I recently bought the Boon Trunk Snack Box to try for Small Child's lunches. I had been trying to find the lunch box here in the UK for some time so was pleased to find it for a reasonable price over on Amazon UK. Today I'm sharing my thoughts on the box and several examples of lunches we've packed in it in this Boon Trunk Snack Box review.
From the outside this box is really fun. With the lid on, it's designed to look like an elephant, with the handle forming the elephants tail. Though it was in the baby section of Amazon, I think this lunch box would work for all ages, though older children might not want something quite so cutesy. Seven year old Small Child really loves it though, so no embarrassment with fun lunch boxes there yet! We haven't tried carrying it around by the handle but tend to pack it in a lunch bag with a couple of small ice packs to keep the food cool. The box is thinner than a standard lunch box, so fits nicely into a school bag with room to spare for books etc and I was really pleased to find that it fits well in our Bibetta lunch bag too, with space for a water bottle and ice packs if wanted. Seven year old Small Child finds it easy to open and close.
I am impressed with how much food this lunch box holds. It is a compartmented lunch box with 4 different compartments, one large, one medium and two smaller compartments. The large compartment has plenty of room for holding sandwiches made with two slices of bread - cut in half and stacked one on top of each other (see lunches below for examples). If anything, there is slightly more room than I need for Small Child's lunches at the moment, it's quite surprising how much food this box holds once you start filling it up. I find myself using silicone cupcake cases and dividers to stop things from moving around too much, but that's not a bad thing, they can add a lovely splash of colour and can help to separate foods further if necessary.
Though the compartments separate the food nicely, this lunch box is definitely not leak-proof and liquid would move from one compartment to another, so juicy fruits and yoghurt are out, but it's a great box for packing dryer foods like sandwiches and vegetable sticks, which do stay put in their individual compartments.
Here are some of the lunches I've packed in the lunch box over the last month or two:
In this lunch: dinosaur sandwiches on seeded bread with ham, topped with edible candy eyeballs, a mini babybel cheese in a dinosaur shaped silicone cup, cucumber slices, yellow pepper sticks decorated with a dinosaur cupcake ring and blueberries in a lettuce shaped silicone cup, decorated with a dinosaur cupcake pick.
In this lunch: tuna mayo sandwiches on granary bread, a silicone cup filled with sweetcorn, carrot sticks, a stoned and sliced plum and a peeled mini satsuma. This lunch was decorated with Star Wars cupcake rings and lightsaber cupcake picks.
In this lunch: Dolphin sandwich thins (cut into shape using our Lunch Punch Critter Cutters set) filled with ham, a mini Babybel cheese, popped into a star silicone cup and decorated with little fish cut from the wax using a mini bento cutter, sliced cucumber and sliced baby sweetcorn, decorated with a starfish cupcake pick, a clementine octopus (instructions for making an orange octopus here), and some blueberries.
In this lunch: roast beef sandwiches on seeded bread, topped with a cute monster cupcake ring, cucumber slices with carrot star middles, Mini Babybel cheese in a flower silicone cup with a star cut from the wax to decorate, mini fruit kebabs - clementine segments and red gapes on mini plastic skewers.
In this lunch: Snowflake tortilla crisps, cucumber slices pressed with a snowflake cutter, carrot snowflakes, a clementine with green grapes, mini Babybel cheese with a snowflake cut from the wax to decorate and a small sauce container filled with houmous to dip the tortilla crisps and veggies in.
I'm impressed enough with this lunch box to want to try Boon's other lunch box the Boon Cargo Snack Box, but unfortunately the only ones I can find in stock the UK at present are rather less affordable, but I'm very happy to recommend the Boon Trunk Snack Box if you're looking for a fun divided lunch box for kids and don't need it to be leak-proof.
Please note: I purchased this lunch box myself for the purposes of this review and all opinions expressed in this post are my own. I have no affiliation to Boon and was not compensated for writing this review.
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