This Ingenious $18 Find That Keeps Fruits and Veggies Fresh So Much Longer

published Jan 31, 2024
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A peeled apple and knife on a wooden cutting board
Credit: Kelli Foster

I’m on a mission to eat healthier in the new year and increase my fruit and veggie intake. I’m a huge fan of all kinds of fruit, so that part’s pretty easy. Apples, plums, oranges — I can eat them all day long and everyday without getting sick of them, which has been helpful since I’ve started making a smoothie for breakfast every day. However, veggies are a different story. Despite my longstanding distaste for them, I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone and work them into my dishes over the past few months. It’s slow going, but I’m trying, and that’s all that matters, right?

With all of this in mind, I’ve been buying produce in larger quantities than normal since I embarked on my 2024 resolution, and one issue I’ve been perpetually dealing with is keeping it fresh for as long as possible and wasting none of it. That’s where Uncommon Goods’ $18 Food Hugger Set comes in.

What is the Food Hugger Set?

Ever wanted to use only half of an apple or a lime and not waste the other half? These ingenious silicone cups are designed to preserve your unused produce so it’ll live to see another day. They work best on circle- and square-shaped items, like the end of a cut banana or onion. Instead of having to toss your fruit or veggie into an airtight food storage container — which’ll take up way more space in your fridge than it likely needs too — or messing with plastic wrap, you can slap one of these babies on it and call it a day. It’s constructed to be airtight, and it’s also dishwasher, microwave-, and freezer- safe. The set’s pieces, which you can even nest together for easy storage, range in size from small to extra large. You can fit a hugger on food as tiny as 2.5 inches or as large as 4.25 inches.

Credit: Uncommon Goods

What Uncommon Goods Reviewers are Saying

Average Rating: 4.74/5

“Very glad I bought this set – it’s very useful when you’re only using a section of a fruit or vegetable and want to cover it with something other than plastic or aluminum wrap or a plastic bag. Of course it can’t fit every vegetable/fruit at every stage of cutting, but the range of sizes cover most things.” — Tristan

“These are perfect for cut veggies, and they take up a lot less room in the fridge than having lots of small containers. It is also easier to see what the item is. Not every veggie fits perfectly, but with the different sizes, I can usually find one that works well. I loved them so much, I bought them for my mom, too.” — KH

“I’m really trying to find ways to live more sustainably and lest wastefully and these are great! Not only do they keep my produce fresh for longer, but I’m not wasting foil or plastic!” — Jlove

With over 60 reviews praising these food huggers as a storage solution, you can bet that you’ll get your money’s worth — and at only $18, it’s a total bargain. You’ll end up saving that much and more by keeping your fruits and veggies fresh longer and cutting down on your plastic wrap usage. It’s a win-win!

Buy: Food Hugger Set, $18