Our aim at Lunchbox World is to help YOU put the fun back into packed lunches! We are here to help solve problems, give you ideas, inspiration, tips and tricks to make it quick, easy and keep those kids or your family, or you happy!
Hi I’m Caroline, the “Lunchbox Lady” behind Lunchbox World! With a background in consumer marketing and a love and passion for food, the Lunchbox World website started out as an idea in 2008, actually more a “gap in the market” idea. I mean, with 3 kids, and with no school lunch provided at school, I was duty bound to provide packed lunches for the brood. I just had to get stuck in and create daily lunch boxes, sometimes FIVE of them, that were exciting and tasty enough to make them actually eat!
I was on a search for a washable lunch bag and in my search, found there were not many people talking “lunchbox” (or so I thought at the time! Look across at the USA if you want to be inundated by the scope of lunch boxes and truly art creations!)
I had that eureka moment. “How about Lunchbox World?” How about creating a website that has everything to do with lunch boxes, from the food you eat, to tips, hints, recipe ideas, to the kit you buy to carry your lunch in. And so Lunchbox World was born in Spring 2009!
I operated an e-commerce shop for 5 years (2009-2014) but decided to discontinue it, in order to concentrate and focus on my true passion – sharing great food ideas and creative inspiration.
The Lunchbox World site is evolving to stay true to its original dream – to be the one stop e-magazine style website, all about lunches, from the food you eat to the kit you use.
It’s packed with lunch box ideas, a recipe section, reviews, hints and tips, fun lunch boxes for kids, working lunch ideas for adults – sprinkled throughout with lots of cooking, baking and foodie fun. We also cover basic nutrition, the importance of hydration, healthy eating and then share all the fun bits: days out, eating out, family fun and the not-so-fun bits – teen parenting tips…
New for Autumn 2016 is a quick, easy student recipe series, (am now paranoid that our oldest, Tuna isn’t eating properly, now she’s at Uni …) although the lunch ideas can be eaten by anyone, as they are quick and easy to prepare.
I hope you love what you read, that you’ll follow us and keep coming back for more. Feel free to encourage other lunch-packers to come and connect and share the lunch box love!
TO CONNECT with us on social media, we’d love you to link to us:
on twitter: @lunchboxworld
on facebook: Lunchbox World facebook page
and a new community page “Let’s Pack Lunch”
Google +: Lunchbox World Page
Pinterest: and we’d love you to share your lunch with us too!
Instagram – just started this month
or via email carolinejob at lunchboxworld dot co dot uk
MY PROUDEST MOMENTS:
- Being spotted and chosen by TV Dragon’s Den Entrepreneur, Theo Paphitis in his Small Business Sunday competition on twitter #SBS on 29 May 2011 and now an #sbswinner!
- Featuring in Independent Best Back to School Buy supplement 2011, 2012
- Featuring in The Sunday Times 2011
- Meeting many celebrity chefs, learning their top tips and tricks for healthy eating, barbecues, then finishing with sampling morsels they’ve so passionately and cleverly created!
– coming soon… posts that’ll give you a rounded idea of what we’re all about!
That fateful tweet that resulted in meeting the lovely Valentine Warner
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day was on 20 May 2016. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on all the lunch box news and big initiatives that happen in the foodie calendar.
PRODUCT REVIEWS, EVENTS AND POST OPPORTUNITIES
We will gladly review products, attend foodie events, develop recipe ideas and commission a series of creative posts, if this fits within the blog. Please check out the “Work with Me” section for more details.
MEET THE FAMILY
Lunchbox Lady – obviously that’s me! aka Caroline
Tuna – the oldest daughter, 18 years old
Spike – middle man, 15 years old
King Julien – the youngest at 14 years old
Hubbie – regularly absent, working in Europe so you might catch him hopping on and off planes!
… and not forgetting our guinea pig girl, Daisy that we’ve had now for over 4 years!
The Lunchbox World Team x