Monday, April 23, 2012

Review & Giveaway : LunchBots Stainless Steel Food Containers. Metal is cool!

My family got to try out LunchBots stainless steel food containers! 

In case you missed it, here's another look at the Earth Day lunch I packed in a LunchBots Trio yesterday. Mini bagels fit perfectly in the Trio's largest compartments. Kiwifruit is very juicy so I packed it in a silicone muffin cup to keep the juice from seeping under the divider and making the bagel soggy.

 

LunchBots makes a variety of container styles with a rainbow of lid colours. We chose the 3-sectioned Trio & the 4-sectioned Quad in all stainless. Hand washing is recommended for the coloured lids, but the unpainted lids and all the containers themselves are dishwasher-safe; perfect for us since Sailor Boy is our Chief Dish Washer and employs that appliance as much as possible :) ... I kind of want to get a coloured lid one (or 2) anyways though, just because they are so pretty...

The first thing I noticed was how solid they felt - much sturdier than I expected. I guess I had in mind something like the tins that some cookies & chocolates come in...but LunchBots are solid! Wait, I already said that... Oh well, it bears repeating :) They are not at all like candy tins. LunchBots are made of 18/8 stainless steel. They look and feel sleek & substantial.

The second thing I noticed was how lightweight they are!
One might think a metal lunchbox would be heavy and clunky... but nope, not these anyways :)

Both 5 year old Sprout and 3 year old Birdie enjoyed  their lunch packed in LunchBots. Birdie did have a hard time with the lid, I had to take it off for her.

Here's Birdie with a garden themed lunch packed in a Quad:
She has raspberries, cheese flowers, honey wheat crackers, grapes, blueberries on stem picks, & a hard-cooked egg shaped with an egg mold.


Sprout had a pretty lunch as well, packed in the LunchBots Trio.  Her lunch is guest posted at Bento for Kidlet, where Jenn blogs about the bento lunches she packs for her son, often in a LunchBots Uno. Here's Sprout's berry pretty Trio lunch - click it to visit Bento for Kidlet.

I've been interested in getting some LunchBots for a while, for 10 year old Beanstalk. He really doesn't like his foods to touch, so I like that they come in divided styles, and the fact that they are durable  stainless steel, so should see him through the rest of his school years.  Here's the Quad packed for my picky boy's lunch today...  a trash-free, healthier version of a "lunchable" :


Beanstalk says he likes the LunchBots a lot. In his own words: "I like that there are sections. I like that they look really clean and don't have a smell or get stains. And the metal is cool. "  That's important ;)

While the sections are not completely sealed from each other, we haven't noticed any seepage from fruits like grapes or apple slices.
I use muffins cup just to keep foods separate, as Beanstalk prefers.
The long section of the Trio is perfect for a granola bar or Clif bar.


I was surprised by how much food they hold! They seem small, but they hold quite a bit. Both the Trio & Quad hold 600 ml (20 oz), which is more than enough for Beanstalk, and even enough for 9 year old Bella's healthy appetite. Here's a pizza roll-up lunch I packed for her in the Quad: 


The only downside we've found so far is that the lid of our Trio fits more snugly than that of our Quad, so is harder to remove - Birdie & Kate can't take it off themselves. Beanstalk & Bella can manage it with some effort.  This slight difference also means the lids aren't interchangeable. I'm hoping it loosens up in time,  but better too tight than too loose, right? It's a minor thing for us, but worth mentioning in case you are considering these for a preschooler.

Bella took the Trio today, packed with the ingredients for a build-your-own Hawaiian pizza bagel lunch: 


LunchBots are not water tight, so are best for dry foods, but since the juicy kiwifruit in yesterday's lunch was fine in it's silicone muffin cup I think the pineapple will be as well, and I put the pizza sauce in a small lidded container.

I really like LunchBots stainless steel food containers, 
and definitely recommend them! 

If you've been looking for a well-made, kid-friendly, plastic-free, eco-conscious food container, look no further! LunchBots is a family-owned business with a simple mission: to provide the highest quality, best-looking, healthiest food containers on the planet. Looks like mission accomplished to me!


Want a LunchBots of your own? 
Enter my giveaway!

LunchBots is giving away a Trio or a Quad to one lucky winner, in the colour of their choice! All you need to do to enter is Like LunchBots on Facebook then leave a comment on this post saying you do, and which colour & style you'd like if you win  - easy peasy!

It'd be super if you left a comment on the LunchBots Wall telling them I sent you, but all you get for doing that is my gratitude :)

And if you just can't wait to see if you win one, you can take 10% off and get free shipping at LunchBots.com with the coupon code BETTER, good all this week until the giveaway closes at 11pm Sunday, April 29th. 
Giveaway ended :)
Disclosure: I received a LunchBots Trio & Quad to review. No other compensation or payment was given. 
All opinions, descriptions, & lunch photos are my own.

90 comments:

  1. I already "like" you lots! And I'd love to win a Quad. I've been using LunchBots for years, and I adore them!

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  2. Oops! And I like LunchBots on Facebook.

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  3. me me me! :)
    we LOVE our Duo but I would ADORE having a trio for myself and/or the fella!
    The blue would be fun.

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    1. and I already loves them (and you too, DUH!) on FB! ;)

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  4. Anonymous4/23/2012

    like like like :P

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  5. I'd love to try either one!

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  6. Anonymous4/23/2012

    I love lunch bots and would live to win the quad!

    Cara Dube
    Caradube@bellsouth.net

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  7. I liked LunchBots on Facebook. My daughter says she likes the blue one!

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  8. Thanks for sharing. I now like lunch bots on fb. I'd love to try the trio. Looks like it might have some bigger compartments than the planet boxes I currently use. that would be Sooo nice. Color does not matter to me.

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  9. I liked them on facebook and would so love the green Lunchbot! Thanks for the wonderful review and giveaway!

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  10. I liked and ♥ Lunch Bots and left a message on their wall saying, "you sent me." Never had one of these and I would love to try it out for my children. Perfect timing for my incoming Kindergartner this Fall. I would love to win the QUADS ALL STAINLESS for my daughter.

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  11. I loke them on FB and would love a green quad!!

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  12. Anonymous4/23/2012

    I am new to Bento
    and I love those little compartments. I think the size is just perfect for my daughter.

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  13. Liked them on fb!

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  14. I just started doing bento lunches for my daughter. I love these boxes. They are the perfect size and they fact that they are eco friendly, even better.

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  15. I like LunchBots on facebook and I would love one of these!! I'd get a trio in all stainless steel... seems perfect for snacks and great that you can fit a nutrigrain bar or a chewy bar in it.

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I Have "liked" Lunchbots for awhile now. Great containers. I would love to win the Red Trio for my sons bento lunches. Headed over to Lunchbots to tell them you sent me. :-)

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  17. Anonymous4/23/2012

    like like like like like! i'd love the trio in blue, my sons fave color! thank you!

    cuzamora at hotmail dot com

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  18. Liked! :) I'd love either but would love a trio!

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  19. I already "like" LunchBots on FB (only because there isn't a LOVE button!) I would be so excited to have a Quad in stainless - that way it would be perfect to send with either one of my children!

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  20. I already like LunchBots on Facebook and you of course and posted on their wall :)
    I would love to win the Quad in Lime Green and try out their awesome product! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  21. Liked 'em and I already LOVE your blog!!!

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  22. I like lunchbots on FB. I'd love a trio in lime green or red or orange - they are all so fun!

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  23. liked it on Facebook. quad in stainless

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  24. Anonymous4/23/2012

    I like lunchbots on FB and I'd love a trio in Blue. arjacobson@shaw.ca

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  25. Likety like like :) Yellow!

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  26. I Like Lunchbots on FB! Obviously I already *love* you! I'd love to try a quad in ANY COLOR, but if I had to pick I'd go with red :)

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  27. I "liked" Lunchbots on FB! I love the pink duo we already have and would love to have a trio or quad in blue!

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  28. Katrina Montgomery4/23/2012

    I like Lunchbots on FB. I would love a quad in orange.

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  29. The stainless steel cover Lunchbots looks sleek and sturdy.. I liked Lunchbots on Facebook and mentioned you too! :)

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  30. I like Lunchbots on FB already :D I would love to have a Quad in Lime Green :D

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  31. I liked LunchBots awhile ago on facebook and I mentioned you on their wall. I love these boxes, I keep seeing people use them and want one so bad! I love the green color!

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  32. I liked lunchbots on FB and I would love to have a Quad in sky blue!

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  33. Anonymous4/23/2012

    I like the pink quads. Perfect for my daughter.
    Kristel

    nico_ooms @ hotmail.com

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  34. I already like them, and I've been eying the green trio..

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  35. I already like them! I love the stainless, I have the Uno and Duo (and the lids interchange on those) So I would love to complete the set and get either the Trio or the quad!!!

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  36. I "liked" LunchBots on Facebook and left a comment. Would love to win as I'm always looking for new things to try in packed lunches. I like the stainless steel trio - looks cool!

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  37. Liked on FB and I think we would enjoy the quad since it is similar to what we already use. Plus, they look great and from your review, we might even look into purchasing one. As always, great lunches and creative ideas from you, Candy Girl!!!

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  38. I would love to win a quad in green! It's not only kids who like lunchbots... teachers do too! :)

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  39. Like them on Facebook. Trio for me! I'd like the blue... but I don't "do" hand-washing... so maybe I should go with stainless... Well, I guess I won't have to decide until... I mean UNLESS I win. *wink wink*

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  40. I have liked them on facebook, and even left a comment. I'd love love love to have a green quad for my boy! I know he can't use it on his own just yet, but I would love to send him prepared food to his sitter's! :)

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  41. I like LB on FB, and I'd love to have the trio in stainless!

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  42. Just liked them on FB. I would love the stainless trio!

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  43. I like Lunchbots on FB and I like the Trio in Blue.

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  44. Just liked Lunchbots on FB and I would love the quad in the unpainted version! We're just starting our healthy lunch journey and we're still looking for the right containers.

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  45. Already like Lunchbots on facebook. I like the Quad in lime green.

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  46. I love LUnchBots and i like them already but found your page from your readers posting on there! Love your blog and the pics are great for this mew bento mom! ;) I would love a blue one if i won. (quad or trio) :)

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  47. Anonymous4/24/2012

    I have liked LunchBots on Facebook and I would love a trio or quad in any color! Beautiful lunches!

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  48. Anonymous4/24/2012

    That last comments was mine! :-)
    ebmuzzar@hotmail.com

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  49. Anonymous4/24/2012

    I like lunchbots! Found your page thrpugh them! Id like a green quad.

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      Last one....tink81580@yahoo.com

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  50. I like Lunchbots on FB. Also I would love to have any of them, Duo, Trio or Quad. Thank you for a chance to win

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  51. I *liked* lunchbots too! And i would love to try the trio or the quad. I love that they're NOT plastic! :)Yay! Lunchbots!!

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  52. I like them on facebook. I think I'd choose the quad in all stainless or lime

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  53. Liked on FB. Would love to have the trio in all stainless.

    Cool site.

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  54. amanda m4/24/2012

    I already like on Facebook and I havent gotten a chance to try them out yet but would love a chance to try out the green trio. Good luck everyone

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  55. I've been wanting to get a Lunchbots container for my little guy for a while. We like Lunchbots on FB and he would love to win a blue trio.

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  56. What a cool giveaway! I've sifted through most of your bento lunches and have been super inspired to add pizzazz to my lunches! Thank you! P.S. I like LunchBots on FB!!!

    Would love to have the trio in green!

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  57. I "liked" Lunchbots on FB! I haven't had the chance to try out a Lunchbots container, but would love too! I would pick the blue trio if I won. Thanks!!!

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  58. Deidre4/24/2012

    I liked LunchBots on fb! I haven't tried them yet, but would love to try the Quad in the beautiful lime green!! (even the trio would be good.)I have a 10 and 13 yr old and they wold be gret for school lunches! :0)

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  59. We like you on fb. Love the quad!

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  60. And we like lunchbots on fb too :)

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  61. I like LunchBots on FB. I'd love to win a purple quad. I really enjoy reading your blog. I find it very inspirational.

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  62. I like lunchBots on FB and I would love to win a green trio.

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  63. I have lIked you on FB for a few months and I enjoy all the blog posts and ideas y'all post!!! I would life a green quad!!! I can't wait to get bento accessories as well!!! My 4.5 year old will eat ANYTHING in his bento lunch I make- shift in Pyrex!!! Thanks!!

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  64. I already like LunchBots on FB and I liked you as well. I would select the stainless trio. Don't have these yet but would love to. Thanks for offering.

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  65. I like on FB! I would love a stainless quad! :)

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  66. I would LOVE the Trio in green :) I like LunchBots on FB. Love their containers and what they stand for :)

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  67. Anonymous4/25/2012

    I like Lunch Bots on FB, and I like your blog! I would love a Trio or Quad in lime green. mgreenupstream(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. I like LunchBots on FB. I would want the stainless quad.

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  69. Anonymous4/25/2012

    I like Lunchbots on FB

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  70. Anonymous4/25/2012

    I like lunchbots on facebook elyce@mindspring.com

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  71. I liked them on FB. I'd love to try these!
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

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  72. I would love to have one of these! It would help me decide which lunchbox to get LOTS of! LOL (Already liked on FB.)

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  73. I already like them :) I would love a blue trio.

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  74. Michelle Bracc4/27/2012

    I already like them on facebook! I would love a Blue Quad for my house full of boys!

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  75. I liked them on Facebook. I would love to win the Silver Trio!! Thanks for doing a giveaway ^_^!! (please contact me through this Google account)

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  76. Like them on FB

    The quad is really neat

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  77. We liked'em on Facebook and we'd LOVE ANY style and color!!

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  78. I like Lunchbots on Facebook. I would love the All Stainless Trio!

    jenhill@wowway.com

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  79. Jenn Waldron4/28/2012

    I Like Lunchbots on Facebook (and in real life, LOL)! I would love to try out the Quad in full stainless style :)

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  80. I like Lunchbots and I would love to win the trio in Stainless steel (no paint)!

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  81. We "liked" LunchBots and already love you :)

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  82. I love the look of these!! My little man also hates his food touching, so id love to give one a go!! Any style n colour :)

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  83. I "like" LunchBots and would love to try either in any color! I've been taking a bunch of little reusable containers to work, and one container would be so much simpler!

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  84. Anonymous4/28/2012

    I haved "liked" LunchBots on FB. The stainless steel one would be nice to have!
    Thanks.
    Amanda T
    acht16@hotmail.com

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  85. Anonymous4/28/2012

    liked lunchbots and would love a Trio!!!
    Tamara G
    bambi2_chilli@hotmail.com

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  86. Anonymous4/28/2012

    I liked Lunchbots on Facebook. I would love the stainless steel lidded one. I also adore all the cute and nutritious lunch ideas you give me!

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    1. Anonymous4/28/2012

      Maimounasy2001@yahoo.fr is how to reach me. Thank you! Genevieve

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  87. I 'Like' LunchBots on Facebook! I would love to try the Trio, it looks soo cute!

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