Monday, August 4, 2008

Tiffin Trend

Remember in elementary school when you and your friends compared lunchboxes at the lunch table? Did you covet little Johnny's Transformers lunchbox or adore Emily's Strawberry Shortcake set? No matter which lunchbox you carried, you were creating less waste and reusing your lunchbox everyday. Why not return to the trend of BYOL and invest in a tiffin? It will inspire you to make lunch a social event again and bring good karma.

Tiffins are the latest craze in lunch containers and a favorite topic of many food blogs right now. Bento boxes are a close second, but not as practical as a tiffin which can lock, hold hot/cold food and is easier to carry. Below is a comparison of the high and low of the tiffin world so you can choose what is best for you. Stop eating at your desk and enjoy a proper lunch with friends for once! You may have the coolest lunch box again...

Tiffins at World Market
$7.99 - $9.99 each

- Cheap!
- Dishwasher safe
- Plastic comfort handle
- Cute, but not sophisticated
- 5" diameter is a squeeze
- In-store purchase only

Tiffin Set at DWR
$85 for set of three

- So so lovely with its curved edges
- Larger 5.5" to 6.5" diameter
- Available for purchase online
- Must buy the whole set
- Priced for the yuppie, not the starving artist

Visit World Wide Words for an amusing history lesson on the tiffin. Let me know if you get one!

1 comment:

Kristina said...

what a great, green idea! xx kk