Unfortunately we are still on the hunt for the perfect lunchbox & I thought I would post about it in case anyone had already found it. I do have a few requirements that must be met, which rules out the trusty old Decor lunchbox that served me though out my school career & I believe is still in mum's tupperware drawer!
Be BPA free.
Have the ability to hold a sandwich/roll + snacks/fruit
Not require the food to have any other wrapping, plastic wrap etc...
I don't think that's asking too much!
The first lunchboxes I got for my kids were the laptop lunchboxes. In a lots of ways they were great, nice & sturdy with four little containers for food. They were great for snacks, but just not enough room for a big lunch, in my opinion. I also wished all the containers came with lids, not just one (& the tiny dressing container) & given the cost of the lunch boxes I was disappointed overall.
Next we found the Smash (Nude Food Movers) Lunchboxes & I fell in love. The price was right, there was room for two (!) sandwiches or a roll/bagel, plus separate compartments for snacks & room for a small apple or mandarin, thus protecting the fruit from getting squished in the bottom of the school bag. The added bonus was the two removable containers that were perfect for yoghurt or dip. The big problem with these lunchboxes was that they just weren't built to last. We didn't even get a year out of these which is beyond disappointing, especially given that in every other way they ticked all the boxes.
We are presently trying out a couple of Sistema lunch box styles. The first was nice & solid, but was lacking in compartment, the second was nice & compact & whilst it did have some compartments it wasn't quite big enough. So today I purchased two Sistema Quaddies & I shall report back on their performance. They feel nice & sturdy, they have some compartments for snacks & enough room inside for a roll/sandwich & fruit. I think I will need to make a reusable sandwich wrap to go in them though & the nudie containers will be used for yoghurt!
So my question is, have you found the perfect lunch box & if so what is it? If not, what are you looking for in a lunchbox?