Tuesday, November 5, 2013

ECOlunchbox Tri Bento Review and GIVEAWAY


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ECOlunchboxes added a new bento box to their collection: The Tri Bento. I am excited to review it and I am also hosting a giveaway so stay tuned until the end of the post! 

Ecolunchbox Tri Bento Review and GIVEAWAY - www.mamabelly.com

The Tri Bento ECOlunchbox is made of food-grade Stainless Steel 205. It is made in India in a family-owned factory ECOlunchboxes has worked with since it's beginning. Therefore the Tri Bento is plastic-free, lead-freeBPA-free, phthalate-free and waste-free!

ECOlunchbox Tri Bento Review and GIVEAWAY - www.mamabelly.com

I immediately liked the tiffin style of the lunchbox! It reminded me of lunch containers used in India and the old fashioned metal lunch containers used in the 50's. However with a lot more beauty and style!

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The Tri Bento is a larger lunch box .Each layer holds about 1 1/2 cups for a total capacity of about 4 3/4 cups of food. The larger size of this container makes it appropriate for either adults or children who like to pack a larger lunch.

ECOlunchbox Tri Bento Review and GIVEAWAY - www.mamabelly.com

The only issue I had was that my kids could not easily open the Tri Bento. However, the clips can be adjusted to desired stiffness. For very small children, the clips may be loosened using pliers. Adults may prefer clips very snug. For more information about how to adjust the clips, visit the ECOlunchboxes FAQ page. This is a great tip as well if you have other ECOLunchboxes with clips.

ECOlunchbox Tri Bento Review and GIVEAWAY - www.mamabelly.com

After adjusting the clips to make them slightly looser.

ECOlunchbox Tri Bento Review and GIVEAWAY - www.mamabelly.com

Success! My 4 year old was able to open the box by herself after I adjusted the clips. 

ECOlunchbox Tri Bento Review and GIVEAWAY - www.mamabelly.com

Our first Tri Bento lunch was packed for my preschooler to show you that this would even work for smaller kids (it held enough for lunch and a snack):
  • cucumber trees, carrots and cucumber flowers
  • a snack layer with grapes, crackers and cheese
  • as well as a round Nutella sandwich
And how does it all stack up?

ECOlunchbox Tri Bento Review and GIVEAWAY - www.mamabelly.com

We packed and layered as following: 
  1. the sandwich
  2. the veggies
  3. the snack
  4. the packed lunchbox
Our Pros:
  • elegant tiffin style lunch box
  • big capacity and therefore versatile (for adults and kids)
  • clips are kid tested and can be adjusted. Pinch safe!
  • plastic-free, lead-free, BPA-free, phthalate-free and waste-free
  • highly durable
  • dishwasher safe
Things to think about:
  • The lunchbox is definitely on the bigger side but that also means that with a few dividers and silicone cups you can pack for a smaller appetite and the lunchbox grows with your child.
  • The Tri Bento is not leak proof! All runny ingredients like applesauce and yogurt have to be packed separately.
  • The lunchbox does not fit into all standard lunch bags. However, ECOlunchboxes offers a matching lunch bag which if purchased as a set is only $5 more and they come in beautiful color combinations:
Would you love to win a Tri Bento ECOlunchbox? Enter my giveaway here:



Open only to US Residents. Winner will be notified via email and has 24 h to claim their prize before a new winner is drawn.

Disclaimer: ECOlunchboxes sent me the Tri Bento to review. However, I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own!

43 comments:

  1. I would pack lunch for nieces, nephews, my husband, or myself.

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  2. Comment from Becky (Sorry Becky! I cannot find your comment on Blogger but got it via email! I am entering it for you here for the giveaway :)
    "I love this box and I love what you did with it. It makes me want it! :)"

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  3. I love the 3 separate containers! I'd pack a sandwich on the bottom, fruit in the middle, and something snacky on top. Awesome!

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  4. What a cute container! My Bug would love it!!!!

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  5. What an adorable container! My Bug would love it!!!!

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  6. I would pack hors d'ouevres for my book club!

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  7. I love this, but more importantly my son would! I would pack mac-n-cheese in one layer and a creative sanwich on another, topped off with fruit and veggies.

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  8. I'm a college student, so I pack lunches and dinners for myself :)

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  9. I can see using that for my husbands lunches.

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  10. I'd pack something for myself or my boyfriend. :)

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  11. I'd pack lunch for my girls! This looks really cool.

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  12. Kristin Troska: I would pack spinach salad, date rolls, and hummus.

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  13. The possibilities are endless, but I would enjoy coming up with exciting combinations.

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  14. I would use this for the kids lunch or to keep fresh veggies and fruits in for a picnic.

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  15. I would pack for my boys! I'd probably end up having to buy another one, since there's no way I'd get away with only ONE of my boys getting an amazing box like this! LOL

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  17. I love this! I pack lunch every day for my two elementary-aged children. This would be awesome.

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  18. I pack lunch for my children every day. This would definitely help to shake things up.

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  19. I would pack lunches for my 8 year old who loves lunches from home! She loves helping me come up with cute, fun lunches!!!

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  20. Lunches for my 7 yr old daughter. :-)

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  21. I would pack it for my food-allergic 5 year old!

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  22. I pack lunch for my kids and myself every day. I'd probably keep this one for me though! So useful!

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  23. Why only US? We like them in Canada too!

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    1. I will inquire for you if they are willing to open the giveaway for Canada as well. Let me see what I can do! ~ Nina

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  24. Watching what I eat and portion sizes, this would be such a great tool! Sounds awesome!

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  25. I will pack lunches for the entire family! We travel a great deal and try to bring healthy food along, rather than finding ourselves at the mercy of fast food chains. this would be great!

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  26. I would pack lunches for my husband in this...if the kids don't take off with it first!

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  27. I would pack some healthy lunches for myself.

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  28. I love veggies and would pack little slices of zucchini with cherry tomatoes.

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  29. I would pack it for my son! He just switched the ECOlunchbox two tiered box this year... but as a teen we could always use a bigger lunch box!

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  30. I would pack for myself, looks like the perfect size to hold a lunch and snacks to get me through the day.

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  31. I would pack for me for now, and my little one for pre-k very soon! :)

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  32. I would pack a bento style lunch for my pre-schooler. Fruit, small amount of starch and protein. Yum yum!

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  33. I would pack chex mix and grapes and chocolate. Not a very healthy lunch...but it would be delicious.

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  34. I'd pack for my Kidlet of course! :D

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  35. I will be packing lunch for my six year old son!

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  36. I would pack lunch for my hubby!

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