Originally Posted by greenmom4
I just ordered two of the goodbyns for my kiddos. I'll post some pictures of them when they arrive, because I'm also interested to see how yogurt and dips are sealed into the side compartments. Lids don't last long in our house, so this will hopefully work well for us!
I ended up ordering two Goodbyns. The website promises shipping no later than August 15, so hopefully they will be in hand pretty soon!
In the meantime, I discovered the blog "Lunch in a Box" which is all about "speed bento." Wow! I ended up at Daiso with a bunch of little cute plastic thingies to make cute lunches once in a while. Uwajimaya had some good stuff too, but Daiso is much, much cheaper. And what did I discover on my "Mom's Afternoon Off" at Border's? The most recent issue of "Mothering" has an article on bento box lunches! Very fun. Also, I highly recommend "The Manga Cookbook" which is really a basic how-to of bento cooking/packing.
Only 33 more days til lunch packing begins around here! Nothing like new gear to make it fun!
ETA: I ended up cancelling my Goodbyn order after looking at the size of the lunch box and cost. I think they are too big to fit in my kids' backpacks and after buying some very cheap bento boxes it's hard to swallow nearly $30 per goodbyn box. So...sorry, I won't be able to give my opinion any time soon.