Creepy (but Cute!) Bento Boxes, Just in Time for Halloween

Anastasiia Reznichenko

With Halloween around the corner, why not infuse every element of your life with a little bit of spook, lunch included? The midday meal should, obviously, be delicious, but where there’s flavor, there’s always room for flair. Enter the Halloween bento box lunch. In recent days, these horror-inspired bento boxes have been cropping up on the internet and I can’t quite get enough of them.

Bento is a Japanese tradition of a single-serving takeout meal served in, well, a box. Sometimes they come with dividers for different foods, sometimes they don’t. And sometimes they come full of sausages served á la severed fingers.

The spooky take on bento contents has been playing out via Twitter in the days leading up to everyone’s favorite October holiday. My personal favorite is the aforementioned box of fingers who have lost their owner:


— 宮武勇作 (@miyatake_u39) October 17, 2017

Additions to the trend include minions fashioned from eggs or skulls made of white-rice. Peek through the creative takes below:


— Kiyo (@kiyo_0130_D) October 17, 2017

少し早めのハロウィン弁当👻🎃#ムス弁 #キャラ弁 #お弁当 #お腹ペコリン部

— AYAKA28号 (@8magua8) October 11, 2017

嗚呼〜眠ッ (*´Д`*)💤#キャラ弁 #ハロウィン

— kaori姫 (@soramama321) October 14, 2017

🔹お弁当 #jkお弁当 #女子高生弁当 #OnigiriAction#おにぎりアクション

— FUMIKA ♥ 후미카 JKS JCW (@FU__mika) October 18, 2017


— kazupiiya (@kazutopiiya) October 18, 2017

Are you horrified or hungry? Let us know your take in the comments.

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