Friday, March 28, 2008

Feisty Bento #142: Collapsible Sandwich Case

New kind of box - I saw these on Lunch in a Box a long time ago, and picked one up for $1.50 at Ichiban Kan (I think, there or Daiso) back in SeptemberMore details can be found all over LiaB (last link is the extended review)...

From left: meatloaf sandwich cut in half; mini bell peppers stuffed with hummus

This was a really fast lunch to pack.  It was super cool to be able to unfold and flatten the entire box at the end of my meal, but my biggest gripe was that some of the hummus and tomato sauce topping slipped a little and got on the kinchaku I'd wrapped around it.  (I used a bento belt to secure the whole thing since the lid didn't quite fit securely enough for my tastes.)  After perusing LiaB's posts about the box, seems like I should have lined it with plastic wrap to solve that problem... but then what's the point of the holes and how's that make this an easy case to use?  *shrug*  I'm still iffy on it and plan on testing it out with a more regular sandwich - perhaps sliced chicken, mayo, etc. - before making a final decision on the case itself.

As always, happy bento and have a great weekend!


  1. Oh gosh. That meatloaf sandwich makes me totally hungry!

  2. I would like to get a box like this at some point. They look handy. :0)

  3. I have one of these boxes - and I've never not once used it. But I might. Someday :)