I promised weekly reviews and here is this weeks review: Lunchsense Lunch Box!
Lunchsense was kind enough to send us a Medium Lunch Box Set to review. Lunchsense offers three different lunch box sets: Small, Medium, and Large. While the Small Lunch Box is meant for smaller appetites and wee little ones, like my Ladybug, we opted for the Medium Lunch Box since we have to pack extra food for her "second lunch" at school.
When I first received the Lunchsense Lunch Box, I wasn't very fond of how rigid and grown up it looked. But I quickly grew to love it! The grown up and rigid look is actually very intentional. Lunchsense designed their lunch box sets to be used not only by children, but also adults who need to look professional in their place of work. Mission accomplished. Not to mention that it's design makes it evident that this lunch box is sturdy and durable.
The Lunchsense Lunch Box opens up to become a placemat for your lunch, or a sitting mat, depending on the situation of course. While I like that it opens up, this isn't a feature that my Ladybug will be using anytime soon. It is, however, very easy to assemble and disassemble into this position. And it is very convenient for play dates in the park, family picnics, or outing to the beach!
Pictured above is everything that is included with the Medium Lunch Box: one 19 oz Lock&Lock food container; two 6 oz Lock&Lock food containers, 1 oz condiment jar, 8.5 oz drink bottle, and one ice pack. I love the Lock&Lock containers! Ladybug can open them all by herself, and you know that for a two year old this is a HUGE deal. She can't close them yet but thats ok, she has amazing teachers that are there to help her during her lunch and second lunch periods. The Lock&Lock containers are also leakproof which means I can pack just about anything I want without having to worry about spills. Everything you see here is also dishwasher safe. That's always a plus for busy moms who can throw it in the dishwasher and forget about it.
I particularly like the larger 19 oz food container. It has two inner containers that are removable. If you have a larger lunch, you can remove the inner containers altogether. I usually pack something that needs to be warmed up, both for myself and my Ladybug, so it's great to be able to use one of the two compartments for a need to heat in the microwave food!
When purchasing the Lunchsense Medium Lunch Box, you are given the option between a screw-top drink holder or a sippy style drink holder. Most of Ladybug's cups are sippy cups so we selected the sippy cup. This is the only issue we have had with this lunch box set. When we have used it, we have had to constantly wiggle the top to make sure the drink is coming out. It also squeeks for some reason, but if we wiggle it the squeeking will stop. I would recommend purchasing the screw-top drink holder for these reasons.
When you pack your Lunchsense Lunch Box, all of the containers remain right side up! This is essential for bento lunches, it keeps the cuteness in place. That is of course a plus for us. Below are pictures of one of Ladybug's lunches packed in our new Lunchsense Lunch Box as well as one of mine! That's right ladies and gentlemen, I use it too!! Also, notice that each lunch has one food item in the large container that needs to be heated. Made possible by the very useful removable inner containers!
In this Ladybug Lunch:
Whole Wheat Quesadilla Triangles
Diced Honeydew & Strawberries
Goldfish & Pretzels
Chobani Blueberry Yogurt
In this MommyBug Lunch:
White Bean Chili
Tortilla Chips- for dipping
Cheese- for topping
To sum it up, here are the features we love:
- Versatile & Durable
- Leakproof containers are microwave, freezer, & dishwasher safe. Oh, and leakproof! :)
- Lunchbox doubles as placemat or sitting mat
- Reusable containers reduce food waste
- Promotes portion control
- Lunchbox is machine washable (cold/warm water only)
- BPA, PVC, & Lead free
Again, our only issue was with the sippy cup but if your purchase the screw top drink then you should have no complaints whatsoever!
Love this lunch box??? Lunchsense has generously offered a coupon code for all Ladybug Lunches readers! The coupon code is valid from 8/12/13 - 8/28/13. Use coupon code: LALU10 for a 10% discount on your entire purchase!
Overall, Lunchsense is Ladybug Lunches approved!