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After going over my finances a few months ago, I discovered I spend a lot of money on take-away lunches. It’s convenient, but it also creates unnecessary waste. Plus, most of the food I bought was highly refined as well. Not healthy for me and not healthy for the environment. Surely I could do better than this!

Rosti Mepal Take A Break Set

As I like to switch lunch every time, I wanted a versatile kit. Something that can hold several kinds of foods and preferably is microwave and dish washer safe.

I ended up ordering the Rosti Mepal Lunchbox Midi*. It has two clips that seal the box and a divider keeping your sandwiches and your salad crisp and fresh at the same time. For fruit, they sell a separate fruit box* that fits inside the lunch box. It comes with a little fruit fork. This way, the fruit juice won’t make your sandwich all soggy. For hot days, there’s a cooling element* available as well. It’s made of hard plastic and suited for the dish washer. You can’t put it in the freezer or in the microwave. Since it’s intended for salads and sandwiches, I don’t know why someone would want to put a lunch box in there.

After several months of usage, I am still very happy with my purchase. It seals well, so I don’t have to worry about my electronics. I can mix sandwiches and salads or even leftovers from dinner in the box thanks to the separator. It’s designed in such a way that the liquids don’t seep into the other half of the box.

Mepal Lunch Pot

For my (semi) liquid cravings, I ordered a lunch pot*. The nice thing about this container is the lid. The top part of the lid has a container that allows you to store cereal, fruit or whatever you want to put in your yoghurt, salad or soup. You take the top part off, unscrew the lid sections from top and pot and mix both before consumption. Your croutons and your muesli stay nice and crunchy this way.

It doesn’t come with a spoon, but I got the cutlery set* as well that comes in a container, keeping your bag clean after usage. It is dishwasher safe, and if you remove the lid, you can put the pot in the microwave and heat your soup! You can even put it in the freezer. I’m very happy with my lunch pot: it’s the item I use most for my lunches.


At first, I found the boxes expensive, but at the same time I was paying a premium price at the railway shop for to-go breakfasts and lunches. I now prepare my breakfast and lunch on the evening before saving a lot of money. It also allows me to control my food intake. I am really glad I bought this and can really recommend these products. If you find yourself spending loads of money in transit, this may be a solution for you as well.

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