|You deceitful bowl, you!|
Unfortunately, Walmart sucked me into the Gyrobowl vortex again with a register display and price of 13 bucks. Into our cart--and lives--it went, only to offer nothing but disappointment (ok, I'm being dramatic.)
But, seriously, the Gyro Bowl is not spill-proof at all. All it took was my 16-month-old to hold it by the blue handle pictured above and swing his arm back and forth and out flew his Goldfish crackers. He didn't even have to exhibit genius capabilities and hold the orange bowl in place with his finger--he just swung it and out the food came.
Not that the bowl isn't fun to play with--and, if you use it gently, the food does stay contained in the 360 degree rotating bowl. I just have a problem with a company that claims a product is spill-proof when it so obviously isn't. Did they even test the product on real children?
Also, the Gyro Bowl website is one of those websites that peppers you with popup messages when you want to leave ("Are you sure your want to leave?" "We have a special offer if you don't leave!") That maybe should have tipped me off to the deceitfulness of this little bowl and its makers.
Bottom line: Spare yourself the disappointment and buy a Snack Trap or other similar item. And, if, like the informercial says, you want your kids to walk around while eating cereal and milk without them spilling it, you should probably get out of la-la land. Sit those kids down for breakfast!