10 non-food uses for your MontiiCo Pack & Snack Bags!

July 03, 2020

When we say, as handy as they come we mean it - literally! Our MontiiCo Pack & Snack Bags aren’t just for snacks! (Although that’s a whole other blog post!) But super handy for SO many uses! 

Here are 15 ways you can use your Snack & Pack Bags for non-food fun!

1. Playing Cards - UNO cards falling out of their old packet. Our Snack & Pack Bags will keep them conveniently stored neatly together - especially when heading out of the house! (Picnic UNO tournament anyone?

2. Reusable baby wipes - Do you make your own baby wipes? (First up - hats off to you!) Sealed tight means they are perfect for keeping your baby wipes moist!

3. First aid kit - On-the-go first aid kit! Bandaids, tweezers.. Especially for those accident-prone kiddos (mine!)

4. Hair ties and bobby pins - Must have for any handbag!

5. Busy Bags - Need to keep the kids occupied when heading to the local cafe? Pop some lego or their favourite matchbox car into your Pack & Snack Bag!

6. Last-minute present emergency pouch - Alright tell me I’m not the only Mum who buys a birthday gift on the way to the party!? Pop your sticky tape, scissors and a pen into your Pack & Snack bag to keep in the glovebox for last-minute emergencies! (You’ll thank me one day for this!)

7. Headphone and phone cables - Do you loose headphones and phone cables in the bottom of your bag when travelling? Here’s the solution!

8. Sunnies or Glasses case - Avoid scratches!

9. Sunscreen - Heading out to the beach for the day and you find the sunscreen has leaked all through your bag? Not if it’s packed conveniently into your Pack & Snack!

10. Makeup bag - Perfect size for heading away for the weekend or those small makeup touch-ups! (Note: Depending on your makeup needs as Ness kindly pointed out!)

So that’s a roundup! If you thought these guys were just for snacks - think again!! You’ll be needed to add a few to your cart (you know, just in case!)

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Getting to know... Kirsty

August 07, 2020

I love introducing this FAB team we now have here at MontiiCo! Did you know, Kirsty was actually the very first person we starting outsourcing a little bit of work to.. (By little - I mean four hours a week!) WOW, look how we’ve grown now!

Meet Kirsty

What do you do at Montii? 

I’ve been working with Steph since 2017 not long after Montii first launched - so I guess almost three years! (Goodness where does the time go!) Over time I’ve done lots of different things as the brand has grown - starting with Wholesale Support with our stockists! These days, I mostly “write stuff” (like this blog haha)

Tell us about your family?

It’s me, my hubby and daughter Rosie (7) and a wee little bubba on the way!

What is your Coffee order?

Plain and simple for me! Regular Cappuccino

Tell us an online brand you love, and why?

Oh! So many to choose from! I think my fav. (apart from Montii obvs) would have to be Bon Maxie - to anyone that is familiar with her brand knows how amazing Clare’s products are (if you don’t, check them out!) but for similar reasons to Montii, I love to see Brisbane based everyday ladies making their dreams into successful brands, all while they juggle Mum life too!

Do you have a celebrity doppelganger?

So a fun fact - according to some random app I downloaded.. My celebrity doppelganger is Marit Larsen. Norwegian singer and songwriter. And yes, I have no doubt my singing is just as good as hers too! (joking!)

What is your spirit animal, and why? 

I just asked my husband this question (WFH life) he said a Poodle because they sleep all day and if their hair is not maintained... It’s get’s... A little crazzzyyy. 

What weird food combination do you enjoy?

I don’t know if this is THAT weird, but I do enjoy celery and peanut butter!

What is the dumbest way you have been injured?

This is a tad embarrassing.. The story goes, sitting on my foot while working at my desk, go to stand up and didn’t realise my foot had fallen asleep, I fell over and twisted my ankle. Awkward. Lucky I work from home and the only person who saw was my husband!

What is your most unusual talent?

Hmmm. I don’t think I actually have one! I’m pretty talent-less. 

Do you have any superstitions?

I do believe in Karma. And let’s be honest, I wouldn’t walk under a ladder.

If you could jump into a pool of something what would it be?

Chocolate. Definitely all the chocolate.


So there we go! Hope you enjoying getting to know Kirsty, just a little more!

Stay tuned for our next instalment of Getting to Know...

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The low down on our MontiiCo Insulated Food Jars...

July 21, 2020

The Montii Insulated Food Jar is ready for lunchtime! #nohungerpangs. Need your winter’s lunch toasty hot or summer salad crispy cold? This is the guy for this job. But don’t take my word for it let me tell you why!

Why is he so RAD?

  • 400ml Capacity
  • Vacuum insulated, double-walled stainless steel
  • Scratch and dent resistant finish
  • Wide mouth opening - easier to get food in and out!
  • Flip-up handle - easy to carry and gives extra leverage when opening
  • Removable (and replaceable!) silicone seals for easy cleaning - no hidden nasties!
  • 5 hours of warming, 7 hours of cooling
  • Silicone bumper base - extra protection against drops, rubs and scruffs (keeps him lookin' mighty fine!)

What if I lose a part of my MontiiCo Food Jar?

Don’t stress! We’ve got you covered. When designing our Food Jars, it was really important to us to make sure all of the pieces were replaceable.

So if the kiddos (of you!) lose any of the parts, you can buy replacement bumpers, lids, handles and seals! You can find them under Replacement Parts on our website (all replacement parts have $2 shipping too - winning!)

Should I pre-warm or pre-chill my MontiiCo Food Jar?




When keeping HOT, prewarm your food jar by filling with boiling water and allowing it to sit for 10ish minutes, before adding your food.

Heat your food HOTTER than what you would normally if you were eating straight away. 


When keeping CHILL, prechill by adding cold water and ice cubes - tip your chill water into your Montii Bottle before adding your food!


What should I pack in my MontiiCo Food Jar?


Like a warm hug on a winter day, warming bellies in my playground! Now hot lunches can be packed for school lunches or on-the-go.

Here’s some ideas we love:

  • Leftovers
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Mini Frankfurts
  • Fried Rice
  • Pasta
  • Baked Beans
  • Soup
  • Porridge 
  • Dumplings
  • Veggie Fritters


Boring sandwiches be gone, crispy salads and chilled snacks are a breeze! You’ll be reaching for your Montii Food Jar all year round.

Chilled ideas we love:

  • Yoghurt
  • Fruit Salad
  • Smoothie Bowl
  • Overnight oats
  • Salad
  • Custard
  • Homemade Sushi
  • Pasta Salad

What more is there to say, its Montii to the rescue in three RAD colours to choose from the only decision now is which colour will you choose?

Dusty Pink



If you have any questions about how to get to most out of your MontiiCo Food Jars - get in touch! The team are more than happy to help!

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Getting to know… Kowen!

June 18, 2020

Kowen (aka Kirsty) tries to hide more behind the camera than in front! So we thought, it was about time we changed that. We put Kowen in the hot seat to ask her all the questions.. So let’s find out all the important stuff!

Meet Kowen!

I feel like a little bit of Deja Vu here, Kowen’s real name is Kirsty, but with one Kirsty already in the office (yes, what are the chances!) we decided that was too confusing and swifty did a little OC nickname!


What do you do at Montii?

I’ve been at Montii for around 10 months (I think!) I do content production and design. So in other words, all the pretty pictures you see..bag prints… packaging..the product photos you see! That’s my handy work.


Tell us about your family

It’s me, my partner Phil and 1-year-old baby Rico who’s full of mischief (but is SO cute!)


What is your coffee order? 

Vanilla Flat White


Tell us an online brand that you love, and why?

I can’t choose just one so I have two - Garzie + May, a beautiful Sunshine Coast brand where I recently bought Rico a super cute Boho Palm quilt! And Bam Loves Boo (another QLD brand actually) for the cutest baby/kids clothing ever (seriously check them out!)


Do you have a celebrity doppelganger? 

Apparently, Kirsten Dunst - but I’m totes not a fan!


What is your spirit animal, and why?

Sparrow…..because I’m an early bird and I lurve birds, I totally want to be a twitcher when I’m retired.


What weird food combination do you really enjoy?

I love any and every condiment or add on available especially the hot ones like Jalapenos, wasabi etc…...I also recently decided that Apple Cider Vinegar and Pasta Salad are the best combo ever.


What is the dumbest way you have ever been injured?

I broke my arm climbing off bunk beds while playing Murder in the dark with my brothers.


What is your most unusual talent?

Hmmm I make a mean sand village at the beach. Is that a talent?


Do you have any superstitions?

Nope, not superstitious at all.


If you could jump into a pool full of something, what would it be?

Chocolate. Without a doubt, chocolate.


So who would have guessed it!? Now we all know secret bird-loving Kowen just a little more.

Stay tuned for our next instalment of Getting to Know You!

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