A Plastic Cup We Approve Of

A Plastic Cup We Approve Of

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 17, 2010

Over the past month, my husband and I have been road testing these insulated plastic cups. They come with a screw on lid and a solid straw that can be used time and time again. They're BPA-free and now blogger approved as we've used them for everything from iced tea to frozen frappuccino (even when we're on the go).

In our town, there's always somewhere to stop and get a drink. It's hot and humid here in the Midwest and there's a gas station on every corner waiting to quench your thirst. Now even if we weren't into the soda aspect of things and stopped for an Iced Americano at our local Starbucks instead, this cup has done the job.

We first picked up a 3 pack from Costco, hoping that their double walled insulation would keep our drinks from sweating on our computer desk while we worked (which they excelled at). They're made by Aladdin and have taken a daily beating from the time we opened the package.

Their straws are large enough that we feel safe saying they're clean, no smoothie residue gets left behind and the whole thing can go straight into the dishwasher (though not difficult to wash by hand). We've started keeping a set in the car for when we're on the go as most beverages can be poured directly into it and they're ridiculously hard to spill.

Although we mainly use mason jars for glassware at home, these plastic alternatives have saved us when it comes to doing dishes (for some reason they're easier to use over and over while at home) and have kept hundreds of cups, paper or plastic from hitting the trash can over the last 30 days (like I said, we love our beverages around here)! You can pick up singles for $10 from Aladdin, or hit up your local Costco where we found a 3 pack for around $20.

We still have our most favorite water bottles ever, but they're not the best for thicker liquids or anything carbonated, plus their straw is slightly more difficult to clean when on the go.

Do you have a favorite beverage holder you'd like to share? Do you prefer a bottle to a cup? Sticking with a Sigg? Share your thoughts below!

(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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