Have you heard the Yumbox hype?
Yumbox is a kid’s lunchbox with separate compartments for fruit, veg, grains, protein and dairy, designed to encourage bento-style meals that are nutritionally balanced and portion controlled. It’s already doing well in the US, Australia and New Zealand, where it has won a ‘Good Design’ award for its leak-proof, compact, easy to clean design.
The rubber seal inside the lid stops the different sections from mixing during transport, and the food group labelling with attractive, hand-drawn illustrations is a great idea.
I’m a big fan of bento already, mainly because it’s more interesting for the kids than a simple sandwich, but is the Yumbox worth the £24.95 price tag? I’m not sure – we have a bento box from the supermarket which doesnt have food group labels, but cost only £7.
If you want that extra bit of handholding to produce balanced bento meals, though, the special features might make it worth it. What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Disclosure: we were sent a Yumbox for review.