I absolutely love Christmas time and I am always looking for novelty items at Christmas. Last year just after Christmas I read about these Suck UK Christmas Pudding shaped bin liners. I decided that I would buy some for this Christmas just passed and that is exactly what I did! I picked up twelve bin liners for £10.00 along with some other novelty items, a few presents and a few for me, at the same time. Granted £10 for 12 bin liners is very expensive but it was Christmas and I love novelty items and figured that they would look cool.
As you can tell from the photograph these bags are designed to look like Christmas puddings. These are a real novelty, of course, and when empty they still do look like Christmas puddings however it is once they are stuffed that they truly take on the look of fat Christmas puddings. These look quite funny and are great outside your home after the festive period as if nothing else they will catch peoples eyes and give them a chuckle once they're heading back to work after the Christmas break.
These bags are brown, white and green. Of course the brown and white resembles the Christmas pudding and the top that you tie up is green just adding even more of a festive feel. There is also green over the bags and depending on how full the bags are you will either have lots of green at the top of your pudding or a little amount. I feel that they've got the colouring of these bags just right as they look festive and fun when full even if I fill them right to the brim and just about manage to tie it up. The ties on these bags are very reasonable and seem to have more length to them than the standard bin bags that I use.
These bags are very thick and they are ideal for my kitchen bin. I can loop the bag over the top of my bin and then just fill it up as normal. These bags hold 70 litres which makes them quite a bit bigger than my bin, however, this isn't a problem as they fit in my bin nicely still. Once I remove the bag from my bin to empty the bin I am able to add a few more items to the top and these bags don't stretch, rip or lose their shape. Over the Christmas period I cram my bags up as I don't like continually make trips to the bin area in my grounds. I am yet to fill a bag to the extent where it stretches or rips and it is fair to say that I've overfilled these far more than would probable be recommended. In addition to the bags being strong the handles are very strong also and I've not had one rip on me or overstretch and hurt my hand.
I definitely recommend these bin bags. They are a fantastic novelty item and my neighbours thought they were hilarious. I will definitely be buying them again, despite the high price tag, as I love how strong they were and that when I had bagged up all the greasy remains from my Christmas cooking that they didn't rip and I couldn't smell anything through them either. The ties and the bags themselves didn't let me down and I really loved the novelty factor of them. I used these bags all over the festive period right up until the start of January and I will definitely buy them again next year as they're very fun and my family and friends thought they were hilarious when they saw them filled up outside my home. I like to think that these bin bags made my bin men smile at least when sifting through the excess amount of rubbish that they no doubt have to collect at Christmas despite working less days than normal.
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.
~Christmas Pudding Bin Bags~
These bin bags are available from www.suck.uk.com priced at £10 for a pack of 12. The other variety available resemble fish swimming around in their fish bowl!
These novelty bin bags have a 70 litre capacity and are made from 'degradable low density polyethylene. They can be recycled. Basically, once full, the bags are designed to resemble the shape and appearance of a Christmas pudding! As well as having a fun design, the bin bags are practical for disposing of rubbish or holding festive items.
Whilst I normally buy regular bin bags from the pound shop, I was over the moon when a friend sent me a few of these novelty bin bags last Christmas. I am easily amused and this was one of my favourite parcels! I plan on buying my own this year despite the high cost of 83p per bag.
The bags are reasonably thick and are definitely durable. When they are delivered, they are folded individually so there is no potential tear issues whilst trying to separate the bags. They are quite large - the website states 600mm x 900mm which I find to be accurate. Once unfolded and puffed out, they are a lot bigger than they initially look. I tried one out in my regular kitchen bin and found it to be much larger than standard black bags.
I am a Christmas addict and found that these bags to be such fun to have around my home. At first, I didn't want to use these for regular rubbish as they are too pretty for that in my opinion. One bag was filled up with around 200 colourful play balls for my sons ball pitt. The bag held the contents well with no signs of straining -they really are well made. The top of the bag has a bit of excess plastic which can be tidied easily to keep the contents safe and secure. None of the contents were visible through the bag.
I find these bags to be perfect for cheap Santa sacks! They hold quite a lot and one bag I had was filled with quite a few presents. Some of the wrapped presents had slightly sharp edges but the bag didn't tear which is always a good sign of quality. I found the bags to be useful for transporting gifts over to my brother in laws - all the gifts arrived dry and in perfect condition. I also found it useful to have store my fiances families presents in one bag and my families in another to keep them all together.
The main talking point is the design. The bottom of the bag is brown with black dots (some have green dots), then there is a dollop of thick, cascading icing and the bag is finished off with the green top. It looks fun, quirky and much more appealing that a bog standard, black bin bag. I re-used the bags a few times as it seemed a shame to throw them out. After Christmas, I realised we had ran out of proper bin bags so we had no alternative but to use these bags for household rubbish. They performed well in this role and help food, packages etc in without spillage. My fiance did get a few funny looks when taking the bag out to put it in the bin which I found amusing!
I wouldn't buy these for regular household rubbish despite them being up to the job. I find them best for gift bags or Christmas sacks as they hold a lot and definitely look festive. I can't resist buying a full packet this year as they will come in handy for taking presents to my parents home on Christmas Day.
Expensive but fun!
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These gloriously kitsch bin bags are wonderful to look at and I used a couple over Christmas. I was amused to see the dustmen examining them, showing them to their team mates and having a good chuckle. They are huge in size and hold a lot but at £12.00 they are an indulgence rather than a necessity. For normal household garbage, stick to the black bin bags from the supermarket that cost £1.98 for 20!I was going to give them to someone as a crimble prezzie then changed my mind and kept them for myself! Selfish or what?
My auntie gave me these bin bags because she got them in a promotional pack where she works and she's not a "fun" kinda woman! lol They are WICKED!!! I love them and it's not even December yet! lol
They come in a pack of 12 bin bags that are individual so you haven't got to stress about ripping the gorgeous design if any of the perforations fail. I'll give you the bad news straight away and that's the price of them, I'm not sure how much normal black bin bags cost but I'm positive they're not £10.00 for 12 like these are!
I have only used 1 just so I could try it out and I'm keeping the rest for over Xmas because I think they're such fun. The bags are very big, the measurements aren't on them but you can tell from the picture above that they are made to fit the bigger bins. We've got a plastic swing bin in the kitchen and really these are a bit big and hang over the edges, they'll be ideal for stashing in the living room on Christmas day though because how wicked will they look with all the wrapping paper in them???
This bag I've used has proved itself to be strong because it hasn't ripped even though we've been having a bit of a sort out and there's been all sorts of heavy and sharp rubbish put into the bag. It was also easy to tie at the top because the green strip is quite wide, and I love how if you tie it carefully you'll end up with the knot looking like the holly topping on a Christmas pudding.
When my bin bag was full of rubbish it DID look like a big fat Christmas pudding!!! I LOVE IT!!! The bin men are due tomorrow and I made sure this bag was on the top of our pile and believe me it's had loads of admiring glances over the day today.
I know they're mega expensive but if you can afford a pack then I deffo recommend them. You can buy them from www.suck.uk.com and they also do a wicked goldfish design, which I won't be buying because a tenner is a bit much just to brighten the grove up for everyone else once a week!