New Age Tiffin Box : The Vaya Tyffyn
Who doesn't have tiffin box stories, the good and the bad of it. Growing up my tiffins used to be most sought after in school, it would be over the minute I open the dabba and somedays it would be over even before the dabba was opened as people would sneak and take away the food. Such fun times those were but there were problems also as I clearly remember - leaking food, stained books and sometimes even uniform. Eating cold food, if you wanted hot food one had to be lucky to stay near school and have someone at home deliver the food for you. Since both weren't an option for me with a working mum and school fairly away, I had to make do with cold food.
Then came in the wave of those ugly looking hotcases walla lunch boxes. If you were lucky you had one of those is what the parents thought, however among kids it used to be other way around ;) When I moved from school to college and eventually to a full time work, I dabbled with so many lunchboxes. I would love the comfort and health factor of home cooked food but I never got around finding the perfect lunch box. Some would not keep the food hot, some would leak, some would not be microwave proof if I want to heat in office and then there was the matter of staying away from plastic. As a principle, I use minimal plastic at home but the dabbas would mostly be it. Eventually gave up and made peace with the cafeteria food.
Recently, I was invited to launch of what they call a disruptive product in the market. The Vaya Tyffn. With the product profile saying " a lunch gear to carry piping hot home cooked meals to office, college, school or anywhere outside of home. Vaya tyffyn is a perfect combination of innovation and style, using simple science to ensure that food remains the way one wants to consume." I went tall claims, tall claims. But after I saw the product at the launch and saw the product I was impressed. I got one as a giveaway for reviewing on the blog and decided to test it out.
I sent food to friends, family and myself for6 days while testing this tiffin. They ate the food ranging from 2 hours from being packed to 7.5 hours and each one of them said the food was nice and hot. The day I packed myself the food, I ate it after 5.5 hours and my sabji was piping hot, the rotis super soft and the biggest surprise the salad was cold and not hot due to the other containers.
The other claim they make is that the stainless steel latches and the double shot container lids reduce the leakages. I tested this with curries like chole, rasam and even soup and there was not a drop of leakage. Do be careful while opening the lid though so that you don't spill the liquid, though they do have fantastic finger grooves in the lid to reduce this but I am still spilled my salad one day, I guess it is the clumsy me.
The tiffin comes with a very sleek carry case, "BagMat" which can go into your laptop backpack if you want and doubles up as a table mat while eating, how cool is that. It is also water & stain resistant.
Vaya tyffyn currently comes in a 3-container version, priced at Rs 2,500 for a box. It is currently available in three graphic variants – Graphite, Maple and Wool and can be ordered through https://vaya.in/. If you take food to office or have been thinking about it "This is your product". I already have a list of people I am gonna gift it to