What is your favorite indulgent beverage? I decided to use this question as the starting place for my Glass Dharma Straws review. If I’m going to test a straw, why not also treat myself to delicious drink? So, today I’m going to share my family’s experience with glass straws, then treat you to a recipe for my favorite beverage!
I’ll admit to being a bit skeptical about glass straws at first. While I am striving to be eco-conscious, I also need to be budget-conscious and I can purchase 100 disposable straws for around $1. Plus, let’s be honest, when have “kids” and “glass” sounded like a good combo?
Glass Dharma creates straws to be used by families and they don’t require any specialized care, beyond what you would do for your normal dishes. I decided to try the original glass straw for my family because Glass Dharma straws are:
- Dishwasher safe
- Easy to store
- Made and sourced in the United States
- Backed by a hassle-free lifetime guarantee
Before I had a chance to mix up an Italian soda, my kids saw the straws. They love using straws with any drink – hot chocolate, juice, smoothie, you name it – and the idea of a glass straw immediately delighted them. I’ll admit to still being dubious about glass straws withstanding my three kids, but I poured drinks and handed them over.
It wasn’t long before I heard a “clink” as one of the straws hit the ground. To my delight, there wasn’t a chip or scratch in sight. We washed the straws in our dishwasher silverware drawer that night with no special treatment. They came out of the dishwasher clean and unscathed, then easily stored in their own slot in our silverware drawer.
Since that time, we’ve used our Glass Dharma straws regularly in hot and cold drinks and the drawer of plastic straws was quickly forgotten. We tried several styles of straws, which I appreciated, because they meet different needs and come at different price points.
I especially liked the 12mm x 10″ Smoothie straw because it is perfect for tall glasses and thick drinks. The beautiful Bend straw is also an elegant addition to a beverage. You can purchase basic straws beginning at $6 and larger straws all the way up to $13. Whatever you choose, I was honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed using a glass straw over a plastic version. Plus, they help decrease my family’s impact on the environment, which always feels good.
The Decorative Dot Straws are by far my favorite because they add a touch of whimsy to your experience and I like the idea of a different colored straw for every member of my family (more colors, please!). $11 per dotted straw is a bit of a splurge, but they would make fun holiday gifts and my family only realistically needs one straw per person.
I did – finally – get the chance to mix my favorite drink, The Italian Soda. Here’s the recipe, in case you want to treat yourself to simple, delicious drink.
Disclaimer: I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are included.