Your children will never know what it’s like to find a squashed stale sandwich wrapped in greaseproof paper at the bottom of a school bag… at least, that is, if you choose to let them near this bento inspired lunchbox instead of hogging it for yourself.
In our house it’s always a bit of a chore making the lunches, but with a lunchbox as stylish and practical as the Bento Colors we’ll probably be inspired to create a feast.
Available in six bright colours, these boxes have every chance of lifting your lunchtime. Three stackable inner boxes with lids lock together inside a secure colourful outer box – hence the name, Bento Colors. You can use all three boxes at once or remove some to fit in a sandwich or drink. Perfect for sushi, salads, leftovers or simply jazzing up your boring old vegemite and cheese sandwich.
The button-opening mechanism keeps the compartments free of any messy leaks but may pose a practical problem for any tiny fingers trying to open it (I can’t decide if that’s a good or bad thing – if you think it could pose a problem try the Laptop Lunches Bento Set). And, of course, it’s microwave and dishwasher safe.
You can find Bento Colors online at Bento & Co for €18 – a Christmas bargain given the strong Aussie dollar and a perfect investment for the school year ahead.