A few years ago I had seen the Lotus Trolley Bag ad running around Facebook. I so wanted one but just couldn’t bring myself to order because it was an overseas product. I struggled for a few more years with my reusable grocery bags but every time the ad came back up I would tell Steve that I really wanted one. This is even more true now that I use the self check out and scan as you go options at our grocery store. Lotus Trolley was nice enough to send me one to review. All opinions are my own.
What is the Lotus Trolley Bag?
In short, the Lotus Trolley Bag is actually 4 bags that are used to make shopping easier. They are resusable grocery bags that are held together with velcro. The rods at the top are removable but are used in a grocery cart for holding the bags up. One bag is a cooler bag perfect for your freezer and cold items. One of the bags also has a special section for holding your eggs.
How does the Lotus Trolley Bag Work?
As I said the rods that run through the bags hold the bags up inside the cart. This makes it super easy for packing groceries to go home.The bags are not the normal reusable bag sizes. They are actually much bigger and have a mesh bottom. I love this because it makes it less likely to have to wash them after every trip. The four bags are also graduated slightly in size. This makes it easier for the bags to sit properly in the cart.
I love that as we scan our items we can easily sort them into different bags. I do not like having cleaning products or pet products in the same bags as our regular food. We’ve designated the brown bag which is the smaller of the bags for that purpose. Then comes our canned goods bag. This is slightly larger than the brown one and has a strong mesh bottom. The aqua bag is our cooler bag. You would be surprised at how big this bag is! I can fit all of our freezer items in here. The one thing I would warn is that you not overfill so its too heavy. Finally is our purple bag. This bag is the one that has the special spot for eggs. It is not protective but more a “Hey your eggs are in this bag” spot.
The only downside I have found is that if you aren’t using the scan as you go or self scan options at certain stores, you will need an extra empty cart. Harris Teeter is my go to grocery store right now. Because of the way they do their groceries at a regular check out, you will need an empty cart. This wasn’t too hard for us as I just had Charlie grab one right before we went to check out. He then returned it on our way out.
For me I like to pack my own groceries or the kids do it.
Packing the car at the end of a shopping trip is super easy too. We removed the bars from the top of the bags and slid the bags comfortably into the back of my little car! Keep in mind this is 2 weeks worth of groceries loaded in there and there is still space in the purple and aqua bags!
Lotus Trolley Bag have become an essential in our home and you can order them easily off Amazon now!