Simple tips for takeaway lunch boxes.
Often, French fries and fried chicken come to mind. Food prepared and packed crispy and delicious yet turns soggy and unappealing upon reaching home. It just ruins the dining experience. Don’t worry, choosing the right takeaway lunch box and some packaging tricks should get things right.
Get Ventilated Takeaway Lunch Box
Food right off the fryer releases moisture and it evaporates into air to form steam. Therefore that steam circulating within the food box turns the dish soggy quickly. It’s good to let the fried fillets cool down a little before placing them in the disposable lunch box. Yet, that’s not always possible when food needs to be delivered quickly.
So allow the moisture to go somewhere else. Get a disposable food container with ventilation holes or with a room that allows moisture to escape. Yes, those little holes you find in paper lunch boxes and paper bowl lids. Since our childhood, we do get our favourite Fish and Chips and Chicken Chops in a Western Food Box with holes.
Western Food Box
Quantity: 2 packets
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Ditch Polystyrene and Plastic Packaging
These food boxes may be economical but there is a long list of harms to our health and the environment. These containers have minimal space for the moisture to seep out, therefore you get wilted fries, onion rings and chicken cutlets.
Switch to biodegradable food containers.
Don’t Pack Too Tight
If you require to wrap food before placing them inside a food container, don’t do it too tight. Especially if the dish is warm. The tightness will lead to moisture building up and reduces the freshness. Let the disposable lunch box do its job of insulating the food.
Now you know why fast-food chains don’t wrap their food tightly or place it in a fully sealed takeaway lunch box. This is why brown paper bags are left unsealed on top too.
2 Compartment Biodegradable Lunch Box
Quantity: 250 pieces
We hope these tips will improve your takeaway lunch box experience.
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So there you have it, simple tips to ensure your food does not turn soggy. If you are also looking for leakproof lunch boxes, we have them too. These compostable food containers are gaining a solid reputation among cafes and hotels.