CELEBRITIES LOVE YUBO!
Spotted: Jessica Alba and Honor’s school run with yubo!
With the arrival of their baby just weeks away, yubo designer and actor Brady Smith, and his beautiful wife Tiffani Thiessen, celebrated with an April, 2010 baby shower. Guests received personalized yubo lunchboxes. They were a huge hit! Check out Brady'sPB&J designs.
YUBO IN THE NEWS:
yubo Founder featured as a "Red-Hot Eco Mom" in REDBOOK Magazine's April 2010 issue (read article)
Featured in Parenting Magazine's August 2010 issue!
TODAYshow.com contributor Elizabeth Werner writes: "The Yubo lunchbox is a dream come true for parents because it is 100 percent dishwasher safe, it’s anti-microbial and comes with a compartmental system that eliminates the need for baggies. My children love the Yubo Lunchbox because its appearance is customizable. They can use the included face plates for the front and back of this lunchbox or, better yet, download photos or images and create their own unique look." - August 2010
"The real beauty of the product, however, is that it addresses a problem that designers have lately been wrestling with in our post-consumption economy: how to make things that are functional and durable, but can continue to delight, even after many years." read more
From super-cute to über-cool, any image is possible! Making the days of brown-bagging look like something out of The Flintstones, we think Yubo is the best thing to happen to a kid's lunch since... well, sliced bread. (read full article)
The Yubo Deluxe Lunchbox - "Got a kid who’s fussy about brown-bagging it? The Yubo Deluxe Lunchbox might be just the ticket to getting her to bring lunch more often." (read article)
What's Cool for Back to School? Yubo! Featured in Central Penn Parent's August 2010 issue.
Cyndi Pedrazzi ranked #7 on Stiletto Woman's Top 25 Amazing Woman of 2010!
We first met LizzieB at the ABC kids show in Vegas. We were one of her top picks of the show (a pretigious honor). She ended up on View from the Bay, a local TV show introducing the world to yubo. Check out the video!
"...Now here’s the fun part! They’re also fully customizable. Choose from the company’s standard faceplates — celeb mom-to-be Tiffani Thiessen’s husband, Brady Smith, created designs. Or upload your own photo. You can also personalize it with your kids name." (read more)
"...super cool features like the custom-built ice pack and changeable, lunchtime-boredom-busting face plates, the yubo has one more added benefit – turning your tyke into the hit of the cafeteria." read more
"New BPA-free, dishwasher-safe lunch boxes that really pack a punch. Customizable from the inside out — choose different food containers, design and swap out faceplates, and add personality tags." read more
"Reusable containers plus an ice pack all fit in the box to eliminate the need for baggies and plastic wrap. And with their interchangeable faceplates that can be customized with a favorite photo, child's artwork or designer motif, no need to buy a new lunchbox every year." read more
"We are LOVING these new lunchboxes from yubo. Created by two parents who were frustrated with the options available–lunchboxes are tough to clean and they were using so many plastic baggies–that they set out the re-invent the lunchbox. And they succeeded."read more
"I spent my school years trying to carry my lunch in the smallest (read coolest) container possible and unhappily discovered squished sandwiches, crushed chips or squashed fruit each lunchtime. If only the Yubo lunchbox system modeled on the increasingly popular Japanese bento box system, had crossed international borders sooner!" (read full article)
"But what kids will love is that each lunchbox comes with interchangeable face plates on special paper that won't stain or rip. You can customize your kids' lunchbox with a custom photo, grab one of the cool personalized lunchboxes, or stick with the standard designs that range from cute cupcakes or ABCs for younger kids, to rocking BMX bikers. Which means for the price of a new faceplate, you can have a brand new lunch box for your kids every single year." (read full article)
"The colorful, charming lunchboxes are a win-win. The inside of the box pleases parents, while the outside excites kids. With a large array of faceplates to customize and jazz up the box — from animals to sports to a personal photo or artwork — there's something for nearly everyone. My 7-year-old picked all her Yubo details and is downright thrilled about getting it." (read full article)
"We have had the opportunity to review many great products here at KidBuyProducts! Some we grow to love over time as they prove their usefulness in a variety of situations or make life a little easier. But sometimes, you pull an item out of a box and you just know- I am going to love this thing! That is the way that I felt about the Yubo Lunchbox- I loved it when I first saw it on the Internet, I loved it more when it arrived at my house and I loved it even more when I used for the first, second and umpteenth time! Read More for the full review of Yubo, my new favorite lunch-toting device!"
"Pretty to look at, pretty impressive in features, the Yubo lunchbox system is an eco friendly design thanks to a BPA free profile and resuable snack containers .. ditch those bags! .. that come in three sizes for a fully customisable config any lunch day." (read full article)
"Besides the cool design options, I really loved BPA-free polypropylene food containers. The sandwich size container is huge and will easily hold larger sandwiches (I was able to stick some chips in too). The medium size (comes in a 2 pack) may be better for kids who aren’t going to eat the traditional sandwich — I suggest using one for turkey/cheese slices and one for crackers. The small container (comes in a 2 pack) is perfect for dry snacks, applesauce or yogurt." (read full article)
"We just love our Yubo lunchbox! We love, love, love the fact that you can wash the whole thing in the dishwasher! No more icky sticky stuff sticking in the corners. We also love that you can mix and match the custom containers for the inside. The design choices for the personalized faceplates will keep you coming back for more. You can upload your photo and change out the faceplates as many times as you like." (see full article)
"Before the lunchbox even arrived I was pretty excited to review it because although the previous ones I’ve featured on the Daily Dish were nifty, other than choosing your color or pattern, they weren’t extremely unique. yubo’s lunchboxes not only have removable faceplates but you can personalize them with your child’s name of even one of your own photos!" (read full article)
"If you’re looking for an adorable eco-friendly lunchbox that your child will enjoy bringing to school, check out Yubo! The company offers attractive, colorful, customizable lunchboxes that kids will have fun using." (read full article)
"Unlike any lunchbox you've seen, the Yubo is made of recyclable, BPA-free polypropylene plastic. It is also waterproof - a rarity in lunchboxes - and dishwasher-friendly for easy cleaning. It has three container sizes - a large sandwich, half-sandwich, and smaller round containers. Each container is injected with a food-safe, anti-microbial agent that prevents bacteria or virus growth." (read full article)
"When you’re in grade one, your lunchbox is your outlet. We have reviewed a number of lunchboxes previously on Babyology, however Yubo takes customised lunch containers to a whole new level. The look of a Yubo lunchbox can be changed as often as you like; change with the seasons, change to reflect the contents of the lunchbox or change with the days of the week – a new look is a snap." (read full article)
"You gotta love a company with the slogan “play with your food”! If you are looking for a durable, creative lunchbox for kids, the new Yubo lunchbox is definitely worth consideration. Created with a sharp focus on design, the folks at Yubo produced a lunchbox that meets several great lunch box requirements in a cool way." (read full article)
"One of the most impressive lunchboxes I have ever seen packs a one-two punch with attention to detail and wonderful functionality! Yubo takes the wonderful aesthetic of old school lunch boxes with some wonderful updates for the 21st century! I knew my son would love it! The Yubo lunchbox is customizable, interactive, ecological and more. Most importantly it is BPA-free and contains a food-safe, anti-microbial agent that inhibits the growth of bacteria. Most lunch bags I have come across tend to smell over time and can be difficult to clean. The fact that I can throw the Yubo in the dishwasher helps me avoid scrubbing this lunchbox to avoid lingering food odors." (read full article)
"Each item in my home has a story behind it...where my husband and I obtained it and what we love about it. Nothing is brought into our home unless it is 100% adored. My husband and I enjoy being surrounded by meaningful and special things...and our children do too. That is why I love Yubo!" (read full article)
"This is my daughters favorite new carry all, from walking around with her snacks packed in it to emptying out all the containers and putting her special toys in it. She loves her Yubo Eco-friendly lunchbox. I love this product and HIGHLY recommend it to everyone! The plus is you help save the environment in the process" (read full article)
"Yubo is a great concept in giving children a choice for a great looking and fun lunch box while offering a product that is safe and better for your budget and the environment. I would recommend the Yubo lunch box for your little one or as a gift to your little special one." (read full article)
"Finally – a lunchbox system that makes both kids and moms happy! This customizable, BPA-free lunchbox by Yubo has got to be one of the coolest lunch boxes available." (read full article)
"As a little girl, I was so proud of carrying my Strawberry Shortcake lunchbox. Now flash-forward twenty some years and the lunchbox that brings out that same feeling for my daughter is her Yubo lunchbox." (read full article)
"I've purchased two lunchboxes for my kindergartener this year already and they have both been completely destroyed, and it's only April. Granted, they have been the soft padded kind, but between the spills and god knows what, the ones I have gotten for him have been ruined. I was lucky enough to get to review a Yubo lunchbox recently and it is honestly the best lunchbox I've ever used." (read full article)
"We are so thrilled to share with you all about this amazing little lunchbox we discovered! Meet Yubo, a revolutionary way to pack your lunch (and keep it cold)! The Yubo lunchbox is so simple to use, easy to clean and most of all makes eating lunch FUN! " (read full article)
"The little lunch boxes all the kids got for boys and girls were fantastic! They are so well made and clever how you can put your own pictures on them and how you can keep your food nice and cold in there too. Great party favor for the kids, and Mabels Labels was a hit with making everything personalized." - Kristy Swanson, actress and mother, USA
"My daughter's lunchbox turned up today, and I LOVE it. Thank you so much! I had been looking for a long time for the perfect one and I have found it. Thank you!" - Jolene, mother, New Zealand
"I have received 2 lunchboxes that I recently ordered from you. We are thrilled with them and I can now see cousins, nieces, and nephews wanting them!!" - Michelle, mother, UK
"My son has been using his lunchbox for the last 2 weeks and I am not kidding when I say they are freaking awesome!" - Ashley, mother, USA
"yubo fills a gap that no other lunchbox has seemed to fill - not only is it eco friendly, but it is very practical for both parents and kids. The ability to switch out designs as kids interests change (as they seem to do almost daily) and how easy it is for parents to clean, are both huge winners in my book. As a Mom of two young ones, I spend more time than I would like to packing up and cleaning up everything food related as we are always on the go and I have been through more lunchboxes than I would like to admit. Finally I can just have one for each kid and call it a day - I look forward to yubo making my life in the kitchen (and on the go) much easier! Thanks yubo!" - Megan, mother, USA
"We love the yubo – love, love the ice pack and the fact that the storage containers fit perfectly." - Sheri, mother, USA
"Here's a cool invention that makes life easier. yubo will be the next "it" thing for kids, without a doubt. The best part (for a stay at home dad with twins) is....I CAN PUT IT IN THE DISHWASHER!!! I probably should have said I bought it because it's a "green" product, but come on...washing out your kids' lunch box or bag is nasty! Sorry for the long note, but I love it." - Jason, father, USA
"I received my lunchboxes today and I was beyond impressed. At first I had a really hard time spending the kind of money on 3 kids lunchboxes, but I really love them, think the nameplates are great and see how this is a longer term investment than the traditional ones I buy that get all stinky after 3 months." - Leslie, mother, USA
"My kids and I have loved your lunchboxes from day 1, but now I love them even more for your amazing customer service!" - Tricia, mother, USA
"I just placed an order and feel compelled to share how excited I am to get a yubo for my son. I have been searching for a lunchbox/lunch system for my 3 year old son for months. We need separate containers, each with their own lid, that are all BPA-free that can be stored and transported easily together. I have been stuck in a sea of information about different bentos, but they always fall short in one way or another. Usually the lid issue, which has become a deal-breaker for us. Then a friend sent me to your site. WOW! Thank you for creating such a fun and useful product. I can't wait to receive it and show it to my son." - Lara, mother, USA
"I just wanted you to know that I bought both my son and daughter Yubo lunch boxes this year for school. We have only been in school for 6 days here in NJ and not a day goes by when someone doesn't stop me and ask where I got them! They are great!" - Laura, mother, USA
"I'm a grandma who LOVES your product. My angelic granddaughter will be here next week and we're going to pick faceplates and color of lunchbox then. She'll be so excited! Great job creating a product to be proud of, that helps our planet and that is so cool." - Debora, grandmother, USA
"Thank you for the excellent customer service. It is so nice to see that companies strive to make shopping at their site a great customer experience and you have. This is my second purchase from you and I will continue to let others know of Yubo and the service they provide." - Brandy, mother, USA
New lunch packing system combines innovative personalized style with a convenient, clean, eco-friendly design, so taking lunch is always fun and easy
San Francisco, CA -- Aug. 26, 2009: As any parent knows, the lunch box is one of the most necessary, yet frustrating, accessories in a child’s life. Kids want to carry something cool and current, while moms want a lunch box that’s easy to use, easy to clean, and good for the environment. Sadly, the typical lunch box sold today is hardly unique, convenient or fun for kids. Instead, most have pedestrian designs, require endless use of plastic baggies, and become a smelly mess within a month. Finally, there is a better option: with yubo’s revolutionary redesign of the lunch box inside and out, packing lunch is fun again.
The creators of yubo started with a simple concept: the lunch box should be cool, easy to clean, and help to prevent waste, not create it. Working with one of the top design firms in the country, along with a healthy dose of real-life experience as parents, founders Cyndi and Paul Pedrazzi created a lunch box that a child can personalize on the outside and parents can customize on the inside for packing the perfect lunch. Even better, yubo can go straight into the dishwasher anytime.
“With yubo, parents use our custom-made containers instead of baggies, which is better for the environment and cuts down on cost, one snack at a time,” said Cyndi Pedrazzi, mother of two girls, ages 5 and 3. “But we wanted yubo to be more than just parent-focused; we wanted it to be fun for kids too. With our interchangeable faceplates, kids can choose from any of yubo’s signature designs, display their photos, or artwork, so yubo is always about their own unique personality.”
The yubo lunch box is a reinvention from the ground up. At the core is a patent-pending modular design using BPA-free plastic treated with an anti-microbial agent, allowing for frequent, thorough dishwasher cleaning. Inside is a specially fitted ice pack and three food-safe, economical and reusable food containers, all designed for kid-friendly foods.
Outside, kids create their own look by ordering custom tags and faceplates. They can personalize their lunch box with yubo’s own designs, optionally add their name, or upload their own artwork or photos for a completely personal look. At just $4.95-$6.95 for a pack of two, the faceplates can be changed regularly, turning the lunch box into a creative canvas for kids to express themselves as they grow.
The revolutionary yubo lunch box will be available in three delicious colors: pink, blue, and orange, beginning in August 2009. The standard lunchbox is $21.95, while the deluxe model includes three custom food containers and an ice pack for $29.95. Available initially on the company’s website, www.getyubo.com, yubo will be coming soon to retailers nationwide.
Facts at a Glance: yubo Lunch Box
● Unique, patent-pending, modular construction
● Anti-microbial, BPA-free and dishwasher safe
● Fresh, modern design in three kid-friendly colors
● Reusable food safe containers for a perfect fit and no waste
● Personalized faceplates and tags mean infinite style possibilities for kids
● Available August 2009 at www.getyubo.com
● Standard lunch box priced at $21.95; deluxe box with food containers and ice pack is $29.95
Contact: Kristina Junger-Godfrey