Metal lunch boxes take me back to when I was a kid. To this day I still remember carrying my Super Friends lunch box into the school cafeteria. I loved that lunch box! My family moved to another town half way through my first year in school. For some reason I had left my lunch box at school and my parents wouldn’t go back for it on the day we moved! Fortunately, I can live vicariously through my daughter when she carries her metal lunch box similar to those from my childhood.
According to Lunchboxes.com the first true kids’ lunch box came out in 1902! The lunch box was shaped like a picnic basket and had images of children at play. Lunch box designs have come a long way and Lunchboxes.com is definitely the place to go for your lunch box needs. They have a huge variety of metal, plastic and insulated lunch boxes.
Lunchboxes.com has a seriously LONG list of classic and modern character lunch boxes! The Muppet Show and Peanuts lunch box are a couple of my favorite retro designs. We received the Twinkie Lunch Box (standard size) and I’m sure everyone loves(d) hostess products or at least tried them when they were kids. This lunchbox has a retro Twinkie the Kid design and I love it. The lunch box is a good size to hold your lunch! The price is affordable at only $12.95. My only wish I have is that all lunch boxes came with a matching thermos.
Looking back, I’m not so sure why I was so attached to my lunch box. Maybe it was a comfort for me and it kept me to close to my mom. Sure, cool lunchboxes make lunch fun but lunch is also a time for refueling. Make sure you fill up your child’s lunch box with healthy foods and snacks and don’t forget to include that little “thinking of you” note from mom or dad. Parents, safety note: I read that their soft insulated (vinyl) lunch boxes have tested lead safe! Thumbs up!
A lunch box would make an awesome gift! Metal Lunch boxes aren’t just for the kids. Take them to work or check out one of the many bags, bento boxes, etc. There is also a vintage section of lunch boxes.
BTW, that Super Friends lunchbox? Check this out: http://www.lunchboxes.com/superfriends.html. $325??? This is why my parents should have gone back for my lunchbox!
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. That’s IT Mommy received the Twinkie the Kid lunch box free of charge in order to facilitate this review. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.