A place for everything and everything in its place. If this sounds a bit like you, then you’ll probably appreciate the bento-like Lunchsense Lunchbox.
The Lunchsense Lunchbox is a pack-and-carry set for food to go. The contents vary, but the medium lunch box we checked out comes with one 19-oz container and two 6-oz containers. All Lunchsense packs come with a condiment jar, a drink bottle and an ice pack in a sturdy, lunchbox with a shoulder strap.
The Lunchsense carrier unfolds to become a placemat. I did unfold the carrier — there’s a special trick to using the “Lift-the-Dot” fasteners so be sure to read the instructions — but I’m not sure I would use it as a placemat for everyday lunches. It would be great for dining al fresco on a dirty picnic table, but since my lunch travels to a pretty clean office environment, unfolding and refolding is a little more hassle than it’s worth.
The Lunchsense folks have a bigger claim to fame than handy, spill-proof containers that fit together like a playful mealtime puzzle. Like the thoughtfully prepared boxed lunches known as bento, a lot of planning has gone into the making of Lunchsense Lunchboxes.
The plastic food containers in Lunchsense are all BPA free. Why should you care? Because BPA (Bisphenol A) is the plastic people are referring to when they talk about plastic leaching into our food. And according to wikipedia, “Epoxy resins containing bisphenol A are used as coatings on the inside of almost all food and beverage cans.”
Instead Lunchsense uses Polypropylene 5 and Polyethylene 2. The containers are also lead-free, vinyl-free, and dishwasher safe.
The lunchboxes come in three sizes so whatever your appetite chances are you’ll be able to find the right size to suit your needs. Personally, I can picture the whole family marching single-file each carrying their own packed and portioned Lunchsense. Of course, it goes without saying, that just because they’re called lunch boxes, doesn’t mean you can’t use them for dinner.
You can find more information at Lunchsense Lunchbox online.