Sunday, May 30, 2010

new (super cute!) box - ribbit ribbit!

New bento box! Toadally adorable bento box!!
This is (one of) our new bento boxes. I might have gone on a bit of a bento-shopping bender lately. Maybe. Just Maybe.

froggy ready to go!

I have been pining for this little two-tier bento box for ages! I was unsure about the size and quality of it, so I've continued to hem and haw over it for the better part of a year. After seeing the price drop on it quite a bit on Amazon I started to waffle and when my friend Wendy did a post about getting the panda version I totally crumbled like a cookie! (although I just now realized when hunting up that link that hers is actually a little different than mine...I didn't even realize!).

Whether this be a big snack or a small lunch, it was all for Ethan, my 8-year-old.
froggy lunch

Mmm, Yum!

froggy's snacks in bottom level

The bottom level is a little deeper and a smidge bigger than the top level. In the bottom tier he had: sunflower kernels, a Babybell cheese, a few little turkey rolls, carrots, olives. The sunflower kernels are in a little disposable cup that came from a pizzeria full of parmesan. I just washed it out and added it to my own lunch supplies. It may not last long, but I'll reuse it as much as I can while I can! The little snap-on lid fits on it inside this bento box too. :)

The top level was perfect for a little fruit salad of strawberries and kiwi fruit.
froggy's fruit salad

The top level comes with a nice sealing lid to keep wet things from making a mess!
froggy's lid for top level

The top tier fits nicely on the bottom tier, and then the froggy face lid closes it up.
froggy getting stacked up

A bento "belt" is an elastic band that keeps everything securely together.
froggy has a playmate
LOVE it!

I just noticed there is also a piggie version too. Oh mercy me!

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Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

I have these on my Amazon wishlist. :)

Astrid said... [Reply to comment]

Oh dear...

I need to get some new cute boxes! I miss Ichiban Kan online!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Me too, Astrid! I wish I knew about bento when I still lived in California! :)

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said... [Reply to comment]

Cute! Kidlet has been begging me for the Panda one for ages now :P Maybe as a new special one for next year!

Mommyof2girlz said... [Reply to comment]

I have the Panda one waiting on my wish list for me to buy it. Love them even more now, so cute!

Mrs. Ed said... [Reply to comment]

I got my son this frog bento and a frog lunch tote for his 5th birthday, he loved it. It is adorable!

Katy said... [Reply to comment]

They also have a hello kitty one :)

Raji P. said... [Reply to comment]

LOL! Your friend Wendy is even crazier than you about Bentos, eh?!! What a collection! Don't all your respective hubbies think you are going a bit overboard? Mine does, and I am nowhere in your league!! :-)

Chris said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, this is awfully cute. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Raji, my husband is a good sport! :)

Raji P. said... [Reply to comment]

Melissa, gotta tell ya, I made my hubby lunch in the EasyLunchBox today for the first time and put some silicone cups in there too, basically replicating what the kids were getting for lunch. At the end of the day I asked him how he liked his new lunch box, and he said he felt like a schoolboy! :)

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Cute bento, is it BPA free?? I saw it on Amazon too:)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I have no idea, Mary. I've heard the "better quality" boxes are okay, but that's only what I've *heard* and who knows what "better quality" really means. This is a really nice box, so I'm hoping for the best. :)

Mommy said... [Reply to comment]

I ordered the bunny bento box like these from sugarcharms. I think I ordered the last one and paid a ridiculous amt of $ for a bento but it is the CUTEST thing ever with a built in fork and everything. I'm ordering the panda for my youngest daughter for Christmas. Is it sad that all my children are getting lunch related items under the tree? Nahhhh...

-Mommy (the incognito-but you know me from FB) hahahahahaha

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