Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fresh Idea

Product Review - PlanetBox

With my oldest daughter starting school in just a few months, I will soon be faced with packing her lunches.  I grew up with the daily use of disposable brown paper bags and ziplocs, but I refuse to have such a wasteful household.  Sure, there are loads of plastic options - even BPA free ones, but I am still leery of using plastics when other options are available.  Luckily, I came across PlanetBox!  They have an amazing lunchbox made of food-grade stainless steel!

The company was started by a husband and wife team (one was a health educator and the other was a medical products designer).  The box is broken up into 5 compartments to allow for a variety of foods for each lunch.  The main compartment is perfectly sized for a sandwich, bagel, or pasta salad, while the others are great for fruits, veggies, cheese, crackers, or anything else your kids like!  There is even a small "treat" space just the right size for something a little sweet.  It also comes with two separate "dippers" that are perfect for dips, yogurts, or anything you want to keep separate.  The lids are lined with silicone to prevent leaking.

Each box can be customized with one of 15 sets of magnets that can be placed on the top of the stainless steel container.  You can also get the carry bag in your choice of 6 colors.  The bag has a front pocket that can fit the big "dipper" and a pouch just the right size for your reusable water bottle.  The design options are great because allowing your kids to be a part of the selection process gives them a sense of ownership, and it will likely motivate them to take better care of their planetbox.  It is a bit of an investment - $60 for the box, 2 dippers, magnets, and carry bag, but I absolutely think it is worth every penny.  My daughter just loves it and looks forward to her lunches.

Please know that I was not compensated for this review.  I purchased the PlanetBox on my own and wanted to share this great product with you.

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