An Australian mom has shared her shock after discovering black mold inside her daughter’s Go Green lunch box that she’s eaten out of every day for two years.
While cleaning her daughter’s lunch box, mom Ashleigh took apart the different components and pulled out the silicone bands from the bento-box container.
It was then that she noticed something strange that caught her eye.
‘I think the water must get stuck in there’
Holding back gagging, she says, “Yuck…” as she shows one of the silicone bands covered in black mold.
“I think the water must get trapped in there… gross,” she says in the viral TikTok, as she continues to pull apart other sections of the lunch box revealing more mold-covered bands.
As she continues to pull apart all the sections, she urges parents of kids with similar lunch boxes to “clean them STAT.”
“I’m raising awareness to [take off the seals] every damn time you wash the lunch box.”
People say it’s ‘utterly embarrassing’ and ‘obvious’ you should clean them well
The video now has nearly 90k views and 3000 likes, with many of Ashleigh’s followers sharing their thoughts in the comments.
Some said that it’s “common sense” that you need to thoroughly clean these sorts of lunch boxes.
“Is this not common sense? For any airtight leakproof containers? 😳” someone remarked.
Another said: “This is pretty obvious,” while someone else said it was “utterly embarrassing” that Ashleigh admitted to this. “I don’t get embarrassed easily,” Ashleigh replied.
Another wrote, “B.box lunch boxes are so much easier to wash, I’ll never go back.”
‘I never even knew the seals came off!’
Others expressed their surprise that the silicone bands were removable.
“Sh*t I’ll need to clean mine now,” added someone else.
“I’m grabbing my daughters today immediately after school,” replied another.
“I never even knew the seals came off! Checking tomorrow as soon as I am home, 😂” revealed another TikToker.
“When I tell you my jaw dropped 😂,” another comment read.
And this distressed person replied, “No no no no no I’ve never taken them out. Oh no. No no no. SOS.”