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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Glass Dharma - Product Review and Giveaway

Hi guys!  Hope everyone is gearing up for a good week.
It's time for another product review and giveaway here at "Life is a Highway...and There are Potholes," so get ready to do some serious entering to win!

I've been interested in Glass Dharma company for awhile now.  I read about them a long time ago and really wanted to learn more.  Glass Dharma is a glass manufacturer that makes glass straws of all things!  I know....I thought the same thing, "Glass straws?  That is just strange!"  They are really AWESOME though you guys!

The company was started by a glass-blower who recognized our huge problem with overuse of plastics.  Plastic straws are a small portion of what we use, but he created this line of glass drinking straws in order to contribute at least one solution to our misuse of plastics. 

Why glass?  Well, plastics leach toxins as they are used.  Plus, being able to re-use these glass straws over and over again keeps us from using how many plastic ones?  I can't tell you how many soft drinks, or sweet tea I get at fast food places...there are no telling how many plastic straws I have used over the years.

I had the opportunity to try out 3 different types of glass straws, and I love them all!!  First are the sippers.  They are small, 7mm diameter and they are best used for tea, coffee, wine, and juices without much pulp.  I got to try the cute ones with decorative dots...they are adorable!




The next kind, and this one is my favorite...is the bended straw.  They are bent at just the right angle and are perfect for just basic all around use.  They are 9.5 mm in diameter.




Lastly is the big smoothie straw.  These are great for....you guessed it....shakes and smoothies.  I use it for regular drinks too.

The larger straws come with cleaning brushes so you can clean the insides of them.  There is a lifetime guarantee against breakage.  Any straw that gets broken because of defect will be replaced for free!
They are all dishwasher and microwave safe, they even recommend that you sanitize the straws in the dishwasher before use. 

So.....ready to win?  I have a $25 gift certificate from Glass Dharma to give away.  I have several ways for you to enter, so let's get to it!

1.  Go to Glass Dharma to learn more and check out their products.  Share a comment on this post with one of the items you would get with your gift certificate if you win.

2.  Follow @GlassDharma on Twitter, come back and comment here to let me know.

3.  Follow me on Twitter at @Karenappy, come back and comment here to let me know.

4.  Follow Glass Dharma on Facebook, comment here to let me know.

5.  Most important one....follow my blog!  Join the crazy posse here at LIAH!

You MUST leave your comment here letting me know about the Twitter and FB follows or the entry will not count.

This giveaway will run for 2 weeks, I will select a winner on Sunday, 11/13.  Good luck to all!  Can't wait to see who wins!

10 comments:

Lady Estrogen said...

Nice :)
I'm a big gulper - would likely want to try the big ones. lol

abrokenlaptop.com said...

I'd get the 7 mm with the amber dots! So cute!

Mercedes

mercedesyardley@gmail.com

Mercedes said...

I'm following Glass Dharma on Twitter as @mercedesmy!

Mercedes

mercedesyardley@gmail.com

Mercedes said...

I like Glass Dharma on FB!

mercedesyardley@gmail.com

Mercedes said...

I follow you via GFC as Mercedes!

mercedesyardley@gmail.com

noreen said...

Little sipper, 6mm for my kids

noreen said...

Follow glass dharma on twitter
Sillymommy

noreen said...

Liked glass dharma on fb
( how I found your contest)

noreen said...

Follow you on twitter
Sillymommy

Nor_Lou hotmail com

noreen said...

Follow your blog