The Planet Box solution came in the form of magnets that
Thursday 30th of August 2012
We Love our Planet box! thanks for your post and some new ideas! we just headed back to school - here were our first day Planet box lunches- babyfoodsteps.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/off-to-school-planet-box/
Wednesday 7th of September 2011
Hate them. I have to say I was against them from the start. I'm the one who packs the kids lunch every day but my wife came home with these one day. 1. For one thing they are $60 each ... Just about had an anurism over that. 2. Try to find food that fits those little pockets just perfect - yeah I have time for that. A regular sandwich does not fit - I have to trim the sandwich to the right size - seems like a waste to me. 3. We already had all kinds of reusable containers (that don't leak) that let me pack anything/everything the kids like. Try and put a banana in that thing. 4. The wifes argument was that the kids would lose some of the containers we have - okay, they were like $2 each. This thing is $60. 5. The seals in the removable containers fall out - yeah they won't get lost. 6. We don't have room in the fridge for 3 planet boxes - so what do I do if I want to pack the kids lunches the night before? - oh I know - pack them in all the re-usable containers we already have - and them repack them in the planet boxs the next day - great. 7. You have to wash these things every day so they are ready for school the next day. With my stock of other containers I had enough that we could just put them through the dishwasher when it's convenient and grab a clean one from the cupboard. 8. I can't stand that they call these things planet boxes. Everthing's green and good for the planet these days - "green" is the "low fat" of the 2010's.
A waste of money - I can't wait until the kids lose them : )
What's worse, they are being marketed as a "green" item.
Friday 9th of September 2011
Hey Rob, Thanks for weighing in. It's good to see your "dad" perspective on the planet box. Although I do not necessarily agree with your 8 points, I appreciate you taking the time to comment and voicing your opinion. P.S. I think it's awesome that you actually make lunches for your kids. Way to go DAD!
Tuesday 5th of October 2010
Those are awesome! I've been using stainless steel bento cases, but they're either one large compartment or divided in half. They are wonderful, too, but sometimes the compartments would be better. I need to check into getting one of these!
Sunday 3rd of October 2010
WOW those are cool. I haven't heard of them, but I'm sold. How awesome. Also how do you come up with the lunch ideas? So creative. My kids would love that.
Friday 1st of October 2010
I have heard of them, and I think it is a GREAT idea. I haven't been able to save enough pennies yet to get one for my public schooler, but maybe for Christmas!