I’ve steadily been getting rid of so much of the plastic cookware, food storage containers, plates, and anything that our food comes in contact with. The more I read the more concerned I get about all the toxins and chemical that leach into our foods from plastic. Yuk. I definitely don’t want to be feeding my kids a bunch of harmful chemicals when I’m serving up meals and snacks. As part of my plastics purge I decided it was time to get rid of the plastic disposable straws, too. I do my best to make eco-friendly choices and I never felt good about tossing straws after one use, so I was really excited to discover GlassDharma and check out their glass straws. I’m totally hooked on them!
GlassDharma glass straws are cool! Might not be the world’s best reason to fall in love with them, but it can’t be overlooked. Stick a glass straw in your drink and it’s instantly fancy and something special. I am constantly battling with myself to drink more water and when I make my drink special with some ice cubes, a slice of lemon, and a Glass Dharma straw I suck down more water than I normally would. If you’re having a party or some company using one of these straws is a surefire way to get a few compliments. My friends all love them!
They save money and the Earth. I’m all done buying plastic straws so I don’t have to worry about spending that money ever again. GlassDharma offers a lifetime guarantee against breakage (they offer a satisfaction guarantee, too, but I doubt anyone would need to use that!). I’ve got two kids and not a lot of time for delicate dishes. These have been thrown in the sink and in our mess of a utensil drawer and they are still in one piece. The glass is nice and thick without being awkward to sip out of, and I really think you’d have to try pretty hard to break them. Not that you should, of course! And obviously if you’re not using plastic straws and throwing them in the trash that’s the right thing to do for Mother Earth. These glass straws are really easy to wash and you can buy a little cleaning brush on their site that fits perfectly inside the straw to clean out the inside. Takes about 10 seconds to wash one and I don’t know about you, but I’m always doing dishes anyway so this doesn’t create any extra work for me. (*Note: These don’t always come with the straws but they are often packaged with one to save on packaging waste. Love that, too!)
GlassDharma straws come in a variety of sizes and styles. My favorites and go-tos for most of my drinks are the Decorative Dot Iced Tea Straws. I love those dots! They come in a bunch of different colors and I think they look so fancy. I’m actually sipping a smoothie through one right now, but they’re perfect just for sipping water or any other beverage. They do make Smoothie Straws that have a bit of a larger diameter so you can slurp up a thicker drink like a milkshake. Yum! And the little Sipper Straws are a bit shorter and smaller in diameter making them perfect for little mouths, or maybe for sipping a cocktail! Oooh, that reminds me that I need to try that. 😉
GlassDharma straws are of superior quality. Now, I’m not well-versed in the field of glass blowing. But I read this document on the high standards and top-notch processes that GlassDharma uses to create their straws so that they are very unlikely to break, and the straws with the colorful dots won’t lose their spots. Ranging in price from $7-$12 I think they’re a great buy. They’d be really unique gifts, too!
If you’re looking to ditch the plastics in your family’s kitchen, definitely check out GlassDharma. I LOVE these straws and use them every day. They’re durable, healthier, eco-friendly, and just plain cool. Be sure to check out GlassDharma on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I’m having fun following their pics on Instagram, too!
GlassDharma is generously offering one of my readers a $25 gift certificate to their site to purchase some awesome glass straws of your own! This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ and will end on May 28, 2013. You can enter to win [HERE].
I was provided with samples of Glass Dharma straws to facilitate this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.