When I was a child, I remember liking my mum’s green Tupperware container because there was a cool picture of a seal on the lid. Small things, right?

The Tupperware brand is a respected household name, almost an institution for housewives and homemakers. Look in your mum’s cupboard and you’ll probably find a piece of Tupperware, something that has been there for as long as you can remember. Tupperware products have been backed with a lifetime guarantee for over 49 years, and the durability has earned it a respected place in the kitchen.

The Tupperware summer collection
Snack Cups, as part of set of 4 ($26.00) and Snack On-the-Go Set ($18.00)

Tupperware has just launched its new Spring Summer line. The Good Life collection features a range of bright new products in bright pinks and greens as well as a fresh blue and white themed coastal collection.

Stack of tupperware
From top; Snack On-The-Go as part of set ($18.00), Snack Bowl as part of Active Lunch Set ($79.00), Square Round as part of Coastal Picnic Set ($185.00)

Coastal Life Tupperware
Coastal Bowl Set ($119.00), Coastal Divided Server ($37.00) and Insulated Picnic Bag with Divider (as part of Coastal Picnic Set, $185.00)

While we’re talking all things Tupperware, here are a few fun facts you might not have known about Tupperware and its creator, Earl Tupper.

Earl Tupper was an inventive man, driven to make himself a million dollars before he was 30 years old. He worked as a post-office employee and railway employee before he took a course in tree surgery and began a landscaping business called Tupper Tree-Doctors. This venture failed during the Great Depression however, and he declared bankruptcy at age 30 instead of earning his million.

Tupper fancied himself as a latter day Leonardo Da Vinci, and dreamed up a range of inventions that did not take off like Tupperware later would. Among these, a fish propelled boat in which a large fish is harnessed to the bottom of the vessel, a no-drip ice cream cone, stomach flattening corset for women, and photo belt-buckle.

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Sandwich Keeper Duo ($32.00)

Tupper created Tupperware in the early 1940s. Through experimenting with a waste by-product of the oil refining process, he was able to refine it and produce Poly-T or plastic, a flexible, durable, non-toxic product. He focused on producing a range of plastic storage containers to keep food fresh in the refrigerator, and patented the ingenious Tupper Seal to keep containers airtight.  When it hit shelves however, it was poorly received because consumers did not understand the product.

The products were also distributed through private household companies, and sales grew in this market. It was only when the Tupperware Party concept was introduced by home saleswoman Brownie Wise that the product began to take off. It became so successful that products were removed from shelves and distributed solely through the parties.

Frog backpack
Freckles Frog Day Pack Set comprising backpack, sandwich keeper, snack cup and drink bottle ($59.00)

Tupper sold his company in 1958 for $16 million and bought an island off Costa Rica where he lived and avoided taxes until he died. What else has a multi-millionaire got to do?

Tupperware drink bottle
Active Carrier Large Coral/Purple ($14.00)

Such is the legend of Tupperware that there is set to be a movie released in the not-too-distant future.  The movie about the plastic fantastic has been acquired by Sony and will feature Sandra Bullock as Brownie Wise. I can only hope it will feature a fish-propelled boat somewhere. It’s the perfect opportunity to pack some lollies into a Tupperware for a sneaky snack. There’s a Tupperware for all occasions!

Tupperware giveaway

Want to show up mum’s Tupperware collection and score yourself some of the fantastic plastic? You can with our Tupperware Giveaway! We have a Tupperware Coastal Picnic Set (pictured above) valued at $185 up for grabs, which includes; 

4 x square rounds
4 x modular bowls
1 x sweet keeper
1 x snack bowl
1 x serving centre small
4 x rippled tumblers
1 x insulated picnic bag with divider

We also have two Everyday Bowls sets for runners up valued at $46.00 each, comprising a set of four brightly coloured multi-purpose bowls with lids. 

How to enter

The weather is warming up and it’s the perfect time to get out in the sunshine with some food and friends. To enter the Tupperware Giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post, Facebook, Instagram or Tweet us and tell us what snacks and food you would pack for a spring picnic.

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Competition Terms and Conditions

  • This giveaway is open to Australian residents only
  • Entries can be made via this blog post, as a comment on this Facebook post or Instagram post, or as a post on Twitter using the hashtag #tupperwaregiveaway
  • This is a game of skill, entrants will be judged on creativity, originality and entertainment value. The first winner will win the major prize (RRP $185) and two subsequent winners will each win the runner-up prizes (RRP $46).
  • Competition entries close on Monday 6th October 2014 at 9:00am AEST, winners will be announced on this page on the same day

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The biggest decision of Jess's day is often what to have for lunch. A coffee addict, sweet tooth and glutton all rolled in one; Jess has a love for food. She has a reputation among her friends as a big eater, and has taken on several eating challenges just to prove a point. Jess loves to bake, mainly to indulge her own sweet tooth, but also to share the dessert love! Jess works in hospitality and is constantly surrounded by delicious food - she is always first to volunteer as taste tester when any new recipes are being created. There’s no need to ask if Jess is hungry – she almost always is.
  • melleemoo

    I’m a big fan of taking frittatas to picnic as I have chickens and therefore lots of eggs. I also on the egg note love making scotch eggs for picnics as they are hand held and delicious! What us not to love!

  • Eugene wants to cook

    A spring picnic, to be properly executed, requires much consideration and care. There is nothing better than the caress of spring sunshine, the tickle of a spring breeze, the smiles and laughter of friends from without and having an explosion of spring flavours from within one’s mouth. What is in season then? Shall we toss freshly a salad comprising apples, asparagus and arugula, drizzled with spring honey and cider vinegar? A platter of fruit and cheese and popping of champagne to formally inaugurate spring? Yes, verily, it would be our moral duty to do so. As the weather is warming up, a gazpacho should also be opportune, and whilst the BBQ is being fired up, some spring lamb would not go amiss. A leg butterfiled, then smothered with fresh rosemary from my garden, quality EVOO and generous sprinklings of sea salt, chargrilled to medium-rare perfection would slice up nicely for on-the-spot sandwiches that the kids can help assemble while the grown-ups tackle the fire pit, throwing another shrimp or snag on the barbie. You see, this isn’t just another excuse for pigging-out, it is a family affair, where loved ones young and old can celebrate love, life and sunshine embodied by the spirit of Spring. Sandwiches pressed and chilled, cakes baked or ready-made then dolloped with fresh cream, coffee and tea from quality insulated thermal ware should complete the picnic nicely. Fresh juice mixed with soda water for the kids, everyone can raise their glass of bubbly as a toast to Spring and the chef. Food safety and transport should be a no-brainer if one relies on Tupperware for their supper fare. Good picnic ladies and gents, good picnic.

  • Kel

    Simple & honest good food is what I’d pack for the perfect picnic!
    In my picnic basket it would contain: a selection of cheeeeesees (brie, camembert, chedder and blue) with crackers, a fresh pumpkin rocket salad with balsamic vinegar, fresh baguette so we can have DIY assembling of chicken banh mi (with the sides of pickled carrots/radish, grilled onions,cucumber, chilli and extra pate!!) and to wash it all down maybe some homemade lemonade….or wine…!

  • (We announced the winners on Facebook & Instagram but just realised we forgot to publish them here as well!)
    Thanks
    for all the fantastic entries everyone! Congratulations to our major
    prize winner Tina Tran (Facebook entrant), and runner-up winners @the__songbird (Instagram
    entrant) and melleemoo (entrant from the blog)!