Growing up in South Africa, it was hot. It didn’t matter what time of year it was; the highs in summer were upward of 33 degrees and even in winter the lows stayed around 21 degrees. So school lunchtime for us was pretty much the same for everyone around us – sandwiches, fruit & if you were lucky a baked sweet treat. Being Indian, the sandwiches almost always had curry in them.
Fast forward 20 years, and I now have my own kids. Lunchtimes in New Zealand seem to be very different from what I’ve seen online. No more is it just basic sandwiches and fruit. A kids lunchbox now seems to include yoghurt, boiled eggs, milk products – stuff we would have never taken to school in the heat. So of course, this presents its own problems for me.
My son starts school in July this year, and like all mums, I don’t want him standing out for all the wrong reasons or feeling left out because I don’t pack a lunchbox like his peers. If you’ve ever watched the telly show “Fresh off the Boat” or are an immigrant from a different culture, you’ll know what I mean.
So for the last little while I’ve been practising making lunches on the days he’s been home. Which is easy when he’s home, cos the lunch sits in the fridge or in the house. Now, if you were part of the generation that had the milk in schools, you’ll understand when I say warm milk is terrible gag-worthy stuff. So you see my dilemma with the yoghurt?
Anyway, so when I was asked if I could review the Munch lunch coolers, I jumped at the chance. I mean we’ve all used those brands, which say it keeps cool for 6 hours, but in reality go warm in 2? And, at the price of some of these things who wants to go testing all of them. So, I’ll be your guinea pig today.
Munch lunch coolers review
The Munch lunch coolers come in a 2 pack, decorated with kid friendly prints. You’ve got Fruit, Tuatara or Bees. The ones I received were in a bee print. Cute! So I popped one in the freezer. The instructions for freezer