Akazuki Bento Review Project: Rice Moulds Animal Shapes

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This adorable set of rice moulds features four animals that are sure to be a hit with even the pickiest eater!!

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Cost: 5/5

At the bargain price of £2.58 for four moulds you can’t afford to not have these molds in your stash of bento tools!

Size: 5/5

These rice moulds are the perfect size for bento. Each mould makes a good size rice ball that isn’t too big for little hands while still giving you the option to add fillings.

Ease Of Use: 5/5

Simply wet the mould with warm water to prevent the rice from sticking, add a layer of rice and then your filling, top up with rice. Push down the lid and now you have a cute animal shaped rice ball!

Style: 5/5

This set is definitely one of the cuter sets of rice moulds available. Why have a triangle or round rice ball when you can have an elephant, chick, bear or rabbit?

Pros:

  • Perfect size for bento making.
  • Great for rice balls, mashed potato or even cutting out sliced cheese and meats.
  • Easy to use for beginners and children.
  • Affordable and high quality
  • Quick and easy to clean

Cons:

  • There isn’t anything I don’t like about these moulds!

Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

Akazuki Bento Review Project: Ham and Cheese Cutter Animals

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This set of 6 animal cutters is great for making themed lunches, think farms or zoos!

Cost: 4/5

At £4.18 this set is a little pricier than some smaller cutters but you do get 6 and they are made of good quality plastic.

Size: 5/5

These cutters are the perfect size for bento making. Not too large and not too small.

Ease Of Use: 5/5

Made of good quality plastic these cutters can cut through sliced cheese and meats as well as vegetables so you can have a very colourful animal scene in your lunchbox!

Pros:

  • Good quality plastic.
  • Perfect size for bento.
  • Can be used for fondant to decorate cakes etc.
  • Safe for children to use.
  • Solid lines so you know exactly what each cutter represents.

Cons:

  • A little pricey compared to some cutters.

Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

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Akazuki Bento Review Project: Bento Alphabet Cutter

This is a great set for those who like to leave messages for their loved ones! Or those who may need to remind their loved one to do something while at work or school.

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Cost: 5/5
This cutter set contains the full alphabet a “&” and a star all for only £4.21 ($7). I’ve seen some alphabet cutters where each letter would work out more than that!

Size: 5/5

The size of the cutters are perfect for bento. Many letter cutters are meant for cakes or cookies which means they would be too large to spell out a word in a bento unless the word is 2 letters long. There’s nothing to stop you using these cutters for cakes however which I think makes them even better than other letter cutters. Instead of “Happy birthday” on a cake why not have the recipients favourite poem or lyric on the cake to make it truly special?

Ease Of Use: 5/5

If you can use a cookie cutter than you can use this set. Simply push down on sliced meats, cheeses or thin vegetables. Done!

Style: 5/5

With the whole alphabet there are limitless possibilities. From messages of love, reminders, quotes or even a stiff word if someone has put you in a bad mood. If you can think it, these cutters can make it, and make it tasty too!

Pros:

  • A huge scope of possibilities.
  • Make a bento personal.
  • Can be used on cakes, biscuits or to dress up any meal!
  • Sharp enough to cut food, blunt enough for children to use

Cons:

  • Again, I’m not able to find a fault with this set. Maybe some numbers would be good to. Or emojis?

Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

Akazuki Bento Review Project: Nori Punch Cutters Set

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I have wanted this set for a long time, there is something so simply adorable about a rice ball with a panda face! What’s better than a panda onigiri? How about a smiley rice ball, a panda rice ball and a koala rice ball?!

Cost: 4/5

This set of 3 nori (seaweed) punches comes in at £9 ($14.95), so only £3 per punch.

Ease Of Use: 5/5

Can you use a paper punch? Then you can use these nori punches! Simply put the nori in the punch and press down. Et Voila, you have a perfect panda, koala or smiley face every time, in what takes a second as opposed to the lengthy process of trying to hand cut nori.

Style: 5/5

With 3 distinct styles it would be enough to make anyone smile when being greeted by a koala in their lunch. I’m sure with a little playing around you could create more styles by mixing and matching!

Pros:

  • Cheaper than elsewhere
  • Super fast and easy nori shapes
  • A great way to get nutritious nori into a lunchbox
  • Easy for children to use

Cons:

  • What could possibly wrong with this set?!

 

Disclaimer

I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

 

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 40 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 40 came with 2 cookie cutters, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

How to use in lunch boxes / bento

These cutters can be used to make character sandwiches, use on sliced cheese and meats or how about using to shape rice to make character Onigiri?

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What recipes are included:

• Winnie the Pooh and Piglet cookies
• Donald Duck’s meringue cupcakes
• Flower’s chocolate button cake
• Kevin’s colourful cake pops
• Colette’s amazing apple tart
• Jessie’s chocolate caramel slices
• Mad Hatter’s tea party part 1
• Making a chocolate cake band
• Belle’s glorious gateau St Honoré

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 39 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 39 came with a silicone Lilo and Stitch mould.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

Now they have gone back to silicone moulds as opposed to the horrible plastic, you can get a lot more use out of this mould. You can use it to shaped melted cheese, frozen sauces or frozen yoghurt.

What recipes are included:

• Little Mermaid cake part 3
• Mater’s chocolate marble cake
• Pluto’s peanut butter cookies
• Periwinkle’s snowball surprises
• King Louie’s mango ice cream
• The Triplet’s coconut crispie rolls
• Lilo and Stitch’s surfboard cake
• Making a checked cake
• Spice bakes

Super Simple Salad Bento

I haven’t made a bento in forever!!!

My fridge-freezer broke a few weeks back and due to one reason or another I have been unable to get one.

Sadly I’ve been living off junk which is not only costing a lot it’s not helping my physique in any way.

Luckily the fridge compartment has started to work, in a fashion. So I decided to get some vegetables to combat the weeks of utter junk I have been eating.

Here is the first bento I’ve made in a long time:

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Packed in my Easy Lunchbox I have:

• Lettuce
• Cucumber
• Celery
• Radish
• Carrot
• Mushroom
• Cherry tomatoes and a
• Satsuma

It was so simple and easy to do, I promise I’ll do something a little more adventurous soon!