I have a confession………………
uses used plastic straws………..yes, it’s true…..
I would buy the value packs of 200 for $1.99 and we would use several a day between myself, hubby and 2 kids!!
We drink smoothies and juices daily…so that adds up to a lot of straws!!
I never thought about where the straws would end up or how they affect the environment…….I also never thought about the plastic leeching chemicals into our healthy smoothies and juices.
Don’t get me wrong, we ARE a recycling family-we make sure we never throw away plastics and always recycle them…we reuse our glass jars…we use reusable canvas bags….I thought we were doing good!
I started crunching numbers….if we used 4 plastic straws a day that would be 1,460 a year and over a 10 year period that would equal 14,600 straws!!!
With that many straws we could make this chair!!
So, what is another option??
I recently became a convert-and now I am addicted!!
was kind enough to send me 4 glass straws for a review on my blog and I was so excited to test them out.
They came in cute little boxes each labeled according to size.
We received 2 sizes of
Colored dots add both fun and functionality. Used to color code your drinks (or just plain decorate your place setting), they also keep your straw from rolling off of the table or counter. Available in all 4 diameters and 6 colors: Red, Green, Blue, Amber, Clear & Black
We also received 1
Style at its best, the Beautiful Bend has a grace all its own. Slightly bent to “reach” for your lips, this straw is slightly longer and has the same clarity and sparkle of all of our straws. The perfect accompaniment to the well stocked beverage bar.
and 1 of
The Simple Elegance 8″ length drinking straws
Our flagship straw in 3 popular diameters and 2 lengths designed for the average 10 – 12 ounce glass.
I was so excited to use these I whipped up a smoothie right away!!!
It was so fun drinking out of a glass straw!!!
My kids wanted to try each of them out so I whipped up some of their favorite green juice so they could try them out!!
They both kept switching the straws until they each had tested out all 4!! We have 2 new converts!!! They LOVE them just as much as me!!! YAY!!!
I even joined in on some lovely green juice!!!
Such yummy juice and now we can enjoy it without worrying about adding chemicals from using plastic straws!!
I am now addicted to Glass Straws!!!
We can’t stop using them!!!
I honestly think these are such a wonderful idea and I am so excited that I had the chance to try them. I will be using these from now on-no more plastic straws for me!!!! I am also thinking what great gifts these straws would make for my smoothie loving friends!!!! 🙂
***Each glass straw comes with a lifetime guarantee against breakage as they are made with the strongest commercially available glass on the market! If it does break they will repair it or replace it!
They range in price from $6-$10 individually but they have sets available as well. They also have cool carrying cases and cleaning brushes that you can purchase!!
Glass Dharma was even nice enough to offer one of my readers a $25 gift certificate to use on their website to purchase your own glass straws and accessories!!!
How To Win!
– Please leave individual comments for each of the following below. Be sure to also leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. Remember to follow the first rule or all the others will not count.
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take a peek at Glass Dharma’s line of straws and come back and leave a comment telling me which design you love the most.
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Good Luck!!! Winner will be randomly drawn on March 31, 2011!!!! Winner will be notified by email.
*This product was provided to me in return for an honest review. I was not compensated by this company and all of the opinions provided on the blog are 100% my own.