Munchkin Bento Lunch Box – Review

We love Munchkin products in our house so were thrilled to be asked to review the Click Lock Bento Mealtime Set.

“Bento” is a word I’ve seen a lot recently- particularly on Pintrest!  I had a bit of a search to find out exactly what it means and came across this definition: “Bento” is a Japanese term referring to a meal in a container that is eaten outside the home. Which sounds to me pretty much like a packed lunch!  Pintrest is rife with ideas for themed lunches at the moment – most of which just make me recoil in horror at the amount of time they would take (and the amount of food that must be wasted cutting things out in the shape of teddy bears!?) Maybe I’m a mean Mummy and should make more of an effort!

So the Munchkin Bento box features a “Click Lock” closing which I love – it means you know that the lid is on properly and isn’t going to leak! (We’ve all had incident of loose lids on plastic tubs I’m sure.)  The clasp is easy for Ben to use.   The box comes with it’s own cutlery – which has a tidy place in the lid to sit, no more losing tea spoons!  Munchkin say that the box is designed to fit within your normal lunch box but at Ben’s age I think it’s more than adequate as a lunch box on it’s own.  The box is set out to keep your healthy sizes food portions separate and fresh – with two small lidded containers idea for servings of fruit and veg.  I’m sure my children are not alone in liking little pots of things be it grapes or chocolate buttons!  Why are things more exciting when they have their own lids?

So what did we like?
* No need to wrap things individually which saves time, less waste & easier for children to open independently
* You can buy larger packets of things and split them up across the week (Always up for saving money!)
* Foods are kept separate from each other
* The Click Lock means there’s no risk of spillages
* It can go in the dishwasher (hurrah!)
* Cutlery is included
* It’s designed to fit inside your usual lunch box
* There is a space on the bottom to write your child’s name (the mother and teacher in my loves this!)
* It is great for school, day trips (or, and I probably shouldn’t admit this, Mummy to take to work!)

What we weren’t so keen on
* Personally I wouldn’t be inclined to include it in a normal lunch box as I think that’s unnecessary for smaller children
* I would love to see more choice of colours as it’s not as bright and exciting as other Munchkin products we own

All in all it’s a great little box and can be used by everyone in the family.  Another win for Munchkin!

*Disclaimer: We were sent the Bento box free of charge for review but all thoughts and opinions are my own*

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8 Comments

  1. Sarah Wheeler
    September 18, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    Can vouch for bentos.. a big hit here, with me (the versions that have sushi in them) and a more kid friendly version for J.

  2. Em @ snowingindoors
    September 18, 2013 / 5:12 pm

    Annie uses one of these for school and it's a big hit, comes home empty every day!

    • September 18, 2013 / 5:58 pm

      You must be filling it with tasty things! 🙂 x

  3. Emmysmummy
    September 20, 2013 / 7:06 am

    Love the look of these

  4. September 25, 2013 / 12:43 pm

    I love the look of this, I want one for myself!

  5. Mama Owl
    September 28, 2013 / 9:10 am

    I'm ALL about the bento box at the moment, like you though it's little boxes and bigger packets to spread out across the week which is extra handy with five kids. It's a great concept!

  6. September 28, 2013 / 8:57 am

    This looks fab, very handy for packed lunches.

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