Daily Bento – In A Yubo!

5 Mar

We’ve chatted before about how I’m the cheapest lady in town.

Actually I chatted – you read. Thanks for that by the way.

I wanted a Yubo for Camryn for a really long time but just couldn’t part with the $40 plus shipping for what is essentially a lunch box. Even during the holidays when there was a 25% off coupon code floating around the internet, I just couldn’t do it.

I had all but given up on my dream of Yubo ownership and was happy just to stalk visit my friends’ blogs and ogle their fun and beautiful lunches packed neatly in their dreamy Yubos, when one day out of the blue, Cyndi from Yubo emailed me to let me know that I was the grand prize winner in their deluxe Yubo giveaway!

What the what?!

Little old me? I barely remember entering. But nevertheless – I’m super happy to be the winner!

Behold! Our first Yubo lunch:

 

Cam asked me to make her a Hello Kitty lunch today so I used my Cutezcute cutter to make a kitty sandwich and topped it off with a red bow food pick. Easy peasy Hello Kitty ;). She also has cheese hearts with a small piece of cherry baran on top for decoration, tortilla chips, and grapes in the large container.

I don’t have any Hello Kitty food picks so I simply placed a sticker on one of my other food picks and Voila! Instant Hello Kitty pick.

In the smaller containers, she has strawberries and yogurt with a few sprinkles on top.

After the ice pack was added and the lids were placed on the containers, I added a few more Hello Kitty stickers. There is no such thing as too much Hello Kitty to a 5 year old!

Here’s her Yubo with the ice pack and container lids added:

And the lid, my favorite part:

 

I absolutely love this lunch box and Camryn was so excited to show it off this morning.

Now I know you’re probably thinking that’s great Cass but where’s the drink?

Once we got everything packed in the Yubo we realized that I may have actually over-packed.

She only gets about 20 minutes for lunch and she spends most of it chatting with friends rather than eating. So I removed the strawberries and yogurt (she had those for snack after school) and put a juice box in instead.

 

Here it is with the juice box:

 

So what’s the verdict?

Maybe I’m wrong, but I feel like it might be in bad taste to do a “review” of something you won.  It’s also really hard to do a thorough review on something you’ve only had for one day. But when I like something – I like it. It’s as simple as that. Cam loves it and her friends had a fit over it this morning too. So in my book, it’s a winner.

A Few Of My Favorite Things:

  • It’s really cute.
  • It seems durable and well made – of course only time will tell.
  • Camryn can open and close everything herself.
  • Lunch stayed cold until lunchtime and the ice pack was still ice cold when she came home from school.
  • The whole thing comes apart and goes in the dishwasher! that.
  • The containers are leak proof.
  • It’s a bit on the heavier side but Cam had no problems carrying it. Since it will only build up her teeny muscles, I’m calling this a plus!

The only thing I don’t really love about it is that there’s no room for a drink if all the containers are used. So she’ll have to carry her thermos in her backpack from time to time. However this is not that big of a deal as long as she remembers to take the thermos out of her backpack at lunch time ;). Yubo also sells attachable drink holders for $5.95 with a set shipping price of $1.50. So that may be an option down the road.

If you’re interested in getting a Yubo of your very own, you can check them out here: www.getyubo.com.

 

* Yes, I’m aware that there is a dark spot on my pics. There’s a smudge or scratch on the inside of the lens & it’s driving me nuts. My birthday is right around the corner though so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the hubs comes through with a new camera.

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