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Finally found tupperware/box to fit a full pound brick of butter @Dollarama $1.25

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Finally found tupperware/box to fit a full pound brick of butter @Dollarama $1.25

Not sure if this is in the right forum, but to me it's food related so here goes. Feel free to break my wrist and walk away if this is not in the right forum.

I've been looking for a tupperware type box where I can stick the whole brick of butter 454g once I've thawed it in the fridge. Seems it's impossible to find something for cheap, and I'm not paying $20 for something like this, that is absolutely ridiculous, not that I've found a good one at that price.

I recently was looking for some other stuff at Dollarama and found the perfect box. It fits the brick with a bit of room to spare (to maneuver a knife when cutting a piece off it) and fits on one of (my) door shelves in the fridge, as I access it often.

$1.25

EDIT: NOTE THAT NOWHERE ON THE LABEL DOES IT SAY BPA-FREE OR FOOD SAFE
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Is it BPA safe?
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playnicee1 wrote: Is it BPA safe?
This

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-life ... q-20058331

I would have 2 concerns here …

1- It’s made in China. And no where says it’s FOOD SAFE

2- It’s Dollarama … and they have a bad reputation when it comes to food safety

https://www.cbc.ca/news/fake-colgate-ch ... a-1.664913

does-anyone-else-not-shop-dollarama-anymore-2487281/

And as I said in that thread … I use Dollar Stores for various items … but NOTHING I am gonna ingest.

Skip the plastic … buy a good old fashioned glass jar … or repurpose one
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Likely not BPA free, you're right.

However, I plan to use it:

1) Only in the fridge and for butter.
2) No microwave or dishwasher, hand wash with warm water when it needs to be washed.

For this it's totally fine, even if not BPA free.
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vodka wrote: For this it's totally fine, even if not BPA free.
You're putting BPA into your butter and therefore into your food.
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playnicee1 wrote: You're putting BPA into your butter and therefore into your food.
Seems a study in 2019 showedn 81% canned foods contain BPA, im not too worried about a container thats never heated, which is what makes bpa leak. The amount is negligible to nothing.
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vodka wrote: Seems a study in 2019 showedn 81% canned foods contain BPA, im not too worried about a container thats never heated, which is what makes bpa leak. The amount is negligible to nothing.
I'm unable to find this, however can find a 2020 article referencing 10%. (https://www.insider.com/what-is-bpa).

An article from Scientific American suggests that heat causes BPA to leach out 55 times faster then normal conditions. (https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... sphenol-a/). This to me suggests that it still does leach out. For a daily use container like the one mentioned, I would personally be going glass or metal.
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I probably fall in the middle with BPA concerns.
I'm not hugely concerned, but on the other hand if there is anywhere I might second guess, it is something like this from Dollarama.

Just using a layer of waxed paper or the original wrap would negate these concerns.
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arisk wrote: Just using a layer of waxed paper or the original wrap would negate these concerns.
There's an idea...
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KevinM56081 wrote: I'm unable to find this, however can find a 2020 article referencing 10%. (https://www.insider.com/what-is-bpa).

An article from Scientific American suggests that heat causes BPA to leach out 55 times faster then normal conditions. (https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... sphenol-a/). This to me suggests that it still does leach out. For a daily use container like the one mentioned, I would personally be going glass or metal.
My bad, study from 2016, article from 2019: https://www.ecoparent.ca/eco-wellness/b ... ans-canada
>>Report referenced: https://environmentaldefence.ca/report/ ... nned-food/
Here's an article, even BPA-free labeled stuff may not be safe: https://www.livescience.com/63592-bpa-f ... ngers.html
Also another comparing cold/heat and release amounts: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 9114002000

>>I will edit the original post to mention that nowhere does it say BPA-free.

I feel like even if it did say BPA-free, would I trust it?
Just because it's Dollarama vs Loblaws (who also sells containers and such) makes not a lot difference in my opinion, big business can always circumvent/lie/deceive without any consequence.
At least this way I know I'm not falsely trusting? :)
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vodka wrote: My bad, study from 2016, article from 2019: https://www.ecoparent.ca/eco-wellness/b ... ans-canada
>>Report referenced: https://environmentaldefence.ca/report/ ... nned-food/
Here's an article, even BPA-free labeled stuff may not be safe: https://www.livescience.com/63592-bpa-f ... ngers.html
Also another comparing cold/heat and release amounts: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 9114002000

>>I will edit the original post to mention that nowhere does it say BPA-free.

I feel like even if it did say BPA-free, would I trust it?
Just because it's Dollarama vs Loblaws (who also sells containers and such) makes not a lot difference in my opinion, big business can always circumvent/lie/deceive without any consequence.
At least this way I know I'm not falsely trusting? :)
Try the wax paper so the butter is not rubbing up against the plastic.
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vodka wrote: My bad, study from 2016, article from 2019: https://www.ecoparent.ca/eco-wellness/b ... ans-canada
>>Report referenced: https://environmentaldefence.ca/report/ ... nned-food/
Here's an article, even BPA-free labeled stuff may not be safe: https://www.livescience.com/63592-bpa-f ... ngers.html
Also another comparing cold/heat and release amounts: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 9114002000

>>I will edit the original post to mention that nowhere does it say BPA-free.

I feel like even if it did say BPA-free, would I trust it?
Just because it's Dollarama vs Loblaws (who also sells containers and such) makes not a lot difference in my opinion, big business can always circumvent/lie/deceive without any consequence.
At least this way I know I'm not falsely trusting? :)
100% agree. Just because it's proclaimed safe today doesn't mean in 10 years that will be the case.

I've tried to move away from plastics as much as possible in favour of glass, stone, metal etc.
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If it says bpa free then it is has bps in it, which is worse. Just use the wax paper, or find a glass container for the butter and move on.
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vodka wrote: Not sure if this is in the right forum, but to me it's food related so here goes. Feel free to break my wrist and walk away if this is not in the right forum.

I've been looking for a tupperware type box where I can stick the whole brick of butter 454g once I've thawed it in the fridge. Seems it's impossible to find something for cheap, and I'm not paying $20 for something like this, that is absolutely ridiculous, not that I've found a good one at that price.

I recently was looking for some other stuff at Dollarama and found the perfect box. It fits the brick with a bit of room to spare (to maneuver a knife when cutting a piece off it) and fits on one of (my) door shelves in the fridge, as I access it often.

$1.25

EDIT: NOTE THAT NOWHERE ON THE LABEL DOES IT SAY BPA-FREE OR FOOD SAFE
I remember your post re this. Glad you finally found one. Think I will look around for one as well.
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jemjem9 wrote: I remember your post re this. Glad you finally found one. Think I will look around for one as well.
It is a good idea, but I also like the idea of wax paper to protect the butter.
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playnicee1 wrote: It is a good idea, but I also like the idea of wax paper to protect the butter.
Yeah I was about to say wrap it in wax paper. Plastic chemicals will leech over into food over time.

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