Sunday, March 14, 2010

Glass Dharma Makes for Good Karma

I enter loads of blogger giveaways. Every once in awhile, I'm randomly selected as a lucky winner. I've won customized granola from MixMyGranola, Liz Lovely cookies, acai powder, and some awesome Skin MD hand cream through blogger contests. I sort of figured my winning streak would end soon, so I didn't expect to be selected as the lucky winner of a $25 gift certificate from Glass Dharma on Earthy Foody's blog a few weeks ago.

But much to my surprise, I was the winner! I scored an awesome gift certificate to purchase re-usable, eco-friendly glass drinking straws. As soon as I got my certificate code, I rushed to the Glass Dharma website to make my selections. As a daily consumer of smoothies, fresh juices, and green powder drinks, I go through a lot of plastic drinking straws. And that doesn't really jive with my eco-conscious way of livin'.

Thankfully, these sturdy, hand-blown glass straws will ease my green conscience. My $25 gift certificate was enough to purchase two smoothie-sized straws (they're priced according to size) and a cleaning brush. I chose one Decorative Dots straw:

This little straw was the perfect vessel to deliver this Tropical Smoothie (banana, coconut, pineapple, soymilk, and acai powder) to my tummy before hitting up my pilates class last Wednesday.

Though this Beautiful Bends model is smoothie-sized, it also worked well for suckin' up my iced green tea:

Glass Dharma straws are made of super-sturdy glass, and they say they're pretty tough to crack. If you do break 'em though, Glass Dharma offers lifetime replacement for breakage! I guess this means I'll never have to use a crappy old, Earth-hatin' plastic straw again.

By the way, if you haven't entered yet, don't miss a chance to try your luck in my Primal Strips giveaway. Click here for details. Contest ends Wednesday.

13 comments:

Amey said...

oh my gosh Bianca! you lucky dog! I enter giveaways ALL THE TIME, and I never win. Oh well, I'm lucky in other ways! :)

Today I bought some giant colored tapioca pearls at the Chinese market, so I'll have to find some giant straws for homemade tapioca drinks. :)

shellyfish said...

What a wonderful idea - glass straws! And they are beautiful - hourrah for winning & green living!

kirsten said...

I won a 25 dollar gift certificate from Glass Dharma too, from An Opera Singer in the Kitchen! I can't wait for my smoothie straws:)

Leslie R. said...

Those are awesome!

bespatter said...

That's awesome! I'm gonna have to buy me some! I always felt guilty using those plastic ones, and I've worked in various restaurants and seeing hundreds of straws being thrown away on a daily basis made me sick to my stomach.

But now I can smoothie suck with no worries!

eaternotarunner said...

I love the glass straws!!

Shannon-Rabbit Food said...

Hahaha...during the first few moments I looked at the top picture, I thought it was a staring at a photo of a bong. I was like, woah Bianca!

What a cool idea, I always feel guilty using plastic straw too. These would be a great investment.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Very nice! They would make cool presents too!

Jennifer said...

those straws are awesome!

River - The Crafty Kook said...

How cool! I had never seen glass straws before but they are a great idea! YAY! Enjoy!

Mary said...

Cool! I was actually looking at the glass dharma website last night and thinking about ordering some of those dots straws. They're so cute! Lucky you!

Courtney said...

Congrats! I NEVER win anything on blog giveaways, but I love to try and never give up, lol!

Courtney

Lady Ren said...

Okay this might make me sound nutz but I use plastic straws daily and I feel SO SO SO bad about doing it that I wash them and use them till they crack. I NEED and WANT these staws and I have NEVER heard of anything like this before - Thank you.