Review and Giveaway: ButterStix Food-Safe Chalks

by Wendy Copley on August 13, 2015


Another day, another fun back to school giveaway! Today I’m reviewing ButterStix Zero Dust Chalks. I was sent a sample of these non-toxic chalks a few months ago and the kids and I have had a great time playing with them.


Because these chalks are specifically formulated to be safe to use around food, they are fun to use to write messages on the kids’ lunch boxes. We tried them on the Yumboxes first because they have a nice smooth surface to write on.


The texture of the chalks is kind of a cross between regular blackboard chalk and an oil pastel. The colors are nice and bright on a contrasting surface and they are resistant to smudging (though if they get rubbed too much they will come off). When I wiped the chalks off the Yumbox, they left a faintly ghosted image of the kids’ names on the boxes. Not a big deal to me, but it might be to you. Also, I found that the blue chalk left some staining on our light blue Yumbox, making it look a bit grubby. I was less thrilled about that. All of the other colors came right off though.


I had even better success when I used the ButterStix on our stainless steel lunch boxes. No ghosting, no staining — they work perfectly.

They are a great way to send a message to your kid at school. I’ve also found it handy to use them to label our lunch boxes when we take multiple lunch boxes on an outing.


One tip: If you sharpen them with a pencil sharpener it’s a lot easier to write a nice looking note and you have more control when you’re drawing. You have to be careful because the chalk breaks easily in the sharpener but it’s worth the effort.


The kids have been enjoying using them on their lunch boxes too. Wyatt drew this creepy little dude on his.


And Augie practiced his writing skills. If you can’t read this, it says:

Your a butt
Your a butt
Your a butt
Your poo poo

I’m so proud.

When you’re ready to clean off the chalk, you can just wet a paper towel or a sponge and wipe it off.

ButterStix Chalks can be purchased on Amazon.

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  • I would use the chalk on my new bento box I ordered!

  • Andrea Wiseley

    To write messages on my kids lunchboxes They are plastic and I think it would write good on them.

  • Monica Kirkham

    I couldn’t even begin to list the ways. Chalk is used on virtually anything/everything in my home on a daily basis. I have a chalkboard that lists daily chores and meals, so it would likely come in handy there!

  • Very cool. I’d use ’em on our PlanetBoxes. 🙂

  • Lauren Petron

    Very cute! My son is starting kindergarten, and I’d use these on his Planet Box.

  • Andrea Conti Elkins

    I would use them to write messages on our planetbox.

  • Shashanna Hutchison

    Would use to write my daughter notes on her lunchbox!

  • Lindsy

    I would use them on my preschooler’s lunchbox.

  • Nicole Kempski

    Would love to try these on our Planetboxes!

  • Jenn C

    Right now I use painters tape to label/date food containers and lunch boxes–I would totally use ButterStix instead!

  • Sadie Rich

    I would use them on lunch boxes too!! What a great idea!!! My daughter is all about the B-U or the B-U-T-T too. She asks me every day to play her little game of, “Is it the BU or the BUTT?”

  • Amanda Cruz

    I would love to leave my kids and husband little love notes! Thanks for the chance!

  • Jessica Brenion Moncrief

    I would write on lunchbox’s…and maybe let the little one practice…

  • Tammy Steffens

    On my bento box and maybe on car windows.

  • Marissa

    I would use them to decorate our Planet boxes.

  • Kelly Slapnicher

    I would use them on our new Planet box!

  • Shannon Stilwell

    Oh how awesome! My boys take their lunch to their ABA center every day in the Rovers and we can’t send the magnets (school says they get lost and fall off too easy) so this would bef Fun for messages!

  • Marlena

    I would use on my Planet Box, great idea

  • Anna

    My kids will probably use them to write on windows!

  • Sarah Schroeder

    I would use them For menu planning in the kitchen on our yet to be purchased menu chalkboard and also for notes on lunch boxes.

  • Sydney Anderson

    To write messages to my kids for lunch or after school snacks

  • Rachel Smith

    I would use it to write encouraging notes on my toddlers yum box and love notes on my husbands yum box panino 🙂

  • Krystal Watson

    So cute! I’ve been wanting some food safe pens! Would write short little message or draw cute things on her lunchboxes.

  • Bonnie Kilby Lyons

    My son just started school, and I’d love to put messages on his snack he packs.

  • Kimberly Nagy

    To write fun/loving messages on my kids’ yumboxes every day!

  • Erin Ellis

    These would be so fun to write notes in their lunchboxes!

  • Mindy

    Everywhere! We use chalk on everything! I never thought about lunch containers, how fun

  • Lien

    I would like my kids use them on their chalkboard wall inside the house.

  • Rachel Sung

    What an awesome idea to sharpen them! If you wipe down the ghosted areas with a damp magic eraser, it should come totally clean.

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