16 Nov, 2010
Functional Fashion with Box Appetit’s Cool Lunchbox
Posted by: Meg In: Lunchbox Products
Good design was definitely in place when London design firm black + blum created their box appetit lunch box. Best for college students and working professionals, their sleek new lunchbox is cool enough to be in New York’s Museum of Modern Art catalog (visit momastore). The lunch box has two main compartments and a sauce container, although the inner container may be removed if your lunch of the day consists of a main dish alone. The thing I love most about this lunchbox? It is leak-proof… so you don’t run the risk of frying your computer hard drive with the soy sauce you brought for your lunchtime sushi
The box appetit lunchbox is made of polypropylene and copolyester, both of which are BPA free. The standard lunchbox includes sauce pot, inner dish and fork. The black + blum web site states that their lunchbox is microwave and dishwasher safe. However, based on all the controversy over heating plastics in the microwave I always err on the side of safety and heat items in glass. For simplicity, I always pack lunchboxes that may be served at room temperature, so reheating is not an issue …
box appetit is well sized for a healthy lunch. Based on the compartments you could either remove the inner lunchbox compartment and put in a full sandwich, or you could keep the divider in and opt for a half sandwich plus side dish. The small sauce container is great for keeping your salad dressing or soy sauce separate from the rest of you lunch so you don’t end up with a soggy mess at lunchtime. For those with big appetites a whole fruit or side of trail mix could be brought along separately for a more hearty lunch.
I find box appetit to be functional, trendy, and well priced at $22. Their accompanying lunch box tote ($7) is great, too, with Velcro sides that allow you to open the lunch bag to use as a placemat. The lunchbox and tote come in great colors, including Lime, Black, and Orange. Their lunch box revolution recipe book ($8) has many asian inspired recipes that are nutritious and mouthwatering. Look here to see some of this delicious food served in the box appetit lunch box.
For other great design ideas and gifts, you should check out other black + blum products or enjoy the eye candy and holiday gift ideas from the MoMA store. If you already have a box appetit lunch container or decide to get one, please let us know what you think about it!