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    Welcome to Mini Hippo: The Home of Yumbox Lunch Boxes in Australia

    At Mini Hippo, we understand the importance of packing a healthy, balanced meal for your little ones. Our collection of kids' lunch boxes, featuring the acclaimed Yumbox range, is designed to make lunch preparation quick and enjoyable. Whether you're looking for the classic Yumbox Original or the versatile Yumbox Tapas, we have everything to suit your child’s needs.

    Yumbox Original: The Perfect Choice for Your Child

    The Yumbox Original is a staple in our collection. Designed for young kids and adults alike, this lunch box promotes healthy eating with its simple portion control. Each Yumbox Original comes with a removable tray, making it easy to clean and maintain. The leak-proof design allows you to pack wet foods without worry. And for those seeking sustainability, we ensure that these are BPA-free food safe boxes.

    Yumbox Tapas: Ideal for Growing Appetites

    As your child grows, so do their dietary needs. The Yumbox Tapas, suitable for active kids, teens, and adults, features an interchangeable tray for varying portion sizes. With a leak-proof seal, it's perfect for packing a diverse range of foods, from yoghurt to apple sauce. The Yumbox Tapas is not just a lunch box; it's a tool for teaching balanced meals.

    Yumbox Snack: Small but Mighty

    For those smaller hunger pangs, the Yumbox Snack is your go-to. This compact box is perfect for holding snacks with its pre-portioned removable tray. Like its siblings, it is made from food safe materials, ensuring your child's meal is in the safest of hands.

    Design and Practicality: More Than Just a Lunch Box

    Our Yumbox collection is more than just containers; they are a blend of design and practicality. Themes like the unicorn tray and koala tray add a playful touch, while the single leakproof lid ensures no messy spills. Each lunch box is designed keeping in mind ease of use, with kid-friendly latches and lightweight design.

    Sustainability and Quality: Our Commitment

    At Mini Hippo, we are committed to sustainability. Each Yumbox lunch box, be it the Yumbox Panino or the Yumbox Tapas, is crafted from durable, eco-friendly materials. We encourage the use of replacement parts to extend the life of our products, reducing waste and supporting our planet.

    Why Choose Mini Hippo for Your Yumbox Purchase?

    As the leading Yumbox Australia provider, Mini Hippo ensures that you have access to a full range of quality lunchtime products at competitive prices. Our selection of kids' lunchboxes includes the Yumbox Panino Australia range, Yumbox stainless steel options, and other exclusive Yumbox items. We're not just retailers; as parents, we test and approve every product, ensuring they meet the highest standards of quality and safety.

    Customer Experiences: Hear from Other Parents

    Don't just take our word for it. Our customer reviews, like "arrived quickly" and "daughter loves her YumBox," reflect the satisfaction and joy our products bring to families. As the leading Yumbox stockist in Australia, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and fast, reliable delivery.

    The Mini Hippo Difference: Beyond Just a Shop

    At Mini Hippo, shopping for a Yumbox lunch box is an experience. We provide more than just a product; we offer a solution for parents seeking convenient, healthy, and fun lunch options for their children. From insulated lunch bags to drink bottles, our range complements the Yumbox collection, providing a holistic solution to lunch preparation.

    Discover the World of Yumbox at Mini Hippo

    Explore our extensive collection of Yumbox products, from the Yumbox Original to the Yumbox Panino and Yumbox Tapas. Each product is carefully curated to ensure it meets our standards for quality, sustainability, and child-friendliness. Join the Mini Hippo family today and transform the way you think about packed lunches!

    Yumbox is the original kid-friendly, leak-proof, bento-style lunch box — perfect for healthy, fun and delicious food. With a Yumbox lunch box, it’s never been easier to answer “muuuum, did you pack my lunch?”

    At Mini Hippo, we were the first to bring the leak-proof Yumbox to Australia. Today, we’re leading Yumbox stockists with a delicious product range — with Yumbox Original, Yumbox Panino, Yumbox Tapas, Yumbox Mini Snack and more — you’ll find something for all ages.

    All Yumbox lunch boxes are durable and non-toxic, free from BPA, phthalates and PVC. Replacement parts are also available to make your Yumbox last even longer.


    What are the Yumbox dimensions and weight?

    Yumbox Type
    Ideal For  Compartments

    Dimensions (W x D x H cm)

    Weight (g) Vol (cups)
    Mini Snack Healthy snacks - Everyone 3 15 x 10.5 x 5 280 1.5
    Snack Healthy snacks - Everyone 3 17 x 13 x 4.5 cm 366 2
    Original Variety of foods - Preschool to Age 8 6 21.5 x 15 x 5 500 3.5
    Panino Sandwich and sides - Kids and Adults 4 21.5 x 15 x 5 505 3.5
    Tapas 5C Variety of Foods - Preteen - Adult 5 24.5 x 17 x 5 627 4
    Tapas 4C Salad and sandwich options - Preteen to Adult 4 24.5 x 17 x 5 627 4
    Presto Stainless steel option - Preteen to Adult 4 25 x 20 x 5 704 3.5


    How do I clean my Yumbox?

    If you love your Yumbox, it’ll love you back.

    Here’s how to clean it:

    Yumbox is designed with rounded edges and smooth surfaces to make hand washing easy. But if you prefer to use a dishwasher, Yumbox is dishwasher safe up to 65°C (top rack only). In saying that, we highly recommend hand washing the outer shell (or if using a dishwasher removing it before the heat dry cycle). The temperatures of most dishwashers are a guide only (actual temperatures can fluctuate by up to 20°C).

    After washing, air-dry thoroughly in an open position, particularly if it’s not in use for long periods. We recommend using your own judgment when deciding whether to microwave any plastic components.

    Yumbox Aqua Insulated Drink Bottles require hand washing only.

    How eco-friendly is Yumbox and can I recycle it?

    We love Yumbox because it helps reduce plastic waste. Yumbox is also made from high quality materials, meaning it will last across multiple years and kids. While it’s not perfect (it still requires plastic manufacturing) it’s a whole lot better than single-use alternatives. All materials are food-safe, BPA free and phthalate free. Yumbox is also CPSIA and FDA compliant.

    The outer case of Yumbox can be placed in kerbside recycling. The silicone seal and tritan tray can be recycled through a specialised facility (recycling practices can vary between states and countries, so speak to your local council for details).

    Where does Yumbox come from?

    Yumbox is designed in USA and France and manufactured in China. Mini Hippo Imports (also known as Yumbox Australia) is the Authorised Distributor of Yumbox in Australia and New Zealand. We were the first leak-proof, Yumbox Australia stockist.

    Do you have Yumbox replacement parts?

    We want your Yumbox product to last for as long as possible, and across multiple kids. That’s why we have a replacement parts section where you can purchase a Yumbox latch or spare tray.

    Is Yumbox thermal or insulating?

    Most Yumbox products don’t have thermal or insulating properties. If you’re adding food like yoghurt, which should be kept cold, we recommend packing your Yumbox in an insulated bag with an ice pack to keep the contents cool. We recommend Arctic Zone.

    In saying that, there are two Yumbox products that have insulated properties:

    Yumbox Zuppa is a triple insulated stainless steel thermal food jar.

    Yumbox Aqua is a triple insulated stainless steel drink bottle.

    How do I carry Yumbox?

    A Yumbox is compact and comfortably fits into most insulated lunch boxes. Check out our store.

    Which Yumbox is right for me?

    Yumbox Original – 6 compartment tray is perfect for:

    • Picky eaters – everything is small and visible
    • Variety – sandwich-free lunches
    • Snacks – each section can hold different yummy snacks, to be eaten across the day
    • Portion control – perfect portions packed in advance help to keep you on the right track

    Fits a sandwich? Yes, as long as it’s cut up and packed across two sections.

    Leak-proof? Yes, pack yoghurt without pesky leaks.

    Yumbox Panino – 4 compartment tray is perfect for:

    • Adults – pack salads, wraps or leftovers for work or school
    • Older kids – being small and compact, the Yumbox Panino is perfect for high school students. Just slide it straight into their school bag
    • Sandwich lovers – kids (and adults) love a sandwich. The Panino is perfect with extra space for snacks

    Fits a sandwich? Yes, easily. Perfect for sandwiches, wraps and salads.

    Leak-proof? Yes, pack yoghurt without pesky leaks.

    Yumbox Tapas – 4 or 5 interchangeable compartment tray is perfect for:

    • Flexibility – with its leading innovative interchangeable tray it allows you the flexibility of either 4 or 5 portion meals. Sandwich one day, salad and grazing the next!
    • Adults – pack salads, wraps or leftovers for work or school
    • Older kids – Perfect for high school students or kids that aren’t satisfied with the portion sizes in the Original or Panino styles

    Fits a sandwich? Yes, easily. Perfect for sandwich, wraps and salads.

    Leak-proof? Yes, pack yoghurt without leaks.

    Yumbox MiniSnack – 3 compartment tray is perfect for:

    • Snacks – ideal for snack time or on the go eating

    Fits a sandwich? No.

    Leak-proof? Yes, pack yoghurt without leaks.

    Yumbox Presto – 5 compartment tray is perfect for:

    • Picky eaters – everything is small and visible
    • Variety – sandwich-free lunches
    • Snacks – each section can hold different yummy snacks, to be eaten across the day
    • Plastic free homes – providing a stainless steel alternative for those looking to reduce their plastic

    Fits a sandwich? Yes, as long as it’s cut up and packed across two sections.

    Leak-proof? Yes, pack yoghurt without pesky leaks.

    What age is Yumbox suitable for?

    The Yumbox Original was designed for children from 0-10 years old. Buuuut that’s not to say adults can’t use it — we love getting feedback from adults about their fancy work lunches.

    The Yumbox Panino is designed for kids through to adults. It’s fantastic for sandwich eaters, as it fits a full-size sandwich (crust and all). Alternatively, as an adult’s lunch, a hearty salad or leftovers from the night before is perfect in the 2-cup section (along with snacks in the two smaller sides, because who doesn’t love snacks?)

    The Yumbox Zuppa Insulated Jar and Yumbox Aqua Insulated Drink Bottle are suitable for all ages.

    Yumbox Tapas, with its innovative 4 and 5 compartment interchangeable trays, is designed for adults and teenagers alike (or growing kids that love larger portions!)

    Yumbox Presto is designed for kids through to adults. The 5 compartment design is incredibly versatile, perfect for work, school, sports or travel.

    The MiniSnack is, well, for mini snacks. Many customers use MiniSnack for their kid’s playtime and an Original or Panino for lunchtime. Both can fit snuggly into an insulated bag with an ice pack. Simple!


    Our story

    Founded in 2009, our family-run business was the first to introduce leak-proof bento-style lunch boxes to Australia and New Zealand.

    Today, our range and business has grown, but our mission remains the same: to hand-select high quality lunch products so you can feel relieved your kids are enjoying healthy food (well, occasionally).