Food Huggers

Silicone Food Savers

Second Skin

Food Huggers are reusable wraps that preserve leftover fruits and vegetables without disposable cling plastic or aluminum foil. These colorful "second skins" slip on and off easily, keeping perishables fresher, longer. Made with food-grade silicone, they are 100% BPA- and phthalate-free.

Food Huggers were created by Michelle
Ivankovic, an industrial product designer by trade, and Adrienne McNicholas, a marketing strategist, who first met 15 years ago in the home goods industry. Both foodies at heart, Michelle and Adrienne became fast friends and most recently inventors of these clever little savers designed to maximize taste and minimize waste of half-cut apples, lemons, onions, tomatoes, and more.

Dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe, Food Huggers come nested in four different sizes that can accommodate your partially-used produce, both big and small. The huggers also seal glasses and jars too, perfect to keep that half-consumed drink fresh for later on.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Amy
    Amy

    Hi Everyone,

    Amy from The Grommet team filling in for Food Huggers today. If you're someone who loves your fruits and veggies, but struggles to keep them fresh you will appreciate this Grommet. Food Huggers are reusable covers designed to save that half of a lemon or an apple you don't want to throw away. Let me know if you have any questions!

  • Joseph
    Joseph
    9/25/2014 12:24 PM

    Amy, this is great! How about one for an Avocado?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 12:38 PM

    Hi Joseph,

    Great idea. The team is looking into adding this additional product and will keep you updated as soon as it's available.

  • christopher
    christopher
    9/25/2014 2:15 PM

    @Amy why wouldn't one of these work for avocado as well? I think this is a great grommet! silicone is proving a great tool for the kitchen in so many ways!

  • J
    J
    9/25/2014 4:04 PM

    There is an Avacodo Hugger on the Food Hugger website but it's not available here on The Grommet. Why not?

  • Diana
    Diana
    9/25/2014 12:35 PM

    How long does the fruit or veggie keep using these?

  • Kate
    Kate – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 1:02 PM

    @Diana - Hi Diana, thanks for the question. I tested these at home and appreciated how they kept the edges of my produce moist for days.

    The end of my cucumber didn't dry out, and a lemon I used was still perfect and juicy about 4 days later. I also tried a pepper, and though I find peppers to be pretty long-lasting anyway, it was also still fresh when I chopped it for dinner a few days later.

    The airtight seal the Food Hugger gives is key, but how long your veggies will last also depends on how fresh they were to start with.

  • Theresa
    Theresa
    9/25/2014 12:42 PM

    If the veggie is normally stored in the fridge, would you do the same or leave it on the counter?

  • Colleen
    Colleen
    9/25/2014 12:49 PM

    @Theresa I would store produce the same way you would without the wrap ... the wraps will prevent the produce from oxidizing too much, but you still need to store it properly.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 1:03 PM

    Hi Theresa,

    Yes, agree with Colleen. While Food Huggers will help to keep it fresh longer, there is still the need to store it properly. It is not meant to replace refrigeration.

  • tim
    tim
    9/25/2014 1:39 PM

    @Amy I have found tomatoes are best if not reffrigerated, so I assume this would be the case after its cut and hugged?

  • Kira
    Kira
    9/25/2014 3:48 PM

    @tim

    I would recommend refrigation after cutting a tomato. That's how I do with cling film, so I would do the same with the Food Huggers.

    I am wondering if I could use it for lettuce or cabbage? If not, what could you use?

    Will it stretch for melons?

  • Laurie
    Laurie
    9/25/2014 12:49 PM

    I would like to know approximately what the shelf life is for veggies if using this product as it compares to cling wrap, plastic container or aluminum foil

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 1:31 PM

    Hi Laurie, thanks for the question. It's tough to say exactly how much longer the food huggers will keep your food vs. traditional plastic wrap or tinfoil, as some of this depends on how fresh the fruits and veggies are when you place them into the food hugger. Our testers have found they keep everything fresh for several days. It's possible that tinfoil or plastic wrap will keep as well, but Food Huggers is a simpler, re-usable way to keep your food fresh.

  • Emily
    Emily
    9/25/2014 1:49 PM

    Wait, let's discuss the fact that nobody should be storing edibles in plastic or tinfoil, anyway! They're poison! I already DO store little cut items like that, on dishes, or jar lids, but they're not snug like silicone.

  • Sylvester
    Sylvester
    9/25/2014 12:50 PM

    How do you keep the Hugger's clean?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 1:05 PM

    Hi Sylvester,

    It's very simple. You can rinse or hand wash them in the sink, but they're also dishwasher safe.

  • martha
    martha
    9/25/2014 1:22 PM

    @Amy are the sizes of each item adjustable to different sized vegs or fruits?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 1:26 PM

    Hi Martha,

    The smaller food huggers can stretch a little but they aren't designed to be adjusted drastically.

  • Max
    Max
    9/25/2014 1:31 PM

    How about a square one that would fit over the end of a stick of butter? I hate trying to wrap the paper around it or using plastic wrap. This would be great!!

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    9/25/2014 2:27 PM

    @Max

    That is a great idea! Then hopefully it would prevent the butter taking on smells from the fridge too!

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    9/25/2014 1:34 PM

    Do they retain the odor of the food?

  • Kate
    Kate
    9/25/2014 1:36 PM

    Do the huggers let go of odors after washing? I am wondering if I would have problems after using one with an onion.

  • Max
    Max
    9/25/2014 1:42 PM

    @Kate I would think that since they're silicone, they would release oders. Hopefully, Amy knows for sure but I do know that silicone is is quite impervious to "outside influence" due to it's molecular structure.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 2:28 PM

    Hi Kate, Max and Katherine,

    Depending on how strong the odor is, these will typically release any odors after you wash with some soap and water. They're also dishwasher safe.

  • Becky
    Becky
    9/25/2014 1:39 PM

    How about a hugger for the tops of all the tupperwear I have in my cupboard? I can never find the tops!

    Do these fit over mason jars? Do they seal well enough to transport?

  • christopher
    christopher
    9/25/2014 2:19 PM

    @Becky this is a great question, I would like to know this as well...

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 2:28 PM

    Hi Becky and Christopher,

    The Food Huggers are designed to keep items fresh in your fridge or around your kitchen. They aren't designed to be used for heavy transport.

  • Alina
    Alina
    9/25/2014 1:45 PM

    I was planning to buy a set for me and all my relatives...until I saw they're made in China. Sadness... I buy US made or I don't buy at all.

  • christopher
    christopher
    9/25/2014 2:20 PM

    @Alina dang, I should have clicked first, dang, me too...

  • Ardis
    Ardis
    9/25/2014 2:23 PM

    @Alina Chinese people need employment too! I HATE this boycot on Chinese made items! They are human beings, just as we are, and they need jobs just as well, probably more so! We have an over abundance of jobs, if people will only do them, and not expect to paid an arm and leg. If people need a job, a meanial job is below ANYONE! They should get off their duff and go to work, regardless of the pay!

  • Ardis
    Ardis
    9/25/2014 2:27 PM

    @Alina, it should read-is NOT below ANYONE!

  • Dixie
    Dixie
    9/25/2014 2:24 PM

    @Alina

    I also have refrained from buying anything made in China, for many reasons. So I've passed on some promising products here. Sad, but I'm sticking to my guns.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 2:30 PM

    Hi All,

    Thanks for your thoughts here. Our comment board has always been designed to be a sounding board for our community and their opinions and values. While many of our Makers try their hardest to have their products manufactured in the U.S., it's not always realistic.

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    9/25/2014 2:50 PM

    @Amy

    It's very funny how many say they won't buy this product (and others) since they're made in China. I can guarantee that at least 85% of the products in their home is China made. Furniture, clothing, appliances, utensils, pretty much everything you buy in a chain store is China made.

    Then if they see it's not China made, they complain about the price. You can't have it both ways. Production has left the US because we want to shop at Walmart and Dollar Store and won't pay more for the same product made here. Yes there are some exceptions but not enough to justify the resurgence of US manufacturers.

  • Alina
    Alina
    9/25/2014 5:22 PM

    @Deborah

    That is why I don't shop at chain stores. You'll NEVER catch me in a walmart. Manufacturers move their production to China because labor is cheaper so that they reap greater profits. In the end, that's the name of the game for manufacturers. None of my furniture is made in China... none of the clothing I wear. You can find US made items if you search a little harder.

  • Alina
    Alina
    9/25/2014 5:28 PM

    @Alina

    I ESPECIALLY don't buy Chinese made items because of the recent issues surrounding children's toys and dog food ingredients that have been tainted with toxins coming from China. No thank you - if you want to buy items made from there, have at it.

  • Karen
    Karen
    9/25/2014 8:41 PM

    @Alina I don't like to buy items made in China because CHINA IS A COMMUNIST COUNTRY. But they do love making money from the US and then buying property here.

  • Kim
    Kim
    9/25/2014 2:17 PM

    I was thinking of these for gifts. Are they packaged attractively with info on how to use!

  • Linda
    Linda
    9/25/2014 2:49 PM

    I would like to know if they can be used to cover cans of cat food. If so, which set would you recommend? I purchased a set of plastic covers at the pet store but since I buy various brands, they don't always fit. Thanks for your help

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 3:20 PM

    Hi Linda,

    While we don't have any cat food here at the office to test, I'm familiar enough to know that cat food cans are about the size of a can of tuna, perhaps a bit smaller. That being the case, the 2nd or 3rd smallest Food Huggers in the set should fit over the can.

  • Karen
    Karen
    9/25/2014 3:57 PM

    Hi Amy, how "tight" do these get? I mean do they bruise the fruit or veggie as they deal? I know I could just cut off a slice but was wondering on the stretching and sealing ability.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 4:04 PM

    Hi Karen,

    These aren't mean to create a perfect seal for carrying or heavy transporting. They are tight enough to lock out oxygen so they keep food fresh longer in the fridge or on the counter. There is no bruising involved. If the smaller huggers need to stretch a bit to fit over something, that's not a problem but they aren't mean to stretch very far. The 4 different sizes that come in each pack do work pretty well for different sized fruits, veggies or jars.

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    9/25/2014 4:13 PM

    I see you are showing an onion, will that not stink up the frig or are you using it on counter top only Thank you

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/25/2014 5:05 PM

    Hi Sandra,

    It's up to you whether you'd like to keep in the fridge or not but the open side of the onion won't release odors since it's face down in the Food Hugger.

  • Jill
    Jill
    9/25/2014 9:02 PM

    How about a large one for a 1/2 watermelon? Another storage problem might be solved.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    9/26/2014 10:34 AM

    Hi Jill,

    That would be a good idea, indeed. One of my summertime favorites.

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