Now we're spoilt for choice and that's almost harder! But rest assured, The Bento Buzz team has multiple DECADES of lunch packing experience between us, and we have used the bento boxes we sell at one point too (we're lunch box addicts after all) so we can help you choose the perfect bento box for your children's needs.
So that leads me to what I have picked for school this year for my two kids. A bit about them... Miss 11 is starting high school this year. Yep, year 7 for her. We still have the very first bento I ever bought her before I started this business. It was a large Go Green. Too big for her, we down-sized quickly, but it's still in use today!
For Miss 11 I've chosen something a little older, durable and that has a lot of packing flexibility - the NEW Little Lunch Box Co Bento Three Plus in Mint.
Read all about this fabulous new bento box HERE
Check out the Grey Little Lunch Box Co Bento Three Plus HERE
For packing sauces and dips, and little treats on special occasions I've grabbed a couple of packs of Little Lunch Box Co Surprise Dip & Treat cups. My kids love sushi and kewpie mayo, I'll be using them for a portion of Japanese mayo for sure. And we needed some new Silicone Divider cups too. I like to portion out cheese in these so those slices don't touch the crackers and make them soft. These are made by Little Lunch Box Co also and they're in fab value bundles, 4 colours to choose from, with a discount HERE
MontiiCo have been a staple product for our home since their release! We've gone the Medium size this year as it fits the Little Lunch Box Co Three Plus PERFECTLY and it's nice and compact in their school bags. MontiiCo insulated bags come with an icepack included and in this horrendous, humid Gold Coast heat, even in that peak in February with their bags left outside, there's STILL solid ice inside at the end of the school day! That's unheard of!
Read about MontiiCo Insulated Bags HERE
Check out our whole set up...
Bottles? MontiiCo again for us. 600ml is the perfect size for school, not too small, not too big and heavy when full. The wide neck opening means I can fit whole ice cubes inside and we went matching lids and bumpers. Sport spout for Mr 8 and Free Pour lid for Miss 11 - the mix and match potential in this colourful range of bottle accessories is huge! So fun! MontiiCo bottles, lids and bumpers can be found in our extensive MontiiCo category HERE
And we don't want all our new goodies to go walkabout! Our labels, even that EPIC Minecraft vinyl label for Mr 8, are created for us by TeePee Designs. TeePee Designs create the perfect bento box sized vinyl labels and offer The Bento Buzz customers 15% off labels when they've made an order with us for their bento goodies. Check the flyer we pop into your order box when it arrives for that special code. Want to see their range, the link is HERE
I feel super confident and excited about this lunch box set up for my two for this year. If you have any questions, please comment or shoot us through an email, we'd love to help you select the perfect products for your kids' needs! We could chat lunch boxes all day! If you're local to us on the Gold Coast or love a drive down from Brisbane or up from the Tweed Coast or Byron Bay, please pop into our Gold Coast showroom at Arundel and we can help you in person! We're open Mon-Thurs 10-2 and in January we add Saturdays 9-12 too!
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The Bento Buzz was born from a passion to create deliciously bright and inviting meals for my daughter over 10 years ago. As she grew, my lunch box and bento decoration stash did too... and so did my need to enable everyone else around me and just like that, The Bento Buzz began! Since 2015 The Bento Buzz has been helping parents create fun, beautifully decorated and packed, nutritious and delicious lunch boxes for their busy little bees. Along with an amazing team of mums like myself here in The Bento Buzz hive on the Gold Coast, we ensure you have access to everything you need to make those irresistible lunches. Our buzzy team ensures your online order of bento goodies gets to you as quickly as possible, you’re also welcome to visit our showroom in Helensvale on the Gold Coast. Come see the largest range of bento boxes and fun food-wares in Australia in person, we LOVE to chat lunchboxes, and with our extensive experience and knowledge, can help you choose the perfect one for your busy bees! With love, Peta and The Bento Buzz team X