Last year, I came across Planet Box when I was looking for easy to open kids' lunch boxes. I have been a traditionalist for the most part, choosing the simple pack style that holds their water bottles, lunch and snack items. I did upgrade from the annoyingly poorly manufactured character bags to the more indestructible Land's End brand. My boys beat up their lunch boxes.
But Planet Box was expensive; I had a hard time justifying spending 40-60 bucks on a lunch system. So I passed, not thinking of it until this past summer when I really needed and wanted to purchase new lunch boxes. I had been using these plastic Bento-type containers, which I am sure were not BPA free, since they were close to 7 years old. And the guilt was getting to me. Not to mention that the boys are creatures of redundancy when it came to what went in their lunches.
So, I sucked it up and figured to give it shot. I hoped that it was worth its cost....
I am happy to say they were.