Hey there, a couple of weeks back, I was asked by Glass Dharma if I would like to do a product review for their glass straws. As I have seen them before and found them really beautiful, I agreed to do it. It’s my first product review, so hope you don’t mind, and I promise, it also comes with some recipe ideas of course 😉 – it wouldn’t be a real Superfoodista blog post otherwise!
Glass Dharma glass straws are sustainable, reusable, durable, easy to clean, suitable for hot and cold drinks and dishwasher safe. Glass Dharma states that using glass for straws provides one solution to reduce use of plastic and thus having them end up in landfills and oceans. On top of that, they are also hand-made in the USA. Glass Dharma offers a Lifetime guarantee against breakage of the straws, which made me test their durability. I let all of them drop from significant height onto a concrete floor – and they really didn’t break, so I can assure you they are really as durable as the company states
These are the products I tested (from left to right):
- Decorative Dot (Green) 9.5 mm x 9″
- Simple Elegance 12 mm x 9″
- Simple Elegance 9.5 mm x 6.25″
- Beautiful Bend 9.5 mm x 9″
- Cleaning Brush 3/8″
And now to the pretty part of the blog post: Images of the drinks I served with the glass straws!
Orange Juice with Beautiful Bend 9.5 mm x 9″
Simple, fresh orange juice served with the Beautiful Bend glass straw.
The yellow one, I made for Mr. Superfoodista, which is banana, passionfruit pulp, mango, 1 tbsp honey and reduced fat milk, served with Beautiful Bend 9.5 mm x 9″. The Green one was for me, with spinach, apple, ginger, 1/4 mango, coconut water and honey, served with the Decorative Dot (Green) 9.5 mm x 9″.
The recipe is 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 mango, 1 cup orange juice, handful spinach and a splash of coconut milk, served with Simple Elegance 9.5 mm x 6.25″ and topped with superfoods, like pomegranate seeds, chia seeds and hemp seeds! I like how you can see what you drink through the straw! 😉
To make home-made vitamin waters, you just add fresh fruits and herbs and let steep for a while, in this case, I added fresh mint leaves, lime slices and fresh strawberry pieces. The vitamin water was served with Decorative Dot (Green) 9.5 mm x 9″.
Mint Iced Tea
To make flavored Iced Tea, you can follow the similar principle like for vitamin waters, just add the fresh herbs to the cold tea and let steep in the fridge for a while. This is a black iced tea with fresh mint leaves and some slices of fresh lime, served with Decorative Dot (Green) 9.5 mm x 9″..
I made this smoothie for Valentine’s Day! The first layer is 1/2 frozen banana, a handful fresh strawberries and some coconut milk, the top layer is frozen pineapple, 1/2 fresh mango and some coconut water, topped with a pomegranate seeds heart! The straw I drank it with was the Simple Elegance 9.5 mm x 6.25″.
I really loved to drink my drink with Glass Dharma glass straws, the beverages taste good, they don’t become “soggy” like paper straws and I love that they are reusable. They are also super easy to clean, and in case they are a bit more dirty, you can use the cleaning brush to clean them. I would definitely recommend them!
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Note: All the comments above are purely based on my own opinion, I did not get paid by Glass Dharma to write it, I only received their product for review, which fully convinced me of their quality! 😉 Thanks for reading!!