*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tetra Pak. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.
On The Go with Tetra Pak
I’ve learned a lot about the natural products industry since I began my gluten-free health journey back in 2012. I’ve also learned a lot of terms for different types of packaging and products through my job as a social media consultant for brands. I remember sitting in a meeting a couple years ago with a brand that was launching a new beverage product. There were a lot of questions like:
“Is it shelf stable?”
“What kind of packaging?”
“Is it a Tetra Pak carton?”
I remember the first time hearing the term “Tetra Pak.” I knew exactly what the type of packaging was once I saw it. I had seen it many times in stores and you probably have, too. I just didn’t know there was a proper name for it. Tetra Pak cartons are a type of soft carton and they provide packaging for many different types of popular milks, juices, broths, water, and more. Products that come in Tetra Pak cartons are easy to use on the go and do not require refrigeration.
I was familiar with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk, but I hadn’t heard of any of the other brands before. Drinkable soup? Say what? It was Ready-To-Drink straight from the carton and didn’t require refrigeration. Such an interesting concept! I tried all of the products and especially liked the water. The weather is warm now and I need to stay hydrated because I’m breastfeeding our newborn daughter so these went straight to our diaper bag!
1.Refrigeration – Tetra Pak cartons don’t need to be refrigerated until they’re opened. Of course a lot of drinks taste better when they’re cold, but it’s not necessary. This makes them perfect for storing in your car, gym bag, and even earthquake kits. The packaging is also made in a way that preserves the quality, taste, and nutrients in the product without having to use preservatives. Score.
2. Recyclable – Tetra Paks are made using sustainable packaging and mainly made from paper. They also fold flat for recycling purposes.
3. Safe for Kids – This is one I never would have thought of before I had kids, but these cartons are safe for kids to use. I feel comfortable putting a box of milk or almond milk in Toddler Awesome’s preschool lunch box because I know if it goes too long without refrigeration, it’s not a problem. Plus there’s no glass or rough edges so I don’t have to worry about about her cutting her tongue. Seriously, it’s happened. I just remember to include a straw so she doesn’t spill all over herself.
What about you? Have you ever heard of Tetra Pak? How have these types of cartons fueled your active lifestyle? Post in the comments and let me know!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tetra Pak. The opinions and text are all mine.