On The Go

We get many questions from customers asking us which of our straws will fit into their certain travel cups.  We do our best to answer every inquiry but sometimes there are just TOO many to-go cups out there.  We’ve always shown how our skinny straws can replace the plastic straw in a typical Starbucks reusable cup, like this one. Also, using a skinny straw to fit into a reusable to-go coffee lid – reusable or disposable, like this one.  We’re adding more information to the list of to-go cup/Strawesome match-ups.

The very popular Tervis Tumblers* match perfectly with our regular width straws (9 or 9.5mm).  The 16 oz. size (at left) fits our 8″ straight or barely bent straws while the 24 oz. size (at right) fits our 10″ straight or barely bent straws.  We’ve shown the straws in see thru in this photo but our hue versions will fit these cups as well.  Have fun matching your our straws with your favorite team colors!

We take our Strawesome straws with us to many places.  Sometimes we get funny reactions, how about you?  Leave a comment below and tell us if you’ve ever had a interesting experience with taking your own reusable product with you. (It doesn’t have to be a glass straw).  We’ll choose 3 winners to get a free straw from us on Monday, September 23, 2013.

And don’t forget if you have our 8″ long straw that you take with you to bring along a handy carrying case and cleaning brush!

~Daedra

* We are not recommending the Tervis Tumbler, nor did Tervis Tumbler pay us to write this post.  We simply get many requests daily asking if our straws fit inside the lids of this product.

Comments (54)

  1. I love to use mason jars for just about everything. Well, I also love to eat what I can in those mason jars. The look folks give you when you sit down for lunch and take out your bottle opener to pop the top on a jar of tomatoes is priceless. If they only knew what they were missing!

    Amber T.
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  2. So glad to know this can be used with our tervis tumblers. Seems like the perfect combination!

    Kelly Douglas
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  3. Hi,
    I work on regional Marine conservation/ planning issues with experienced researchers and managers ( names withheld to protect them) and I recently attended a meeting of high level regional policy-makers and managers. This meeting was being held at a relatively forward-thinking Natural History Research Museum. There is a “green” cafe there where we took our meals. One lunchtime, I joined a table of jovial colleagues: a scientist , a resource manager and a military planner . Unfortunately the cafe still offers only plastic utensils ( though they do use re-usable plastic plates etc ) . So I whipped out my bamboo utensil set that I carry everywhere with me. My companions were agog – they had never seen anyone use them before in “public”. That evening we were at a reception where I asked for a lemonade “with no straw” and one of my colleagues observed how “brave” I was to be so forthright in my lifestyle requests. I pointed out how the default is always to stick a straw in even before someone asks for one and explained that I had left my metal straw in my hotel room. This seemed a revelation to him, having never heard of glass or metal straws. He had never thought about this option, even though he is a marine researcher who cares about marine debris.

    If I win a straw, I will be be a great ambassador for your straws; my colleagues should ALL be using re-usables !

    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  4. I still get strange looks and comments when I bring in my own cloth grocery bags. I’d have thought those are pretty common now. I don’t really have a funny moment. If I put my grocery bags on the conveyor belt at the grocery store, I get people looking all over for the tag. I usually have to tell them they are mine. They don’t look brand new so I’m still surprised every time it happens.

    lace
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  5. This is great idea on so many levels.

    Lorraine
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  6. We took our own ‘silverware’ to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Way better for the environment and also way more Medieval Period appropriate. We got some funny looks, but we ate our way through the fest grounds and did not create any plastic ware waste!

    Kristin Troska
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  7. I have need of a straw that would fit in my glass water bottle…the bottle is 10 inches tall so I would need probably a 12 in straw. I love drinking from this container because I add Essential Oils to my water so a glass straw would be awesome!

    Teri Bee
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  8. I take a mason jar with me wherever I go. I either have coffee, water, juice or even a salad for lunch in them. I have gotten funny comments and stares, but many who think it’s a great idea. They are such inexpensive containers to purchase as well as re-purpose. I would LOVE to have a Strawesome straw to add to one of my jars : )

    Jessica Lenarth
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  9. My daughters laughed at me when I started carrying a straw in its case in my purse. They were both (at different times) very happy while at Chocolate World in Hershey PA when I pulled it out for my 3 year old grandsons to enjoy their hot chocolate! I use the skinny to go straw every day at Dunkin Donuts for my iced coffee. Everyone that works there says “no straw!” Before I get a chance to!

    Ninnyrank
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  10. Well, I’ve done the reverse. Taking something disposable and made it reusable. When my girls were younger, they loved those tiny spoons you get when you have a sample of something. So I would have them lick it “clean” and put them in my purse for use at home. I’m sure more than one person thought that was a bit strange.

    Donna
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  11. This are so neat. What a fun and ecofriendly way to drink up your favorite drinks!

    Patricia
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  12. Only have gotten questions how cloth diapering works and if it was hard. Love to reuse things! Starting to reuse our jelly jars too! Getting a few glass straws for my upcoming birthday, yay!

    Sarah G
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  13. I am so glad you posted this. I have a few of theses cups , now. know the straws I bought from you about 2 years ago. I love your straws I just needmtomget a case now to travel,with.

    Debbie labinski
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  14. I’ve been upswing reusable everything for a long time. I love carrying my mason jar around in a crocheted carrier! I just got a lid with a hole in it, that would be perfect for a new glass straw 😉

    April Munroe
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  15. Love your glass straws paired with all my Life Factory bottles!

    SarahBeth
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  16. I like taking silverware with me when we travel, or to potlucks/picnics. People laugh when I pull them out of my bag, but they feel so much better when I’m using them vs flimsy, cheap, plasticware.

    I also travel with a quart of smoothie, juice, or water, drinking from an antique, glass mason or juice jar. There are so many fun varieties I’ve found on ebay, people always ask where I’ve bought them 🙂

    Stacy
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  17. My sister thinks I’m crazy for enjoying my Strawesome straws like I do. “GLASS straws?!?” she says. I say I love having a straw that I know is clean and won’t get holes in it so you can’t drink your water effectively! 🙂

    Stephanie
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
    • Hi Stephanie! You’re one of our winners! Please email sales at strawesome.com with your mailing address so that we can ship your straw out to you!

      Daedra Surowiec
      Sep 23, 2013 Reply
  18. I am glad to see the are so many options with reusable cups!
    I am also one to reuse things that aren’t necessarily meant to be reused. I’ve never gone with the flow though 😉

    Jennifer McKee
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  19. I make my best effort to remember my reusable bottles when my son and I go places that let us fill our own drinks, like Sam’s club. frankly their cups are WAY too big, and they are sytrofoam…I use one every day at work and my son has a resusable bottle he takes and keeps at daycare and in his backpack for school. no one ever really blinks an eye.

    Nina
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  20. I drink my smoothies out of a glass mason jar all the time. Some ingenious person invented the “Cuppow” to cover the opening of the jar so when traveling (driving) and drinking…smoothie of course, it doesn’t end up spilling all over you. Well, it sort of looks like a child sippy cup lid and my boss in particular makes fun of me all the time. Everyone thinks it is a wonderful idea and I wish I had though of it myself. Even though I get teased and stared at a lot, I still come out the other side with a clean shirt and piece of mind (being environmentally friendly) where ever I go!

    Tina Green
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  21. Your straws are the best ever! I am so glad that they fit into the take along cups. This just keeps getting better & better <3

    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  22. I have been using my own cloth grocery bags for over 25 years. I still get the ” oh honey, let’s jsut put that in plastic so we don’t get those bags dirty!”

    Jamie C
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  23. I take my own place setting to Church suppers.

    Pam
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  24. I always bring my own collapsible to-go container whenever I go out to eat. I usually end up with leftovers and was sick of getting those styrofoam containers, especially when I moved to an area that doesn’t recycle styrofoam. I always get funny looks at first, but then smiles when they realize what I have opens up into a bowl. I even had one waitress who kept gushing how cute she thought the container was and how it was such a fantastic idea, and wanted to know where I bought it. She came back twice to tell me how great she thought it was that I brought my own take-out container!

    Alice
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
    • That is awesome!! I want to know too! Where did you get it? I would love to have something like that! We dont go out to eat too often but when we do I really dont like having to put my leftovers in styrofoam.

      Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  25. I work on a very environmentally conscious campus, but people always comment on my glass drinking. jar. Paired with a smoothie Strawesome, it’s a striking combination.

    Nancy C.
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  26. I brought myself an extra Strawesome straw to take to work. I “encouraged’ my boss to get a Vitamix, and I use my Awesome Strawesome with my work smoothies.

    That and my mason jar with my Cuppow get some head shakes from the disposable coffee crowd.

    We also have utensils in out glove box always, so eating out at our favorite burrito place, but they use plastic. Most repeated response to that is ” that’s is awesome:.

    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  27. I used my first strawesome straw today and love it. I got the blue smoothie one that was on clearance and am planning on ordering more. I love using mason jars to bring my homemade smoothie to work in. We have also not used paper plates for about 4 years and no paper napkins for about 2. I always get weird looks at work when I pull out my cloth napkins.

    Michelle
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  28. I still hear people grumble when I use my own grocery bags as if it is inconveniencing them somehow.

    Laura
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
    • I get the same reaction, Laura! And it’s always funny to me that they think it’s SOO difficult!

      Daedra Surowiec
      Sep 17, 2013 Reply
  29. We use cloth diapers and funny enough, once people realize how easy modern cloth diapering is compared to what people used to do 20-30 years ago, people are intrigued!

    Amy G.
    Sep 16, 2013 Reply
  30. I take mine in my Tervis tumbler to my Weight Watchers meeting each week. I even gave one to our leader and now everyone is interested!

    Carol Jackson
    Sep 17, 2013 Reply
  31. I once took a cooler with me to a nursing conference and I had some of those little plastic, reuseable ice cubes. I placed some in my glass of water that had gotten a bit warm and you would have thought I had put worms or something in my water! Lol I had to explain that they were just plastic ice cubes….. they are very nice though because you can take them with you in a cooler and when you use them in your drink they make it cold but you don’t have to worry about them watering down your drink. 🙂

    Ashley
    Sep 17, 2013 Reply
  32. I bring my own grocery bags, and I also use a mason jar for most of my drinks. No funny looks yet, that I know of anyway. 🙂

    Cyn Payne
    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  33. Would LOVE to have glass straws for our entire family to avoid plastics.

    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  34. I get funny looks at the grocery store when I use my own fabric produce bags instead of the plastic ones provided at the store. I almost didn’t get charged for my produce one day because the cashier thought it was just my bag or something at first glance. I quickly corrected him though. 🙂

    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  35. i always bring glass tupperware with me to eat from bc of allergies, sometimes even in restaurants!! (totally get funny looks).

    greenhills
    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  36. A couple of weeks ago I was involved in a centennial celebration for my local school district. I wanted to provide water and some light snacks for volunteers and entertainers, but not want to buy water in plastic bottles.
    I opted to pull out my (vintage) metal Igloo water cooler, fill it with ice and our great Portland drinking water and let folks serve themselves. Because this was-in part-an alumni event, that old cooler turned into a great ice breaker for people who had not seen each other in years. Alumni from as early as 1941 mingled comfortably with those from the 50s, 60s, 70s and up to very recent grads.

    Darlene
    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  37. I have that exact cherry blossom travel mug 🙂

    natasha
    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  38. people look at Lou when he takes out his fork and spoon; he has the shakes and this set
    is much broader on the handles and the spoon is larger and rounded. His hands are losing
    feeling and he can hang on to these bigger tools easier.

    Robyn L
    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  39. I am called by my friends as the “Glass Man”. I always get the gears for being vegan, using my mason jar, glass containers, glass straw and drinking fruit smoothies using my nutri-bullet and eating all fruit ice cream using my Yonanis machine Yum!!. I tell them why I use glass instead of plastics and a lot of eyes roll. Funny part is, I now see my friends and coworkers starting to do the same, even the ones that thought I was too extreme. Now it is me laughing inside yet still encouraging others to switch away from the chemicals in plastics. It’s a choice that makes sense if you value your health. They are not giggling about my straw anymore 🙂

    Mike Green
    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  40. Love my awesome Strawsome straws! I have a nice big fat one for smoothies and a smaller one for other drinks. My grand-daughters only drink with their Strawsome straws too 🙂 Thank you for such a great product!

    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  41. We up-cycle our old t-shirts to bags for just about anything. Groceries and lunch sacks ,Gym-strip and more… I shake my head some times when you see people complain when they forget their grocery bags ,well we have that covered but what about the ten lil plastic bags you just put your apples and oranges and such in? We make those too… We are trying to live plastic free one thing at a time. 🙂

    Rockie
    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  42. When my son was a baby I ALWAYS had an avocado, a paring knife and a spoon in my purse for on the go snacking. I used to get funny looks all the time pulling out my avocado and serving it up in random spots haha. Now I still always have cutlery in my bag (I HATE having to take/use plastic ones) and people find that bizarre for some reason.

    Ami L
    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
  43. I use my own food containers to bring home leftovers from restaurants. One of my friends would stare at me for this. Then at a work event, there was half a giant sheet cake left. My friend looks at me and asks where my box is so we can take it home.

    Shirley
    Sep 20, 2013 Reply
    • HI Shirley! You’re one of our winners! Please email sales at strawesome.com with your mailing address so that we can ship your straw out to you!

      Daedra Surowiec
      Sep 23, 2013 Reply
  44. OK I buy your glass straws and I’m very excited to start eliminating plastic straws from my life. I also got the carrying case for a glass straw knowing it may take a while before I have the nerve to crack it open in public and use it. I realize quickly that it really embarrasses my 18 year old daughter. So, we’re on now. I carry it around in my purse waiting for the perfect time to bring it out at a restaurant when my daughter is dining with me. The time finally comes and I start to slowly pull it out of my purse and she sees it coming out. She leans across the table and says in a firm whisper, “Mom! Put that back in your purse. If you get that straw out I’ll snap it in two.” She mimes the act of snapping my straw in two. Honestly, I don’t think I’d worked up the nerve to get it out and actually use it. BUT to tease my daughter it was worth it’s weight in gold. She and I laughed so hard. I told her though that the straw would be coming out some day. Prepare yourself. I haven’t told her you guarantee your straws for breakage. Even if your embarrassed daughter snaps it in two? 😉

    Sep 21, 2013 Reply
  45. I often travel with a reusable container for drinking, as well as a reusable spoon/fork. I also keep a reusable grocery bag with a container for leftovers in the trunk of my car just in case. But because I live in Portland, none of this draws much attention. However, I am from Montana and when I go home for a visit it is seen as a little odd. What is more unusual is that Portland recycles almost everything, and where I live in rural Montana, almost nothing is recycled. Because I feel so guilty not recycling while at home, when I visit for Christmas or another vacation I have taken to collecting the recycling and driving it back to Oregon. That may seem a little extreme, but recycling is just not convenient in rural Montana… And I feel much better doing that than throwing it away. Definitely worth a few odd glances.

    Jade
    Sep 21, 2013 Reply
    • Hi Jade! You’re one of our winners! Please email sales at strawesome.com with your mailing address so that we can ship your straw out to you!

      Daedra Surowiec
      Sep 23, 2013 Reply
      • Oh yay!! Thank you SO much!!

        Jade
        Sep 24, 2013 Reply
    • My parents don’t recycle and I do the same thing when I visit. I collect it all load up the car and drive it home. Lots of strange looks, but I feel good inside.

      Sep 23, 2013 Reply
  46. I’m surprised at all the negative reactions to shopping bags! Many stores around here charge 5 cents per plastic bag and some municipalities ban plastic shopping bags all together. I have several great shopping bags with Sesame Street characters on them and people love them!
    Last fall, Always had a booth set up giving away their new pads, and I told them I didn’t use them. My friends asked what I used and I said a Diva cup and washable pads. She just about choked on her coffee, but anyone I know who uses them would never go back to the disposable method.

    Janice K.
    Sep 21, 2013 Reply
  47. I love your glass straws! Nothing funny or unusual when bringing the glass straws with me, except I think the unprofessional look of the ziplock baggie holding the straw has turned a few heads! Just saw the cases and cleaner today on your site, but was wondering if you are going to make ones for the 9 and 10 inch straws also? And I also notice , even though so many ppl use reusable bags, how often ppl seem to be a bit frustrated when you have your own bag of reusuable bags a the market.. my next venture is to try and convince the grandkids to use bento boxes!
    Cathy B*****Y palmbreezelife at yahoodotcom

    Sep 23, 2013 Reply

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