Mercado says:

    I subscribe

  78. Cody Endres says:

    I like the lunchbug frog one.

  79. Beverly M says:

    i like the ladybug pattern

  80. The cats and dogs would be great! Thanks!

  81. allegro says:

    we like the lunchbug mouse.

  82. I like the Flora Blue

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  83. follow on twitter lifestooshort7 and tweet


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  84. Jenafer says:

    Oooo I have to have the Jungle Lunch Bag!!

  85. Jenafer says:

    Following on Twitter! And Twetting the GiveawaY! @Jenaferlm

  86. Jenafer says:


  87. Jenafer says:

    Facebook Fan!

  88. Tonya Froemel says:

    I like the Lunchbug Flora Blue.

  89. I’d have to choose between the Cat and Dogs and the Bugs styles. I’d have to give my daughter the last say!

  90. Christine W says:

    I love the flora blue! Thanks for the chance!

  91. Christine W says:

    I am a subscriber. Thanks#!

  92. Christine W says:

    I am a facebook fan – Christine Wember. Thanks!

  93. Christine W says:
  94. I like the Mouse Lunchbug.

  95. I’m a subscriber.

  96. daily tweet


    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

  97. Kathleen says:

    I just LUV all of the fabric patterns from Mimi the Sardine. It would be a hard choice, but I’d probably choose the propeller pattern for my son. It would be tempting to use it myself though.

  98. Kathleen says:

    I subscribe at katwalck at hotmail dot com

  99. Brandon Ralston says:

    “hybrid cars” design

  100. Jennifer M says:

    At Mimi the Sardine, I like the square Penguin tablecloth. And the Jungle lunchbag.

  101. I would have to choose the Propeller design…too cute! =)

  102. I like the pink flower lunch bag.

  103. cindi d says:

    i love the shopper penguin

  104. Christine V says:

    like the pink flower lunch bag

  105. Carla Pullum says:

    Like the Lunchbug Jungle!

  106. daily tweet


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  107. Monique Rizzo says:

    LOVE the Pink Flower Lunch Bag. Thanks for the chance.

  108. Randy Bailey says:

    I like the mouse 1

  109. daily tweet


    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

  110. I love the Jungle lunchbag. Precious lunchbags!!

  111. Maggie M says:

    I would choose the Lunchbug-Pink Floral because my granddaughter loves everything PINK:)


  112. Maggie M says:

    I follow you on Twitter as “Smokeysmom” and Tweeted this giveaway:


  113. Maggie M says:

    I’m subscribed to your blog updates by email:)


  114. Maggie M says:

    Maggie Mannwieler is a Facebook Fan (username: maggie.mannwieler)


  115. daily tweet


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  116. Jenny Martin says:

    My little boy would love the Propeller one!

  117. Jenny Martin says:

    I subscribe!

  118. Jenny Martin says:

    im a facebook fan!

  119. daily tweet


    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

  120. I’d choose the Propeller lunchbug!

  121. beth shepherd says:

    I like the Lunchbug
    Pink Flora
    Thank you for the chance

  122. Christine W says:
  123. I’d pick the Lunchbug Bugs!

  124. I subscribe.

  125. I’m a fan on Facebook.

  126. And faved you on Technorati-MommaStaciA.

  127. daily tweet


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  128. I would choose the cats and dogs lunchbag
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  129. email subscriber
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  130. Technorati favorite
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  131. Maureen says:

    Because I have more little boys that would love the Lunchbug

  132. Peggie Sue says:

    Oh – how cute! I adore the jungle lunch bag!!

  133. I like the Lunchbug in Flora Blue.

  134. I am an e-mail subscriber.

  135. I love the ladybug ,too cute!

  136. Subscribe to blog.

  137. a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.
    Peggy Gorman

  138. Favorite me in Technorati!

  139. daily tweet


    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

  140. daily tweet


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  141. The Lunchbug Frogs is my favorite.

  142. The Jungle one is perfect for me.

  143. Christine says:
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  145. Kimberly says:

    I like the pink flora one. These look nice. Too bad there aren’t even more choices!

  146. I love the hybrid cars

  147. I love the ladybug lunchbug. Adorable!

  148. daily tweet


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  149. elizabeth says:


  150. I’m a subscriber.

  151. I’m a FB fan: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

  152. You are in my Technorati faves: coriwestphal

  153. I would choose Lunchbug Ladybugs.

  154. daily tweet


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  155. Pamela S says:

    I like the “Bugs” lunchbug! Thanks.

  156. I love the ladybug!

  157. I like the ladybug.

  158. daily tweet


    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

  159. I love the Lunchbug Ladybug. I could see carrying this lunch bag everywhere!

  160. I like the Lunchbug Propeller

  161. I like the Lunchbug Propeller best!

  162. I subscribe!

  163. I favorited you on technorati!
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  164. I would pick Frogs for my kids.

  165. Fave on Technorati- ksh123

  166. Gabriel J. says:

    I like the ladybug.

  167. Happi Shopr says:

    Lunchbug Pink Flora is my fave

  168. Leilani says:

    I’d choose Frogs. Thanks!

  169. So cute! I couldn’t decide between bugs and frogs — and then I saw the Lunchbugs bag with bugs AND frogs. Love it! Thanks!

  170. Jennifer says:

    the ladybug lunchbug

  171. I like the ladybug.

  172. I am a subscriber.

  173. Facebook Sherry Conrad

  174. The propeller lunchbug would be awesome for my son!

  175. I’m a subscriber

  176. daily tweet


    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

  177. I love the jungle lunch bag. so so cute!

  178. jacque uresk says:

    I would go with the Propeller one, too cute!!

  179. so cute!! can’t decide between jungle or frogs

  180. follow on twitter – fancygrlnancy

  181. fb fan

  182. Miranda Allen says:

    the frogs

  183. My fave is the cute Propeller Lunchbug!

  184. I’m a subscriber!

  185. Bridget Combs says:

    The lunchbug pink flora

  186. Bridget Combs says:

    I’m a fan on facebook

  187. Ed Nemmers says:

    Lunchbug Frogs!

  188. Candie L says:

    I love the frog one. Thank you

  189. kathy pease says:

    i love the Lunchbug

  190. kathy pease says:


  191. kathy pease says:

    fan on facebook kathylpease

  192. kathy pease says:
  193. The Lunchbug
    Ladybugs is my favorite!

  194. Cassandra says:

    I would choose Lunchbug Flora Blue

  195. Cassandra says:

    Subscribed to your blog via email

  196. Cassandra says:

    Faved on technorati under purplepassion126

  197. carol ~ says:

    I love the ladybug.

  198. carol ~ says:

    Facebook fan-Carol Yerby Lewis.

  199. carol ~ says:

    Follow and tweet!~http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/2844826247

  200. carol lewis says:


  201. susan smoaks says:

    Pink Flora


  202. My favorite is the Lunchbug Propeller.

  203. Tamara Burks says:

    I like the mouse pattern.

  204. My son loves cars so i’d pick the
    Hybrid Cars 🙂

  205. Heather C says:

    I love the ladybugs! Too cute!

  206. Charlene Kuser says:

    I love the LunchSack Frogs

  207. Charlene Kuser says:
  208. Charlene Kuser says:

    Subscriber via email

  209. Charlene Kuser says:

    Fan on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  210. Charlene Kuser says:

    Fave you on Technorati (Swtlilchick)

  211. Marcy Strahan says:

    I would choose the Lunchbug
    Jungle !

    Just love the monkey……it’s dso darn cute!


  212. Marcy Strahan says:

    Facebook Fan!


  213. Marcy Strahan says:


  214. bugs AND frogs.

  215. Lily Kwan says:

    I love the Cats n Dogs Lunchbug!

  216. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your blog.

  217. Lily Kwan says:

    I became your Facebook fan.


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