Eat Well UK is a subsidiary of Bouncy Jam.
Bouncy Jam that are importers and distributors of a range of unique and stylish products including Yumbox (the leak-proof lunchbox), Montii (reusables inc bottles and lunch bags), BoBO and Boo (Bamboo dinnerware) and WeMightBeTiny Silicone (placemats and snackies).
Bouncy Jam was set up by a Wandsworth Mum named Sarah Kerr who, after giving birth in 2011 and again in 2012, decided that she needed to find an alternative to corporate life and so set herself up as a ‘Mumtrepreneur’.
Bouncy Jam hope to continue to build on their portfolio of innovative, high quality, unique products over the coming years.
They are also very proud to announce that it has recently one two awards at the prestigious Wandsworth Business Awards. For more details please Contact them and for more information on their products click here.
I was kindly sent the Yumbox classic, Montii Bag, Stix and Dinosaur LunchPunch to review.
OSCARS BOX OPENING
A Yumbox is a 6 compartment lunch box which is perfect for young children (toddlers up to roughly age 10 or let’s face it even adults as I think they are adorable!)
It has five main food wells which can each accommodate ½ cup servings. Each section is labelled with the 5 food groups (vegetable, grains, fruit, dairy and protein) that make up a balanced meal for a young child.
It offers variety and promotes healthy eating habits.
The Yumbox definitely has the fun factor and you can buy various tray designs to place in the box and the cases come in a variety of colours with new pastel shades coming this spring.
Yumbox is perfect for picky eaters (for example, children who don’t like food touching!) These don’t just have to be used for lunches either, you can fill them with snacks for the day, use them to put your children’s treats in for movie night or use them for breakfasts/dinners on the go.
The box – with its removable tray inside – measures 22cm x 15cm x 5cm and weighs 490g.
- A LEAK-PROOF SINGLE LID – the silicone lined lid seals all compartments in one move making Yumbox leak-proof for yoghurts and dips
- BALANCE & PORTION CONTROL – the pre-portioned and illustrated tray guides you to pack a healthy, balanced lunch
- A GREEN DESIGN – the air-tight compartments eliminate the need for plastic bags and cling-film making your lunches waster free
- STYLISH AND PRACTICAL – Yumbox not only looks great but is suitable for storing food in the fridge overnight and also dishwasher proof for that all important post lunch clean-up!
- CHILD FRIENDLY – Yumbox is compact and sturdy and the latch is easy for children to open. The Yumbox Classic offers a nutritionally balanced meal for a child from baby weaning through to the age of eight (fully filled).
- EDUCATIONAL AND FUN – with is fun illustrations children (and adults) are reminded about portion control and the importance of a healthy variety of food group.
I was really interested to see whether the Yumbox was leak proof as it is advertised and both my daughter and son have used the Yumbox and I can say that there were no leaks and no transfer of foods from one compartment to the other! This is thanks to the clever design of this box where the inside of the lid is fitted with an embossed silicone lining which creates a tight seal in each individual compartment.
HOW MUCH IS IT
Obviously all prices vary on where you buy and deals available. On the EatWell websitethe YumBox Classics retail at £24.95 and the same on Amazon Prime and Yumbles.
You can also buy trays separate as shown here.
MONTII INSULATED LUNCHBAG
These bags are super cool!
Made for all those with a craving for lunch time adventures and they have been designed to cope with the Aussie heat so they say they know they can stay cool!
They also claim there’s no need to worry about lastability, as they’ve got it covered with the greatest premium materials that have been fully tested for durability.
Here’s why MontiiCo Cool Bags are so cool:
• Durable fabrics.
• Quality aluminum lining. No plastic comes into contact with your lunch.
• Thick insulation to keep contents cooler and fresher for longer.
• Easy to wipe clean, for a mess-less life.
• Self-contained gel ice pack, independently certified ‘food safe’
• Separate pocket for the ice pack. No condensation = No soggy food.
• Large, flexible design for more room to pack lunch.
• On trend custom prints.
Bag measurements (inside) 23.5cm x 28cm x 7.5cm
HOW MUCH IS IT?
Create irresistible, edible combinations of fun stacked on a star topped kebab Stix, and in just moments turn lunch from cute to consumed!
Stix are carefully designed to fit in all popular bento lunch boxes and they’re just the right size for school, home and party food share platters too.
Popular food combinations include a rainbow of seasonal fruits, veggies, cheese and meat and cut squares of sandwiches to put along side your cute sandwiches or meals.
You can choose from Purple rainbow, Monochrome, green rainbow or full rainbow – each pack sold separately or bundled with their most popular Lunch Punch Designs.
Product dimensions: Stix are 10cm long Packaging dimensions are 12cm X 18cm X 1cm
- Dishwasher Safe Made of USFDA approved food-grade virgin ABS plastic
- BPA FREE
- PHTHALATE FREE
- LEAD FREE
- PVC FREE
HOW MUCH IS IT?
They are difficult to find online from my searches if you just type in just ‘Stix’ so make sure you type in ‘Stix by LunchPunch’ and then you get them as a set.
The Lunch Punch® is a food cutter specifically designed to capture the most amount of bread when it cuts the crust off your sandwich and is made from FDA certified food-grade plastic.
As every parent or carer know, it’s a constant challenge to make a healthy and appealing lunch that kids will eat and my children love sandwiches so the idea to make sandwiches even more appealing then cool shapes are a great way to do so!
Each pack includes a set of 2 cutters which come very prettily boxed to make the perfect gift and you can choose the designs which most appeal and inspire your little people and never serve a boring sandwich again.
The Lunch Punch® is taller than biscuit cutters, making it easy to cut through two pieces of bread and spread although I found cutting through ham and cucumber a challenge! So, be careful what you cut with it as if you add too much you just end up peeling sandwich out of the cutter.
The Lunch Punch® is:
- dishwasher safe
- BPA FREE
- Phthalate FREE
- PVC FREE
- Lead FREE.
- Both The Lunch Punch® and its packaging are 100% recyclable.
The Lunch Punch® is intended for use by adults but can be used by children over 3 with adult supervision.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
PERFECT FOR SCHOOL OR NURSERY
The whole collection together is amazing! The design and thought put into these products are visible.
In regards to the Yumbox at first glance I did think that each compartment of the YumBox looked quite small, there would be no room for a whole sandwich in this box but I soon realised that that was the whole point as the Yumbox Classic has been created to provide a balanced meal of all food groups.
I realised was that although the compartments are labelled with each food group there is nothing stopping you from changing where you place things so that they fit better or so that you can get more of one food group in if you needed too.
Although the compartments seem small they are actually quite deep and so can be filled with things like vegetables, couscous, cheese, small pasta shapes, mini oat cakes or small wholegrain crackers, grapes, veggie sticks, yoghurt, chicken strips etc.
The Yumbox is a definite recommend – I will have to get another one so both children have one.
The Stix I’m not overly fussed about using and they’ve ended up put aside plus the idea of sending them to school to go missing hasn’t been appealing but they are great for birthday parties.
The LunchPunch cutters you don’t just need to use on sandwiches I discovered but also on other food such as pancakes (if you feel fancy) and imprint fruit (if you feel extra fancy) and I found that even though there are many grooves and holes, they clean up very easily in the dishwasher.
The Montii bags are great with the quality aluminum lining and thick insulation to keep contents cooler + fresher for longer – I definitely recommend along with the YumBoxes.
Their Website offers a lot of choice from colours to products to suit all requirements for adults and children alike.
For more ideas on meals and products for kids lunches check out these blog posts!: