Thursday, May 3, 2012

GlassDharma Review {Sponsor Highlight}



We present to you our second Summer Splash Giveaway Hop sponsor, GlassDharma. No summer is complete without some Eco friendly glass straws that will have you and your kids drinking nothing but the contents of their cup, no leaching chemicals please. When my toddler first discovered disposable straws, I found her taking them home from grandparent's house and she always wanted to drink out of them. We don't usually eat or drink out of plastic in our house since it is full of toxic chemicals. I let her do it, though meanwhile I was on the hunt for non-toxic straws.

You should have seen her face light up as I showed Baby E her very own glass straw, the Sipper with decorative dots! She now wants to drink everything out of it, her water, tea, juice, rice milk. I wouldn't normally recommend a glass straw to a toddler, technically it is for adults, but she is very careful with it and is generally as responsible as a 3 year old can be. They are also made of the most durable glass commercially available, so she would have to try to break it. Of course we haven't intentionally tried dropping it on our tile flooring, with kids it's a matter of time before it happens! I'm pretty sure though it would not break if it fell on our kitchen rug. But guess what? Even if it did break, they have a Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage! That's pretty impressive!


We received four different straws, the decorative dots sipper and longer straw, the beautiful bends straw, and a large simple elegance straw. There are so many straws to choose from, they even have wide ones for bubble tea. Not only are you avoiding toxins and reducing unnecessary waste, you have admit they are a lot more elegant and classy than plastic straws! We love that these are handmade in the U.S.A, that's certainly a huge plus. I have also seen stainless straws, but the reason I prefer these is because you can actually see when they are clean - magnified. Plus, since light passes through, you will not have mold growing inside. Glass is the perfect material for non-toxic drinking straws.


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Disclaimer: I did not receive payment for this review. I was provided a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are solely my own and your experience may differ. 

11 comments:

  1. Do they come with something to store them in? I know they wouldn't survive in my silverware or utensil drawer...

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    1. You'd be surprised! They are very durable and have been fine in my drawer, but I find that a good way to store/display them is to just leave them out on the counter in a glass or pretty cup - they get more use that way :) They come in little boxes, which I've also used for storing them, other than that you could make your own little pouch if you're crafty :)

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  2. wow, i need those. I've been trying to stay away from plastic straws, but it's a little difficult to drink smoothy without it. This looks lie a read deal, with lifetime warranty its a deal!

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  3. Hemp sleeves are the best way to carry your glass straw with you! You will find them at the GlassDharma.com webiste on the accessories page:
    http://glassdharma.blogspot.com/2010/10/byo-and-dress-your-glass-straw-with.html

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  4. Cool! Another thing I want... I have a feeling I'll be hopping along quite happily this giveaway!

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  5. ooh very cool, they look hard to wash though...like what if I had a milk shake?

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    1. They sell little brushes for cleaning them, I received some too and had no problem cleaning them! Actually I find that most times with juice I don't even need the brush, when you run it under the warm water everything comes right out. The brushes are great for milk shakes clean up :)

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  6. Too cool. I had never even thought of glass straws!

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  7. I like... I like soooo much!

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  8. Oh my gosh - I've never heard of, or imagined, glass straws. These look awesome, and they are beautiful!

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