Are you ready to get this party started? I’m kicking off back-to-school week with a review and giveaway of the LunchBots Trio!
I’ve wanted to try out a LunchBots lunch box for a very long time now. Two years? Three? I’m not even sure anymore. They’ve been showing up on my favorite bento blogs for quite awhile now and from what I’ve seen it’s almost impossible to make a bad looking lunch using one of these babies. And now that I’ve had the chance to use one for the last month or so, I know that to be true for a fact.
I selected the LunchBots Trio to test, because I liked how the interior was divided into two square-ish sections and one long thin one. The box is made of high grade stainless steel and you can choose a blue, red or stainless finish for the lid. I went with the stainless lid and it looks super. It’s sleek and sophisticated enough for an adult to use but it still works fine for kids. My three-year-old calls this the “robot” lunch box — high praise from him.
Though the lid fits snugly it is not water tight so I would stick to packing dryer foods in this box. If you would like to pack yogurt, applesauce or a container of salad dressing, I’d pick up one of LunchBots new leak proof containers.
The LunchBots Trio sells for $19.99 which I think is a fair price for what you get. It costs a little more than some other lunch boxes but it’s extremely sturdy and will obviously last for years (as long as you don’t lose it!).
A few other things worth noting:
- Though small in size (5 x 6 inches) this box holds plenty of food for my seven- and three-year-old’s normal and hearty appetites (respectively).
- The standard silicone baking cups I use in most all of my bento lunches fit perfectly.
- Because it’s made of stainless steel, this baby can go on the top or bottom rack of the dishwasher. Woo hoo!
- The shapes of the three compartments have inspired me to get a little more creative with my lunch packing. I love trying to think up something fun to do with the long compartment.
- Because this box is only made up of two pieces — the lid and the main piece — it’s easy to keep track of them.
- My three-year-old (almost four) had a little trouble opening this himself at first. We practiced a few times at home and he managed to figure it out. If you are thinking of buying this for a younger child, please keep this in mind, or be sure that her daycare provider/preschool teacher is willing to help open lunch boxes.
- If you are wary of using plastic, stainless steel is a great alternative.
- If you’re using colorful fruits and veggies, it really is impossible to pack a bad looking lunch in this box! Check out the LunchBots category in the gallery for some examples of lunches I’ve put together using this bento box. My husband even made one!
Would you like to win a LunchBots product of your own? LunchBots has kindly agreed to send a LunchBots product to one Wendolonia reader.
How to Enter:
Click over to this page on the LunchBots website and leave a comment below telling me which product you would pick. Trio? Quad? Orange? Lime Green? Stainless? They’re all so pretty it will be hard to choose!
Also, please consider following Lunchbots on social media (not required for entry):
Comments will be closed Monday, August 20 at noon and I’ll choose one random winner shortly thereafter. Winner will have 48 hours after I notify them via email to respond with their mailing address. (Sorry, but this giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian addresses only.) If I don’t hear from you an alternate winner will be selected, so be sure to leave your email address and check your email.
I hope YOU win!
And don’t forget — these back to school giveaways are also open until Monday, August 20:
- monbento Original Bento Box
- Amy’s Organics, Sahale Snacks and Musco Family Olives
- Laptop Lunches $25 gift certificate
- Personalized Yubo Lunch Box from CHILDish
Disclosure: LunchBots sent me a Trio lunch box to review. I have received no other compensation for this post and the enthusiastic opinions I’m expressing here are solely my own.