Sauce Bottles!

Yllsa
Bento-ing from: Binghamton › New York › USA
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What kind of sauce bottles do you use?

Do you have any shortcuts for holding sauce? I read on another bento site that you can sneak those little paper cups for ketchup from fast food places, but I never go to those anyways.

I want to bring ketchup for my mini-burgers tomorrow but I haven't decided what sauce bottles I want yet so I have none...

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maki
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Re: Sauce Bottles!

Ketchup is viscous like mayo, so I usually use a mayo cup with a wide mouth and a fliptop lid, rather than a squeeze bottle type thing, just because they are easier to clean. Like the ones in the foreground in this picture.

(edited...wtf I wrote Ketchup is vicious...slapping self)

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another_amanda
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Re: Sauce Bottles!

How about silicone mini-muffin cups? No lid, but they would work as well as those paper cups from fast food places.
When taking mini-burgers, I usually just pack them with the sauce already on.

maki wrote:

(edited...wtf I wrote Ketchup is vicious...slapping self)

I'm really sorry, Maki; I couldn't resist. Does anyone remember Attack of the Killer Tomatoes?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6gJOyK8M_A

Jiza
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Re: Sauce Bottles!

LOl!!
I read "vicious" eventhough maki wrote "viscous". And I thought of the same too!!! xDDD

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Pat
Re: Sauce Bottles!

That's exactly what I use for bringing ketchup along with my lunch. Silicone muffin cups disappointed me when I baked with them, so now I use them mostly for ingredients I measure out, ready to pour into the pot/pan, and tugging in a bento box.

Yllsa
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Re: Sauce Bottles!

I finally picked out some sauce containers! I wanted something cute, but not saccarine:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380117173367&ssPageNa...

They are in the mail now :D

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Jiza
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Re: Sauce Bottles!

I don't carry ketchup nor mayo (i'm afraid they'll go bad!! >_<) but when i carry dressings for my salads i usually put it the smallest tupper-like-ware i have, bought at Ikea. It's too big anyway and I'm thinking of other possibilities... Like even a smaller tight-close container. I'll do my research.
Also, I'm always afraid of it getting open and staining my brand-new isolated bento bag! >_<

I own some soy sauce fishes but never use them. mostly because i hardly put soy sauce to my food (i hardly cook sushi for my go-to-work bentos), and if i do, it's in the form of dressing for salads so it goes in my small tupper thingie.

What I do is to put philadelphia cheese and hummus in ultra-small silicon cups i bought at a store in Madrid (entry #22 in my blog here at justbento is an example). they were sold as mini-muffin cups, but i thought "hey, cheap bento gear!!!" **dancing**

Folly
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Re: Sauce Bottles!

I put ketchup and other thick dressings into 1-oz snap top containers from the Container Store. Found in the Travel section, they are under $1 and food-safe. They look a little bland, so I've started putting stickers on them. -- Still waiting for lawyer hubby to ask about those black & white pigs (Monokuro Boo)

Javaman
Re: Sauce Bottles!

Check out a camping or sporting goods store in your area. Hikers will usually repackage food, etc., and you can often find sets of food grade plastic bottles in various sizes. I recently bought a set in Dick's Sporting Goods that had 7 different bottles with interchangeable lids, including 2 of the flip-up squirt variety, that are the perfect size for a bento. The whole set was under $6.

Yllsa
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Re: Sauce Bottles!

I was in my absolute favorite place to shop in the world yesterday and I had a kind of "DUH!" moment! I stopped at the DollarTree to pick up some mini-cupcake-cups and sandwich-cutters I saw the week before.

I went to the sporting goods store next to it to look into Javaman's suggestion. I saw the kit he mentioned but I felt it was not calling me to it (I always wait a week before making any purchase outside of my standard food staples.)

As I was walking back past the $Tree, I noticed there were little vending machines near the exit, the kind that have candy and toys for children. That was when I had my AHA! Moment!

Inside the $.50 machine were assorted crappy cheap toys - encased in plastic bubbles, just the right size to fit inside my lunchbox!

So if you are looking for a cheap solution for katchup or mayo, try one of these!

My boyfriend also suggested plastic easter eggs.

hana.yori.dango

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