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Check out my new glass straw!

That thing I showed you last week?

It’s a purty blue glass straw.

I recently ordered some small stainless steel containers (love those!) from Hip Mountain Mama (the same shop where I got my sweet zippered bag), and she threw in a straw for me to try out.

Isn’t it beautiful?

I first heard about glass straws on some environmental blogs a few years back, and I’ve been sort of curious about them ever since. While the reusable aspect appealed to me, glass straws sounded extremely fragile.

I think I was imagining straws made out of fancy-goblet-like glass. You know, the sort that break if you look at them the wrong way?

I’m happy to say that my straw is a lot sturdier than that…the glass is actually quite thick. And it’s made from the same type of glass as Pyrex, which means as glass goes, it’s really strong.

I wouldn’t give one to a toddler, and I wouldn’t let a kid use one around a tile floor, but it’s definitely not going to break during normal usage.

And that makes sense. I mean, we use glass drinking vessels all the time, and we don’t expect them to break unless we drop them. So, if there’s anyone in your house who can be trusted with a drinking glass, I’d say they could be trusted with a glass straw as well.

If you like a bendy straw, you’ll be interested to know that you can get bent glass straws and some even come with funky designs.

If you get a straight one, you might want to get the kind that have the funky design, because that keeps the straw from rolling (like, off a counter or table).

Of course, the MOST frugal thing is to down your beverage without a straw, but this straw would be great if you want a reusable, non-toxic version of the disposable variety, or if you just want to give someone a fun and beautiful gift. I also think a set of these would be fun for entertaining.

Hip Mountain Mama offers a nice selection of reusable items, so if glass straws aren’t your thing, you might find something else there that suits your fancy.

disclosure: I received one free glass straw, but I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and I paid for my stainless steel containers. 🙂 All opinions are my own.

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Friday 2nd of November 2012 Somebody posted these on my fb wall. :)


Wednesday 21st of December 2011

Nice! :) I just ordered some stuff from that site. Cool! :)


Tuesday 20th of December 2011

Oy! I have NEVER heard of glass straws before! I'm so excited and want to buy myself a Christmas present NOW! Will definitely be shopping there with some of my Christmas money; I drink through a straw every day! Soooo excited!!!

Condo Blues

Monday 19th of December 2011

I don't use straws often but when I do, I use a glass one. I clean mine in the dishwasher. Easy!

Megyn @ Minimalist Mommi

Friday 16th of December 2011

Woohoo! Thanks for posting this! I've been looking for some, so it's nice to have a recommendation :)

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