Fit & Fresh has been making innovative lunch gear for quite some time now. In fact, you have probably run across this brand before in a store near you. Needless to say, I was thrilled when they contacted me about reviewing their Bento Lunch Kit.
Included in the Bento Lunch Kit - insulated bag, divided lunch container with lid, two ice packs, and two bento "PODS". The lunchbox is BPA free and microwave, freezer, and top rack dishwasher safe. The lunchbox measures (roughly with my own tape measure) 9 1/2 in long x 5 1/2 in wide x 2 1/4 in deep. The large compartment holds 3 cups and the small compartments hold 3/4 of a cup each. The bento PODS hold 1/2 cup each. That's a lot of food. The box is quite large but packing can be adjusted and geared to the right age group. For younger kids you could pack their entire lunch in the large compartment and use the smaller compartments for morning and afternoon snack. Fill the whole lunchbox for growing teenager and adult appetites. This kind of planning and thinking makes this a versatile lunchbox that can be used by the entire family!
As you can see the lunchbox fits perfectly inside the provided insulated bag with no room to spare. This can be a problem when packing school lunches since there is no room to fit a drink inside the lunch bag nor is there a pocket to hold a drink bottle on the outside. My suggestions are to either pack the lunchbox in a larger lunch bag or pack the drink inside of the lunchbox (see lunch near bottom of post). This becomes less of an issue for older kids or adults that have access to water coolers or vending machines at school or work.
The lunchbox is not leak proof. I recommend packing any runny items such as yogurt or applesauce into the provided bento PODS. The PODS fit perfectly into the side dish compartments and they have their own lids.
Another great feature of Fit & Fresh are the built in ice packs. Two ice packs snap into the inside of the lid - one above the main compartment and the other over the side compartments. In the lunch below I only used the small side dish ice pack since my son prefers to not have cold peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Please note that it is normal for the ice packs to produce condensation. I recommend placing a napkin between the ice pack and your sandwich to avoid soggy sandwiches.
In this bento: Baby carrots, ranch dressing in the star container, green grapes, Honest Kids juice pouch, and "ABC" peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.
Overall we really like the Fit & Fresh Bento Lunch Kit. It came in really handy this summer for Day Camp since I needed to pack a lunch and two snacks. Being able to pack all the food for the day into one lunchbox was quite nice!
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Disclosure - Fit & Fresh sent me the Bento Lunch Kit for this review. No financial compensation was received. All opinions are mine based on my own use of the product.
For more bento-style lunch ideas check out my book Happy Bento!