Let us take you back, way back to the origins of Bento, Japan 1300’s. Small woven or lacquered wood boxes with separated compartments were created for holding rice and meats. The Bento, were used for tea parties or to eat at visits to the theatre. Over the years Bento has evolved into the modern plastic convenient compartmented lunchboxes, separating the foods and often beautifully themed. Parents are fast becoming hooked on Bento lunches as the lunchboxes themselves eliminate packaging waste, provide beautiful long lasting lunchboxes and are amazing for children who struggle with food and touch issues. Bento style lunch boxes are a popular choice for children’s lunches all over the world and are the latest craze in Australia. Let us introduce you to Bento Australia Kids on Abington!
Since Kids on Abington began we have been searching for the best quality and practical products for you to purchase for your children. We are proud to introduce you to not only our Bento style lunchboxes – the Yumbox and the Cargo Boon, but also to all our stunning Bento accessories and storage solutions.
Firstly the bento boxes themselves.
Let us introduce you to the fabulous Yumbox. The Yumbox Bento style lunchbox comes in several styles and all feature stunning colours and removable, beautifully printed trays with leakproof sections. Easy to clean and top rack dishwasher safe these lunchboxes are also BPA free and completely food safe. With new styles in store constantly, there is sure to be one your child falls in love with. We know you will love it too as you find you can pack sauces, yogurts with no leakage and food separated to ensure freshness. Our other bento box we would like to introduce to you is the Boon Lunch Boxes – in adorable designs, particularly suited to little ones. Again this lunchbox has separated sections and is completely food safe.
Some of The Bento Products
After you have selected a bento lunchbox, then comes the really fun part! Accessories! Kids on Abington offer so many choices including:
Food picks – to help little ones keep clean and eat their food easily, plus adding adorable decoration.
Egg moulds – shape a boiled egg into the cutest shapes imaginable.
Mini forks – great for fruits, mini salads and pasta, whilst adding a touch of kawaii to your child’s food
Edible food marker pens – an amazing product, great for drawing on bread, cookies and other foods
Baran food dividers – these were originally made from the ‘baran’ leaf and are simple and sweet little plastic pictures to divide food in the bento sections or to simply decorate with cute images
Food cutters – for cutting and creating adorable little arty lunches – cut bread, cheese, meat, fruit and vegetables into sweet shapes. Check out our newest addition – the Lunch Punch Kids Sandwich Cutters – Sporty!
Sauce containers and sauce bottles – these are a must have, perfect for a little salsa to go with chips, sauce to accompany sausage pieces or even maple syrup for mini hotcakes. We also use them for teeny tiny food containers.
Sandwich and cookie cutters and stamps – cut a shape and press on an image – too cute!
Silicone wrap bands – perfect for holding a wrap or burrito together for your child, while adding a splash of colour. Also fun tied around a bundle of vegetable or fruit sticks.