Looking at Lunch Boxes for Kids? I’ve put together this Go Green Lunch Box review to help you out!
Whenever I share a photo of the boys’ lunch boxes, I can guarantee I will always get messages about what type of lunch boxes they are (Go Green Mediums) and where we buy them from (Lunchbox Mini). We’ve been using Go Green Lunch Boxes for the past few years now so I feel pretty confident in being able to give them a review for you, hopefully it helps!! Also I’d like to note that this post is in no way sponsored by Go Green, Lunchbox Mini or any other brand. I’m just simply sharing my thoughts on these awesome lunch boxes!
Both of my school age boys are fairly big eaters and we find the medium size to big enough, it will fit a sandwich/roll, fruit, snacks, yoghurt etc and as because of the ‘turn and lock’ sealing system, I can pack their lunches the day before and they are still fresh when they go to eat them the next day.
Go Green Lunch Boxes are available in three sizes: Large, Medium and Snack. We own one large, two medium (which my 6 and 7 year old use for school each day) and a snack size box too.
I’ve answered a few of the most common questions that I get about these lunch boxes below – if you have any others though, please leave them at the bottom of this post.
Do Go Green Lunch Boxes really keep food fresh?
Yes, they seriously do! I regularly make the boys lunches for school either the day/night before and the food (including bread) is still perfectly fresh the next day. I am also able to pop cut apple and other fruits in there and they do not brown.
Do they leak?
Nope! I will often put yoghurt straight from the tub, watermelon etc into the boys lunch boxes and as long as they are closed properly (which they can both easily do) the food will not leak into the different compartments.
How do you clean them?
I usually clean our Go Greens by hand washing each night and then let them air dry while they are open, mainly because I then immediately pack them and pop into the fridge ready for the next day. I have however washed them quite a few times over the years on the top shelf of our dishwasher with no problems at all. Every few weeks I remove the seals from the top of the lunchbox and give underneath (and the seals) a good wash too. Just a note, we’ve never had any mould issues with these lunch boxes either.
What is the difference between the three sizes of Go Green Lunch Boxes?
Go Green Lunch Boxes are available in three sizes: Large, Medium and Snack. We own one large, two medium and a snack size box too. Both of my school age boys are fairly big eaters and we find the medium size to big enough, it will fit a sandwich/roll, fruit, snacks, yoghurt etc and as because of the ‘turn and lock’ sealing system, I can pack their lunches the day before and they are still fresh when they go to eat them the next day.
Go Green Large Lunch Box:
The original size Go Green comes with an insulated lunch bag, ice pack and a stainless steel 235ml drink bottle. It has 5 compartments which hold up to 8 cups of food. I regularly use this size if we are heading to the park or out for the day as I can fit multiple sandwiches/wraps along with snacks in it.
When we use this lunch box we don’t place the drink bottle inside of it, instead we use it to store extra food. To be honest we’ve never actually used the drink bottle that comes with it as each of the boys have their own drink bottles which they store separately to their lunch boxes at school. The only downfall (if you are to be picky) with this size lunch box is that I haven’t come across another brand of lunch bag apart from the one you purchase with it that it fits into.
Go Green Medium Lunch Box
This size is our go to lunch boxes and they hold approximately 6 cups of food. I am often ask how these lunch boxes hold up when it comes to being used everyday by two young boys, and although our 7 year old likes to kick his lunch bag along the ground (why must they do this?!) his lunch box is coming to the end of two years of every day use and is still is good working condition – a HUGE surprise really!
I use MontiiCo lunch bags for my boys (which you can check out at Lunch Box Mini here) as they are the perfect size and come with awesome ice packs that will keep their food cold ALL DAY – even during summer in Brisbane. These lunch boxes will also fit inside a medium Fridge to Go, Apple and Mint as well as many other brands.
Go Green Snack Lunch Box
This lunch box is officially mine (hence the purple colour) but it’s also been used a few times by the boys. It fits approximately 4 and 1/2 cups of food and I’ve used it for salads, wraps, sandwiches, snacks, yoghurt etc and it holds plenty of food for my appetite. It’s also fits in a MontiiCo, Apple and Mint, Fridge to Go plus a variety of other lunch bags.
So there you have it, a Go Green Lunch Box review. If there is anything I haven’t covered, please leave a comment at the bottom of the post and I’ll get back to you. You can also find out more and purchase from the lovely Anna at LunchboxMini.com If you are looking for some easy lunch box ideas, you may like to check out this post which includes freezer friendly lunch box snacks, or this healthy lunch box snacks post too. You can also find more snack recipes for the kids in my Tasty Tummies Healthy Lunch Box book (currently on sale) or in our ThermoBliss Lunch Box Recipe book