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Precidio is known for creating progressive designs, unique functionality and aesthetic form. In 2011, they moved to focus on less mass produced markets to specialise in creating products which improve our everyday lifestyles with a focus on hydration products in 2014.
Drink in the Box is their patented, award winning reusable drink box, conceived to provide parents a tool to reduce the sugar their children are drinking when they use some of the 170 billion disposable juice boxes sold each year. It is now available in more than 1000 retail stores in North America, and through distributors in more than 20 countries world-wide.
Snack in the Box is the perfect companion product, patent pending, as it enables packing twin healthy and fun snacks for people on the go, while keeping them safe from being crushed or mashed.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Canadian based Precidio Design, a trusted name for more than 30 years in the housewares market, creates drink and food storage products that are BPA-free and support healthy, low sugar solutions for customers. Their passion is designing and manufacturing unique products that improve on how we pack food and beverages, using only socially audited responsible factories and top quality materials, to ensure their products are second to none in safety, durability, convenience and design. Following a healthy lifestyle is easier with their Drink in the Box and Snack in the Box products. Precidio was recently honoured by the City of Brampton in Ontario, naming a street after them.
Drink in the Box
Kids love fruit drink packs in their lunch or for snack time, but with their high sugar content they are not something they should be having every day. Each regular juice drink can hold up to 7 teaspoons (28g) of sugar! Let alone the environmental impact of a disposable container destined for landfill.
This is where Drink in the Box is a great, healthy and re-usable alternative to fruit juice drinks that kids want with their lunchbox. It comes with the same familiar shape but allows parents to either water down juice, just add water or even create your own water based fruit drinks; all minus the added sugar.
A couple of simple drinks your kids might love in their Drink in the Box are:
(makes two Drink in the Box drinks)
¼ cup strawberries, crushed
¼ cup pineapple, crushed
1 sage leaf
Mix well and add to two Drink in the Boxes
Fill with cold water or ice
Slip Ice on the Box over the top to keep drinks cold
For maximum hydration, add fresh blueberries or other berries ¼ full in a Drink in the Box
Fill with cold water or ice
Slip Ice on the Box over the top to keep drinks cold
Some berries do not add infused flavours, but they look bright and cheery, encourage kids to drink their water, so later they can remove the lid and munch on the fresh, high fibre and healthy superfood, that berries represent!
Snack in the Box
Snack in the Box is a better and reusable-way to pack healthy snacks, protect them from getting crushed and mushed in your bag.
- Dishwasher friendly. Easy to take apart for cleaning
- Twin pop-up lids let you easily flip the doors open and pour out your favourite snacks
- Twin 170g chambers let you pack two different snacks
- Eco-friendly TritanTM and food-grade polypropylene are BPA, BPS and phthalate free
- Unique patient-pending design, fully tested for safety and durability
- Switch from expensive prepackaged snacks that can hide sugars and preservatives. Use healthy snacks instead!
What is TritanTM?
Created by the Eastman company in 2007 by research associate in polymers technology Emmett Crawford, TritanTM is known as a new-generation copolyester that delivers a unique balance of properties, including ease of processing, clarity, toughness, heat and chemical resistance. This unique balance of properties offers superior performance and design flexibility compared with other clear thermoplastics, including polycarbonate (PC), styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) and acrylics.
TritanTM is widely used in food and drink containers due to it’s durable shatter resistant qualities. It has the look and clarity of glass and won’t break when dropped. Plus, they stay clear and durable even after years of repeated use and dishwasher cycles.
It is also both bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol S (BPS) free. TritanTM plastic also is free of estrogenic activity (EA) and androgenic activity (AA).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Drink in the Box and Snack in the Box are appropriate for all ages 3+. They are also a great addition to seniors’ mealtimes if dexterity is a problem in later life.
|Drink in the Box Small (240ml)||15 x 4 x 7cm||Weighs 113g|
|Drink in the Box Large (350ml)||19 x 4 x 7cm||Weighs 136g|
|Snack in the Box||13.5 x 6.6 x 5.6cm||Weighs 136g|
Drink in the Box and Snack in the Box are made with polypropylene, TritanTM (outer) and silicone (straw).
All materials are food-safe, BPA, BPS and phthalate free.
Precidio Design, the designers of Drink in the Box and Snack in the Box are from Canada, with their manufacturing taking place responsibly in China.
The top of Drink in the Box is designed to fit tightly with the waterproof silicone seal. To open, just grab onto the lid (while closed, not in the open position) and gently wiggle back and forth, while pulling up. The top will come off.
This is the same for Snack in the Box.
The bottom section of the Drink in the Box has a cut-out on one of the top edges, to let the button fit down inside. Make sure the top lid is turned to let the button back down this slot. As Drink in the Box’s top is quite tightly sealed, be sure to push the top back down only when the lid is in the open position. Fill to the fill line marked on the lower section, and push down slowly. This will let air out of the air hole, and stop the straw from squirting to release the air pressure for pushing the lid down
Both Drink in the Box and Snack in the Box are dishwasher safe (top rack only up to 65°C). We highly recommend hand washing or if using a dishwasher, removing it before the heat dry cycle.
Drink in the Box and Snack in the Box are not to be cleaned in glass baby bottle steam cleaner units, as they are exceptionally hot, and will distort the shape of the product, possibly warping it.
Drink in the Box and Snack in the Box are designed with rounded edges and smooth surfaces to make hand washing easy.
It is not recommended to put your Drink in the Box or Snack in the Box in the freezer. Liquids expand in the freezer and can damage or distort the container’s shape causing it to leak as it defrosts. Also, if the contents are frozen, the straw will not fit!
See the optional accessories in our online store here for Ice on the Box; a reusable ice gel pack, which will keep your Drink in the Box cold too.
You may purchase a Replacement Parts Kit for Drink in the Box in our online store here. This will give you 3 new straws, a new spout and a new seal, all to keep your Drink in the Box in working order.
The retail price for these products is:
|Drink in the Box Small (240ml)||$16.00 AUD inc. GST|
|Drink in the Box Large (350ml)||$18.00 AUD inc. GST|
|Snack in the Box||$16.00 AUD inc. GST|
For the range please see our online store here.
” We love our ‘drink in the box’…our little one can drink out of it easily, because of the shape it slots perfectly into a lunch bag and it cleans up in the dishwasher great! Our friends’ kids always try to steal it. “
” So easy to see how much water is left and we love to jazz the water up with some fruit as a special treat – great product! “
” Our little girl needs her water slightly thickened for medical reasons and it’s the only drink bottle/box that we have found that accommodates this because we can see the thickness and it’s a great size straw for slightly thicker fluid. We will be ordering more. “