Okay by now most of us know that the majority of plastic products can leach harmful toxins into the food we’re eating or drinking and thus into our bodies. Bisphenol A (BPA) is the most formidable of the toxins. There’s also dioxin, phthalates, vinyl chloride, and styrene and these should be avoided at all costs. An alternative to using plastic is using glass products instead.
Glass Dharma has produced high-quality glass straws made from borosilicate glass, which is the strongest commercially available glass on the market, since 2007. Their mission is to make everyone aware of the environmental impact a single-use plastic product like a straw, can have on our big blue beautiful earth. So, they have created gorgeous glass straws that are reusable and they don’t contaminate our food with poisons.
We use straws quite a bit in our home and I was so excited to try out Glass Dharmas Smoothie Straws. My family and I are big smoothie fans and we have one or two every day and it’s so nice to be able to use a straw that can tolerate the thick consistency of these homemade nutritious drinks.
The set of Smoothie straws I received are 12mm x 9″ with a 7.6mm inside diameter. The straws themselves are made from clear glass and have beautifully colored decorative dots. There are two dots on each straw and they come in 4 colors, amber, red, blue and green. I think they look quite chic and trendy yet lend themselves to any style of kitchen decor. The set comes with a cleaning brush that has medical grade nylon bristles. Any leftover food resin can be removed easily and quickly with this brush. They are also dishwasher and microwave safe. Please note that cleaning brushes do not automatically “come with” all Glass Straw purchases. They are often boxed with a straw to reduce excess packaging.
These straws are fabulous and allow for easy flow of any thick drink like smoothies, floats, shakes or even soup. They are ideal for hot or cold fluids. The edges are round and smooth and feel comfortable when using. The straws come in various sizes from 7mm to 14mm and from 6.25″ to 10″ long.
The straws are very sturdy and durable and come with a stellar hassle-free guarantee. They will replace any broken straws. They really do stand up to normal family use. They’ve been dropped perhaps too many times and so far maintain their sleek and refined shape. No chips, no cracks, and no stains. For storage, it’s recommended you use a tall vase or a tall drinking glass. I personally went and got a special tray so the straws don’t have to share their space with any other utensil. I also wanted to mention that the straws came extremely well packaged. There is absolutely no fear of damage in transit; I was impressed with their packaging.
With the holiday season sneaking up quickly, we usually have several specialty drinks that we like to create and have used plastic straws in the past. This year will be a Glass Dharma holiday season. What fabulous gifts these straws would make. Remember more glass straws = less plastic! I love these straws. Happy Sipping!
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.