Newest Review: ... For Life from the ELC. I was due to visit Cardiff shortly so rather than order this online I waited until I got to the store but it wasn... more
Tasty plastic food, Yum!
ELC ELC Bag For Life
Member Name: MikeBorry
ELC ELC Bag For Life
Advantages: Great quality, wear well.
~*~*~ ELC Bag For Life ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
This is a brilliant role play item from ELC (Early Learning Centre). It is a real bag that contains 16 pieces of realistic food items.
~ Price & Availability ~
This is available from ELC shops and online at www.elc.co.uk. It is also available from Amazon and costs £10.
~ Why I bought it ~
I bought this for my sons birthday a couple of years ago, we had a Mcdonalds Drive Thru, so rather than go and get him a play kitchen or shop we decided that we would find a nice cash register and some play food item.
As I usually do and have done for a while now my first port of call was to look online to see what was about, and it was whilst looking online that I came across this Bag For Life from the ELC. I was due to visit Cardiff shortly so rather than order this online I waited until I got to the store but it wasn't in stock, so I crossed my fingers and toes and hoped that by ordering online it would come in time for my sons birthday. Which I am pleased to say it did.
I was attracted to it as I thought it looked so cute, Bags For Life have been becoming ever more popular and this just seemed a really bang on trend toy. I also liked that the food pieces looked nice and realistic.
~ Overall ~
The first thing I have to mention is how well made the bag is. It is more strudy and strong than some of the supermarket bags. It has a nice natural look to it and the handles are firmly stitched into place.
The bag isn't as large as the usual shoppers but you could actually get away with using it!
Inside the bag there is 16 pieces of realistic looking play food items, these items are -
1 x apple, 1 x orange, 1 x pear, 1 x strawberry, 1 x banana, 1 x half a kiwi, 1 x corn on the cob, 1 x carrot, 1 x cauliflower floret, 1 x brocolil floret, 1 x green pepper, 1 x onion, 1 x lettuce leaf, 1 x bread roll, 1 x croissant, 1 x potato.
I have to say I am impressed with the quality of these items. In the past I have bought cheaper play foods and the quality has left a lot to be imagined but these are really well made. They are made from plastic which I find handy as they are easy to keep clean with a quick wipe over.
The items look really good, the strawberry for example has the realistic dimples and the cauliflower has the green leafy bit on the underneath.
I was impressed!
Now, I am not sure why play foods always contain a strange amount of items. In real life I wouldn't go and buy one strawberry, half a kewi fruit or one lettuce leaf but my son hasn't questioned this and just happily plays along charging me the earth for a lettuce leaf!
My son isn't as keen on this now as he once was but my youngest loves to have a rummage through the bag, pulling the food in and out, pretending to take a bite and saying nummy (his word for yummy!)
I have found these to be a good buy, they have lasted well despite having been used a lot over the couple of years we have owned them. I haven't felt the need to replace them which shows a sign of good quality.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: Great looking play food items from ELC.
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