Disclaimer: This is an unpaid review. I have purchased several Yumbox products in the past and the company was nice enough to send me a few sample products for an event I hosted for my daughter’s school, some of which are pictured in this review. All opinions are my own!
I first discovered Yumbox on Instagram a couple of years ago, and I bought my preschool aged daughter two of the 6-compartment (Original) style. We use our Yumboxes frequently for school lunches, day trips, and travel because they are leakproof. We have even added the 4-compartment (Panino) style and the Mini Snack size to our collection.
The company has 4 styles/sizes: Tapas for adult size portions, Original (6-compartments) and Panino (4-compartments) for children or adults, and the Mini Snack. In this post I will only be talking about the Original and the Panino styles, but you can check out the other sizes in my Amazon Shop (see “Shop” tab at the top of the page). *A Yumbox Mini Snack review is coming soon!*
Price: $29.99 on Amazon, $28.00 on the Yumbox website (some older styles/colors may be discounted)
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 6.5″ x 1.8″
Weight: 1lb 1.3oz
The Yumbox Original has 6 compartments: five 1/2 cup compartments and a treat well. It holds 2.5 cups of food in total, and it is great for kids who like “snacky” lunches. It is also perfect for getting your kids to try a variety of foods because each portion is small, and it looks so appealing when its all organized in this bento-style container.
My five-year-old uses the Original style often, and I make sure to pack as many nutrients as possible into the small compartments. I would recommend the Yumbox Original for preschoolers, elementary aged children with smaller appetites, and older children or adults for a snack.
The Yumbox Panino has 4 compartments: one 2 cup compartment, two 1/2 cup compartments, and a 1 oz treat well. It holds 3 cups + 1 oz of food in total, and is great for lunches with a main dish such as a sandwich or salad. Note that the treat well in the Panino is slightly larger than the treat well in the Original.
This is not the adult sized Yumbox, but it does hold enough food for me. I bought one for myself when I started graduate school and absolutely love it! I bring my Yumbox Panino with me to eat lunch on campus and when I’m out and about doing errands. All of the Yumbox styles and sizes close tightly, which keeps the food from getting shaken up. I really like that I can throw it directly in my backpack or purse and the food stays in place.
I would recommend the Yumbox Panino for sandwich lovers, preschoolers, elementary aged children, or adults with smaller appetites. If you are an adult with a very large appetite, you should look at the Yumbox Tapas.
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