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Old 10-06-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
Bryan Arciero
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Powder Packaging

I recently ordered from Progenex, and their protein is packaged in what are essentially zip-locked-type bags (clearly sturdier than a ziplock back, but you get my point).

I had ordered them as I went travelling abroad for several weeks and it wasnt cost effective to i. buy the single-serving types or ii. fit a large container-type powder into a suitcase, so I picked up these resealable bags.

Now that I'm back after 3 weeks, I wanted some feedback from other users:

1. Am I the only one that finds that they are hard to seal?
2. Do folks keep the powder in the bag or is there a better way to store them? e.g. Do others transfer them to a better container?

I'm finding that opening and closing the bag is causing the finer powder to "poof" up, then collects on the countertop around where the bag was placed (so each time I end up having to clean up my countertop), so I'm wondering if others have different strategies.

I apologize for this not really being anything nutrional-related, but I didnt think "protein power containers" was relevant under the Equipment heading!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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Re: Powder Packaging

I agree they're not the greatest containers, but I've actually gotten used to them over time. I initially had some issues resealing them as well but now that I've gotten the technique down, it's a non-issue. As far as powder "poofing", I simply squeeze the excess air out of the bag right before I finish sealing them shut (leaving one tiny corner open to let the air escape before sealing) That way the powder doesn't escape while closing or opening them. I'm sure you could also put it in some kind of tupperware or other storage container if you wanted.

Hope that helps a bit!

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:12 AM   #3
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Re: Powder Packaging

I buy my protein from trueprotein and just kept a couple of old 5lb tubs from other product to move my protein from the free food grade bag they ship in to a more easily useable container.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:32 AM   #4
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Re: Powder Packaging

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I buy my protein from trueprotein and just kept a couple of old 5lb tubs from other product to move my protein from the free food grade bag they ship in to a more easily useable container.
This. So much more convenient. I have a big ON tub left that I keep reusing.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:14 PM   #5
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Re: Powder Packaging

and if you don't have old tubs laying around, you can buy these types of containers at walmart or target that come empty for kitchen use. you can even get different sizes so you can have large for home and small for travel.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:37 PM   #6
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Re: Powder Packaging

I find just slowing down when dealing with their bags has been the best strategy..
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