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What is a Zestio Reusable Food Pouch?

The Zestio Reusable Food Pouch is an affordable and eco-friendly resealable food pouch with a spout. They are designed to make food storage and administering easy and convenient while saving you time and money. Perfect for on-the-go, they are great for filling with your own homemade foods of purees, yoghurt, soup and more.

What can go in my Zestio Reusable Food Pouch?

Zestio Pouches are perfect for homemade foods, purees, yoghurt, custard, smoothies, deserts and more, but they can hold just about anything. You may also choose to buy in bulk and distribute it amongst a few pouches. Our pouches hold approximately 150mL. Some other uses include: salad dressings, homemade lotions, fresh dried mixed herbs, sprinkles and sauces. They are a great replacement for the convenient yet expensive pre-filled store bought pouches.Visit our recipe pages to find easy and healthy choices for filling your Zestio™ Pouches.

What are the Zestio Reusable Food Pouches made from?

Designed and specified for Australian application, the Zestio Reusable Food Pouches are complaint with Australian and International standards and are ISO22000 and HACCP certified. They are made of a heavy-duty food grade plastic that is free from Bisphenol A (BPA), Polyvinylchloride (PVC) and phthalates.

How many times can I reuse the Zestio Reusable Food Pouch?

Zestio Reusable Food Pouches are made of high quality materials that will allow you to use them over and over again. There are factors that will determine how many times you can reuse the Pouch. These include: using the dishwasher vs hand washing, freezing, warming in the microwave on defrost setting vs warming in a jug of hot water or not at all and the general treatment of the product. Generally, you should see at least 25 uses. Our pricing also makes them an affordable disposable eco-friendly container that is recyclable. So if you think your pouch has been ‘used’ enough, dispose of it. Remember: Always practice good food safety and hygiene habits. Pouches should be discarded if they show signs of wear and tear, discoloration or food spoilage.

How do I fill my Zestio Reusable Food Pouch?

Open the Zestio Pouch at the zip lock, located at the top of the pouch. Ensure the spout cap is screwed on correctly and bottom gusset has expanded. Fill contents to about level with the top of the spout, using the optional collapsible Funnel (accessory sold separately). Fasten the zip lock ensuring no leakage and you’re done.

How do I clean and dry my Pouches?

The Zestio Reusable Food Pouches can be hand washed or place on the top rack of your dishwasher. To ensure a thorough clean, use a bottle and teat brush in warm soapy water or rinse before placing in the dishwasher. Use the teat end of the bottle brush to wash caps and ensure spouts are cleaned also. To dry your Zestio Pouches, place the opened zip lock upside down over the prongs of a dish drying rack. Remember: Always practice good food safety and hygiene habits. Pouches should be discarded if they show signs of wear and tear, discoloration or food spoilage.

Can I put my Zestio Reusable Food Pouches in the dishwasher?

Yes, Zestio™ Pouches are dishwasher safe. The zip lock design allows you to open your Zestio™ Pouch and place them upside down on the top shelf of the dishwasher. Always remove the cap and rinse the Pouches first to ensure a thorough clean. The clear gusset allows you to see inside the Pouch to check it is clean. We believe, however, the best cleaning results are achieved by hand washing in warm soapy water with a bottle and teat brush.

Can I freeze my Zestio Pouches?

Yes, Zestio Pouches are freezer safe. We designed Zestio Reusable Food Pouches to be able to be frozen, so you can make meals in large batches and freeze them for later use. There is a labelling area on the back of the Zestio Reusable Food Pouch that makes freezer storing easy. You can include a Zestio Dissolvable Label with date and contents, which will wash off when wet leaving no residue. The labelling panel is a great size to attach a child’s name sticker too. Remember not to overfill the pouches when freezing, as the contents will expand and may cause the zip lock to come open.

Can I microwave my Zestio Pouches?

We don’t recommend warming your child’s food pouches in the microwave as hot spots are created which could be harmful to your child. However, Zestio Pouches are microwave safe. You can steam sterilise them if storing breastmilk or if you choose to warm your pouches use only the defrost setting for a short period of time. A safer alternative for warming the Pouch contents is to place it into a jug of hot water until warmed.

I don’t cook, are the Zestio Reusable Food Pouches for me?

Absolutely! You don’t have to be handy in the kitchen to enjoy the convenience of Zestio Reusable Food Pouches. You can make great savings just by buying yoghurt and custard in bulk and filling the 150mL pouches to freeze for later use.

Do you have any recipes you recommend?

Yes. Check out our Recipe Page for inspiration and if you have any recipes you would like to share, we would love to feature them on our site.

Can I buy Zestio any way other than your website?

You sure can. Take a look at our retailers in the tab ‘Where to Find’. We also exhibit at major Expos around Australia to the smaller local markets and events. You can also hold your own fundraiser. Email us if you would like to hold a fundraising event at fundraising@zestio.com.au

What design elements make the Zestio Reusable Food Pouch so unique?

The Zestio Reusable Food Pouch has a number of design elements that make it a must-have in your home.
Due to the corner spout, the angle that children hold the pouch allows them to naturally squeeze the bottom guest, consuming all contents with ease.
Square shape – perfect fit for lunchboxes, fits anywhere a sandwich will. No need to ‘roll’ the pouch up as the small square is ideal for little hands.
Corner spout contained within the square pouch shape – no more folding over the spout to fit in lunchboxes.
150ml capacity – perfect size for a babies puree or older child’s snack. Even great in the kitchen for sauces, pestos and mayo that will get consumed before their used by date.
Top leak-resistant zip lock – limiting pressure on seal. Easy to refill and clean.
Gender-friendly artworks with clear window and gusset – allows parents to see food in the pouch without children being distracted by the colour and texture of the contents.
Designed and specified for Australian application – compliant to Australian and International standards with ISO 22000 and HACCP certification. Safe for your children.
BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free

What is a Zestio Pouch Topper?

The Zestio Pouch Topper is a soothing and safe attachment used for pouch feeding. The soft and flexible Zestio Pouch Topper covers the pouch spouts rough areas, providing a safe barrier for your child to suck from.

What are the Zestio Pouch Toppers made from?

Made and manufactured in Australia, the Zestio pouch toppers use food grade silicone, which is free from Bisphenol A (BPA), Polyvinylchloride (PVC) and Phthalates. The Zestio Pouch Topper is dishwasher and microwave safe. We are committed to bringing you the best quality and safest materials.

Will the Zestio Pouch Topper fit on the store bought food pouches?

Yes. The convenient Zestio Pouch Topper has a universal design that fits on most baby food pouches; pre-filed store bought pouches and reusable food pouches.

How do I fit the Zestio Pouch Topper onto the spout correctly?

The Zestio Pouch Topper simply pushes on with a quarter clockwise twist to secure, then to remove – twist a quarter clockwise and pull off. The Zestio Pouch Topper fits snuggly over the spout providing a firm fit over the screw threads. The base of the Topper, with the silicone flaps, grips onto the spouts platform to anchor it on. The twists allow for the silicone flaps to latch under the platform for a secure fit and then unlatch to remove. Ensure the pouch spout and Pouch Topper are not wet or moist as they will not grip onto the platform securely. When fitted correctly, it is not easily removed by young children, but adult supervision is always required while using the Zestio Pouch Topper. Please see our video ‘Zestio Pouch Topper Attachment’

How do I clean my Zestio Pouch Topper?

The Zestio Pouch Toppers can be hand washed or placed in the cutlery rack of the dishwasher. To ensure a thorough clean, use a bottle and teat brush in warm soapy water or rinse before placing in the dishwasher. Let dry on the dish rack.

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