Daily Bento & A Quick Product Review

29 Nov

I ordered one of these bento boxes from Pottery Barn Kids last Friday:

They are $16.50 (except for the lavender box which is only $11.99) and all come with free shipping. Guess which one I ordered…

Yep.

I obviously haven’t had this box long enough to do a thorough review yet so here are some quick pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Compartments – I like compartments. No need for baran or silicone cups.
  • Lots of room – Measurements are 7″ wide x 8″ long x 2.5″ high so while it is roomy, it should still fit in most lunchboxes.
  • Seems durable  – Time will tell.
  • Dishwasher safe on the top rack which is nice.

Cons:

  • All the compartments (except the largest one) are the same size. Some people will love this. I however, would have preferred if they had extended the largest compartment a little to fit a standard sized juice box or an uncut sandwich and left two smaller compartments for smaller items like nuts or dried fruit.
  • May be too large for smaller kids. My kindergartener eats about 5 bites at lunch so this box is a little large for her now but I have no doubt that she’ll get good use out of it when she’s a little older.
  • That little door on the top left compartment does not stay closed when the lid is open.
  • Not leak proof.

So even though there are a couple of things I’d like to change if I could, overall I do like it so far.

If you’re interested, this bento box can be found here: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/spencer-bento-box-containers

In today’s bento, I packed chicken and cheese roll ups, grapes, carrots, green beans, tortilla chips, graham crackers, and a fruit and oatmeal bar. Whew! That’s a lot of food.

I also want to mention that PBK included a $10 gift card in my package which I thought was super awesome of them. I’m not sure if that’s a special thing that they’re doing for the holidays and I can’t guarantee you’ll get one too if you order but you just might.

Advertisements

2 Responses to “Daily Bento & A Quick Product Review”

  1. Sara November 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    I love these Cass! They definitely need juice box space!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: