LUNCH BOXES

A new school year meant… YAY a new school lunch box!

The Lunch Box also referred to as a Lunch Pail or Lunch Kit, is used to store food to be taken to work or school. The concept of a food container has existed for a long time, but it wasn’t until people began using tobacco tins to haul meals in the early 20th century, followed by the use of lithographed images on metal, that the containers became a staple of youth and a marketable product.

The lunch box has most often been used by schoolchildren to take packed, or a snack, from home to school. The most common modern form is a small case with a clasp and handle, often printed with a colorful image that can either be generic or based on children’s television shows or films.

A lunch kit comprises the actual ‘box’ and a matching vacuum bottle (thermos). However, pop culture has more often embraced the singular term lunch box, which is now most commonly used.

Maybe not during my highschool days but def elementary school! Afterall you didn’t want your symmetrical cut triangle ham and salad sandwiches to be squashed.

I’d like to say I had something buck like TMNT on my lunch box but I’m pretty sure mother dearest got me My Little Pony instead.

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