Sunday, February 20, 2011

Glass Dharma Review and Giveaway...

We recently had the chance to review several glass straws from Glass Dharma.

About Glass Dharma:
"Everyone that has seen these straws are filled with delight. Not just because they promote health and are environmentally friendly, but that they do these things with elegance and style.
Plain and simple, here’s how and why they work:
Glass straws don’t leach toxins into your food as you drink.
Each time you use your glass straw equals one less plastic straw ending up in your landfill.
One glass straw replaces thousands of plastic straws. (How many times will you use a straw the rest of your life?)
Using your glass drinking straw adds a feeling of beauty to your day.

GlassDharma glass drinking straws are:
-Made of borosilicate tubing and is the strongest glass commercially available.Means that we have spared no expense in bringing you the strongest, most durable drinking straw possible.
-Annealed to Corning, Inc. specifications (a process that strengthens the glass).So you can have confidence you are purchasing the highest quality glass straws available.
-Made of glass which does not leach ANY TOXINS into your food.So you can use your non-toxic straws with confidence.
-Created with the beauty and elegance that only glass can give. You’ll feel like royalty – with a touch of ‘glass’.
-A great environmental addition to your kitchenware. Great for hot or cold drinks, microwave and dishwasher safe!!
-Are fully backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.If they don’t meet your expectations, return for a full refund.
-Covered with our unbelievable Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage.Means that if they ever break, we’ll replace them - Free, (Why do we do this?)
-Hand-made in the U.S.A. Buying from Glass Dharma means that your dollar is not going off-shore - it stays right here in the U.S.A.


SIMPLE ELEGANCE
The most inexpensive straw we can make, but don’t let the “inexpensive” label fool you. This jewel has a beauty that only glass can give. Simplistic clarity is the eyecatcher here as this straw’s light-catching properties accentuate your table and barware. A must for the complete beverage ware set! Simply Elegant! Why would you ever use plastic or metal again?


DECORATIVE DOTS
Colored dots add both fun and functionality. Used to color code your drinks (or just plain decorate your place setting), they also keep your straw from rolling off of the table or counter. Available in all 4 diameters and 6 colors: Red, Green, Blue, Amber, Clear & Black


BEAUTIFUL BENDS
Style at its best, the Beautiful Bend has a grace all its own. Slightly bent to “reach” for your lips, this straw is slightly longer and has the same clarity and sparkle of all of our straws. The perfect accompaniment to the well stocked beverage bar
HEMP SOFT SLEEVES
100% Hemp Soft Sleeve in 3 sizes. Machine washable and made from 100% Romanian hemp webbing & canvass. Fits easily into purses, jacket pockets or backpack. Your choice of Natural or Colored"
What we thought: We have been using these straws for a few weeks now and we have yet to break even one:) The kiddos have really enjoyed testing these straws. They use straws with every drink so the glass straws from Glass Dharma will be saving hundreds of plastic straws from going to the landfill just from our family! Glass Dharma straws are way prettier than our plastic straws as well and they come in different sizes for short and tall glasses and a variety of diameters depending on what beverage you are trying to enjoy at the moment...super handy when its milkshake time:) These straws add a little bit of class to every drink and they are super easy to care for! They are dishwasher safe or you can buy different sized brushes to fit each straw which makes cleaning a breeze! I love knowing the straws my family is using from Glass Dharma are safe for them, not to mention Earth and budget-friendly! Glass Dharma straws would also make a really unique gift idea for those looking to go green without sacrificing style:) And with a lifetime warranty, you really can't go wrong! ABCD Diaries gives Glass Dharma an A+!

Buy It: Find these super cool straws at Glass Dharma!
Win It: One ABCD Diaries reader will win a set of 4 - 8 inch glass straws !! To enter, sign up to follow our blog via GFC and comment on your favorite straw design from Glass Dharma.

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Giveaway ends Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given straw samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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