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Strawesome Review and Giveaway

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Recently, in conjunction with a new diet I am trying, I have fallen in love with fruit smoothies. I combine just about every kind of fruit in the blender and voila~fruit smoothie heaven! As an added nutritional kick, I also throw in some milled flax seed which adds some really lovely Omega-3's.

I LOVE my smoothies. However...I have run into a slight conundrum. I use plastic straws, which work OK...but they are so skinny and my smoothie is so thick that it is very difficult to get the smoothie from point A to point B (if you get my drift...need a snowplow yet? LOL!).

When I discovered this next company that I am going to introduce to you, I knew right away that we would be BEST FRIENDS!
Strawesome is a company that was founded and is maintained by a stay at home mom who creates handmade glass straws! Now this was something that really interested me!!! Glass straws...now THAT is a neat concept!

Here is a little snipit about Strawesome and a little bit of history...

Strawesome is a family-owned and operated Michigan-based green company with a commitment to health and the environment. We offer fun, safe, and reusable glass drinking straws to people of all ages - making it easy to go green! Our straws are all hand-made in our workshop in Michigan and we take pride and care to offer the best products and service possible.

We launched our business in March 2009 and sell exclusively through this website to customers around the world. Being a young company, we rely heavily on our customers spreading the word to their friends, family and co-workers.

Personally, I love to support family owned and operated businesses...the product that comes from these types of companies is usually high-quality and made with families in mind. Strawesome surely accomplishes that in their glass straws!

So...why all the buzz about using a glass straw? Aren't the plastic straws just as good? I thought that the only difference was that the glass straws just look more classy and are a great show-piece for beverages. Well, I was wrong. Plastic straws are a great way to expose yourself to toxins in the plastic...nice, huh? Plastic straws are also loading up landfills at an alarming rate and using a glass straw is a great way to go "green" in this particular area. Strawesome's glass straws are made of Borosilicate glass, which is the strongest, non-toxic commercially available glass. This is what Pyrex is made from. Also, the glass is annealed (slowly cooled to make the straws tougher and less breakable) so this makes the straws dishwasher safe too!
What I really love about the Strawesome straws is that the straw itself is nice and wide...giving you a really nice gulp of whatever it is you are enjoying! I tried my Party Time Smoothie Straw tonight with my fruit smoothie and it was so refreshing! I felt like a queen...hee hee! :)Strawesome glass straws come in a variety of lengths, colors and themes. The wonderful folks at Strawesome are also able to personalize, engrave and design the straws to fit your personal needs and wishes...which is GREAT! The straws can be created to fit into your bridal shower, baby shower or special event.
Some of my personal favorites from Strawesome are:

~Party Time Smoothie Straws (a set comes with six different straws so you don't forget which drink is yours! This is also the straw that I chose to review)
~Candy Cane Holiday Straws (a set of two straws, one a smoothie straw and the other a regular straw...the twists of green, white and red are SO cute, aren't they???)
~Just for Kids Straws (a set of 4 decorative bent straws that are 6" tall...perfect for the little sippers in your family!)
As far as accessories are concerned, Strawesome has you covered! They offer carrying cases and cleaning brushes so you can care for and transport your straws properly and without worry.
So, you see...the options are ENDLESS! The artist who creates these wonderful straws is always tinkering with new ideas so new straws are constantly being added to the inventory!
Also, it is great to know that Strawesome glass straws come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee as well as a LIFETIME guarantee...if you break it, they will replace it! If you have butter fingers, no worries! Strawesome has you covered...what GREAT customer service and dedication! :)
Keeping up with Strawesome is simple as they have their website, a Facebook page and an email sign-up (bottom left hand side of the home page) so you can receive special offers via email.
So, in my opinion...the glass straws from Strawesome are amazing! There are so many options, colors and designs from which to choose. These straws make wonderful stocking stuffers for just about anyone...who can resist the creativity and fun that is represented in Strawesome straws!?!
Strawesome has generously offered to give away either a 8" decorative regular or a smoothie straw to one of my readers!!! Here are the entry options...

Mandatory Entry:Visit Strawesome and tell me which straw you would win if you had the choice. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. If you do not leave an email address, it must be someplace where I can easily find it. This giveaway is open to US residents and will end 12/8 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.

Extra Entries:1. Become a follower of My Opinion. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/do. 1 entry

3. Follow (Like) Strawesome on Facebook...leave them a comment letting them know that you were sent from my blog. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Blog about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Grab my button, add it to your blog page and let me know in your comment where to find it. 3 entries, so 3 comments!!!

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a Party Time Smoothie Straw for review purposes All quotes are from the Strawesome website and email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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  1. I'd have to go with the bubbly regular straw. ;D

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  5. I love the color of the brilliant blue smoothie straw

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  9. Love the candy cane decorative straw!

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  10. I'd choose the Leapin Lizards Straw!
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  11. I'd choose the Leapin Lizards Straw!
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  32. We love to make smoothies...these would be so fun to use whenever we have them! I would go for the big daddy see through smoothie straw!

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  33. my favorite color is blue, so when I saw the brilliant blue smoothie straw I knew it was for me! ( I also love smoothies, SOOO good!)

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  34. my favorite color is blue, so when I saw the brilliant blue smoothie straw I knew it was for me! ( I also love smoothies, SOOO good!)

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  41. I liked the golden rod smoothie straw.rachlayer@yahoo.com

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  43. I like the dots bubble straw.
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  44. I like the dots bubble straw.
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  45. I'm following on gfc.
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  49. I would definitely get their cobalt blue straw!
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  50. I would definitely get their cobalt blue straw!
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  51. I like Strawesome on FB (Julie HOward Kieras)
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  55. I love the Holiday Dots Regular Straw

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  56. I love the Holiday Dots Regular Straw

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  61. I like Strawesome on facebook (Louis Here)
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  63. Oh how fun!!! :)
    I would love the decorative GREEN Candy Cane Straw with red dots and a candy cane swirl...festive! I love Christmas! :)
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  64. Oh how fun!!! :)
    I would love the decorative GREEN Candy Cane Straw with red dots and a candy cane swirl...festive! I love Christmas! :)
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  65. I like the brilliant blue smoothie straw.

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  66. I like the brilliant blue smoothie straw.

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  68. I am a new follower on GFC.

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  69. Just started following you via email sign-up :) Great site!
    I would love to sip smoothies daily thru the Purple Passion Kids Smoothie Straw...yep...I'm a kid at heart :)
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  70. Just started following you via email sign-up :) Great site!
    I would love to sip smoothies daily thru the Purple Passion Kids Smoothie Straw...yep...I'm a kid at heart :)
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  71. I love the Brilliant Blue Smoothie Straw!
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  72. I love the Brilliant Blue Smoothie Straw!
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  77. I like Strawesome on FB user Lisa Garner and let them know you sent me.
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  78. I like Strawesome on FB user Lisa Garner and let them know you sent me.
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  79. I like the pink sapphire smoothie straw!

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  80. I like the pink sapphire smoothie straw!

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