30 Sep, 2009
Goodbyn: A Good, Benefiting Lunchbox Choice
Posted by: Meg In: Lunchbox Products
One of the newest products entering the waste-free lunchbox market looks pretty cool: the Goodbyn Lunchbox. These funky character lunchboxes come in four colors and a set of hundreds of stickers for decorating to one’s liking. Generally speaking, kids + stickers = fun, so this lunchbox looks like it would be an easy sell for most kids. I think this plastic lunch box would be most popular for kids ages 3-8.
Some of the great features of these lunch boxes include: easy-to-open “ears” designed with kids in mind, many inside food containers of various shapes and sizes, built-in carrying handle allowing the lunch box to be carried separately, an 8.5-ounce polypropylene bottle eliminating the need for single-serving milk or juice boxes, and the Goodbyn sticker set so the kids can make each lunchbox their own!
Three things I love about the lunchbox? It is waste-free, made of safe materials, and dishwasher safe, therefore meeting my 3 biggest requirements for a good lunchbox. I’m not sure how well the compartments seal from one another, but their website indicates that runny foods such as yogurt will do fine in the inner containers. This is great, since you can buy large yogurt containers rather than the wasteful single serving ones. The website does say to avoid super runny foods such as soup, so you would still want to keep a thermos available for those wintery, soupy days.
Two potential shortfalls of the Goodbyn Lunch Box might be the large overall size and the fact that the stickers probably won’t stay on long-term, particularly if you send this sucker through the dishwasher a few times a week! Judging from the picture at the left the size seems quite big… I’m not sure if one would fit in my son’s miniscule cubby at preschool! The dimensions are: 13 x 8.5 x 3″, so if size might me an issue make sure you measure the cubby before you buy…
As for the stickers… you start out with so many that you can replace them over time as needed. Another thing I have let my kids do with their white plastic Aladdin lunch boxes is I let them decorate them using permanent markers. Even markers fade over time but eventually the slate becomes clear again and another afternoon can be spent outside drawing new cool designs on their lunchboxes.
If you are already toting one of these along to school please let us know your thoughts! Or, if you are interested in ordering one or want more information please visit the Goodbyn website.