Yesterday, I introduced you to the HydrateM8 – Reusable Water Bottles. Today – I’d like to introduce you to their Food Pots. I know, I know, picnicking is all about cold sandwiches etc, but who’s to say we can’t bring hot food too, right?
HydrateM8 has challenged us to come up with a cold and a hot dish and to test out their food pot use. We were given the Black and the Pink 500 ML Food Pot to test out. I’ve decided to take our Dragon Fruit with us that has been chilling in our fridge to go into the Pink Pot and also cooked a vegetarian pasta meal to go into the Black Pot.
Here’s our vegetarian pasta recipe:
- 1/2 cup dried pasta
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- 1/4 onions (chopped)
- 1 carrot (chopped)
- 4 cherry tomatoes (chopped)
- 1 handful of basil leaves (chopped)
Cooking the pasta
Place dried pasta in pot. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of olive oil (to prevent the pasta sticking to the pot). Pour water to cover the pasta and cook on medium high until they are al dente. Drained and leave to one side.
Cooking the pasta dish
Cook chopped garlic in pan with olive oil until brown on medium heat.
Add onions and cooked until brown and soft.
Add the carrots and cook until carrots are al dente.
Add the cherry tomatoes and mix follow by the drained pasta. Mixed well together.
Add the basil leaves. Mixed well together and seasons with salt and pepper to taste.
Place in Hydratem8 Food Pot ready for picnicking.
FOOD POTS – The Test
First of all, the design – okay, it a little bulky than the usual plastic takeaway tub, but my word I does keep its heat and coolness in. The pasta I’ve cooked for our little picnic after the kiddos school’s day an hour later the pasta inside was still steaming hot! And my dragon fruit was still nice, fresh and juicy too! That’s because their triple layered food pot will keep your food hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours! This insulated metal food flask has air-tight lid that keeps the flavour locked up until you tuck in. Isn’t this great?!
Hydratem8’s innovative technology has durable stainless steel inside and out. With it’s wide rim, it makes it easy to fill. It also comes with a foldable spoon, (E&E especially like this feature – as they like examine how the spoon arm unfold itself out). The food pot is perfectly safe to pick up when hot. It is also easy to clean. I’ve just rinsed it and placed it inside the dishwasher. It came out fine – nice and clean.
Hydratem8’s has also given us a PRO TIP too: “To maximise heat retention, pre-heat your food pot with hot water for 5 minutes, with the lid on, before adding your food (please be careful when pouring out the hot water).”
This is perfect for picnics, packed lunches, camping and hiking too. Such an easy and quick thing to do, as your food can be ready in no time.
Our food pot’s size can contain 500ml of food volume. It’s height is 13.5cm and width: 11cm. So it is small enough to go into my rucksack when going out and about. But if you wish to make eating outdoor fun last even longer, then the 700ml Food Pot is also available too.
Would I recommend Hydratem8 Food Pot? Yes! I would. I know the price is a little huffy coming at £20.99 for the 500 ml pot and at £23.99 for the 700 ml pot – but these will last you for years! I also think it is so much versatile than it looks. The things it can be use for. You can use it to carry your favourite soup to your office or even ice cream perhaps, especially in this heat weave! We all need all the cooling down as much as we can. This does not only make perfect for office lunches, night workers, outdoor picnics but also ‘food on the go’ too!
Plus currently, there is a promotion going on at the moment.
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We are certain you’ll enjoy using these as much as we do. Grab the ones you want now, before it sold out! Your welcome! 🙂
Also do check out our Hydratem8 – Reusable Water bottles Review too!
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