Disclosure: I received a set of Buddy Box by Sunsella bento-style lunch boxes as part of an advertorial.
When I worked outside the home, I typically brought my dinner with me from home. One of my favorite styles of food containers is the bento box. The multiple compartments within the single container make keeping foods separate so much easier. Plus, a single container takes up much less room than multiple storage containers. Thus, when recently presented with the chance to review the Buddy Box by Sunsella bento-style lunch boxes, I jumped at the opportunity.
Buddy Box by Sunsella are a set of four bento-style plastic lunch boxes with lids. The high quality lunch boxes are BPA-free and safe to use in the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer. The lids snaps on securely but are not leak-proof. The lids come in four bright colors: red, orange, green, and blue. A set of four Buddy Box by Sunsella bento-style lunch boxes are currently priced at $9.99.
Although created as bento-style lunch boxes, Buddy Boxes are perfect for any school or work lunches. I personally have been using mine to serve my toddler daughter her meals. Because she is still mastering the use of a fork and spoon, she tends to eat better out of a dish with sides than a flat plate. The three compartments of the Buddy Box by Sunsella bento-style lunch boxes also help her eat more effectively because she does not have to chase her food around her plate. If she does not eat her entire meal, I can also simply snap the lid on the box and save the rest of her meal in the refrigerator for a snack.
As previously mentioned, the lids of the Buddy Box by Sunsella bento-style lunch boxes are not leak-proof. However, most food containers that I have previously purchased do not offer freedom from leaks. The best idea is to keep the lunch box upright during transport. Sunsella also suggests using a rubber band to keep the lid in place.
The Buddy Box by Sunsella bento-style lunch boxes can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Sunsella recommends leaving the lid on until the food has thawed if using the box in the freezer. Because I have cracked other plastic lids in the past while opening the container while still frozen, I also suggest not removing the lid until the container has warmed up.
Washing the Buddy Box by Sunsella bento-style lunch boxes is incredibly easy. The plastic containers are dishwasher safe, so I have been tossing the dirty boxes in my dishwasher with the rest of my dishes. I place the clear container on the top rack and stick the lid among the plates in the bottom rack. My dishwasher thoroughly cleans the lunch boxes. You can also handwash the Buddy Boxes in hot, soapy water.
Final Verdict: If you are searching for portable food containers, I highly recommend Buddy Box by Sunsella bento-style lunch boxes. A set of four is extremely reasonably priced at $9.99. The lids are bright and color and snap onto the containers securely, although Sunsella does warn that the lids are not 100% leak-proof. Using the lunch boxes is as easy as filling the three compartments with your favorite foods. Clean-up is a breeze in either the sink or the dishwasher. I give Buddy Box by Sunsella bento-style lunch boxes two enthusiastic thumbs up.
I received a set of Buddy Box by Sunsella bento-style lunch boxes mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Buddy Box by Sunsella Bento-Style Lunch Boxes 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Buddy Box by Sunsella Bento-Style Lunch Boxes 2 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Buddy Box by Sunsella Bento-Style Lunch Boxes 3 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Buddy Box by Sunsella Bento-Style Lunch Box © 2014 Heather Johnson
Chicken Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, and Cottage Cheese in Buddy Box by Sunsella © 2014 Heather Johnson
Beans, Rice, Corn, Tomatoes, and Guacamole in Buddy Box by Sunsella © 2014 Heather Johnson