My boys started Junior Kindergarten this September so this is my first year preparing lunches for them. I’ve done some experimenting with containers, ingredients, and even water bottles. we’ve had blue gel freezer packs leak, water bottles spontaneously open, and many uneaten snacks and sandwiches. While it’s been years since I was in school I remember all too well the lunch box letdown that a yucky lunch can bring. And like me, my boys really dislike when foods mix together. When I was asked to review the Rubbermaid LunchBlox I was happy to give another lunch system a try but definitely a bit wary.
Would this system stand up to backpacks, school buses and kindergarten kids? Would they be able to open it? Would it leak?
Right away I loved that everything had it’s own compartment with coloured lids that matched each size container. Plus with a hard plastic Blue Ice freezer pack I knew that no blue gel would leak into their lunch. I was excited to give it a try.
With twins everything needs to be duplicated but since I only had one LunchBlox system the boys had to take turns. After only a couple of days I knew I needed to buy another Rubbermaid LunchBlox system so that each of my boys could have their own!
Our lunch always consists of a sandwich, fruit, veggies and/or crackers and cheese. The boys like variety and I want to make sure they eat something from each of the food groups. Toss in a yogurt and they are covered!
The Rubbermaid LunchBlox did not leak, it fit inside their lunch bags and the Blue Ice stayed cool almost all day. They boys and I loved the separate compartments and their small hands could open the containers with no problem. Plus, the lids and containers are easy to wash and easy to match.
Disclosure: I am part of the Rubbermaid Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.