Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit
I've been packing lunches for years now, and I can attest that the novelty wears off very quickly. I trained Bethany and Connor early to make their own lunches, to encourage independence. Definitely for no other reason. Not at all because I was sick to death of doing it. Witch's honor. But Lucy is not quite ready to take that step, so my lunch-packing days are not behind me just yet.

School hasn't even started yet, and I already feel like I'm in a lunch-making rut. So I was excited when I received a Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit in the mail to review. Maybe this is just the tool I need to help make packing lunches fun?

The kit includes a sandwich container, a side container, two snack containers, and an ice pack. The nifty thing about it is that everything fits snugly together. The ice pack is particularly neat because it has been specially designed to snap on top of the sandwich container, and the side and snack containers snap on top of the ice pack. If the ice pack is not needed, the snack and side containers also snap directly onto each other or onto the sandwich container.

I love how everything snaps together, and the variety of container sizes. But with everything snapped together (see photo), the whole kit will not fit in Lucy's lunch box. For her lunches, I think I will get the most use out of the sandwich container with the ice pack snapped onto the top of it, or the side and snack containers snapped onto the top of the ice pack. A second ice pack would be nice, so that one could go on both the bottom and the top of my containers. Additional ice packs can be purchased on the Rubbermaid website, as well as lunchboxes that are just the right size to hold the LunchBlox kits.

I am a big fan of convenience, so I was happy to read that my LunchBlox Sandwich Kit is microwave, dishwasher, and freezer-safe. Furthermore, I was thrilled to read that it is BPA-free. Another convenience is that measurements are etched into the side of each container, so I know how much each will hold. For example, the side container holds either 3/4 cup or 200 ml. I don't know what use that would be to me, but I still like that it's there!

The Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit retails for $12.99 and is available at many stores, including Target, Kmart, and Kroger. For up to the minute tips and information, visit the Rubbermaid Facebook page.

I received a complimentary Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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