Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Boon Trunk Snack Box | an elephant lunch box (love!)

A couple weeks ago I ordered this adorable elephant shaped lunch box.

Boon Trunk Snack Box elephant lunch box lunchbox review

It's made by Boon, a company that makes super cool baby and toddler products. Do you know that awesome drying rack thing that looks like a square of bright green grass? That's a Boon product. It's also like my favorite thing in my whole kitchen, next to my crutch and lifesaver espresso machine. It's official name is Boon Trunk Snack Box.  (I ordered mine from Amazon, I don't know where else they may pop up.) 

So anyway, they call it a snack box, but it's certainly big enough for a whole meal.  It's just two pieces, a bottom that is divided into roomy sections, and a nice fitting lid.  It's quite a lot like a divided plate, with a cover.
Boon Elephant Trunk Snack Box lunch collage

We've been putting it through the paces for a couple weeks now. While I expected this to be used primarily for Tyler (age 3), and maybe for Paige (kindergartener), even Ethan (age 11 in 5th grade) has used it. He's not only requested I pack his lunch in it, but one morning when he made his own school lunch he chose this one to use, even among all the other "cooler" or "not-preschool-looking" choices our home is filled with. He's very secure in his adolescence. Man, I love that boy. :)

So this was one of Ethan's lunches I have packed in the Boon trunck snack box:
soft pretzel and apple lunch in Boon Elephant Trunk Snack Box
- granny smith apple slices
- baby carrots
- peppered turkey rolls & cheddar cheese stars
- soft pretzel

One of Paige's school lunches packed in our favorite elephant box:
Lunch in the Boon Trunk Elephant Snack Box
- peanut butter & jelly sandwich "ravioli", made with my mini sandwich maker (link to how-to post)
- big pretzel twists
- baby carrots
- grapes

And a breakfast-on-the-go meal for little Tyler:
breakfast for lunch in the Boon Trunk Elephant Snack Box
- hard boiled egg
- kiwi & strawberries
- bacon
- blueberry bagel with cream cheese

The Boon Trunk Snack Box is top-rack dishwasher safe. I've washed it in there once, but otherwise I find it pretty simple and quick to just wash by hand. And then prop up in my cute grass drying rack. It's like art in the kitchen. :)

As for how we are carrying the elephant box... it fits in a regular lunch box. Sorta.  It will fit (at an angle) in the EasyLunchboxes cooler. It fits perfectly in the PlanetBox lunch bag, and it fits with room to spare in the giant Go Green Lunchbox carry bag.  I'll post some pictures of it in various lunch bags for tomorrow. Of course, it also has that cute built-in handle, with the elephant's tail. That's how Tyler carried it the day we used it for a breakfast box on our errand-and-appoitment filled morning one day. :)

Overall, I am thrilled with the Boon box. :)

Items used to make these lunches:

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Rose said... [Reply to comment]

LOVE it! Can't wait to order one!


farrah said... [Reply to comment]

I'm in LOVE with this blog! I'm in a constant lunch rut, i can't wait to try out some of these.

Jill said... [Reply to comment]

I think I love these! I clicked on the link and they have an adorable snail too!! I must have them. Thanks!

Cristi said... [Reply to comment]

Oooh, i love this! My youngest is mad about elephants, thanks!

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