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Coles Back To School Lunchboxes and Accessories Review

I hope the first few weeks have gone smoothly for everyone and for the families who’s kids are starting school they’ve transitioned well.  Gracie is absolutely loving Pre-School, she’s settled in well and says she only misses me a little bit 🙁

With starting school comes all the fun of working out what lunchbox and drink bottle would be suitable for your child! I don’t know about you, but I actually find this whole process a headache in itself!  I tend to be an over-packer when it comes to food and I find some of the lunchboxes look way too small and Gracie would be complaining about being hungry!  I do not want a HANGRY Gracie at all costs ha!

Smash have set me an array of lunchboxes, bottles and cool bags for me to review and share my thoughts with, all these products you can purchase at Coles.

The two lunchboxes I was sent were the Bento Switch-up and Bento Bite 

The Bento Bite:

  • Has six sections which are spill proofBag and Bento Bite
  • Removable custom ice brick
  • Removable inner tray
  • Removable leak proof Snack Pot

Gracie loved the look of this lunchbox, especially with its funky colours.  From a mum perspective I find it slightly stiff to open and close – however this could loosen up with use.  I also found it overall to be a slightly heavier/bulkier lunchbox, so might not be as suitable for much younger children.

 

 

 

Bento Switch-up

  • Has removable and adjustable dividers to create 2,3 or 4 compartments.
  • Has a funky Cool Skin base that protects the box
  • Two silicone edged dividers

I have to say out of the two this was my favourite, I love the look of it and I thought it was the perfect size for Gracie lunch.  I also thought this would be a great size lunchbox for a parent to take to work as well.

Bento Switch-up

Switch up

 

Bottles:

Glitter Bottle

Both Gracie and I loved this bottle as who doesn’t love a bit of bling.  On a practical note, Gracie felt that it was too heavy for her before it held the water, which I agree with.  I feel this bottle would be suitable for an older child or for a Mum like me who loves sparkle!

Glow Bottle

A bottle that Glows in the dark for up to 6 hours!!  This one definitely got Gracie’s attention.

  • Twin wall insulated featuring fashion prints with GLOW IN THE DARK technology. Glows for up to 6 hours!
  • It’s lightweight and squeezable for fast hydration with a wide opening for easy cleaning.
  • Illumination provides comfort and helps children locate water in the night.
  • Perfect 420ml size

 

 

Selection of cool bags

I received a colourful array of cool bags, I love that each one has their ‘Blue IQ’ antimicrobial lining which inhibits the growth of uncontrolled bacteria, mould, and mildew.  My pick of the bunch that I was sent has to be The Fridge.

The Fridge cool bag keeps lunchboxes cool for up to seven hours.  It has 2 large removable gel ice, so you can pop them in your freezer! It’s designed to fit the Bento Bite, The Bento Switch Up and the Rubbish Free Lunch Box.

 

 

 

Overall a great selection at a reasonable priced and all can be purchased at Coles.

 

Please note these were gifted to me by SMASH Enterprises but all opinions are of my own.

 

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