FunBites! Product Review

May 11, 2012



As you can see by our 'food for kids' page, making ordinary food, FUN, is something we do a lot of at our place.  However, like most people, I don’t have a lot of spare time to spend creating child friendly masterpieces. I want it to be fun, but I also want it to be quick and easy!

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So, when Aussie company, "Lunch boxes with Love" asked if we would like to trial and review their new FunBites range, we jumped at the chance!

It was an exciting day for us when the FunBites “Cube It!” and “Luv It!” arrived in the mail and my 3 year old wanted to give them a try straight away. She was particularly drawn to the Luv It! and I got excited by all the possibilities that started to come to mind with the Cube It!

Using them could not have been any easier. We took the middle part out, pressed the cutter over the bread, rocking it back and forth a few times to make sure it was all cut through and then inserted the middle part back in and *POP* out the shapes came. Too easy!
We’ve used sandwich cutters in the past that have small shapes in them and have always had to push a knife or something in to try and get the small shape out without wrecking it. This design made it super easy… just the way we like it J

I find that bread sizes vary greatly and if you’re using a large slice of bread (like I did here) you may wonder about the waste.


However, I found that I could simply cut out the shape close to one edge, remove the cutout and then use one side of the cutter to cut more shapes out of the remaining bread.


Taadaaa! Minimum waste and extra shapes. And, if you’re using smaller slices of bread, you won’t lose any of the shapes or have to cut any of the crust.
As you can see, the Cube It! and Luv It! make gorgeous little bite sized pieces just perfect for toddlers and young children. The fun, however, (as we soon discovered) does not stop there!


You can make cool patterns




You can make fun pictures


You can promote early literacy or numeracy skills with letters, numbers and counting


You can challenge their problem solving skills with a puzzle to take apart and make again



You can make fairy bread for play dates or parties even more fun



 You can make fancy shapes with cheese or meat slices for added fun



You can add contrasting shapes




And, as we discovered, you can practice your building and balancing skills as well!


Who knew lunch could be so fun?



The FunBites made a great addition to our “snackbox”. Here is a triple layer sandwich (3 slices of bread!) with cheese and beetroot dip.

I’m also looking forward to using the FunBites to help with cutting things like slices and chocolate brownies and for making pancakes and pikelets extra fun!

Lunch Boxes with Love are the Australian/ New Zealand exclusive distributor of the FunBites and they retail for $15.95 AUD plus postage. For something this easy, fun and versatile I think it’s worth it!  I also think they'd be great for gifts
Lunch Boxes with Love post worldwide.
If you wanted to order your own, pop on over to the Lunch Boxes with Love website www.lunchboxeswithlove.com and if you want to keep up to date with all their specials and spot sales, head on over to their facebook page and don’t forget to tell them that Learn with Play @ home, sent you J

I wonder what YOU would create with FunBites?

Debs J

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39 comments:

  1. These look like fun! :) I especially like the cubes and that you all stacked them! FUN!

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    1. Thanks! They were surprisingly more fun then i'd first anticipated lol

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  2. These are so cool! I love that the Cube It! prevents a lot of waste of the sandwich. My son would love trying out different pictures/patterns with these. I'll have to check them out! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. You have just saved me countless hours cutting my toddler's food into tiny, bite-sized pieces. Thank you!!

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  4. Fun! You made the product even more enticing :)

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  5. These are awesome! I had never heard of them before. I love all the fun things you came up with to do with the shapes too!

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    1. I bet there are tons more ideas too. I can tell these will get a work out for future parties and play dates too :) Thanks

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  6. These are so neat. I love all of the fun t hings you can do with food.

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    1. Whoever made up the "don't play with your food" rule... must never have had picky eaters haha. Why not have fuN!

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  7. Oh, I think that those cutters might actually convince my daughter to eat a sandwich. My daughter is of the rare species of child who doesn't like sandwiches. LOL! I love pattern shape cutters. So neat!

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    1. I imagine if she doesn't like sandwiches you have to be very creative with alternatives! It's always fun to mix it up! Yes, pattern cutters are great... they'd make me eat a sandwich I think lol :)

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  8. Love these too! So neat! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. these are so cool! i bet bear would eat a lot more if we had these!

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  10. Wow .. super. Wish we had something so cool in India too.. :)
    The bite sized cubes and hearts are sure to melt any kids heart. Fun!

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  11. These are way cool! My girls would love these. They love it when I use cookie cutters to cut their sandwiches, but these would be just that much better.

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    1. I've used cookie cutters in the past too Brooke, and I must say, these are much easier to use :D It's fun to mix it up anyways... variety is the spice of life :D

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  12. Looks like so much fun.. I love all the different things you did with it.. Great post!!!

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  13. What a fun product for older babies and toddlers, and I love how you showed lots of different ways to make it even more fun!

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    1. I imagine my 3 year old will also be wanting these fancy shapes for many years to come! They will make great school lunches too. Thank you for your comment :)

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  14. These are so neat! I love all the different ways you used them, very creative.

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  15. These look great. They make a big sandwich look much less daunting to a small child. My son would love the bite size pieces. Do you know if they are available in the UK?

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    1. Yes, very handy for that and I do know that Lunch Boxes with Love post worldwide :D

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  16. Oh, thank you for the review! The bite size pieces are super cute! My son would get a kick out of them, and it certainly looks easy.

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    1. Thank you Joyce and you're welcome. Was certainly a fun review to do :D

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  17. These look so great! I love all the different ways you can use them. I love making bento snack boxes for my so on his kindy days. I'm going to have to add these to my collection of sandwich cutters.

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  18. You just out did yourself! How cute and you just kept coming with the possibilities! Fantastic post:) Thanks for sharing:)

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  19. looks like so much fun and easy to make, easy to clean too! will have to get one

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    1. Thanks Jan. They've certainly made lunch time here more fun. (And the next kid's bday I have we'll be pulling them out again for sure!) :)

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