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Leaflet Tight Bento Box Review

Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 1

My daughter is always begging me to buy Lunchables, and I finally managed to determine that it was the novelty of the little box it comes in that she liked so much. I find Lunchables expensive and yucky, so I went on the hunt for a bento box to make our own!

After lots of looking, I finally chose the 650ml Lunch Box Bento Box with a Green Bag / Made in Japan, which is $18.95 on Amazon (it was $1 less when I bought it.) The white version is $17.12 as of my writing.

Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 2 lid

The single lid was one of the reasons I chose this particular bento box. I didn’t want my daughter to struggle to open lids and have to wait for a teacher to help her. This lid is fairly easy to open/close but you do have to get it lined up just right. Sometimes it takes a few tries.

Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 3 pieces
Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 4 put together Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 5 with lid

The other reason I liked this box was the individual containers. However I didn’t realize that the top of the containers do not touch the outer lid, leaving a gap for things to shift. This makes it useless for anything wet like yogurt or cut up fruit.

Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 6 in bag

It has a little baggie to carry it in, so it really is great for dry snacks. I pack ours in my daughter’s lunch box with an ice pack and her water bottle.

I was really kind of surprised by how tiny the box was, and I immediately thought of the Sassy On the Go Feeding Set ($6.99) I bought to take food/snacks along when my older son was a baby.

Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 7 sassy cont

Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 8 spoon Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 9 closed

The Sassy container has inner containers with lids (I find them difficult to get on/off) and a spoon that snaps into the outer lid.

Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 10 size Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 11 containers

They are very similar in size, though the Sassy container is less rectangular and more oval.

Same for the containers:

Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 12 outer cont length Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 13 outer cont width
Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 14 small cont length Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 15 small cont width
Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 16 larger cont length Leaflet Tight Bento Box via @chgdiapers 17 larger cont width

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen a couple of photos of the lunches I’ve made for my daughter:

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This is compact and great for snacks and homemade “lunchables” but it doesn’t hold enough food for my 7-year old. I just received a laptop lunches bento box that is much better suited for her lunch. I’ll be reviewing Laptop Lunches in the next week or two, so stay tuned!

FTC compliance: I paid normal retail price for the pictured products. I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.


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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.

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