I use coolers and insulated bags all the time. When I am delivering the Blue Barn Kitchen Bars or taking food with me down the shore for the weekend, I have a cooler in the backseat. So when I met someone at Igloo and they wanted me to review their products, I jumped at the chance. I received three products from Igloo—the Market 30 Can Grocery Tote, the 20 Quart Party Bucket and the 1/2 Gallon Sport Jug. What I love about the Market Tote is that it is gusseted to fit a lot of products, ideal for a trip to the grocery store and folds flat to store easily. It also has a reflective thermal liner and the outside is made from recycled plastic.
“IGLOO MARKET IS A LINE OF REUSABLE, INSULATED SHOPPING TOTES FOR THE ECO MINDED CONSUMER. WITH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD IMPLEMENTING PLASTIC BAG BANS, REUSABLE PRODUCTS ARE BECOMING MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER. AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF SHAPES AND SIZES, THESE COOLER TOTES FEATURE BRIGHT PATTERNS, MATERIALS MADE FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC, AND THERMAL REFLECTIVE LINERS. WHILE IGLOO MARKET TOTES ARE DESIGNED WITH A MULTITUDE OF SHOPPING EXPERIENCES IN MIND, THEY ARE ALSO EXCELLENT COOLERS FOR PICNICS OR OTHER OUTDOOR EVENTS!“ -IGLOO
The Party Bucket comes in handy when I have company. I have a bar that my husband and I designed but I never have space for beer. The bucket is big enough to hold ice and drinks for a crowd.
The Party Bucket is available online and in-store at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Sports Chalet, Walmart, and IglooCoolers.com
“THE ultimate PARTY COOLER—IDEAL FOR At HOME ENTERTAINING (Wet bars, GAME ROOMs, BACKYARDs, POOLSIDE), days at the Beach, picnics in the park, TAILGATING AND so much MORE! THE IGLOO PARTY BUCKET IS LIGHTWEIGHT AND FULLY INSULATED; IT’S PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING INDOORS AND OUT. ENTERTAINING NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD!” –IGLOO
The body is insulated and keeps things cold but doesn’t sweat like other buckets. It’s easy to pick up with its ergonomic wide grip handles, plus has an easy-to-drain plug for clean up after the party.
The 1/2 Gallon Sport Jug has these great hooks build into the handle that will latch to fences, chairs and bleachers. It’s fully insulated and has superior cooling capabilities thanks to Igloo’s exclusive Cool Riser TechnologyTM, best of all it’s BPA free!
Keep your cold drink close at hand during practice using the Igloo® Half Gallon Sport Beverage Jug with Chain LinksTM. This insulated beverage jug features hooks integrated into the handle—called ChainLinksTM—to keep it off of the ground and out of the dirt. The leak-resistant design prevents spills during transport, even if tipped. Plus it’s only $9.99 and available at a wide variety of brick and mortar and online retailers like Walmart, Target, Academy, Home Depot and IglooCoolers.com.
I look my tote with me to shop for a party I was having at the house. Join me as I shop the Union Square Market in NYC.
Had to buy some bread.
The apples smelled so good!
I love the sounds of the market too.
Using the Market Tote made shopping easy in NYC. We took our loot home and got ready for the party. Just a few friends over to eat, drink and be together. Chili Over Cornbread was the main stable of the meal. We set up a “Chili Bar” and feed the hungry crowd.
Healthy Chili with Corn Bread
2 lbs grass-fed ground beef
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 jalapeno, diced
2 32oz can organic diced tomatoes
4 cups organic chicken stock
2 15oz can organic kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
2 15oz can organic black beans (drained and rinsed)
2 15oz can organic pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
2 15oz can organic corn (drained and rinsed)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 box of Corn Bread
Chili Bar Toppings:
Pico de Gallo
- Make corn bread according to package.
- In a large pot cook heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until golden brown. Add chili powder and stir for one minute. Add meat, garlic, and jalapeno over medium/high heat until meat is browned, about 5 min.
- Add remaining ingredients then bring to a boil and reduce heat to low, simmer for about 30 minuets.
- Remove from heat and serve in bowls with topping options and Corn Bread.