I'm a bit of a fiend for reusable shopping bags, in fact my husband thinks that I haven't quite grasped the concept of them because we have so many. My problem is that some of the prettiest or quirkiest ones aren't actually functional! I also use them a lot in school for carrying books and resources back and forth, and corners get bashed.
When I was offered the opportunity to review Trolley Bags recently, I jumped at the chance. Read on and you'll soon see why!
If you're like me, and you do a lot of shopping in Aldi, then you'll know that you're not really supposed to pack at the till, more sweep everything haphazardly into the trolley to deal with later. Well I can't deal with it and am frequently found getting my bags squared up ready to deposit the goods in; imagine a 'beat the cashier' type game if you will? I don't go to Aldi without my game face!
No longer is this a problem because of the ingenious way that Trolley Bags work; they have poles in the handle which are designed to rest on the sides of the trolley, suspending the bags into the trolley well below. They are also progressively smaller, so that when they are placed in the trolley they fit perfectly from the handle end to the far end.
The shopping is easily packed inside each net-based bag (perfect for ventilation) and I usually set them out with a bag for frozen, a bag for grocery, one for fruit and vegetables, and one for miscellaneous. The bags are velcroed together so they don't slide around. One of my issues with shopping bags is that they fall over when you start putting things in them, not a problem with Trolley Bags which are kept firmly in place with the design. When you return to the car with the shopping, the velcro comes undone, and the bags can be lifted into the car very easily.
These bags are also perfect for when I go shopping with The Boy to Tesco's, using the Shop & Scan facility. Again the shopping can be put straight into the bags, saving time and energy (and stress!) later on!
I do think these bags are a great idea and are very reasonably priced at £16.99 for four bags suitable for a shallow trolley, and this is the same price for the full depth bags as well. I personally have found that I usually can only use three of the four as there isn't much space to open the fourth bag inside the trolleys in Tesco or Aldi. However, I may be overpacking them which would explain them not fitting.
I received this product for the purpose of this review, my opinion is honest and unbiased.