We talk a lot about the benefits of using glass instead of plastic straws. There are the blaringly obvious reasons, such as reducing waste and limiting your exposure to toxins, but then there are the subtle benefits one discovers when using glass in place of plastic.
Customers frequently ask if it’s required to use a smoothie width straw in order to drink thicker liquids. My answer is pretty simple, not only is it a great option to have the wider smoothie straw made of glass, but it’s also great to have the stability of a straw that’s got a thick glass wall. Anyone who has ever attempted to suck a thick smoothie through a regular width plastic straw knows that those plastic walls cave in on themselves when you suck really hard. With glass, whether it’s a smoothie width or regular width straw, the walls are incredibly stable and will never collapse on the opening of the straw. Glass straws make it easy to suck, but in a good way!
When trying to decide between a regular width straw and a smoothie width straw for your thicker drinks, one thing to consider is how thick you make them. If you use a high powered blender, like a Blendtec, then you can probably get away with a regular width straw. This way, the regular width straw becomes versatile for both thick and thin liquids. If your smoothies always turn out very thick or chunky, then I highly recommend a glass smoothie straw. You could even get our blender smoothie straw and drink right out of the container!
What are some of the other benefits or advantages you’ve discovered since switching to glass straws? Please comment on this post with your insights for a chance to win a glass straw on us. One winner will be randomly chosen on Monday 3/24/14. One comment per person please!