Have you ever heard of a “Tiffin?” I knew what they were, but until recently I didn’t know what they were called.
These are Tiffins:
According to Wikipedia this is the definition and derivation of the word “Tiffin”:
Tiffin is lunch, or any light meal. It originated in British India and is today found primarily in Indian English. The word originated when Indian custom superseded the British practice of an afternoon dinner leading to a new word for the afternoon meal. It is derived from the obsolete English slang tiffing, for “taking a little drink or sip”. When used for “lunch”; it is not necessarily a light meal.
May 14, 2009 at 2:38 pm
what a niffty idea never heard of this but a neet idea.i don’t like plane fare either.this should give you many happy meals
May 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm
Oh isn’t it terrific? This way I can pack a salad, a stew or some sloppy thing and I don’t have to worry about spilling it all over the inside of my lunch bag!
May 14, 2009 at 4:49 pm
LOVE this idea. No worrying if I’ll have an extra tin or NOT! I may just go tiffin shopping myself!
May 14, 2009 at 5:20 pm
A pox on the nut tin! We don’t need no stinkin’ nut tin! We’ve got tiffins!
July 12, 2009 at 8:39 am
I just bought some after seeing them here to try out, they have new leakproof ones perfect for soup or dressings. Thanks!
February 22, 2010 at 1:04 pm
Very interesting article. Couldn’t be written any better. Reading this post reminds me of my old friend. He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good chuckle. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
February 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm
I hope he enjoys it and gets a kick out of it.