12.05.2011

Product Review: Glass Straws

If you are looking for yet another way to go green, I highly encourage investing in some glass straws. Not only are they gorgeous, but they come in different lengths and designs which can be used to identify which glass belongs to who!

I recently received a package from the Glass Dharma of different glass straws to review. They were all so beautiful!


There were four different glass straws: the "Decorative Dots" Sipper in Green (6.25'' long and 7mm wide), the "Simple Elegance" Smoothie (9'' long and 12mm wide), the "Beautiful Bends" Ice Tea (9'' long and 9.5mm wide), and the "Decorative Dots" Ice Tea in Amber (9'' long and 9.5mm wide). I also received two cleaning straws; one for the Sipper and one for the Smoothie. 

First up, the Decorative Dots. Ice Tea time!



The "ice tea" size is really the "all purpose" straw; this would be the size you would want for your typical, every day drink. It sips easily like a straw should and is beautiful crafted. The amber glass dots on the side are lovely and perfect for identifying someone's drink. 

Next: the Sipper.


This little straw is SO CUTE! It's so tiny. The perfect size for a drink you sip slowly, like wine, coffee, champagne, or something of the like. Again, the green glass dots are gorgeous. And note the cleaning brush. It allows you to easily clean the inside of the straw without too much trouble.

Next: the Smoothie. 




This straw is larger in diameter, perfect for sipping smoothies or milkshakes, which are thicker than your average drink. Again, it is easy to use and beautiful. The larger cleaning brush allows for easy cleaning. Glass Dharma also makes a Bubble Tea straw, which easily allows the user to sip up those tapioca balls that are so unique to bubble tea!

Finally, the Beautiful Bends Ice Tea. 


This straw is the same size as the typical Ice Tea straw, but it is already bent to allow for easier drinking. I could see this being a good choice for kids who would typically need bendy straws.

For more information:

Now that you've learned a little bit about glass straws, the kind people at Glass Dharma are offering one reader a $25 gift card to their online store! Now YOU can buy your own glass straws! Don't forget to buy a cleaning brush; they are not included and must be ordered separately. Here's how to enter, and leave a separate comment for each one!

1. MANDATORY - Tell me why you would love to own some Glass Dharma glass straws!
2. Like Glass Dharma and Passing Daisies on Facebook
3. Like Glass Dharma and Passing Daisies on Twitter
4. Subscribe to Passing Daisies by email - 3 extra entries (leave 3 separate comments)
5. Tweet a message that includes @cityxlights13 and a link to the giveaway in the tweet

Thats it! Giveaway ends on SUNDAY DECEMBER 11TH at MIDNIGHT (EST) and I will announce the winner the following Monday. Get entering! 

Much love, 

42 comments:

  1. I would love to win some Glass Dharma glass straws because they are so much more environmentally friendly than the typical plastic ones! Plus, they're gorgeous!

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  2. I would like to win Glass Dharma straws because they'd make my green smoothies even more of a treat!

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  3. I'm following you and Glass Dharma on Twitter!

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  4. I think these would be gorgeous for dinner parties - very elegant & unexpected!

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  5. I would love one of these because I find drinking green juices to be easier to accomplish with straws and plastic straws taste weird.

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  6. I would loooooove to own these glass straws because I drink a smoothie almost every single day! I have a box of plastic straws to use-but I hate throwing them out every day! This would be perfect!!!

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  7. I like you both on Facebook!!!!

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  8. I like you both on Twitter!

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  9. I subscribe by email!

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  10. I subscribe by email!

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  11. I subscribe by email!

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  12. I tweeted!!

    https://twitter.com/#!/ocean_mary/status/143762014462951424

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  13. I would love these simply because I want my family to be more Eco friendly and stop buying the plastic straws.

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  14. I already like you on facebook, and now I like glass dharma too.

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  15. I like you both on Twitter

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  16. I tweeted ( southnpurplevegan)

    http://twitter.com/#!/SouthnPurpleVeg/status/143767630807957504

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  17. Oh I have been very intriqued by these and would love to be the lucky girl to win some :)

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  18. I like you on Facebook (as My Naturally Frugal Family)

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  19. I "liked" Glass Dharma on facebook!

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  20. Following Glass Dharma on twitter & you! *also liked you on facebook

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  21. Oh my goodness, if there's one giveaway I have to win, THIS IS IT! (Not to exaggeration or anything) Not for myself, but as a gift for my roommates. They go through so many plastic straws every day, like they seriously drink everything with them. But with these, I can give them a way to still enjoy their beverage through a straw, but while being environmentally friendly.... and these are so much cuter than regular straws too!

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  22. I tweeted about the giveaway @sarahgarvey

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  23. Liked glass dharma and already liked you on fb.

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  24. Followed glass dharma and already following you on Twitter.

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  25. Currently an email subscriber to your blog.

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  26. Currently an email subscriber to your blog.

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  27. Currently an email subscriber to your blog.

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  28. i hate the plastic straws. they're always getting cracks in them! glass would be awesome!

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