Monday, July 22, 2013

PlanetBox Shuttle Review! 4 lunches that are out of this world!

It’s no secret! You know here at tiny princess lunch box we LOVE our PlanetBox lunch systems! Imagine our delight when we were given the opportunity to review their latest product……

PlanetBox Shuttle review. Four lunches that are out of this world!

We currently own, two complete Rover systems that we purchased at the beginning of last school year, one complete Launch system that you all helped us win in PlanetBox’s Rover photo contest, and now, the fabulous team at PlanetBox has provided us with their super cute, new Shuttle complete system to review for our readers.


Just like the Rover and the Launch, the PlanetBox Shuttle comes with it’s own set of fun magnets. We received the Alien design for review and it is the cutest thing EVER! My tiny princess are in love. It’s so adorable, they didn’t even notice that their wasn’t a hint of pink anywhere to be found! ♥♥ The other designs include, Purple butterfly and ladybug, (this will most likely be our next PlanetBox purchase) Red day at the park, and a super cool design your own magnet set! How fun!

Each Shuttle complete set retails for $39.95 and includes, one Shuttle stainless steel lunchbox, one set of magnets, one Tall Dipper, and a super cute carrying bag. I definitely think the sleek carrying bag is a must. There is just enough room for a thin ice pack and it won’t take up much room in your child’s backpack. The only downfall to this bag for us is that there is no room for a drink holder. We don’t mind that too much though, sometimes my tiny princesses really LOVE to take 50 cents with them to school so that they can have a chocolate milk with their lunches.  In case you already have a lunch bag that you like to use…. No worries, the Shuttle is also available without the bag for  $34.95 and includes one Shuttle stainless steel lunchbox, your choice of magnet design, and one Tall Dipper. So.  you might be thinking to yourself that the Shuttle is a little on the pricey side, but I’m here to tell you that all of the PlanetBox lunch systems are more than worth their cost. When taken care of properly, the strong durable design could easily follow your child through his or her whole school career! 


Just like it’s elders, (Rover and Launch) the PlanetBox Shuttle is made from durable stainless steel material. (Which I think is just “cool” in itself) The Shuttle and the Dipper are both dishwasher safe and super easy to clean up. I don’t know about you, but that is a HUGE selling point for this mama!
The Shuttle features an easy open easy close clasp that is just right for your tiny royalty to work with. The PlanetBox Shuttle is quite a bit smaller than the Rover and Launch, but we were pleasantly surprised at just how much this lunchbox could hold.  Perfect for a hearty snack or a light lunch, It’s 3 cup capacity is made up of two compartments. The larger compartment can handle a full size sandwich with ease, and the smaller compartment is great for fruits, veggies, and or sides. The included Tall Dipper is great for “leaky” foods or dips, such as…. juicy fruits, ranch dip,  dressings, ketchup, yogurt, (a tiny princess favorite ♥) or pretty much anything you don’t want to drip on the rest of your meal. Want to know my favorite part about ALL PlanetBox products? They eliminate the need for plastic bag snack bags, and individual packaged products. Thus being super eco friendly and they save you money. I also love the portion control that they create. Great for those watching their calorie intake, or those just wanting to eat better all together!

So, how did we put our Shuttle to use? Well, it was REALLY hard not to be inspired by the sweet alien design, so we decided on four “Out Of This World” lunches that my tiny princesses gobbled right up. I must admit that these four lunches took place in a matter of two days. That’s right! My tiny princesses LOVED this meal container so much, that as soon as I was finished packing the first lunch for my oldest tiny princess, her younger sister pleaded with me to let her wait for her lunch until her sister was finished using the new tiny PlanetBox. I happily obliged, and the next day, history sort of repeated it’s self.



Tiny princess A’s “Starry” lunch included: A round moon salami sandwich with star cutout, celery and carrot sticks, star shaped cucumber slices with salt and pepper, baby grapes on star picks, space goldfish crackers, and all natural vanilla yogurt with star sprinkles. ♥


On the same day tiny princess K had a lunch that was truly out of this world!


She had: Meatball “Moon Rocks” with star picks, ketchup for dipping in the shooting star sauce cup, half of a star shaped hard cooked egg, (with yolk removed) “Blue Moon” vanilla  yogurt with star sprinkles in the Tall Dipper, a few carrot sticks and a broccoli stalk, ranch for dipping in the yellow sauce cup, space themed goldfish crackers, and a sliced kiwi alien made with celery stalk antennas, premade icing eyes, and strawberry tip mouth. ♥

The next day tiny princess A came to me and exclaimed that she had a brilliant idea for a PlanetBox Shuttle “brunch”. She asked me if I could pretty please make her some green scrambled eggs. YUCK! She said…. “Just trust me, mom!” and I did….


Allison’s brunch contained: A super creepy green scrambled egg alien with icing eyes, celery stalk antennas, and a blueberry mouth, a few carrot sticks, ranch for dipping in the green sauce cup, colby cheese chunks, “flying saucer” tortilla rounds, (cut with a fairly small circle cookie cutter) all natural vanilla yogurt with star sprinkles, and a silicone star cup full of fresh raspberries and blueberries. We really don’t have any fun alien lunch supplies, so A decided we should make a couple of food picks. She chose 2 designs she liked and we printed them out an glued them to tooth picks.


Tiny princess K’s Shuttle lunch came a little later in the day, and included an “experiment” of sorts…. Experiment 626 to be exact! ♥


Her lunch contained: Carrot and celery sticks, ranch dressing in the Stitch sauce cup, chunked colby cheese, two mini Stitch salami and cheese sandwiches, (one stacked on top of the other) raspberries and blueberries in the Tall Dipper, and a few space goldfish crackers in the Stitch silicone cup. ♥


You see? I told you it could hold more food than you thought. All of these meals were more than a substantial size lunch for my tiny princesses. When finished, nobody declared they didn’t get enough to eat!
I can honestly and truly tell you that I can’t think of anything to say that would make you consider NOT buying this lunch system. It is truly fabulous! I of course needed to consult the tiny princesses before finishing any review….. They give the PlanetBox Shuttle,  5 out of 5 crowns and have definitely given it the t.p.l.b. stamp of approval!  Well done, PlanetBox! Well done!

The generous people at PlanetBox provided us with this product for review. No other compensation was given for this post. All views and opinions expressed are my own or that of my children. This post does contain affiliate links.

Some things I used to make these lunches….


  1. Love your out of this world lunches... especially the green scrambled eggs!! What a great idea that was :)

    1. Thank you, Karolyn! We had fun with these lunches! I can't take credit for the eggs... that was all my daughters plan! ♥

  2. These lunches ARE out-of-this-world-AMAZING!!! Great job and it makes me want to go out get one! :)

    Christine :)

  3. Because of this review, I've ordered one for my little princess. She starts kindergarten at the end of August.
    At first I hesitated about this product: is too expensive, is it too small? Would it fit a nice lunch?
    Thank you for your review it help me a lot.