The enduring appeal of the canning jar as a commonsensical, multi-functional, portable, and downright pragmatical storage tool, makes the latest offering from Aaron Panone, the guy behind Cuppow, a welcome addition to the old jar.






Called BNTO, an abbreviation of “bento” the boxes common in Japan, it solves the problem that comes with foods that taste great together, but don’t travel well together (milk and cereal, salad and dressing, chips and dip, etc.). This, their first offering holds 6 fluid ounces (3/4 cup) and is built to fit snugly under the standard metal lid of a wide mouth canning jar. They are designed to store food safely and make an awesome lunchbox: they are easy to clean, cheap, and you can microwave the hell out of them.


IMG_3793adjscaledAs with Cuppow, Aaron promises to commit 5% of profits to domestic charities and social initiatives. BNTO is made in the USA from recycled food-grade polypropylene “in an ongoing effort to divert as much waste from landfills as possible.”

IMG_3816adjscaledMy cookies and milk just got a whole lot better. Thanks, Aaron. Pick up your BNTO today.