Saturday, August 4, 2012

Glass Dharma - The Original Glass Straw Review & Giveaway

What/Who is Glass Dharma

Since March of 2007 GlassDharma has been producing glass drinking straws. The  GlassDharma mission is to create world-wide awareness about single use plastics and how damaging plastic straws are to our environment. Glass Straws provide an alternative that eliminates the need for straws made from plastic.
In 2007, David Leonhardt launched GlassDharma and handled all of the operations by himself. The website launched In 2008. Since then, GlassDharma sales show an average annual growth rate of 50% year after year. As of 2012, GlassDharma is supported by 10 people. 
GlassDharma welcomes more companies that can combine efforts with us in making more glass straws available.  Glass Straws help to educate the public about reducing the amount of plastic straws endangering our environment. There is plenty of market-share for all and we encourage a spirit of cooperation and collaboration as opposed to competition in our industry.
As of the beginning of 2012, GlassDharma’s shipping numbers total over 200,000 straws world-wide. Although that may sound like a large number to some, our goal is to provide glass straws to at least 2% of the American public. With U.S.A. population at about 300 million, this works out to 6 million straws. We certainly have our work cut out for us

Party of 5 was sent a nice little package of Glass Dharma straws to test out. 

Our package consisted of 

1- Smoothie size glass straw { 12mm x 6.25 }
1- Beautiful Bends Iced Tea glass straw { 9.5mm x 9 } 
1- Amber Decorative Dots glass straw { in the iced tea size 9.5mm x 9 }
1- Green Decorative Dots glass straw { in the sipper size 7mm x 6.25 }
and 2 cleaning brushes that are different sizes to ensure the perfect clean.

I have to admit at first I was a bit skeptical about glass straws and quite nervous to use them but after I used them just once I was hooked. 

I really prefer the glass feeling as opposed to the plastic feeling when I am using a straw. 

Here is a photo of my coffee coolata from D&D, see how big the plastic straw is compared to Glass Dharma

It's huge and for what? No reason at all. 
I actually now prefer to drink my coolatas out of my Glass Dharama straws! 

Using glass straws provides one solution to plastics reaching into our foods and in our landfills and oceans. 
Glass Dharma offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee as well as LIFETIME guarantee against breakage! 

The glass straws are easy to clean, even the Beautiful Bends straws,suitable for hot and cols drinks and dishwasher safe!! 

decorative dots sipper

decorative dots sipper

decorative dots iced tea

beautiful bends iced tea

Glass Dharma can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Buy It: You can purchase Glass Dharma straws from around $6.50 - $12.00

Win It: ONE Lucky Party of 5 reader is going to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Glass Dharma!! 

** Disclosure** The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation. Open to US ONLY

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Tara Oliver said...

I would definitely buy a set of smoothie straws.

missreneer said...

I would love to buy tea and smoothie straws. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

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alli said...

I'd get a set of their bubble tea straws!

~Alli T.