Lunchbots: Review & Giveaway

Remember when this happened a few weeks ago?

Spilled soup

Yeah, me, too.

My beautiful Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup, not only on the floor but splashed under the laces of my sneakers. It was a container catastrophe.

But that doesn’t happen anymore because now I have these totally badass Lunchbots — and if you’re lucky (or smart… or both), so can you!

Hr brown

Why I’m Dumb & Lunchbots Are Smart

Until not too long ago, I didn’t give much thought to the containers into which I put my food. In hindsight, this was quite silly. There I was, buying grassed, pastured beef and expensive, high-quality eggs and organic kale which I cooked in coconut oil (never extra-virgin olive oil at high heat!), only to put it, willy-nilly, into cheap plastic containers. In my defense, my ratio of ‘knock containers out of the refrigerator and onto the floor’ to ‘successfully retrieve without incident’ was about 1:1. But ignoring the issues around BPA was probably not the wisest idea.

So I started paying attention, and I bought some BPA-free containers at IKEA. There were lots of ’em. And they were cheap. And they had cheerful green lids… that inconsiderately popped off at the first meeting of plastic container to tiled kitchen floor. (See Exhibit A above.)

Nom Nom Paleo has been singing the praises of Lunchbots for ages, and — as in all things — I should have taken her advice. Jackie from Lunchbots sent me a set of leak-proof containers, and it’s changed my world.

Lunchbots seem to be magical, but to get specific:
– they’re made from food-grade stainless steel so they can take foods both hot and cold
– the lids are sturdy, BPA-free plastic
– they’re virtually indestructible (as proven by my accidental, but repeated, bouncing of them on my tile floor)
– they’re reusable — seemingly forever (unlike plastic which gets discolored, pocked, stained, and misshapen)
– they’re dishwasher safe
– they’re lighter than glass and not fragile (Not fragile! Huge bonus.)

And perhaps, most importantly for me, thanks to the 4-sided, snap-on lid, these leak-proof models do not leak. At all. Ever.

What a relief!

Hr brown

Win A Medium Leak Proof Set

UPDATE: We have a winner! Thanks for playing along, everyone!

Thanks to Jackie’s generosity, we’re giving away a set of Medium Leak Proof containers — that’s two of these beautiful babies — to a lucky random winner. The set is valued at $34.99, and it’s the perfect size for a Vietnamese Salad, a pot of Golden Cauliflower Soup or Chocolate Chili, or a batch of Coconut-Almond Green Beans.

To Enter:
1. Like Lunchbots on Facebook
2. Follow me on Twitter (or let me know you already do)
3. Post to comments ONE TIME to let me know you did #1 and #2.

Deadline to enter: 11:59 p.m. Central on Sunday, December 9, 2012. I’ll randomly select a winner and announce the winner on Monday, December 10.

Restrictions: The drawing is open only to U.S. residents. I’m sorry, international friends! We’ll make it up to you somehow.

Hr brown

Why leave your fate to luck? Get yourself some Lunchbots now! There are all kinds of options: insulated rounds, mini rounds, and adorable bento-type boxes with one, two, three, and four compartments. (For inspiration, take a gander at the Lunchbots Gallery. Redonk cuteness!)

Rounds black

Good luck and happy storage!

Hr brown


196 Responses to “Lunchbots: Review & Giveaway”

  1. Dominique Jermyn says:


    I followed Lunchbots on Facebook and your account on Twitter. I’m DellaNova on both! 😀

  2. Amy Ayers says:

    I already follow both! Would love these….either for myself of the kids school lunches.

  3. Kerri says:

    I already follow you on Twitter and ‘Liked’ LunchBots on Facebook :)

    I love food storage!!

  4. Melissa says:

    I liked Lunchbots and followed you!

  5. Rachael says:

    I have completed both steps.

  6. Jennifer Avila says:

    Hoping to be able to try out a new container to take my Well Fed meals to work in =) #1 & #2 complete 😉

  7. Maggie says:

    Done and done!

  8. Christine says:

    have done both. Thanks!

  9. Nicole M says:

    I already follow you on Twitter and already “like” Lunchbots on Facebook = )

  10. Jennie says:

    I did both! Would love to try these!

  11. Arien says:

    I already followed both! Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Paul says:

    done and done

  13. Kim says:

    I did #1 and #2!

  14. Kristabella says:

    I did both! I would love to try these!

  15. Carina says:

    Done! I thought was already following you, but I am now! 😉

  16. Lydia says:

    Already follow you on Twitter & liked LunchBots on Facebook! :)

  17. Genell P says:

    Followed and liked!

  18. Katie L. says:

    I don’t tweet. :( BUT I liked Lunchbots AND The Clothes Make the Girl on Facebook, so hopefully that makes up for my lack of social media multi-tasking?

  19. sheri says:

    I would love these! Followed and liked!

  20. I just liked lunch bots on Facebook and started following you on twitter! I would love to have a nifty set of these lunch bots! :-)

  21. Bethany E says:

    I already follow you on Twitter and I now Like Lunchbots on FB. :)

  22. Samantha Mayer says:

    Signed up for twitter just to participate, so done and done! I have wanted these for soooo long but sadly, all of money is sucked up by college. Thank you for everything that you do!

  23. Lisa says:

    Done #1 and #2! Love these containers!

  24. Rebekah says:

    #1 and #2 have been completed! :)

  25. Oh yes, I neeeed these. My delicious farm-purchased goodies are all residing in leftover plastic containers that used to house things like cottage cheese. It’s pretty terrible. I did both the things :)

  26. Hils says:

    Done! Would love to win a set of Lunchbots!

  27. Ann Ketz says:

    I’ve done both #1 and #2 a long time ago! 😉

  28. Almond says:

    I have followed you on Twitter and now ‘liked’ lunchbots on facebook! I have a set of the bento ones for the kids, but mama needs her a new pair!! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  29. Tasha says:

    I really like the idea of these, but I still depend on a microwave for my lunches. I don’t believe that microwaving my food is bad for me, so I’m bummed that it’s hard to find microwave-safe, good quality, BPA-free sealable containers.

  30. Kelly says:

    yay! I’ve been dying to try these! I already follow you on Twitter, and I’ve liked Lunch Bots on FB! Yay again!

  31. Andrea says:

    I’ve done both. I wanna win this!

  32. shirley says:

    Done and done! Thanks for the opportunity!

  33. Melisse says:

    Liked Lunchbots on Facebook! …I got rid of my Twitter :(
    Thanks for the opportunity!!

  34. Holly says:

    Donzo for #1 and #2. LunchBots you are mine! (hopefully)

  35. Valerie says:

    I already follow both!

  36. Karin Claus says:

    Cool stuff, liked and followed!

  37. Angie says:

    I don’t do the Twitter thang but I like your Facebook page, follow your blog and now I like Lunchbots! Does that make me eligible?? I sure hope so!

  38. Lisa says:

    I liked Lunchbots on FB and am not following you on Twitter. Lunchbot me! =)

  39. Melissa says:

    I liked them on facebook

  40. lola says:

    #1 Was already done
    #2 Done!

  41. Hannah says:

    I started following you on Twitter after I bought your superawesome cookbook, Well Fed. That’s when I found your blog. I love it! I want to win the Lunchbots! I liked them on Facebook.

  42. Diana Annastazija says:

    I just liked Lunchbots on FB (my name is Diana Duvall there) and I just signed up for Twitter as Diana Annastazija and now following you there! Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I get it, I really hope I get it! :)

  43. Nikki says:

    I like them and I follow you!

  44. Brendon says:

    Done and done!

  45. Done! I would love to have some :)

  46. Maggie Cain says:

    I’m in!

  47. janice baer says:

    love your blog AND lunchbots! did numbers 1 & 2! janice baer

  48. Kimberly Cabe says:

    I “Like” Lunchbots, I’m following you on Twitter, and I’d love to win! I don’t want to send the kids lunches in BPA filled plastic!!

  49. Kathy Hyme says:

    I was searching Paleo cookbooks today, found yours and immediately purchased for my Kindle, liked your facebook page and began following you on Twitter. These lunchbots look awesome, liked them too!!

  50. mary says:

    I liked on FB. Thanks!

  51. reluctantMANGO says:

    Done and done! I’ve actualy been a fan of both your blog and cookbook for a while, and have been lusting over Lunchbots for almost as long :)

  52. Katee L. says:

    Already follow you on Twitter, followed Lunchbots on FB!

  53. Miriam says:

    I liked Lunchbots on Facebook and I’m already following you on Twitter. I’m mirihawk. I’m on Day 5 of Paleo and I just bought your Kindle edition book last night! Thanks for blogging and all that.

  54. Bethany says:

    I’ve been an avid follower of you on twitter and facebook for quite some time now :) and I just started following Lunchbots on FB. (Twitter is Bethany_LynnS, Facebook is Bethany Strothman).


  55. Ayn says:

    I just liked lunchbots on FB and already follow you on Twitter. Lunchbots are very cool!

  56. done! i already followed you on twitter (@_shann), and i just liked lunchbots on facebook. these little guys look amazing!

  57. Bryce says:

    Done, done, and done

  58. blyger says:

    Done! :-)


  59. Erin says:

    Done and done!

  60. Lisa C says:

    Did both!

  61. Sam says:

    Done and done (plus I already follow Lunchbots on Twitter). Lunchbots look awesome, been thinking of ordering some for a little while now… Even if I don’t win these, I’ll probably buy some anyways :)

  62. Sara Grambusch says:

    I like LunchBots and I follow you!

  63. Alani Joi says:

    Done and Done!

  64. Miriam says:

    Easiest contest ever to enter because I was already doing both things!

  65. Erica says:

    Done here too. Erawka on twitter.

  66. Sar Terlecki says:

    Did both and would love to win some Lunchbots!

  67. Julie says:

    Done and done! I already have two of the all-metal bots for DS’s lunches but I desperately need more (for me!)

  68. Michelle says:

    I already follow both :)

  69. Marcelle says:

    I ALREADY like you on Facebook and Like lunchbots as well! I don’t have a twitter (too much social media for me) but if I did I would follow you!

  70. Tiffany Lockhart says:

    I have liked the lunchbots FB page and was already following you on twitter. These rock and so do you! Thanks for all you do. My twitter name is Tiffeatswell.

  71. Andrea says:

    I’ve already done #1 and #2,and now I’m doing #3!

  72. Sarah says:

    I’ve followed you and twitter and have liked lunchbots on Facebook. I have wanted to get some of these guys for a long time. Thanks for doing a giveaway (even if I don’t win.)

  73. Heather says:

    Lunchbots are sooooo cute! I liked them on facebook and I already follow you on twitter! thanks for this awesome opportunity!!

  74. Danielle says:


  75. Kristel says:

    Liked and followed!! You rock!

  76. Diana says:

    Liked and following!

  77. Juliann says:

    I already follow you on twitter and made sure to make my way to fb to like lunchbots. So, #1 & #2 are done!

  78. Kate Dutton-Gillett says:

    both done. Now have a twitter account.

  79. April says:

    Both done! Thanks for the giveaway!

  80. Faye says:

    What a fun giveaway! Our family would love to try these out.

    Following you on Twitter:, and liked Lunchbots on Facebook.

    Thanks and good luck to everyone!

    Faye @

  81. Marti Woolford says:

    I liked the Lunchbots on Facebook-these containers look amazing! I have been following you on Twitter for awhile!

  82. Lauren Selby says:

    Did both! I like that they are lighter than the glass kind, that would be nice.

  83. Liked and a follower! (Hope your burn is healing up!)

  84. Anita says:

    done and done! pick me!!

  85. Bree says:

    I like lunchbots on fb and already follow you on twitter…also I’m kind of a food container junkie. I love my glass containers with snap on lids, but am dreading the day one slips out of my hands.

  86. jessica w says:

    I Like Lunchbots on Facebook
    I also Follow me on Twitter

  87. Caroline says:

    Done and done! Thank you!

  88. Shannon says:

    No toxins for me! I’ve done 1 and 2!

  89. Jen says:

    I did both as requested. I really like the looks of these, and if the lids actually stay on (especially in transport or freefall) then I will definitely be ordering some in the near future!

  90. Hope says:

    Already followed you, and I just liked lunchbots on fb :]

  91. Mae says:

    Done! I’ve been wanting to try these for awhile now!

  92. Moo Cow says:

    Did both!

  93. Berny says:

    I liked Lunchbots and followed you!

  94. Danyelle H says:

    Did #1 and #2 :)

  95. Dani says:

    I did #1 but I don’t tweet so hopefully I can still get in on this!

  96. mimisrc says:

    All done

  97. Michelle says:

    Done and done!

  98. Patrick says:

    did both!

  99. Kristin says:

    I did both! Would love to try these!

  100. Brooke Grant says:

    Hi! I liked Lunchbots and followed you on Twitter. Thanks.

  101. Carol Lovett says:

    I did all the requirement and then realized it wasn’t open to Canadians. These containers look so cool.

  102. Sarah Cramer says:

    I liked Lunchbots and follow you on twitter! Thanks :)

  103. Trish says:

    “Post to comments ONE TIME to let me know you did #1 and #2.



    /did the other definitions of #1 and #2
    //points for creativity?

  104. Done! We’ve been using mostly glass, but I’m afraid of a klutzy moment resulting in shattered glass everywhere.

  105. Katherine says:

    I already like Lunchbots on Facebook & follow you on Twitter. I’d love to add more Lunchbots to my safe container collection.

  106. Mrmirek00 says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for the post. Lunchbots are on my Christmas list. I’m now entered in your giveaway. Did all the steps.

  107. Beth Martin says:

    I follow you on Twitter and “like” lunchbots already!

  108. Chrissa says:

    Already following and liked the bots!

  109. Valerie B. says:

    I did both! Thanks!

  110. Audrey Pinto says:

    Hi I already follow you on FB so I added the little blue bird site as well. Love your cookbook and can’t wait for #2!
    My son’s lunch box tore and I need to get him a new way to take His lunch to school. I think I’ll you those.
    Awesome site!

  111. Christine says:

    I follow Lunch Bots on Facebook!

  112. Christine says:

    I follow you on tree twitter!

  113. Rachna says:

    I already follow you on twitter! I “liked” lunchbots on Facebook. Good luck everyone!

  114. Tanya says:

    I already like lunchbots on Facebook, but unfortunately I’m not on twitter. Thank you for this opportunity!

  115. jacob says:

    Liked lunch bots and follow you

  116. Nae says:

    Hi Mel!
    I’ve done both 😀

  117. Mandy says:

    I liked lunch bots and I already follow you! :)

  118. Stephanie says:

    Did 1 & 2! Thanks for introducing me to Lunch Bots!

  119. Julie Keen says:

    Melissa, I “liked” LunchBots and was already following you on Twitter!
    Thank you!

  120. Brye says:

    I did 1 and 2 and really hope to win!

  121. Keri says:

    Did both!! LUNCH bots look awesome!!

  122. Ashley says:

    I already followed you on twitter and now I ‘like’ lunchbots. I hope the mediums are the perfect size for taking leftovers to work. I refuse to heat in plastic, but my glass pyrex’s are heavyyyyyyy!

  123. Delphine says:

    I did both! Hope I win!

  124. Aimee says:

    Liked on FB, but unfortunately do not have twitter. Hope this still qualifies me. I would LOVE to have a set of these.

  125. LisalisaB says:

    Liked on FB and I already follow you on twitter!

  126. Liked LunchBots and follow you on Twitter. Thanks for this chance to try to some new goodies.

  127. FitnessKelly says:

    Done, already follow on Twitter. Thanks!

  128. Delee says:

    Following you on Twitter for a long time and just liked them on FB! I’m yearning for some of these babies!!!!

  129. Julia Z says:

    done and done, thanks!

  130. Marisa H says:

    I did 1 and 2, hope I win!

  131. Rachael says:

    I don’t have a twitter but I follow both on Facebook!

  132. Tracy says:

    #1 done, and I already follow you on twitter. thanks for sharing your new found love.

  133. Nikki says:

    Like Lunchbots and theclothesmakethegirl on Facebook but I don’t use Twitter. Hope it’s ok. Would love to win these, I’ve been eying them for a long while…

  134. Kathryn Williams says:

    I’m a new follower and have bought your book and LOVE IT, but, alas, have not yet gotten started, although I’m not new to Paleo. With that said, I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my LunchBots. I don’t have any of the snap on lids, and therefore don’t yet take liquids, but have a full line of the containers with the brightly-colored metal lids. I have a large and small single, large and small double compartments, and one with 3 compartments and one with 4 (as well as the set of 3 dippers and one thermos). I work part time and try to take healthy food to work, and now it is so much FUN to pack my LunchBots. Thanks for your site, Mel!

  135. Chris B says:

    Already a Twitter follower, went to Facebook and “liked” Lunchbots.

  136. nalani says:

    Already a Twitter follower and a Lunchbots Liked!

  137. ms ypa says:

    I love Lunchbots. I use the all stainless containers for my Primal Pet raw cat food. Excellent product.
    Twitter following and Facebook liking done!

  138. Christy says:


  139. Susan says:

    #1 Done but I don’t tweet. I never win anything anyway so I will probably buy some on my own. Thanks for the great idea!

  140. Nick Kim says:

    I liked Lunchbots on Facebook and I’m already following you. My twitter handle is misterpk.

  141. Michaela says:

    Just liked Lunchbots and I’m following you on twitter. Would love to win these as we are starting our first Whole30 on Jan. 1 and doing it with my husband’s parents and maybe a few more that we recruit along the way. :)

  142. Kathryn says:

    I just liked lunchbots and just started following you on twitter.

  143. Amelia says:

    I liked Lunchbots and follow you on twitter. Thanks!

  144. Ruth says:

    I did both as requested. Thanks!

  145. Amber says:

    I have “Liked”, “Followed”, and “Commented below”. Thanks for a great blog. Your sweet and salty fudge bombs are a family favorite!

  146. debski says:

    I already liked you and Lunchbots on FB (and I gave Well Fed to 2 people for Christmas!). But I deleted my Twitter accounts a loooonng time ago. These would be perfect to haul all my paleo goodies to me while I study for the bar exam! I am a very poor law students and have not gotten any LunchBots bc they cost is prohibitive. Thanks for doing the contest!!

  147. Ydia says:

    Already follow and “liked”

  148. heather says:

    done and done! lunchbots are smart.

  149. Adria says:

    See…here’s the thing I worry about. I get that BPA could be a bad thing, but why are we only worried about that one chemical, and not all the other plasticizers?

    I’m suspicious that the only reason we aren’t as worried about the chemicals that take BPA’s place in plastics is because no one’s bothered to study them yet, or looked for them in people’s bodies.

    I wonder if no matter how it’s made, plastic is always bad news…

  150. erin pug says:

    done and done too! Thanks for the giveaway 😉

  151. Michelle Goldberg says:

    Done, done & done. Thank you!

  152. Heather says:

    I liked them on facebook.

  153. Kelly says:

    Hey Mel,

    I LIKED Lunchbots! And I’ve been following you on Twitter for ages. :)

    Pick me, pick me! Kidding. Hoping I get a Christmas surprise.

    Cheers, Kelly

  154. Kathy says:

    I liked lunchbots and I’ve been following you on Twitter for a while. Fingers crossed….

  155. India says:

    I already follow your twitter, and I added LunchBots to my likes on facebook. Sign me up!

  156. Becca says:

    So excited! I just started following you on twitter and liked LunchBots! Good luck everyone!

  157. Danielle says:

    I follow you on Twitter, liked LunchBots on FB and leaving this comment should ensure that i’m a winner, right?

  158. Beth says:

    I did both. I swore I’d never twitter but I really want those bots

  159. Katie N says:

    I have done both! Those boxes look so nice!

  160. Alexis L says:

    Ok liked lunchbots fb page, followed yo on twitter buying book…..oh wait that wasn’t part of it :)

  161. Laura says:

    I liked Lunchbots on Facebook – but I don’t have a twitter account so can’t follow. I did, however, just finish reading your book and I am gearing up for a Sunday cooking session so I can make hot plates next week!

  162. Jenny B. says:

    I liked Lunchbots and followed you on Twitter!

  163. Alicia K says:

    Completed both steps 1 & 2. Fingers crossed!

  164. Rachel says:

    I follow you on Twitter! :)

  165. Christina C. says:

    I love following you on Twitter! Your blogs saved me on my whole30 journey and this year for Christmas I’m proposing your idea of Sister30 for my sisters and I. <3 your blog and these LunchBots!

  166. Chris brooks says:

    Awesome giveaway! Did both #1 and #2! Good luck everyone!

  167. Nina says:

    Ooooh…great giveaway! I’ve been following you on Twitter for a while now and just liked LunchBots on FB. :)

  168. Christina D. says:

    Hi there! I liked Lunchbots on Facebook and have been following you on twitter. :-)

  169. Donna Adams says:

    #1 and #2 done. Thanks for the great blog. You’ve been a major inspiration to me for the past couple years.

  170. Holly Flaker says:

    I have completed both steps 1 and 2! (And, excited to be introduced to your products!! I go through storage quickly because so many are poorly made: lids, material, stains, melting, stackability; shapes preventing lunch box fits, etc…)

  171. Christine K says:

    Been looking at these! Liked and followed!

  172. Monica says:

    #1 and #2 done.


  173. Liz says:

    Yes – did steps 1 & 2. Great article.

  174. Mary says:

    I’ve done both – a while back too!!! Thanks!!

  175. Marie says:

    I liked both you and Lunchbots on FB, can’t do Twitter, as I don’t do Twitter. Sorry :) But I’d LOVE to win these, so hope that works.

  176. Michelle says:

    Just found you and your blog tonight. What a great site! Liked Lunchbots on FB, just followed you on Twitter (MichelleinMN), and look forward to following your blog.

  177. Kimberlie says:

    I already liked both you and lunch bots on Facebook and follow you in google reader. I don’t use twitter.

  178. Niki says:

    Liked and following :)

  179. Amy in Austin says:

    Done and done. Great giveaway, thank you, and Merry Christmas!

  180. TC says:

    I already like Lunchbots on FB. But I don’t use Twitter so I can’t follow you. :(

  181. Amanda O says:

    I followed directions! It doesn’t happen often! :)

  182. Petra says:

    Liked Lunchbots and already followed you!

  183. I liked Lunchbots on Facebook and followed you on Twitter (@sikken81).

  184. Cierra Bolin says:

    Completed steps #1 and #2! I’m newish to Twitter, too, so you’re one of the first I’m following!

  185. Cynthia Schofield says:

    Just did both…love to win me some LunchBots!!!

  186. Deanna Fernandez says:

    Did #1 & #2 – I’m new

  187. Aspen Hilbelink says:

    I did #1 but honestly not #2 since I don’t do twitter. Hope i can still win!

Post a comment

Like what you've read? Got something to say? Lay it on me!

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.