Giveaway: Glass Dharma Straws

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I first started building my collection of jars a decade ago. At that point, I wasn’t using them for canning (that was still yet to come). I simply didn’t like storing dry goods, leftovers, and lunches in plastic and found that wide mouth jars were the best and most affordable way to switch to glass. During my time as an office worker, you’d often find me heading to work a daily trio of jars containing coffee, breakfast, and lunch (and padded with a cloth napkin or two).

bent glass dharma straw

I am always looking for ways to consume less and reuse more. I’ve conditioned myself to always carry reusable bags. I’m militant about using travel mugs (or a mason jar fitted with a Cuppow) when out for coffee. I am religious about returning egg cartons to farmers and metal hangers to the laundry that does Scott’s work shirts. And about four years ago, I bought a small stash of glass straws from Glass Dharma to replace the package of plastic Ikea ones that I had been using.

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I have loved these straws and they’re still going strong. They are easy to use, simple to clean with a skinny brush and are impossible to break. Awhile back, I dropped one behind the washing machine and when we finally pulled the machine out enough that I could reach back and retrieve it, the straw was in perfect shape, save a coating of dust and laundry lint.

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The best thing about Glass Dharma is that they’re not just trying to sell a product. They see their work as a sustainability mission and to that end, they distribute a ton of free straws each April in honor of Earth Day. They hope that one day, they’ll have provided glass straws to at least 2% of the American public (that works out to about 6 million straws).

What this means is that today, you have two chances to get some free glass straws. First, click here to read more about Glass Dharma’s Earth Day promotion. Then go sign up for their newsletter to get yourself in the loop for said promotion.

Finally, come back here and leave a comment for chance to win one of three $25 gift codes for use on the Glass Dharma website.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me a story about a straw. Do you love them? Are you someone who drinks hot beverages through straws?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, April 5, 2015.
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only. Void where prohibited.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Glass Dharma sent me a few straws to add to my collection for photography purposes. They are also providing the three gift codes at no cost to me. They have not paid me for this post beyond those sample straws and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

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256 responses to “Giveaway: Glass Dharma Straws”

  1. I’m a straw person when it comes to smoothies, which I drink 3 or 4 times a week in the summer time. Hot beverages, not so much. Would love a set of these!

  2. A story, huh? How about the time my son (8) opened the cupboard and got bonked in the head by a box of plastic straws as they fell out, onto him…? 🙂 I’m wanting to try glass ones… but with two little boys, are they really durable enough?

  3. Every once in a while I start to think straws are unnecessary. And then I find myself two thirds through a full day (or night) of driving and am glad I have something to make it easier for the Red Bull to make it into my mouth and not all over my shirt.

  4. Ohhhh I am such a straw person!!! I have never heard of anything but the icky old plastic ones that crack eventually and are so hard to clean. I am super excited to learn about these 🙂 Hoping to start building a collection of them 🙂

  5. I love to drink my coffee through a straw but sometimes the plastic gives it a weird taste. I’d love to use glass at work instead.

  6. How neat! I am buying boxes of straws often for my smoothie habit and get annoyed when a fresh one has an air leak. I bet these straws don’t have that problem. That isn’t much of a story. 🙂 As a kid we used to frequent a pizza place that used noodles for straws and I would always snack on my noodle straw and I would need 2-3 more to make it through the meal (and my drink).

  7. I bought a few glass straws awhile back, some from Dharma and some not. The Dharma ones are going strong but the other brand was not worth the money. Glass Dharma all the way!

  8. I LOVE straws!!! I use them for everything. My husband used to make fun of me for my straw obsession, until one day he decided to give it a try. I think his straw obsession may be greater than mine now!

  9. I love the Glass Dharma straws. They are a must for smoothies. I agree, they are very durable and very easy to clean.

  10. I do like straws. Sadly the plastic ones go limp when I try to drink coffee through them. And they are just not reuseable – ugh! Here is hoping for a win on these.

  11. I have two stories: 1) One of my uncles had cerebal palsy and he needed to drink from a straw. My grandmother always had glass straws in the house (disposable straws in the car). I never thought about where she got them back when I was a kid (over 30 years ago), but now, I wonder. 2) As part of a more healthy diet, I’ve been drinking smoothies for breakfast, but I’ve been using disposable straws, and I hate that I throw one out every day. I definitely see glass straws in my future!

  12. I rarely drink hot beverages through a straw but both my daughter and my mother do. Hmmm, maybe they are onto something I haven’t figured out…these straws would give me a chance to find out if they are right!

  13. I love straws. I had a metal one that I really liked, but I seem to have lost it. I didn’t even know glass straws were a thing.

  14. My son drinks almost exclusively from a straw or cuppow lid. We bought mason jar lids with holes but neither of us like the weird hard plastic straws that came with them. These would be perfect. I wish I had a good story but I dont. I will say no one looks graceful drinking from a straw and we get great joy out of that in our family. Anything that incites a smile is worth it!

  15. I use metal straws with an iLid for my Mason jars. I drink lots of water every day like this. I’d love to try glass- I worry about them breaking!

  16. Straws add that extra layer of “fancy” that we enjoy for special occasions. I love the idea of reusable glass ones… amazing that they sound so durable!

  17. The final piece of the connection between chemistry lab and canning! Sheer genius.

    My kids drink smoothies through a set of straws that I wash again and again. They are plastic. I’ve thought of replacing them with steel, but you can’t see if they’re actually clean. And nothing is grosser than a bit of spoiled smoothie….

  18. 20 years ago my mom took us to Orlando when she had to go on a business trip and one of my most vivid memories is how angry my sister got at Sea World because they didn’t have straws for her lemonade because people can’t be responsible with them and birds end up eating them. It was kind of a miserable trip all around (we were just slightly too old for a first theme park trip) and now we all laugh over the crazy parts, including the lack of straws.

  19. These look amazing and would be great for smoothies and fresh juices!!! Love the fact I can wash and reuse-always a plus!!!

  20. I remember glass straws from when I was a small child. They were at my elderly grandparent’s house. I love glass and paper straws – not so much plastic. But no straws for hot drinks!

  21. I’ve been eyeing those Glass Dharma straws for so long! I think they’ve been on my Amazon wish list for years now. Somehow smoothies and milkshakes aren’t the same without straws, but I’m also one of those weirdos who likes hot drinks with straws, too 🙂

  22. I love straws. I have one in my cup at work. It’s great when I get caught up reading something and sipping on my water. I stay super hydrated.

  23. My husband always uses straws in his drink. We store them in a chipped mason jar. I just bought him some stainless steel ones from Mighty Nest- I wish i’d known about these glass ones too!

  24. This would be perfect for Irish Coffee – so I can choose how much whipped cream to get without smashing against my lip.

  25. My husband once gave me a hot cider with a straw in it. I didn’t realize how hot it was and took a big swig and really burned the back of my mouth. It’s actually pretty dangerous because you can burn your throat.

    I go through a lot of straws because I use them to siphon a bit of kombucha out from under the edge of the SCOBY to see if it’s done enough. I love the idea of reusable ones with little brushes.

  26. My stepdaughter still has cute straws from when she was much younger than her 23 years! We were informed we had to keep them when she went off to college. One has an animal figure attached to it, one curls around itself three times in the middle, etc. I don’t remember which is purple and which is green!

  27. No straw story but I love the glass straws over stainless ones because of cleaning. I refuse plastic straws when out and about.

  28. I love using straws especially with cold drinks. My teeth are very sensitive to cold and using straws helps me. When I go to restaurants I always ask for one!

  29. Once upon a time, there was a straw. He didn’t like being plastic and disposable but he was born that way. He was lucky enough to be adopted by an ex-hippie chick, who washed and re-used him as long as she could. And then recycled him. In his next life he ascended to a higher plane and came back as a dharma glass straw. And now he is hoping to find that kind lady again and live with her for many more years, happily ever after, of course. The end.

  30. I do drink hot beverages through a straw and I have a special way of “eating” cold frozen drinks with a straw – putting my finger over the end and dipping and then putting the mass at the end in my mouth. This is always a test of a perfect cold blended drink – it must cling properly to the end.

  31. I always use a straw at work with a large water glass but I am waiting for a stainless steel straw that is coming in a package that is a reward for a Kickstarter project. I would prefer glass but either will be better than the plastic I am using now.

  32. In the warmer months, I drink smoothies all. the. time. I don’t like using reusable straws because it’s not so green, so I got some metal ones. I don’t really like how it feels to drink out of the since they are so skinny, but these glass ones look much wider!

  33. I do like straws. I have metal ones currently, but you can’t see if they’re clean or not, and aren’t good for hot beverages. I’d probably use jars more for lattes with these straws.

    • I like using straws to share little sips of drinks with my toddler. I don’t want him pouring a shake or sweet drink all over himself if he gets a hold of the cup and it helps control things if I cap one end with my thumb and let him slurp it out of the bottom.:

  34. I always use straws at home and have been meaning to switch to glass and just haven’t yet. This would be awesome to win. 🙂

  35. Everytime we go to a restaurant my husband rips the top end of the paper off the straw and blows to the rest of the paper goes flying at me. He started this when our boys were little so of course they would do it too. To this day we still do it & the boys are now 16 & 18

  36. I can’t drink anything that has ice in it without a straw — that sensation of ice cold cubes against my teeth bugs the bejeesus out of me.

  37. My kids want nothing to do with a smoothie until I stick a straw in the glass. I feel so terribly guilty about our straw consumption, but I want them to enjoy all the healthy goodness of their daily smoothies. We have tried metal straws and they have a funny mouth feel for my kids. I’ve hesitated buying glass straws because I’m so afraid they will shatter and break, but I’m coming around to the idea.

  38. My sweet father-in-law has very bad tremors. He uses straws all the time in order to get liquid in his mouth without spilling. Thankful to whomever invented straws.

  39. I LOVE straws for ice water — these look amazing! My current package of reusable straws was a gift from my mom on my 21st birthday. She wrapped 21 things, so some were tiny/funny, like the straws, but I use them every day.

  40. I love Glass Dharma! I have a straw from them that I use constantly, keep wanting to get more and wishing there was somewhere local I could get them!

  41. My twins refused their bottles at 12 months, leaving their un-expecting parents scrambling for straws and sippy cups. Knowing how many non-reusable straws my little independent individuals have used, it is time to teach them to use a re-usable straw!

  42. I secretly love straws. However I hate using plastic, so I rarely use them and never buy them. These look so fun. And hard to break? Sign me up!

  43. I have a Glass Dharma straw and could use more. I broke my first one, totally my fault. I like that it’s better for the environment, and I try as much as possible not to have plastic come into contact with my food/drinks.

  44. I have sensitive teeth so I prefer to drink everything through a straw. I’ve looked at glass ones before but was always concerned about cleaning them so I’m really glad you included that detail. I would love to be a winner, but if I don’t win, I’ll still be investing in glass straws for home and work.

  45. I used to associate straws with being sick. My mom would bring me drinks with a straw for some reason only when I was ill, probably easier to sip when lying down I guess. The idea of a glass straw could change my mind!

  46. I used to drink hot coffee with a straw until I thought about all the plastic leaching into the hot liquid. But now I have a bunch of stainless steel straws to use instead. I’ve always wanted to try the glass straws though!

    Also, it’s weird but I drink way more water throughout the day if it’s in a glass with a straw rather than an open cup.

  47. I’ve never used glass straws, but I have been wanting to try them for smoothies, because my stainless steel stars are too thin.

  48. I currently use different brightly colored plastic straws in my water bottle. It would be nice to have reuseable ones.

  49. I love straws, but rarely use them because of the waste involved. Still get a little thrill every time I get one in a restaurant, though…

  50. It was so cool to use the extra long straws grandma gave us for rootbeer floats! Mind you this was 40+ years ago but it still brings a smile to my face! I’d love to have glass straws – never really considered using a straw for hot beverages but that sounds perfect for coffee

  51. Dont have much of a straw story to tell, but i am someone who believes in being as environmentally friendly as i can. Would love to use more glass anything and these sound great.

  52. my toddler loves straws. She just learned how to blow bubbles in her milk. Before taking a drink she often says “just for drinking, not for blowing”

  53. My friends think I’m crazy, but I can’t drink from a glass in a restaurant without a straw. I know they clean their glasses and all, but I don’t like to think of all the mouths that were on it before me.

  54. Glass Straws! Awesome!
    I don’t normally use a straw for drinking but do use the plastic straws for other uses.
    Poking stem out from the strawberries, cutting a slit down center of straw and using to cover sharp edge of my good knives; I will cut a plastic straw into sections and stick in a dessert to keep the plastic from sticking o the icing, etc. right down in using them in making craft projects.
    I would love to win some of these glass straw to use in drinking my milk shakes.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.



  56. I use straws all the time! I’m not the best “green” person, but I do try and since I use them all the time, why not a glass straw? One of my favorite drinks is an italian soda, of course with a straw! It just doesn’t taste the same without one. Also, I use straws to corral my necklaces when I travel…just slip the chain through the straw and it doesn’t get tangled!

  57. I like using a straw to drink my iced coffee. In an effort to reduce plastic in my life – even reuseables – I don’t use straws anymore. I love what this company is doing and would love to have a glass straw!

  58. What a great find. Didn’t even know such a thing as glass straws existet! Would be perfect to get the last bit of my morning latte macchiato out of my tall coffee mug.

  59. I appreciate being introduced to products like this. I’d like to win, but if I don’t, I’ll plan to purchase.

  60. We were out to dinner with my niece who is 3.5 years old. Watching her with a straw is just so much fun as she is still figuring out all the trouble she can get with them. 😉

  61. I wanted a glass straw for years. Finally I bought one (a Glass Dharma one, no less!) as a present to myself when I had my second baby. My husband teases me for it all the time, but I drink so much more water now, and don’t spill on the baby in the middle of the night.

    For those folks worrying about breakage–these straws are really excellent. Mine has survived falls from the kitchen counter, not to mention my feisty toddler. You have nothing to worry about here. 😀

  62. I never even knew there WERE glass straws!! I love this idea! I always need to drink cold things from straws because my teeth are so darned sensitive. Using these would make me so happy!!

  63. I have friends come over for smoothies after our workouts. One of the guys always keeps a package of . straw (plastic) at the house but uses each straw multiple times by cleaning the straw after each use. He would much prefer a glass straw.

  64. We’ve been using glass straws for many years — ever since a promotion on Groupon. And we love them and get lots of comments. We love them for smoothies in the summer. I even bought glass straws that will accommodate the tapioca bubbles in bubble tea. I tried to get our local bubble tea vendor to sell them in her store (to no avail!). I keep them in the car for when we travel. My kids (now teens) are acutely aware of how bad plastic staws are for the environment. Plastic straws are one of the California Coastal Commission’s “dirty dozen” of trash. 60% of the trash collected during Coastal Cleanup Day is plastic.

  65. I really love when restaurants give me a straw to sip my water with. Restaurant water always seems so cold and full of ice, and a straw lets me avoid some of that!

  66. These glass straws look great. I have really sensitive teeth so like to use a straw when drinking (and I definitely drink more water with a straw). I know the plastic ones are so bad for the environment, so these are a great alternative!

  67. Drinks always seem better with a straw! Glass straws would be great because it is a worry how the plastic one really add up.

  68. I don’t use straws except when out. I think I’d keep one or two of these in my purse and use these when out!

  69. My kids love straws and I feel completely guilty about the environmental waste every time I throw them away. In fact I secretly hate the big bag of straws my husband bought that sits in our cuppboard, so the dharma straw looks pretty amazing especially if they have an easy way to clean them.

  70. I love my morning smoothie with a straw and this makes so much more sense than disposables. Thanks for the opportunity!

  71. I use WAY too many plastic straws! I try and reuse them, but–yuck! I can’t deal with ice on my teeth, so straw it is!

  72. I just started drinking a smoothie every morning so I have been looking for a reuseable straw. This is perfect timing for me!

  73. Oh how I love straws (and I love the idea of a glass one!)! Actually I have a hard time drinking any beverage that has ice in it without a straw…it just seems wrong to me. And let’s talk about milkshakes, shall we…milkshake + straw = absolute necessity and totally dangerous because milkshakes are like liquid-y crack to me!

  74. why is everything more appealing when sipped through a straw or eaten off a stick? passionately fond of my stainless straws and excited to try glass. I’ve been fixated on the same jar/hanger/carton axis of life you describe for so long (packing peanuts! OY, such a lot of them I have driven around), and I’m elated to see people getting excited about REDUCE and RE-USE, which totally trump recycle in the holy trinity of Rs. You go, FIJ: lead us into the light!

  75. I love straws. I have sensitive teeth so straws are great to help with that ailment. I use them always with icy drinks. A glass straw would be just perfect.

  76. Wow. These look great! No good straw story, but do enjoy using them. Don’t really care for the reusable plastic ones. These look to be just the ticket to bridge the inner child with the grown-up who still likes to use straws!

  77. I’ve used stainless steel straws for years now, taking whatever steps (large and small) I can to reduce my household waste. We’ve enjoyed using them, but I always worry if food waste (hello, smoothies!) gets left behind – even with the cleaning brush that came with them – simply because I can’t “see” that they’re clean. Glass straws would eliminate that worry for me!

  78. I have stopped using straws because they are made of plastic. I’m so upset about the cities of microbeads floating in the ocean. I will use paper straws. But I love seeing this product and even posted it on my FB page. The fact that it includes a cleaning brush is genius. So glad to see a sustainable product out there.

  79. Reducing waste is important to me. These would work great. Plastic straws create an incredible amount of waste.

  80. My goal over the last few years has been eliminating the use of plastic items that can come in contact with heat and then me ingesting food and/or liquid from it. I would love to try these straws out for myself and then convert my mother to them (since she always has a plastic straw between her lips). Thanks for this offer!

  81. When I was young, I used to go to this rummage sale every year (they still have it!) and one of my favorite things to look for was glass ice cream soda straws. Some of them had seashell shaped spoons on the end. They were very fragile and never lasted until the next year. I hadn’t thought about them in years until I read your post. Thanks for evoking this memory.

    I would love to have some glass straws again.

  82. I never really thought about how wasteful plastic straws are. Who knows what type of chemicals are in those suckers *pun intended!!! lol. But seriously, Ew!!!

  83. I had no idea there are glass straws. Love this! I’m going to order some – gift code or no. Must have something to do with my childhood, but using a straw makes the drink taste special to me.

  84. I simply adore straws and never without one. I drink everything with a straw. I don’t have a story about straws but my husband and everyone in my family knows I can’t drink anything without one.
    Hopefully I will win this giveaway. If not, I signed up for the newsletter and will purchase glass straws.

  85. I used to buy straws for my kids when they were young. I love the glass straw idea and would use one to drink cold tea from. My youngest daughter was born on Earth Day before it became that and this would make a great birthday gift for her.

  86. My husband is a waiter, and constantly brings home pockets full of straws. Drives me crazy. I would love to have reusable glass ones! I’ll have to start thinking about ways to sneak our stash of plastic ones back to the restaurant…

  87. I switched (and have encouraged my kids to switch) from disposable plastic straws to stainless steel ones (frankly, because I was afraid of the glass ones breaking). However, after your post about the glass straw behind the washing machine (unbroken) I think I’m trying out the glass ones! If nothing else, I can see how clean they are……or aren’t, if my husband is doing dishes and doesn’t use the small brush to clean inside!!
    What a great giveaway!

  88. We recycle, reuse & repurpose as many items as possible so I know we would love these glass straws. What a great idea!

  89. I am never without something to drink, especially when on the go, and I am constantly on the go. I was so thrilled when you could buy a cup with a straw because I used to save the ones I got from the convenience stores or fast food restaurants, washing them until so thin they couldn’t hold a beverage any longer. Hot or cold, I love my “to go” cup and my clean straw to savor each sip.

  90. I don’t use a lot of straws but this past weekend we were at a VERY cold soccer game. And while we jiggled our hands, passed around hand warmers and tried to heat from the inside out with some liquored hot chocolate someone made a really good observation:

    If we only had some straws we could hide 95% of our face and still get the hot liquid and warming liquor into our bodies. It is the first time I have yearned for a good straw!

  91. I use a straw everyday at home to drink water. It makes it easier for me to get my daily “8”. I do use a reusable plastic straw instead of disposable ones, but would love a glass one. Thanks for a great giveaway and passing along the info for a great company. Going to check them out now.

  92. I hate plastic straws! I feel better about paper ones, but they always disintegrate. Glass would be awesome. I must confess to washing out the plastic ones and reusing them over and over – can’t stand to throw them out after each use. Go glass. Count me in.

  93. I love straws for my daily smoothies, but have always felt guilty about the waste. I just couldn’t embrace the metal straw movement (ugh, when it hits against your teeth), but glass straws would be awesome! Thank you for the chance to win!

  94. i don’t use straws terribly often, but my honey much prefers them, and i’d love to switch them over to these!

  95. I love this product! I had no idea that there was even such thing as a glass straw. You’ve converted me…goodbye plastic, hello glass!

  96. Very cool! My husband and I love using straws, as we find we drink significantly more water when using them (maybe it’s a mental thing). It would be great to swap re-usable ones for our plastic and paper ones!

  97. My household is taking steps everyday to reduce and reuse and recycle. Straws have always been hard. Plastic straws are hard to clean and warp when warm. And the thought of shedding from the straw is not a pleasant one!
    Glass straws seems like an idea solution -especially if they have a special brush! You can see in side them to tell if they are clean. No shedding because they are inert BS glass. Wonderful!

  98. These could be fun to have around. I used to have a water bottle with a straw built in and it was really easy to drink a lot that way.

  99. I’m really trying to use less plastic. I have to use a lid and straw for my beverage at work for health code reasons. I drink hot tea in my glass canning jar and would love to try these glass straws.

  100. I’ve been thinking about buying these, but have been concerned about cleaning them and breaking them (or my 3 year old). This would be great opportunity to try them out!

  101. I love straws. I know that sounds weird but I’m chronically dehydrated from a medication that I’m on and living in the hot southern state. I have found the only way I get enough water in is by drinking with a straw. I keep them in my purse and desk drawer, because being plastic they start smelling after a day or 2.

  102. I use straws a lot because of nerve damage on my lower lip. They reduce the odds of dribbles. Even though I recycle my disposable straws, a glass one that only requires daily cleaning would be an improvement.

  103. I don’t use straws much but my kids would love these. And maybe they’d stop drinking hot tea from spoons (what a mess!)

  104. Straws! I definitely a in the hot beverages with straws camp, which is unfortunate since my only reusable straw is a heavy plastic & I’m afraid it will melt someday. But coffee through a straw while you’re working at the library is the best! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  105. I love straws. The moment I knew that my roommate and I were made for each other was when I saw her stash of straws. As much as I adore them, I wish I used fewer straws. I would love glass ones.

  106. Hot drinks through straws? Sounds great. I have heard of glass straws, but was fearful that they would break easily. Now, after reading what you have said about these being tough, I’ll give them a try. I’m leery of plastic straws and hate throwing more stuff into the trash. These solve those problems.

  107. Very cool! I’ve seen these before but figured they’d break at the first washing. Good to know they are pretty sturdy – I’ll have to give them a try.

  108. Thank you for supporting sustainable products and sustainable business models! We are in desperate need for a straw update. We are using IKEA straws that are more than 5 years old and have been run through the dishwasher until the color is practically scratched to a frosted look. I think I will just order from Glass Dharma and consider my sweepstakes win a pleasant bonus.

  109. I definitely want to try these. I use IKEA straws like crazy now for my morning smoothie (drank out of a big jar)! Would love to use something more sturdy, reusable, and sustainable 🙂

  110. I am drinking iced coffee right now out of a mason jar with an Eco-jars lid and a stainless steel straw. I’d be interested in trying one of these glass straws.

  111. I would love to try the glass straws and am happy to see anything that is sustainable. I recycle, always take my cloth bags when I go shopping, not just for groceries.

  112. I love straws. I use them in everything. I had never thought of using reusable straws till I read this article and now I’m hooked. I would love to win them and i will buy some of my own.

  113. We use straws for smoothies, Apple Cider Vinegar tonics and travelling with the reCAPs on our mason jars…stick the straw through the pouring spout works like a charm. Glass straws would be fantastic.

  114. I don’t use straws because I don’t like drinking through plastic. However, there are times when it would be really useful to have a straw, especially when I’m using a mason jar as a mug with a straw-friendly lid. I had never thought of glass straws!

  115. I don’t exactly *love* straws, but I do find them VERY convenient! My favorite summer lunch, when I worked in an office, was a smoothie of, usually, yogurt and frozen mixed fruit – too thick to drink from a glass, but awkward to eat with a spoon when walking or sitting at the desk.

    And my mother saves and washes plastic straws (even the accordion-pleated bendable ones) – maybe a glass straw or two would enable me to throw away her hoard (yes, I mean that literally) of plastic ones.

  116. When I was a kid, straws were usually paper. I got very good at using them without making mush at the tip . . . just about the time plastic straws came on the scene. I’d love to try a glass straw. Sounds very posh.

  117. I never use straws anymore because my husband and I are working towards zero waste, 100% composting and reusing everything that comes into the house (that means not filling up the recycling bin with plastic containers!) I love straws but they didn’t fit into that picture, this is soo exciting that they make glass straws! I hope we win!

  118. I always have ginger ale with a straw, ever since I was a kid. Thought lately I’ve been feeling a little guilty about throwing away the plastic ones.

  119. I love straws! But I really, really feel bad about the waste of disposable straws so I stopped using them until I got some re-usable plastic ones. However, I can’t use those in hot beverages.

  120. I drink ginger syrup that I make diluted with sparkling water with a straw every day! I used to use the one precious glass straw that I owned, but one summer day my dog knocked over my glass and the straw broke. I am still sad!

  121. learned to love glass straws many many (40+) while spending 6months in traction.the only way to drink when almost flat. even works with coffee

  122. I definitely stay better hydrated when I tote around a water bottle/beverage with a straw, so these would be awesome!

  123. I would love to use the glass straws! I too have a box of straws from Ikea mine just sit in a drawer. I have been using those straws to pull the air out of bags of food going into the freezer.

  124. Disney’s Animal Kingdom does not provide straws for their drinks in an effort to be animal friendly. Initially, years ago I didn’t like not having a straw. What a fabulous invention!

  125. when I was a kid my mom worked in a small coffee shop, and we would go and have a soda once in a while. Mom would let us blow the wrapper, and blow bubbles. Straws a great fun

  126. I was always worried about getting glass straws and having them break! I’m anxious to try these now that you’ve tried them out for their durability. I definitely am a straw person, all day, every day.

  127. Smoothies, iced coffee, water…everything tastes better through a straw. I have a couple stainless steel straws, but find that they tend to make things taste metallic after a while, so I’d love to try an alternative! And if Glass Dharma ever comes out with glass curly straws…they have me for life :o)

  128. I am an occasional straw user only because I don’t like the plastic ones. I have wondered about some of the reusable options available but am working through my Ikea box for now. I do recycle the plastic ones after I use them. We have a pretty generous recycling program in my town and they let us put many different types of plastic in for recycling.

  129. I have been using stainless steel straws but I’d prefer clear glass, just to see they are clean. I don’t drink hot drinks through a straw very often, never through plastic ones.

  130. I like straws for any drink with lots of ice because I don’t like fighting the ice to drink and straws are an absolute must for the occasional Coke that I drink. I don’t like straws for hot beverages but my Dad uses them for his coffee since he has Bell’s Palsy and he cannot drink coffee without a straw.

  131. I LOVE straws … but don’t like waste. I have four hard plastic straws that I’ve been washing and reusing for about two years now. I don’t really like using plastic, either, so I would love me some glass straws to replace the plastic ones (which I would recyle!). I would undoubtedly drink my homemade hot chai latte with a straw, if said straw were glass!

  132. I have been using the same battered insulated cup for years now. It has outlasted several jobs and apartments. The problem is the plastic straw is nearly useless. I have to clean it carefully to avoid it looking like a source of sickness. A glass straw would be much easier to clean and would also allow me to sample my kombucha in a more sanitary way.

  133. I love straws! I drink more when I have a straw and I’m always trying to stay as hydrated as possible. My liter water bottle is fitted with a straw cap and I have a couple of metal straws for smoothies. But glass seems like it would be more hygienic. I’m going to check these out. I was always afraid of the glass breaking.

  134. We drink smoothies through straws. No way would I drink a hot drink with a straw — seems designed to burn the top of my mouth. Thanks for the giveaway!

  135. My son loves to drink almost everything through a straw. Personally I enjoy my iced coffee and tea that way. Glass straws definitely a cool invention.

  136. I have never tried a glass straw. I appreciate you mentioning how sturdy they are as that was my first thought. I find that I drink more water when I drink out of a straw so we have several reusable drinking containers that use straws.

  137. I’ve loved bendy/twisty straws since I was a kid–thought they were the neatest thing ever! That begin said, I totally LOVE the idea of reusable straws. A winning idea, in my book!

  138. These look great! I love to use straws, but rarely do in the home, because I don’t have a reusable option. My daughter has also become hooked on straws and thinks that any drink with a straw is at least four times better than a drink without one. I’ve never tried a hot beverage with a straw, though.

  139. We have metal straws here, but now that my kids are older I am not as worried about using the glass ones and would love to try them.

  140. I have a set of metal iced tea spoon straws that I love, except that I can’t use them for anything else for fear of not getting really clean. Clear glass would solve that problem!

    My husband and I have a childish habit of blowing the paper cover off of restaurant straws at each other. What can I say, we’re middle aged newly weds 🙂 Anyway, we were in the DQ drive through and a straw wrapper ended up in the ear of the person working the window. Luckily they thought it was as funny as we did.

    As for straws in hot liquids, I use one to stir the sugar into my tea on the rare occasion I’m at Starbucks. Can’t stand wood stir sticks… I have a glass stir stick at work but have always been afraid to carry it with me.

    • I like the “clean” sip you get with using a straw
      In elementary we used paper straws don’t see them around anymore
      Have not tried the glass ones bet they are kool

  141. Would love to have glass straws for all my cold beverages. Currently using metal bottles with “sipppy” tops. The tops on these are hard to keep clean. LOVE glass, use it for a lot of storage!

  142. I love to make an ultra thick shake or smoothie, dunk the straw in, pull it out, and then consume all the deliciousness. Who needs a spoon?

  143. I LOVE straws! I always prefer to use straws when drinking anything. If I get water while eating out and my husband gets a soda and therefore a straw…I steal it because he hates them!

  144. When my kids were younger I carried bendy straws around in my purse to use at restaurants that didn’t have them. They just weren’t tall enough to sip out of a straw that was straight!

  145. Hardly-breakable glass straws – what a great idea!

    Recently I’ve been spending time sorting through things from my parents’ home – it’s hard to do but has to happen. I found an old box of Scoopy’s Plastic Flexible Straws in a kitchen drawer and simply sat and smiled.

    The straws reminded me of when I was growing up and my father and I would share a soda or a milkshake (treats!) while my mother drank iced tea. Late in his life my father had to use a straw to drink his hot coffee or hot tea but he always offered to share. Some things never change! Bent or flexible straws bring back good memories….

  146. I’d like to have one. I think it would come in handy cause the ice could make the straw cold and that would just make everything better for me. I love better.

  147. When I was young, I was given a gift with a parfait glass filled with small bath products/lip balm/etc, and it was topped with a mech shower poof and a crazy straw to make it look like a milk shake- it was really cute and something that I always remembered.

  148. I’m not much of a straw drinker, buy my sister-in-law who teaches in bush Alaska loves them. I bet she’d be super happy to replace her plastic straws with glass, and I’d be happy to add a little something to the next care package I send their way.

  149. Amazing, so many wonderful eco ideas these days. I try hard not to use expendables such as styrophome, and plastic grocery bags. And if I must I try to reuse as much as I can. These would be great for our morning smoothies and icy milks

  150. Love the bendy straw! I try not to use straws much, but when I do, I prefer reusable. And glass is perfect!!! Bendy glass straws are perfect!!!!

  151. I love the idea of a reusable straw! I am very mindful of the waste that I make, and having the opportunity to actually own a reusable straw would be so helpful! Thanks to everyone for making and promoting such great products to help all of us cut down on our waste!

  152. I now ask for water and drinks from restaurants as if ordering a cocktail to make sure that no plastic straw is wasted. “I’ll have an ice water with lemon, no straw please.” It works most of the time!

  153. I use straws daily. I buy plastic straws and reuse them ALOT. My kids think I am crazy to reuse plastic straws. I use them for cold and hot beverages. Thanks so much for letting us know about this site, I never knew that glass straws existed!

  154. Love the idea of glass straws! We use most of our straws when we host supper club. I’ve noticed both kids and adults use them. Would love to be able to replace our paper straws!

  155. I LOVE glass straws! I keep stainless steel ones in my purses so I have them with me when I’m out, but prefer glass ones and always use one when I’m at home. I have bendy and straight glass straws and love them all.

  156. I’d love to have a glass straw. I have two stainless steel straws that I enjoy using but they can make a frozen smoothie too cold, if that makes sense. Using a straw helps me to not wear what I am drinking!

  157. I will have to get some of these because I love my straws! Home, away, on the road, hot drinks, cold drinks, doesn’t matter.

  158. My Grandmother brought us all up to “Reduce – Reuse – Recycle” for both economical and environmental reasons. She would LOVE these straws and the brush as well. Grammy made her own straw brush and we were not allowed to throw a straw away unless it was beyond use. Every time I drink from a straw, hot or cold, I remember my Grandmother washing dishes and talking to us about how its wrong not to use things until they were unusable. She taught me many good things during these dish washing conversations.

    I was usually eating oranges while she was washing, from her neighbor’s orchard.

  159. I have always loved straws. They make total sense to me. A sip gives you just enough beverage without spills or drips. This is the first time I’ve ever seen glass straws, however, and I think it’s a brilliant idea. I cannot wait to try them! 🙂

  160. I use the ikea reusable straws everyday, around the house and in car cups. People buy me straws as presents because I love them so. I just noticed that my five year old son always gets himself a straw if I don’t put one in his cup :o)

  161. Once when I was sick I couldn’t sit up enough to drink from a glass. My husband went out in the rain to find bendy straws for me. When he couldn’t find any in the stores he went to, he ended up going to a restaurant and grabbed and handful before running out the door. He came home soaking wet, but triumphant.

    It would be good to have a permanent straw at home.

  162. I use stainless steel straws daily for my green smoothies. Would love to have more reusable straws in my collection!

  163. Funny, I actually just pulled my Earth Day straw out of the mail not 30 minutes ago! I only found out about glass dharma a few months ago, and I was super excited to try out their collection of straws! I’ve been cleaning up my diet and lifestyle over the past year, and that’s contributed to an increased consumption of smoothies. I’ve been collecting glass canning jars of all sizes and use those for my smoothies, but like you were,I have still been using disposable plastic straws. I’m super stoked to try out my first glass straw and can’t wait to get a whole collection going!

  164. I use straws while I’m nursing it’s much less likely that a little hand will cause a spill if my glass stays upright

  165. I use those bpa-free plastic cups with straws every day for my beverages (usually water) at work. If I take a cup home from work to wash and forget to bring it back, I am out of sorts for the entire straw-less day. Thanks for the giveaway!

  166. I use about a box of disposable straws each year. I’d love to swap these out for glass. I guess I just assumed they’d be too much work or too delicate.

  167. For many many years in my middle age I used straws. Being a good Weight Watcher life member I was getting lots of water and liquids in my diet. I always attributed the use of a straw to my non sagging jaw and lower face muscles to their use. Then for what ever reason I feel out of the habit ……yikes … Need to get back in the habit. Some may say Mr. Gravity , but I say go get me a straw and start sucking . Let’s give those face muscles a workout ! ! Thanks for your offer cause I’m not getting any younger. C.

  168. I’m not generally a straw person b/c I don’t like generating extra trash – these glass straws would solve that issue though.

  169. I’m intrigued by the idea of a glass straw and would love to try them! What a great way to cut down on waste! I love drinking cold beverages from a straw and find that I drink more water if I use a straw 🙂

  170. When I was young we never went to restaurants, even fast food ones. For that reason I rarely drank with a straw – and then it was a treat. Fast forward 50 years and I’m putting stocking stuffers together for Christmas. I included a small package of colorful straws which would have been a treat in my childhood. My niece, however, looked and the straws and then at me as if I had given her a plastic spoon. For her hit was a utilitarian item that was used and thrown away.

  171. I have plastic neon crazy straws, so I never use them to drink hot liquids. They’re mostly decoration for my liquor cabinet because they’re such a pain to clean that I don’t want to use them. Some nice glass straws would be perfect for stirring cocktails.

  172. i use straws all the time for my drinks at home; whether it be water, juice, soda or even hot tea. I have a couple funky plastic straws that I toss after a while, would love a durable glass straw Muy fancy!

  173. I’m not a big straw user, but I do really enjoy using them for cocktails in the summer. Stirring and sipping at the same time? Yes, please!

    (As an aside, thanks so much for sharing about this awesome product!)

  174. The straws in our house are pretty old. I bought them for my mother to use when she was living with us during her last years, and she passed away back in 2006. I like to use them for smoothies, and I always think of my sweet mother when I open the tin and pull out one of those plastic bendy straws. I think that if I had a nice reusable straw I’d be likely to use it for a lot more than just smoothies.

  175. I always bring my own straw to coffee shops. One time a barista handed me a straw, to which I replied that I already had my own. They proceeded to throw the straw on the ground, and I promptly flipped out on them for wasting an otherwise perfectly fine straw! The waste in our society is unbelievable and head hurting sometimes…a glass straw would be a great conversation starter as well!

  176. My kids love straws. I hate plastic. So I did buy a few stainless steel straws, but they definitely have a flavor. It would be great to try glass!

  177. Our family switched to using paper straws a while back. This is the first time I’ve heard of glass straws. Awesome idea! Thank you for telling us about it.

  178. I especially like straws for iced tea, with lemon. When my brothers and I were children, my mother would serve us juice with wild, bendy, roller-coaster straws. I think the theory was the novelty of the straws would encourage us to drink more and stay hydrated.

  179. When I was a child I loved the paper bendy straws and then they all seemed to be available only in plastic. I was so happy when paper straws became available again but would love to give the glass straw a try!

  180. I use a lot of straws because they are easier on my TMJ. I really like that these are glass instead of plastic.

  181. Drinking cold beverages through a straw automatically makes every taste better! I already purchased a single straw from GlassDharma. Wasting plastic doesn’t automatically come to mind when thinking about straws (they seem so insignificant compared to plastic cups, etc) but if you really think about it- it is such a huge waste. I’m glad to contribute my efforts in preserving our environment by using a glass straw. They’re still pretty expensive (high quality I’m sure) so hope to add more to my collection with a gift code win!

  182. The memory that comes to mind when I think of using a straw has to do with staying home from school as a kid. My mom usually left apple juice at my bedside with a bendy straw so I could stay hydrated while trying to get better. I have wanted a glass straw forever for my iced coffee in the summer. Even it I don’t win, I think I will try this brand!

  183. I do not use straws often for myself, but a straw has a magical ability to increase the appeal of any beverage or smoothie in the eyes of my children. They would LOVE these straws.

  184. I love drinking cold summer beverages with a straw, but usually do not because I hate the wastefulness. Some glass straws would let me sip guilt-free!

  185. I have a friend that uses straws with everything she drinks. I would love this, so I could get a straw for her 🙂

  186. I love drinking smoothies with straws but I would never buy disposable ones and the plastic kind I’m never sure are bpa free. I would be able to use glass straws with any beverage and never have to purchase an awful plastic straw again! Lol

  187. My eight month old son is just starting to drink from a cup using a straw. How much better a glass straw would be!

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