Monday, August 30, 2010

PlanetBox Lunch Box Review

PlanetBox Lunch Box:

Are you looking for lunch box options that are NOT plastic? Well, you just have to see this lunch box! It is made of food grade Stainless Steel and looks almost like a lunch tray that folds in half. The design is simply genius.



The first thing I thought of when I saw this box, was eating out of the mess kits as a Girl Scout while at camp. I get a serious case of the warm fuzzies at the very concept. I could not wait to show my Cub Scout son this new lunch box and get his reaction.



When son first saw his new lunch box it was love at first sight.  He thought it was the coolest lunch box he ever laid eyes on.  He immediately wanted to pack his lunch in it. The unit has 4 nice sized compartments. One main section large enough to fit a sandwich, a fruit compartment, a veggie compartment, and a longer section suitable for snacks such as fruit leathers, cheese sticks, napkin, fork, etc.  Everything you need is built right in.  Just open up and eat right out of the tray.



The complete kit includes containers that are liquid proof and ideal for ketchup, dressing or wet foods.  Just tuck them in the front pocket for safe transport.  The lunch box is not a perfect liquid proof seal so I highly recommend you use the additional leak proof containers for any wet items you may pack.

A note of caution.  Do not overstuff it to where the unit does not seal properly.  I made this mistake on our first use and it resulted in Cheetos in every compartment.  You know how kids hate to have their food touching!  :-)

My son is the kind of kid who likes to eat the same lunch every day, chicken nuggets.  You can not heat these containers up in the microwave so we had to come up with another "green" solution.  We used a small cup sized glass container with lid.  This glass container will also fit nicely in the front pocket.   Just take it out and heat it up. Don't worry about keeping perishables cold.  This unit and lunch bag does an awesome job of conducting the cold and keeping everything safe.



My son had a lot of fun decorating it with the magnetic designs. His choice was the "Under the Sea" design.  Being able to design the box sends the coolness factor though the roof.   It is noteworthy to mention that their magnets are not made out of PVC/vinyl.  Even the magnets are non-toxic!



Junior picked the Green lunch bag to go along with his aquatic theme. They have lots of other lovely colors to choose from, including: Rocket Red, Ever Green, Purple Power, Starry Blue, Awesomely Aqua and Perfectly Pink.



Planet Lunch box is a small family owned business and the brain child of Caroline and Robert Miros.  With small children of their own, they share our passion for promoting the health of our children and our planet. Are you interested in learning more?  Here is some helpful information I found over at PlanetBox.com:
  • Designed to Eliminate Garbage
  • Designed for both Kids and Parents
  • Safe and Non Toxic
  • Encourages Healthy Eating Habits
  • Lunch Box Measures 10 x 7 ½ x 1 ½

The Verdict:

Junior is in love with this bag.  Seriously.  I'm taking my child's health back and packing his lunch now.  Anything that encourages him to prefer packed lunch over school lunch is worth the price.  I personally consider this a top contender in the compartmental lunch box arena.



Check them out on Facebook.  You can find all sorts of lunch ideas on there.  If you are anything like me, you appreciate lunch ideas.






This review is the truth, the whole truth so help me...!  The Extraordinary Life blog received no monetary compensation for this review.  The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.  I did receive a free selection of products in exchange for my HONEST opinions.  
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