Newest Review: ... household income while still being seen to be "proper". Just another reason me and my mother love the Tupperware brand. I have re... more
Member Name: sungold98
Advantages: Fantastic product
Disadvantages: A bit pricey
To put things in context, I have to admit to being brought up in the seventies. My mother went to Tupperware parties, and we used Tupperware on a regular basis (remember this bit of info for later one).
In the 1960s and 1970s there was no serious alternative to Tupperware products. None of the alternative (cheaper) brands did the job - and as a child that mainly meant anything except for Tupperware leaked in your lunchbox during school trips. It wasn't cool, but it worked.
In the 1980s, I started going to parties,myself and soon got hooked. I even became a Tupperware lady myself for a little while. Being in full-time work, I had the money to spend, and quickly filled my cupboards with lots of lovely Space Savers and my freezer with the blue-lidded Freezer Boxes. No more bags of sugar and currants clippes shut with an old clothes peg for me! I learnt all about Earl Tupper and the little picture of a seal you got on the original 1960s lids, and practised burp-sealing my round Tupperware for an airtight and liquid-tight seal. Fab!
Much of the Tupperware got pushed to the back of the cupboards until the dawn of hte 1990s when I became a mum. Gosh, did I need Tupperware then! All those tiny little freezer pots that seemed so useless to a single girl now came in handy! Tiny portions of baby food got mashed and stored away for baby consumption. Brightly-coloured bowls and cups came out for toddler tantrum days and visiting friends.
The real fun came on high days and holidays.. Birthday parties had never been so much fun. Prepared and stored in Tupperware, all my children's party food got served in Tupperware too! By this time I was an agent again, collecting freebies left right and centre. Serving dishes, jelly moulds and cake stands were in constant use. Tupperware staretd to produce some fab colours as well, so Fridge Mates and Exclusive bowls got added to my collection.
I can't move on without mentioning the toys. Weren't they great? I think the most fun I had with them was at the Tupperware Lady Meetings. We used to have timed races to put all the shapes into the balls and see how much weight we could load onto the back of the truck.Ah - those were the days. Sometimes we even let the children play with them....
Come the noughties, my Tupperware stock has dwindled. Some has been passed to my mother (remember her?) who was pleased to have new items to add to her cupboards and also to have some of her old items replaced under their lifetime guarantee (which has now been reduced to 10 yrs). My store cupboard ingredients are still all stored in Tupperware, keeping them fresh and in place, and my freezer is stocked with matching stackable rectangles. The only things I don't use are the 'weird' stuff like the steamer. The toys are all packed away for when the grandchildren come.
I love my Tupperware and wouldn't be without it. Even though there are equally good alternatives out there today, I still love the shapes, colours and versatility of Tupperware. Hooray for Earl Tupper!
Summary: Buy it - the more you use it, the more you'll love it.