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.