Keep Your School Lunch Fresh and Stylish with a Yubo Lunchbox
August 10, 2010Posted by pamela |
We just got our hands on one of this season's coolest back-to-school accessories—the Yubo lunchbox. Some would argue that a good lunchbox is a necessity for the well-equipped student, and the Yubo should make any kid or parent happy.
What makes it different from your garden variety lunchbox? Several things, actually. Yubo can be personalized with interchangeable faceplates in a wide variety of designs. Cute dinosaurs, flowers, and fairy princesses will make younger children happy, while older grade-school kids will like the cool shark, surfer girl, and skater designs. To make your Yubo truly unique, you can add your child's name to selected designs, and even upload a photo or your child's artwork to make a custom faceplate.
Yubo lunchboxes are made of BPA-free, anti-microbial, and recyclable plastic. The whole thing is dishwasher safe, so if your Yubo gets grubby the way kids' lunchboxes do, just pop off the faceplates, snap off the rubber handle, take off the lids, and put the whole thing in the dishwasher. Yubo is truly a well thought-out and designed product.
Accessories include reusable food containers in a variety of different sizes—perfect for sandwiches and snacks and way better than wasteful plastic baggies—and a specially fitted ice pack to keep things cool. There's also a neoprene drink holder that attaches to the outside of the lunchbox that holds a thermos or water bottle so it doesn't take up all the room inside. Clever! The Yubo lunchbox itself is available in pink, orange, and blue.
Yubo was created by Cyndi and Paul Pedrazzi, local San Francisco Bay Area parents who were frustrated with the shortcomings of traditional lunchboxes, as well as the waste that often accompanied children's lunches. They've given the whole concept of the lunchbox a serious and stylish makeover, and we think it's a terrific product.
The basic Yubo lunchbox costs $21.95, and the deluxe set, which includes a set of three dishwasher-safe food containers and the ice pack, retails for $29.95. Additional faceplates can be purchased for $6.95–$12.95 for a pack of two, depending on the design. You can browse faceplate designs, learn more about Yubo, and buy one online from www.getyubo.com. You can also buy them online at Amazon.com, or purchase them locally at Goodnight Moon at the Corte Madera Town Center.
We’re giving away a free Yubo Deluxe Kit lunchbox of your choice (choose color and faceplates—not personalized) to a lucky Marin Mommies reader! Send an e-mail with Yubo lunchbox in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight (Pacific time) this Sunday, August 15, 2010. One winner will be selected at random, and we'll announce the winner on Monday, August 16. Good luck!