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Plastic alternatives for Mason jar meals

Plastic food pots alternative to Mason jars

If you’re a fan of the growing trend of Mason jar meals, but glass jars don’t fit in with your business or budget, why don’t you try using plastic food tubs instead? Don’t get us wrong, we love glass food jars, especially when they contain tasty food or drinks, but for some people they can be a bit too cumbersome. Plastic food tubs, on the other hand, are lightweight, much cheaper than glass, tamper evident (to prevent contamination) and suitable for heating in the microwave. Most importantly, they look great with layered foods in too.

Mason jar meals


Plastic is better suited to outdoor catering than glass, with it being shatterproof and, as such, is ideal for picnic hampers, outdoor events, food markets and takeaways. After all, who wants to cart around a basket full of glass jars to their picnic location, when they can carry plastic instead? Some of our food tubs even have their own handles, making it even easier for customers to carry convenience food away with them.


The key to making the perfect layered salads in our food pots is to get the texture of the layers right. The bottom layer should contain any sauces, dressings or foods with high water content, such as cucumber. This is so that the layers above are kept fresh and crispy, rather than going soggy. For the second layer, you can use some hearty vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, beans and potatoes. The next layer can include protein like meat, eggs, tofu or pulses and, to top the salad off, you can add grains such as quinoa, sunflower seeds and couscous, as well as nuts or dried fruit. There are so many different combinations to choose from and we have a range of food pots to choose from to suit.


Our pick of plastic tubs for layered foods

All of our food tubs are manufactured from clear food grade polypropylene plastic, which is recyclable (triangle no. 5), dishwasher safe and suitable for microwaving. They all come with tamper evident press on lids as standard.

Plastic food pots for salads and more365ml clear round plastic food pot

Great for: layered desserts, such as tiramisu, cheesecake, jelly, strawberries and cream; breakfast pots such as yoghurt with fruit compote and seeds or granola.

520ml clear round plastic food pot

Great for: layered super food salads; mozzarella, tomato and basil stacks; noodle dishes; snack pots such as hummus and crudités or dried fruit and nuts.

770ml clear round plastic food pot with handle

Great for: takeaway tubs such as nachos with cheese, sour cream, guacamole and jalapeños or layered curry and rice dishes; confectionery, such as cookie stacks, popcorn and candyfloss.