Tiffin carriers make it to America

More specifically, make it to lifehacker.com – [link here]. Wow indeed. We Indians, have been taking tiffin carriers for ages. Apparently American steel workers used to take such carriers but of steel. But now, lifehacker says the below:

If you’re not content with smooshing all your food into a mini-cooler or a brown bag, behold the stackable, food-separating, shiny awesomeness of a tiffin carrier lunchbox.

Tiffins—derived from the Indian word for snack—are the Indian equivalent of the iconic steel lunch boxes that mid-century working men in United States carried. Essentially a tiffin is a series of stacking containers and lids secured by a tension clip on the side.

And they have linked to a website called happytiffins.


But the dang-mother-of-all-gods-what-the-h*** moment is, when you read the below:

Prices range from $12-$25, depending on the number of tiers and size you select. The Tiffins are made from food-grade stainless steel, so they’ll last you for a lifetime and provide endless easy conversation-starters at lunch tables.

$25 for a tiffin box !!! Hmm, let me see, 25×50 (approx) = Rs. 1250.  You can get 5 tiffin boxes in India for that ! ROFL.

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4 Responses to Tiffin carriers make it to America

  1. gopalakrishnan says:

    nice to kno the tiffin carrier has made a full circle and gone back to its original home. Under the current scenario it is the best way to conserve earning.

  2. Lakshmi says:

    oh yipeee, they are finally here! That’s good to know!

  3. satyask says:

    May be they are”Export” quality….!?

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