Plastic-free and leakproof, these little silicone-lidded containers are a fantastic accessory for your stainless steel bentō box. Both sizes fit inside the top tier of the Bentō Ninja lunchbox, so if you want to take some homemade hummus or furikake with your lunch you can, without worrying about it spilling in your bag, or in the case of furikake or crackers, going soggy 😛.
I’m a huge fan of these containers because the lids are silicone and not plastic. Although silicone is not a 100% ‘natural’ material like rubber, sometimes you just need a leakproof or airtight vessel and quality silicone is the best thing we’ve got for now. These silicone lids have been tested to European standards. Food-grade silicone is a non-toxic polymer mostly made from silica (sand). It can withstand heating and freezing without leaching or off-gassing hazardous chemicals – unlike plastics, which contaminate food in these environments. It is also odour- and stain-resistant, hypoallergenic, and it is much more durable than plastic. Also, another bonus is that my kids can open these containers by themselves!
If you’re not sure why you should be avoiding plastic products, especially around food and drink, you might want to have a quick read of this article (not my own), which quickly explains why BPA-free just isn’t quite good enough: “Why I won’t buy BPA-free baby products”
How to care for your Snack & Dip containers:
These are dishwasher safe (top drawer) or you can hand wash them in soapy water. Do not use them in the microwave!