bento box brand story gel-cool

Japan has four beautiful seasons, but summer is particularly hot and humid. GEL-COOL began with the desire to be able to pack a bento meal safely even in hot weather.

The GEL-COOL company was born from Hokkaido University's bento box research. In 2004, a group of ten former researchers in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, began creating bento boxes with cold environment preservation in mind.

Every year, we face longer and hotter weather as a result of climate change. These functional BPA-free bento boxes are designed with sustainability in mind. In addition to keeping food fresh and safe from hot weather, they also eliminate the need for single-use plastic. Simply place the lid in the freezer the night before and assemble your bento with your favorite foods. GEL-COOL bento boxes are leakproof, have customizable dividers, and keep food fresh throughout the day.

For the past 10 years, the award-winning GEL-COOL Square series has been a popular choice among those who like simple design and color options. GEL-COOL continues to develop innovative products by experimenting with new designs, materials, and collaborations.

Bring bento boxes to school, work, or even a weekend picnic!