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Entry from November 18, 2020
“Lunchables are just American bento boxes”

Lunchables (a brand of food and snacks popular with American children) has been compared to Japanese bento.

“Just realizing ... those Lunchables were American bento, sans all the health benefits” was posted on Twitter by Karen Gaudette Brewer on September 10, 2009.  “Lunchables...the American bento box /HT @ccashdollar” was posted on Twitter by Allison Wagner on April 12, 2011. “RT @GuyEndoreKaiser Lunchables are the American bento box” was posted on Twitter by Melissa Klauda on June 10, 2013. “LUNCHABLES ARE JUST AMERICAN BENTO BOXES” was posted on Twitter by Jacob on January 17, 2017.

“Lunchables are MREs for kids,” “Lunchables are just charcuterie boards for kids” and “Charcuterie boards are just Lunchables for adults” are other sayings about Lunchables.


Wikipedia: Lunchables
Lunchables is a brand of food and snacks manufactured by Kraft Heinz in Chicago, Illinois and marketed under the Oscar Mayer brand. They were initially introduced in Seattle in 1988 before being released nationally in 1989. Many Lunchables products are produced in a Garland, Texas facility, and are then distributed across the United States.

Wikipedia: Bento
A bento (弁当, bentō) is a single-portion take-out or home-packed meal of Japanese origin. Outside Japan, it is common in Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean cuisines, as well as in Southeast Asian cuisines where rice is the main staple food. A traditional bento may contain rice or noodles with fish or meat, often with pickled and cooked vegetables in a box.

Twitter
Karen Gaudette Brewer
@nwfoodette
Replying to @checkman
@checkman Lucky Evy! Just realizing ... those Lunchables were American bento, sans all the health benefits
4:40 PM · Sep 10, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Allison Wagner
@alliwagner
Lunchables...the American bento box /HT @ccashdollar
12:48 PM · Apr 13, 2011·Tweetie for Mac

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Jeff
@nervousasian
@Lunchables - American Bento Box?
1:19 AM · Aug 28, 2011·Twitter for BlackBerry®

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zzleigh
@zzleigh
Lunchables: the white trash American bento box.
7:30 PM · Oct 12, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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kumohara
@BillyKumo
Lunchables = AMERICAN BENTO @DanJaqFunTime
5:33 PM · Apr 17, 2012·TweetDeck

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Melissa Klauda
@melissaklauda
#sadtruth @theelostweasley RT @GuyEndoreKaiser Lunchables are the American bento box.
1:56 PM · Jun 10, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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THAT GUY™
@T_H_A_T_G_U_Y
Lunchables are the American bento box.
#ThatGuyKnows
11:28 PM · Jun 17, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Lindsay S
@Dukesown
Lunchables are the American bento box.
1:03 PM · Jun 24, 2013 from Toronto, Ontario·Twitter for iPhone

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foodbeast.com
@foodbeast
Shower thought: Lunchables are the American bento box: http://ow.ly/Di8v301jkRt
12:55 AM · Jun 16, 2016·Hootsuite

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Jacob
@TheMollusk
LUNCHABLES ARE JUST AMERICAN BENTO BOXES
2:00 AM · Jan 17, 2017·Twitter for Android

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Its Ya Girl Maria
@itsyagirlmaria_
Lunchables are basically American bento boxes when you get down to it
6:27 PM · Aug 22, 2017·Twitter Web Client

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AndaliteBandit
@AndaliteBandit
Replying to @jonbernhardt
Lunchables are just pre-made, mass-produced American bento boxes.
4:58 PM · Nov 17, 2018·Twitter for Android

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bhoss bhabie
@bhossbhabie
Lunchables are just American bento boxes
11:39 AM · Sep 25, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Joe Mizrahi
@Joe_Miz
Lunchables are just American bento boxes
2:46 PM · Nov 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Jami’s Clown Medication
@slappymeister
griffin mcelroy calling lunchables “dirty american bento boxes” really got me feelin something
2:07 PM · Nov 12, 2020·Twitter for Android

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