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The sack lunch was always something magical when I was a kid.  It was made after I went to bed and showed up on the kitchen counter when it was time to go to school in the morning. I always looked forward to discovering come lunchtime what goodies had ended up in that brown bag. Even better than the snacks and sandwich and fruit was the little love note I would always get from my mom. It was always written on the backside of a Far Side comic torn off of one of those desktop calendars. I’d read the note first: “Have a wonderful day today! Love, Mom” or “Learn a lot today! Love, Mom” and then flip it over to see the latest antics of those silly talking dogs or absent-minded Vikings. I always felt so loved. So although I am in no way looking forward to sack lunch duty with my own kids, I do look forward to sharing a love note each day. What signs of love ended up in your lunchbox as a kid? How do you show your kids you’re thinking of them when they’re at school? Here are a couple of ideas – help me add to them!

– Make them a breakfast treat in the shape of a heart (yogurt or oatmeal with toppings in the shape of a heart, cinnamon toast with the cinnamon in a heart shape, etc.)

– Use a cookie cutter to make their lunch sandwich the shape of a heart

– Create fortune cookie strips of paper to be dropped into each lunchbox

– Write a note on the bag or napkin

– Have siblings write messages to each other that mom or dad can drop into future lunches



When will you start making 2% cheese in the big blocks?? People like me who prefer 2% cheeses have to purchase it in the small packages. Please make 2% cheese in the big blocks!

August 21st, 2012 at 11:20 am

Tillamook Team

Hi Julie,

Thanks so much for your comment and thank you for being a Tillamook fan! Right now we only have the 8oz size available. I haven’t heard of any plans to make the cheese in a larger size but I will make sure to pass along your comment! It's always good to hear from customers and know what they want! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

- Kelly of the Tillamook team

August 21st, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Amy Hadden

Every school day I post free printable lunch notes on my site Jokes, fun facts, etc. - please take a look.

August 21st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Tillamook Team

Hey Amy! Thanks for the tips. Tillamook is always looking for fun lunchtime ideas! Thanks for sharing!

- Kelly with the Tillamook team

August 22nd, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Janet Hayes

Please, please produce 2% cheese in larger blocks for cooking. There are two other companies that I know of that do-one of them is terrible and the other is just OK. I love whole fat cheese but I must watch the fat intake. This would allow me to prepare more recipes with cheese such as enchiladas etc. I think you would find it would be very popular.

August 27th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Janet!

Thanks so much for your comment! I know there are a lot of Reduced Fat cheese fans! Thanks so much for being one of them! I will make sure your comments are heard by the Tillamook team! We always love hearing from our fans so that we can continue to grow in ways that serve you!

- Kelly of the Tillamook Team

August 29th, 2012 at 12:18 pm
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