It’s been over a year since I first saw a video about the Lotus Trolley Bag on Facebook, everyone was going crazy over this new eco-friendly invention. Recently I was contacted by the developers of the Lotus Trolley Bag, Farzan and Jen and asked if I would review their product. I was excited because while the Lotus Trolley Bag is growing in popularity on the west coast, they haven’t made it into stores here on the east coast yet.
If you are a regular reader, you know I only do like 10% of the grocery shopping for our household. My husband is out and about almost every day, while I run 4 online businesses from home, so it just makes sense that he does the lion’s share of the grocery shopping. I couldn’t wait to try out the Lotus Trolley Bag so I took it with me to do my Thanksgiving dinner grocery run at Walmart. My list included 4 pounds of cream cheese, a 3 pound turkey breast (because I never get to bring home leftovers from either of our Thanksgiving dinners), 6 cans of cranberry sauce, 8 tubes of crescent rolls, and much more.
I wandered through Walmart with the Lotus Trolley Bags attached to the handle of my grocery cart. They did stick out beyond the cart handle just a tad so I had to be careful maneuvering through the crowded store. When I arrived at the checkout I told the cashier that I had my own bags. After I unloaded my groceries onto the belt, I set my Lotus Trolley Bag into the cart and opened them up. The cashier exclaimed, “What fresh magic is this? I’ve never seen anything like it!” I quickly loaded my groceries, paid my bill and headed out of the store. When I arrived at my car, I separated the bags and placed them in the back of my SUV. Once home, I put away my purchases and re-attached the bags to each other and rolled them up. Now I just need to train hubby to use this instead of plastic bags 🙂