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Bento Box of Mason Jars Cleverly Separates Wet and Dry Foods

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Not-so-secret hipster that I am, I love packing snacks in mason jars. Granola and yogurt, salad and dressing, and mixed nuts and applesauce, are a few of my favorite combos. But what always drove me nuts was ending up with soggy cereal, limp lettuce, and slimy peanuts as a result of everything mixing together.

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Thankfully Cuppow has created the BNTO (pronounced ben-toh and named after the simple Japanese compartment boxes) which allows you to separate your wet ingredients from your dry.

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Says Cuppow:

Canning jars are designed to store food safely and make an awesome lunchbox: they are easy to clean, cheap, and you can microwave them! The only problem is that sometimes the foods that taste the best together don’t travel well together. So we took inspiration from Japanese bento boxes and created a conveniently shaped insert that separates a canning jar into two compartments so you can mix or dip like a champ.

The reusable plastic cup nestles gently into a filled jar and is sealed with the jar’s cap. It only costs $7.99 and is available on cuppow.

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Chew-Chew Train Dish Set Lets You Fulfill Your Childhood Dreams

Do you secretly wish you fulfilled your childhood dreams of becoming a train conductor for Thomas the Tank Engine and regret believing your parents when they told you that wasn’t a “real job”? Welp, if you answered “yes,” then this Chew-Chew Train might be the perfect throwback to fulfilling your long lost dreams. Kind of.

This quirky dish set comes complete with two plates, a bowl, cup, lid, spoon and fork that fit together to create an adorable tabletop train. The Chew-Chew has everything you’d ever want for mealtime, aka toy capabilities + a basic dining set, so there’s really no reason to use plain old forks and knives anymore, now is there?

Take that, Mom and Dad!

Chew-Chew Train, $20 @NeatoShop

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This Anti-Loneliness Bowl has an iPhone Dock, So You’ll Never Be Forever Alone

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In an age where we experience social anxiety if we aren’t simultaneously checking our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram feeds, the Anti-loneliness Ramen Bowl makes sense. Although, I’m not quite sure if that’s a good thing. Usually eating is the one time you can kick back, take a break from the day’s hustle and enjoy not staring at a glowing screen. This specialized bowl designed by Daisuke Nagatomo and Jan Minnie of MisoSoupDesign takes all the fun out of, well, being alone, and hey, that’s not always a bad thing.

Of course, if you think I’m just being an old fogie and want to simultaneously eat, FaceTime, update your FB status and Instagram yourself eating ramen — then email a pre-order request at info@misosoupdesign.com and never be forever alone.

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H/T Gizmodo