So today I am very excited and thankful to be able to do a review on the GlassDharma Glass Drinking Straws! I have only known about GlassDharma straws for a few of weeks, but I have quickly grown very fond of their products, message and compassion. I have had very pleasant correspondence with the couple of people I have spoken with at GlassDharma. They were kind enough to send me four of their straws to try out and review for you guys.
They arrived very quickly and were carefully and individually packaged. The outside states which straw is inside.
Simple Elegance Straw
Amber Decorative Dots Ice Tea straw
Beautiful Bend Straw
Blue Decorative Dots Sipper Straw
About GlassDharma / How they are Made
They are suitable for both hot and cold drinks. They are also microwave & dishwasher safe and do not leach any harmful toxins.
“Our glass straws are sustainable, reusable, durable, easy to clean, suitable for hot and cold drinks and dishwasher safe.
Using glass provides one solution to plastics leaching into ur foods and ultimately ending up in our landfills and oceans.
We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee as well as a Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage, which makes our straws risk free…”
GlassDharma was started by David Leonhardt. He’s been a glass blower for over 10 years and realized the problem there was with the immense number of plastics being used and wasted. He specifically mentions McDonalds and the millions of plastic straws that are used each year, only to end up in our landfills and oceans. His glass straws are a small but powerful way to cut down on plastics and to help our earth and ourselves.
“Made of borosilicate tubing and is the strongest glass commercially available.”
Sizes / Colours & Shapes
More in depth info on their sizes @ GlassDharma.com: Sizes
GlassDharma straws come in 4 different sizes for Small cups/”Sippers”, Ice Tea, Smoothies and for Bubble Tea (large enough to allow the tapioca balls through!), so you should be able to find the perfect straw for all your drink needs! If not, GlassDharma does do Custom straw sizes, so if you have an unusual-sized favourite drinking glass, then you should be able to get a straw that’ll be a perfect match. 🙂
They have the Simple Elegance straw, which is straight without any colour (The least expensive straw), the Beautiful Bend straw, for those who prefer to have a bend in their straw like with the bendy plastic straws, and finally, their beautiful Decorative Dots straw. These come with 2 coloured glass balls near the top of your straw. They are aesthetically appealing, great for colour coding your drinks at a gathering, and they help to keep your straws from rolling off a table. They come in Red, Green, Blue, Amber, Clear & Black.
Hemp Soft Sleeves
In case you wish to travel with your straws, whether to work, to a park, or on a load road trip, you can keep them safe and portable with Hemp Soft Sleeves. Machine washable. Available in a number of colours.
GlassDharma’s Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage
If, for any reason*, your GlassDharma Drinking Straw breaks, you may return the broken straw for repair or replacement. If we cannot restore it to its original condition, we will gladly replace it.
*NOTE: Although we offer this unbelievable guarantee, we are NOT claiming that they are unbreakable. (Any more than your Pyrex coffee pot or pie plate would be.) Purposely “testing” GlassDharma straws is not advised and in some cases may result in the guarantee being voided.
Cleaning your GlassDharma Straw
*Note: Your GlassDharma straws do not automatically come with a cleaning brush. You can order them separately, although certain Straw Sets do come with a cleaning brush.
If you’re thinking, “Wow, those must be a pain in the butt to clean,” you’ll be pleasantly surprized that cleaning your straws is not tedious at all. Just make sure you don’t wait ages before cleaning them. My smoothie was full of little bits of hemp seeds and whatnot, and it still only took me about 15 seconds to clean my straw. I just ran water on the surface and in the straw, and then I used the cleaning brush on each end of the straw and then ran water through it one more time. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. I definitely think the brushes are worth getting in addition to your straws. And you don’t have to worry about the cleaning brush getting lodged or stuck inside your straw because there is a loop at the end so it can’t get past a certain point inside your straw. The straws are also Dishwasher safe!
GlassDharma Straws in action!
I admit that I was really excited to try out my new GlassDharma straw with my pre-workout Chocolate Hemp Protein smoothie! I don’t know if this is really the case, but it seemed to make my smoothie taste better…plus, it’s just fun to drink out of straws. It lets you take your time with your drinks and it’s great knowing that you don’t have to keep using disposable plastic straws that may be leaching toxins into your drink. And aside from all that, they are dang pretty.
Thank you again GlassDharma and to the people I was in contact with – I have had nothing but pleasant experiences and I look forward to turning more people onto your great company and to purchase more straws for myself and family! xox –Clare
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