I Would Like to Know What Kind of Lunch Box You Had As a Kid

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    Lunch.... You Mean I Should Have Gotten Lunch

    I went to a private school but it was way beyond our means. On occasion I would get "lunch tokens" to eat the school food but only after my grandmother was sure that it was one of my favorites. The rest of the time I sort of brown bagged it... well I aluminum foiled it...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 29, 2008

    You'll Love This.

    The empty kind!
    EricS EricS
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 14, 2008

    Lunch Box In 1960s

    Metal with a thermos...I had a "Rat Patrol" lunch box in elementary school. I later had one I think it was the "Bannana Splits". I always admired my grandfathers lunch box, black with the curved lid that fit the thermos (a plain workmans lunch box)
    DoneWEP DoneWEP
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 29, 2008

    Care Bear Metal

    I use to love the Care Bears, Rainbow Brite and Fraggle Rock. My mom brought me this metal pink and yellow Care bear lunch box. I still have it in one of the boxes in my house. I plan to give it to my daughter when she starts kindergarten. Or take her to pick one out.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 7, 2008

    I Had Disney Lunchboxes!

    I was obsessed with that movie as a kid. During elementary school I had a different lunchbox every year, but the ones I remember are my insulated zip around Little Mermaid lunchbox, and a similar one that was Beauty and the Beast. As I got older I liked the Beauty and the...
    LasVegasLady LasVegasLady
    Oct 29, 2012

    A Warm Meal

    When I was younger I didn't like cold food. I hated sandwiches, apple sauce, and all those foods that younger children tend to like. My mom was good friends with the principle and everyday she would walk to school and bring me a home cooked meal. When I was in first grade I had...
    seafoambunny seafoambunny
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2012

    My Grandma....

    I never really used a lunch box because I got my lunch at school. But one year when I was about 7, my grandma, who I never saw because she was disabled & lived out of state, bought me one for either Christmas or my birthday. I can't remember which because the two...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    Nov 1, 2008

    I Had...

    Scooby Doo, Holly Hobby, and I think for a while a Star Wars lunch box.
    evilkittymew evilkittymew
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2008

    Ninja Turtles

    I had a ninja turtles lunchbox :D  It was awesome.
    istruggle istruggle
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 18, 2008

    My Most Memorable Goes Back To The 70's

    Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids! It was metal, with a plastic character thermos that clipped in securely. I loved that thing....
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2013

    Lunchbox Killer

    Mine very much changed over the years. I went from Barbie to helicopters, from Bugs to Fairies. I eventually ended up with nothing at all. Just my pockets. I remember one teacher actually commenting to me while I was emptying my pockets to find a bobble that ' What was I? The...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2008

    I Dont Really Know?

    i dont really know wat my lunch box was wat all i can remember was everyones was way cooler than mine...i alwats got made fun of for my lunch box..acctually if you want to get teciccal then i really got made fun of for everything i had to bring to skool!
    noodlehead noodlehead
    18-21, F
    Sep 22, 2008

    Lisa Frank

    Yup, I'm part of the Lisa Frank generation. My lunch box was a cute thermal thing, with a zipper top, and a place for my thermos. It of course had rainbow colours on it (classic Lisa Frank) and had a baby leopard on the front. It was sooo cute! I loved it.
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2008

    Kinda Wierd

    I had a power rangers lunchbox then when I got in 5th grade I got a lisa frank one.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2007

    Snoopy On Steroids?

    Hmm, I probably had many lunch boxes as a child, but the one that stands out in my memory was the one I used in first grade. I remember it well, mostly because I used  it to bop some kids head on the school bus after he had foolishly insulted my best friend, Joy.  It earned me...
    OnlyOneChiquita OnlyOneChiquita
    41-45, F
    Jul 16, 2011


    I never had a new lunch box (or really anything for that matter) as a young child. I received all the items my older cousins had grown out of or grown tired of. I was however in love with my kindergarten lunch box. It was a baby-pink, plastic Disney "Beauty and the Beast" lunch...
    Kolibri11356 Kolibri11356
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2012


    I had a purple jansport lunch box that velcrowed on the top with an ice pack compartment on the bottom lol.!
    RodsCupcake RodsCupcake
    18-21, F
    Jul 28, 2010


    I had a peanuts lunch box with charlie brown on the front and snoopy taking away the football from him...what a classic. Good old charlie brown he is so cute and all his cartoons are funny. I used to carry that lunch box too lunch with me all the time until paper bags were ...
    globugbigbear globugbigbear
    36-40, F
    Apr 11, 2008


    I had a yellow Garfield lunchbox. One of the kids at school "borrowed" the thermos. Sharing is caring my foot!
    dakota1185 dakota1185
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2008

    I Loved My Lunch Box! :)

    Mine was the aluminum Walt Disney World lunch box. Although I always desired the plastic ones. I still liked mine. I loved the smell of my lunch box with my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! My mom didn't believe in giving us juice so it was a rarity that I got juice. Instead...
    FascinatedByDreams FascinatedByDreams
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2008

    I Only Got a Brown Paper Sack

    There are eleven kids in my family.  All I ever got was the sack.  Oh well, it came in handy when my older sister would hyperventilate!
    mj915 mj915
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Dec 22, 2007

    Carebear Stare!!!

    I had a classic tin carebear lunch box...where i would try to put my kitten "mansita" in so she could travel with me... hey i was 3 and on my way to pre-school not much thought process went in there... not that i'm better to day.... By the time i got to kinder... I had...
    RocknRose RocknRose
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Feb 29, 2008

    Barbie Lunchbox

    When I was in Kindergarten, I had a pink Barbie lunchbox. I loved it sooo much! I used to bring my Lunchables to school with this lunchbox. I still have it.
    shygirl93 shygirl93
    18-21, F
    Jul 5, 2010

    Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

    My very first real lunchbox was one of those plastic boxes, it was red and had the mighty morphin' power rangers on it, and it came with one of those plastic thermoses. Those were the days, juice in a thermos and PB&J, perfect lunch (and lunchbox)
    shaun0h shaun0h
    26-30, T
    Jan 25, 2008


    Scooby-doo, and Peanuts- With the snoopy Thermos
    Loslavengyre Loslavengyre
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2009


    I love the Ghostbusters. That lunch box was so awesome!
    tqoftu tqoftu
    22-25, F
    Dec 23, 2007

    Care Bear Metal

    I use to love the Care Bears, Rainbow Brite and Fraggle Rock. My mom brought me this metal pink and yellow Care bear lunch box. I still have it in one of the boxes in my house. I plan to give it to my daughter when she starts kindergarten. Or take her to pick one out.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 7, 2008

    I Had Two

    Both of them were Pac-Man lunchboxes. When one broke/got lost, I got another one just like it. Good times. :D
    Imzogelmo Imzogelmo
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2010

    Nobody Couldn't Touch My Strawberry Shortcake Lunchbox!!

    To this year, I had it stowed away under the storage cupboard; that is until my mother threw it away couple months ago to create space: My Yellow trimmed with Pink  Strawberry Shortcake "square" shaped lunch box. Brought back great memories...
    coconutzismyflava coconutzismyflava
    22-25, F
    Oct 31, 2008

    Today's Secret Word Is: Awesome!

    Pee-Wee's Playhouse lunchbox. Red. I know you're jealous.
    OFFthecuff OFFthecuff
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2007

    Dance Your Cares Away *Tap Tap*

    I had a Fraggle Rock metal lunchbox, with matching thermos thank you very much, in kindergarten...it had my girl Red, Sprocket, Trash Heap all of them on there I still have it somewhere around the house
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2008

    If I Remember Correctly

    It was a Powers Rangers lunch box,I was quite obsessed with them,I distinctly remember my backpack having them on it and several toys,I only vaguely recall my lunch box though.
    Wonderfulsofar Wonderfulsofar
    Mar 12, 2009

    Lunch Box/choice Of Weapon

    I had a Disney's Pocahontas lunch box that I frequently used to hit people in the head with. Later it became my jewelry box.
    mintleaf mintleaf
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2011

    the *rock stars*... punk~rock cartoons

    for the 80s who remembers??
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2016

    My Lunch Boxes.

    I had two favorite lunch boxes as a kid.  One was a Charlie's Angels lunch box.  I LOVED the show (although my parents RARELY let me stay up late enough to watch it.  I think it aired at 9:00 or 10:00 on the East Coast.)  and I had the...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    47 Responses Jan 26, 2008


    Getting a new lunch box for school was the one job I took seriously. I had to choose carefully. I didn't want anyone to have the same kind. It had to represent me when I wasn't around. It needed to inspire others to be more selective and creative with their choices. It had...
    noexcuses noexcuses
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2007

    It Was Plaid...

    My lunch box was metal, and red, black and white plaid. Whoopee! I am sure there were others that had the same ugly box. I went to elementary school in the 50's, and I was one of five kids. So, I suppose I was fortunate to have a lunchbox. I rarely liked lunch as it usually...
    gummybearcandies gummybearcandies
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2012

    New Kids On The Block

     I had a "Little Mermaid" one, and a "New Kids On The Block" one. The NKOB one was my absolute favorite, I was like 5 or 6 lol
    braindectective braindectective
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2009

    A Lunch Box?

    My parents could barely afford lunch, much less a lunch box.  I use a plain brown paper bag. To this day, I hate brown paper bags!
    justANNIE justANNIE
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    My Childhood Lunch Pail

    I had a metal mickey mouse club lunch pail and then after I ruined that by putting water in it! lol!  I got a plastic popples one!
    prajnaparamita prajnaparamita
    26-30, F
    Sep 12, 2008

    I Hated Mine!

    it was a purple hunchback of notre dame lunchbox that had a crappy fastener and it always used to break open especially on the way to the bus and my lunch would go rolling everywhere. it was so embarrassing!
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh
    26-30, F
    Dec 24, 2007


    My first ever lunch box I got when I was three.  It was pink with Minnie Mouse on it, it had a Minnie Mouse thermos in it too.  I got it for mine and my mom's frequent flights to New Jersey.  I remember eating my grapes out of it on the plane.  I had...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 31, 2009

    Mmm Really Trying to Remember!

    Arrh it was a "my little pony" one, and i believe i had one with penelope pitstop on, anyone remember her? Somebody helllllp me! So ******* annoying now!
    Blondevixon Blondevixon
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Oct 28, 2008

    My Childhood Lunch Pail

    I had a metal mickey mouse club lunch pail and then after I ruined that by putting water in it! lol!  I got a plastic popples one!
    prajnaparamita prajnaparamita
    26-30, F
    Sep 12, 2008

    Cheerleader Barbie

    I'm not sure how old I was when I got it. I know I used it a lot in Kindergarten though. My lunch box was purple and plastic with Barbie on the front jumping around. It was the only one I had for awhile. Then later on, maybe about 3rd grade, I got a tin one with pink flowers...
    HootieHoo HootieHoo
    18-21, F
    Jul 12, 2013

    The Hulk

    i had the incredible hulk lunch box! i know what you're thinking but i loved that thing! and all the boys in my class would try to steel it cuz i was a girl and couldn't like the hulk. and i'd tell them that they didn't want to make me angry, that they wouldn't like it if they...
    juggalove juggalove
    31-35, F
    May 26, 2010


    Beauty and the Beast! :D 
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    My Lunchbox....

    When I was a kid, I remember caring a Miss Piggy lunchbox. It was purple and pink with stars. I was embarrased about it and would intentionally leave my lunch in my locker alot of times because I didnt want to take it out.... why?..... it's miss piggy.... lol
    Stillunknown Stillunknown
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2008
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