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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They are very similar in size, though the Sassy container is less rectangular and more oval.
Same for the containers:
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen a couple of photos of the lunches I’ve made for my daughter:
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!
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