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Having a rubbish Christmas!
Suck UK Christmas Pudding Bin Bags
Member Name: chrisandmark
Suck UK Christmas Pudding Bin Bags
Advantages: Look fabulous, stronger than most other bin bags
Disadvantages: The price!!!
I'm a big fan of Suck UK products and have been for a few years, even more so since I found these fabulous Christmas inspired bin bags which appeal not only to my quirky side - but also the side that (in the immortal words of Wizzard) wishes it could be Christmas every day! Obviously at a tenner a roll (twelve bin bags), I couldn't afford to use these all year round but I treated myself for Christmas again this year as the whole family loved them and they really are superb quality.
The bags just look absolutely brilliant! When empty they look like long and skinny Christmas puddings, when full and tugged out of the bin they fatten out to create huge oversized puddings which look amazing on the street ready for the bin men to collect! There's more green on the bags than you can see on the image above, this doesn't spoil them in the slightest for me but if you want your bags to look completely pudding-like you need to not put so much in and tie them further down.
The first thing that struck me, apart from the wonderful design, was the thickness of the bags. They're made of excellent quality plastic, I've used roughly twenty five of these bags over the course of three Christmases and have NEVER had one split regardless of how much I overfill bin bags in general. I think the fact that Mark lugged our empty glass bottles to the bottle bank last year is testament to their strength; a lesser bag would definitely have torn apart under the weight, I was actually rather impressed when he handed me the bag back (after emptying, obviously, I don't do heavy lifting) and I could tell from the design that it had barely stretched at all.
They fit perfectly in my normal sized kitchen bin, the tops need to be stretched ever so slightly due to the fact that my bin opens out at the top but if you have a straight bin this won't be an issue. The bags feature tie handles which are longer than on the majority of supermarket bin bags and this makes them easy to do up, as well as giving Mark something to grip onto when he's putting the bags out on a Wednesday night! Again, the handles are strong so they never rip or feel flimsy when I pick them up even when they're full to bursting!
Of course, you can do more with these little beauties than fill them with rubbish. Last Christmas I put my kids' presents in them instead of buying dedicated present sacks - they were brilliant for this purpose, Hollie was beside herself with excitement as she walked through the door on Christmas morning as she'd never seen bags like them before and it was a fantastic change from a plain white sack with a dull picture of Santa on the front! I also used one bag last year to store our Christmas decorations and it was wonderful to see such a beautifully festive bag at the beginning of December when I opened the cupboard to get the Christmas stuff out. A friend tells me she uses them over the festive period to store her sons play balls and this seems a fabulous idea as the bags are just the right size and shape.
These bin bags come highly recommended by me and also by the rest of my family - even Mark, whose Christmas spirit is practically non-existent! The quirk factor is obviously huge, but coupled with the fact that they are also fabulous quality bin bags I really don't mind laying my £10 (or rather £20, I bought two rolls this year) to inject a bit of fun into the usually very dull job of putting the bins out - they look seriously fantastic compared to my neighbours' piles of black bags and hopefully puts a smile on the faces of the bin men.
Summary: Fantastic bin bags to see me over the festive period
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