Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tiffin Tales Part Two!

For those of you that have been reading this blog for some time, you may remember me mentioning the tiffin - that lovely little Indian food carry-all.  It's essentially a set of stacking metal bowls that are locked together with a carrying handle.  I bought one to use when I go to the cafeteria at work so that I could avoid styrofoam containers.  

Well, if you don't live in an area that has a larger Indian community, you may have difficulty finding one of these.   Until now... I just saw that the Avon catalogue - campaign 7, page 114 (or at least that's where it is in my catalogue) has a tiffin in it!  They call it a Triple Decker Food Container... but it's a tiffin and a rather pretty one, too.  It has a yellow plastic outer on the bowls, stainless steel inside, and a pretty yellow carry handle.   So if you can find an Avon lady, you too can have a tiffin!

I will vouch for the fact a tiffin is a cool little thing.  It does keep things warm for quite some time (far longer than styrofoam!), and I've even taken mine to a mall food court and they've put my food inside it.  This way it was still nice and hot when I got back to the office.

Take a look, and if you think it's something you'd love, too - consider getting one.   Either from Avon or, if you have an Indian store nearby like I do, you can get an all stainless steel one for less.