Glass Dharma Review and Giveaway!

A couple of months ago, Jenn at Jenn’s Adventures hosted a giveaway for a $25 gift certificate to Glass Dharma.  I entered it, and when I returned from vacation I found an email waiting for me in my inbox telling me that I’d won!

If you’ve never heard of Glass Dharma (don’t feel bad if you haven’t–I hadn’t either), they are the Original Glass Straw.  Think about that for a second.  A GLASS STRAW.  A straw that you don’t throw away.  One straw to replace a lifetime of plastic straws that would have been discarded and thrown into a landfill.  Imagine the environmental impact.  It’s genius!  If everyone had just ONE STRAW how many millions upon millions of straws would that cut out?  It would be so easy to keep one in your car for trips through the drive-thru or take into restaurants with you.

My main concern when I first heard about the product was breakage.  That concern turned out to be unfounded.  From their web site:  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.

After browsing their site, I chose the Simple Elegance 8 inch, the Simple Elegance 9 inch (both in the 9.5-mm diameter, or the “iced tea” style), and the cleaning brush.  Even with shipping, my $25 gift certificate was enough to make the entire order free with a couple of bucks to spare.  (Buying a set of four makes for a better value, but I was trying to keep it under the $25 and accomplished just that with those three items.)

My favorite way to use mine is in my smoothies.  🙂

Sure I could drink the smoothie without it, but it just adds a little elegance (hence the name, Simple Elegance) to an otherwise ordinary drink.  I love my straws!

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And now Glass Dharma has been generous enough to offer another $25 gift certificate to one of my readers.  To enter the giveaway, simply enter a comment below.  For a bonus entry, like them on Facebook and leave another comment to let me know you did.

This giveaway will close at 11:59 pm on 7/9/2012.  Winner will be selected on 7/10/2012 using based on the order of the comments below.  If winner doesn’t claim their prize within three days, another winner will be selected.  I won my products as a giveaway prize, but the above-stated opinions are my own.  I am not being compensated in any way by Glass Dharma.  I simply wanted to pass along a good thing!  It’s hard to find a quality American-made product with excellent customer service, and the Glass Dharma is just that!

ADDED ON 7/3:  Several people have questioned the “cleanability” of the straws.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you use $5 of your $25 gift certificate to get one of their cleaning brushes.  You can find that item here on their Accessories page.  With that, cleaning is effortless!

49 thoughts on “Glass Dharma Review and Giveaway!

  1. OH MY GAH!!! I am so flippin' excited about this review and giveaway because I truly love this company!! I am stoked you feel the same way, and are spreading the good news. The positive impact is HUGE! WOOHOO!!

    Also, I 100% agree that the glass straws add elegance. Further, I swear they make our beverages taste better:)

    PS: How awesome would it be if we all contacted our local restaurants and eateries and told them about Glass Dharma? With the Customer Guarantee, they have nothing to lose, and I'm sure Glass Dharma has an amazing wholesale price for venders. Something to chew on:)


  2. My kids love smoothies and kefir, they also go through disposable straws so quick, i hate buying those because they just waste. Glass straws would make it so much fun for them to drink their smoothies


  3. Not if you get one of their cleaning brushes. Most days I just run water through mine since I know the next thing going through it will be another smoothie anyway, but when I CLEAN it I use their brush. It's a super skinny bottle brush that's long enough to get to the middle of their longest straw so you can get to the entire length of the straw by going in both ends.


  4. I love my glass dharma straws! I was just eyeballing the “underground” coffee straws to replace my nasty plastic starbucks straws!! And possibly to add a few shortie straws to my collection for the kiddos!


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