This experience with Laptop Lunches is not my first and it will not be my last. We had a bento box last year that was unfortunately misplaced at school. It took a whole year for me to get around to ordering again, but I am so glad I finally placed an order. I ordered 2 bento boxes, and ice pack, an extra large lidded container, and 2 water bottles. I decided to get one for myself (even mom’s need lunches on the go). The extra large lidded container serves 2 purposes for me. I use it in my system when I pack a salad and also for my toddler’s lunch container. It works so fabulous for my toddler’s meals and I was beyond excited how easy it was to pack everything to go to the park.
I was seriously a very happy camper when this order showed up
I want to give Laptop Lunches major props for their packaging. This all arrived in a box SMALLER than what Amazon gave me to deliver my new Filofax. The stuffing wasn’t plastic, it was old news paper that they saved. Seriously, that screams “WE ARE GREEN AND WE MEAN IT” to me. I of course saved the box for moving and recycled the newspaper. It just made me so happy that they are really conscious of using as little waste as possible. When you sell containers to carry lunch in to cut down on waste and you reflect that in your packaging, that speaks volumes to me that you walk the walk and talk the talk.
The Extra Large Lidded container is just such a wonderful addition to what I needed. I have a whole foods cooler and I can stack everything one on top of another and not worry about playing a game of “Tetris” when I pack all our lunches and drinks. It is perfect for a toddler sized lunch and you can fit a lot in it. I use the mini silicone muffin containers to separate her foods. I have also squeezed a juice box in at one point with everything. It seriously is the PERFECT little container for toddlers. They have a wide selection of colors, mine is in Magenta which is the same color as my containers.
Extremely perfect for toddlers
I also had another idea for a breakfast container for my son. I only have one in pink so when I place my next order I will keep a blue one one in mind.(Yes, I have another order for icepacks, but that is later)
When I went to start looking at what I wanted to get, I realized I needed a Bento Box. I am constantly at school as I am the Vice-President PTO and when we plan some events I am at school all day for a week. So I decided, to get one for myself. I was familiar with them and I knew they would be wonderful. I am in love with it and I won’t use anything else for myself unless forced. It works great and I can fit mine and my daughters extra large lidded container with 2 juice boxes into my 31 Gifts cooler. It’s a tight squeeze, but it works.
Turkey Croissant, Kettle Cooked chips, rainbow carrots and snap peas, and strawberries
My son is even more excited to have Laptop Lunches back in our home. He loves the containers and they are colorful and you can seal some stuff that might leak with the lidded containers. I didn’t realize how much he loved them until I went to place and order, it took him a LONG TIME to figure out which one we wanted. I waited until he chose one twice in a row to place the order, the best part, I can order extra parts and add a little more color if he wanted. So it works out for us. My son is pretty easy peasy, but he likes the light weight of the containers, it isn’t heavy to carry around. Like I said, he is easy going, but he loves the colorful choices of containers and how you can order more and swap out. Kid’s love that and if you can get them excited about healthy lunches that is always a plus!
What I am about to now tell you about is an ice pack. Laptop Lunches ice packs are pretty much the Bee’s Knee’s with a bow of Awesomesauce wrapped around it. I only ordered one, but dang, I wish I had ordered 5. These will eventually replace my ENTIRE icepack collection, I can’t even begin to tell you how long they last. Mine lasted 8 hours this past time, it was still cold when I got home at the end of the day. They are a gel kind and fit neatly when stacking the containers on top of each other. They aren’t bulky and if one falls out at 6 AM when I am digging in my freezer, I am not afraid of breaking a toe or one of my kitchen tiles when it hits the floor. The ice pack also has a quiet landing so it doesn’t wake my daughter up.
My experience with Laptop Lunches was amazing. Tamara helped me out with whatever I needed via email. I had a few hiccups with paypal, but she came to the rescue. The company and their products are based entirely out of the USA… products are made here and that means a lot. Their shipping is a flat rate of $5.95 so no matter how small or how big, you know what you are paying. Their bento boxes start at $23.99 and you can order just the boxes with inner containers or a complete Bento Kit with a bag, box, and silverware for $32.99. They have some stores in the US and Canada that carry their products and you can find that list here.
Laptop Lunches also has photos of lunch ideas, some recipes and wide variety of information if you are thinking of making the jump to packing lunches full-time. You can head on over to Laptop Lunches website and find out about this amazing company. About a minute or so into your browsing session, you will have a pop up in the lower right corner. No Worries, it’s a chat session just asking if you need some help. Like a greeter to their site.
I hope you check out this amazing company and all they have to offer. Their customer service is caring, products made in the USA, and so many packing options, and the price is just right. It pays itself off in a month if you are using baggies which cost $4.99 for 2 weeks. The container will pay itself off in 2 months or less depending on your usage of baggies. You are using less waste and this company firmly believes in reducing waste.
***Disclaimer***Laptop Lunches/Obentec has not compensated me for this review. I placed the order and chose the products I wanted and decided to write a review. All opinions are my own***