bpa-free drinking straws

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Little by little, I’m introducing toxin-free items into my home. I’ve slowly phased out my nonstick pans and you might remember that I like to use this container for work lunches. It’s been a long process and there are still some things that I haven’t yet parted with (i.e. ammonia cleaners), but all in time I hope to turn our home into a healthier place to live.

After I noticed some coffee stains on my teeth, I started to research which straws were safest to drink from. Most plastic straws are not made to withstand heat, so some of that plastic melts into the hot liquid, transferring those particles straight into the drink! I then found these which are BPA-free, FDA-approved straws specifically made for hot beverages. Presently, it has all good reviews.

At the same time, how do you write a scathing review about a straw? The drink doesn’t come through the straw fast enough! 0 stars!

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Initially, it’s a wee bit strange drinking hot coffee through a straw, so it takes some getting used to. Though after a short while, I’ve grown very comfortable with it.

Now…about drinking my beloved red wine through a straw? Well, I’ll have to wrap my head around that one.

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10 Responses to bpa-free drinking straws

  1. rooth says:

    Red wine through a straw? You should just put it in a Big Gulp cup and go for it!

  2. Ok, I need to do the same thing! Who would’ve thought a STRAW!!!

  3. I can’t believe I am about to admit this but I recently started drinking red wine through a straw. In all honesty, it feels totally wrong and makes my husband physically leave the room if he sees it! I’m yet to drink coffee through a straw but my hygienist suggested getting one of those Starbucks cups to make it seem less weird!

    • Jillian says:

      You know, I was thinking about the wine thing for a while and thought, well it’s just like drinking a cocktail from a straw which is perfectly acceptable! So maybe having that mindset will make it a little less weird? I like the Starbucks cup idea too. I’m wondering if there’s a bpa-free option for those? I’ll have to look for that.

  4. I didn’t even think about drinking coffee through a straw. I got coffee stains too! Thanks for the tip and straw knowledge!

  5. Colleen says:

    start using a homemade vinegar cleaner! I’ve used one for about 6 years now and swear it. the only place I don’t use it is the bathroom – there I use a cleaner from ology (get it at the local drugstore) that I love and is safe (and smells like lemon and lavender!) and a normal Clorox toilet bowl cleaner. if you google ll purpose vinegar cleaner you’ll did a few recipes (it’s literally only vinegar and water), pick up a spray bottle from a store and you’re done with ammonia!

  6. Janey says:

    Yes, a vinegar & water solution in a spray bottle works wonders Jill!!! But yeah, in the bathroom I can’t seem to get away from the ammonia & bleach infused stuff. BUT also I’ve been using alot of baking soda lately too from everything to exfoliating my face (gentle yet suuuper effective) cleaning the tub, deodorizing carpets, & even soaking/hand washing some of Masons white uniform shirts. Works wonders & its dirt cheap & most importantly, non-toxic. ;)

  7. Jamillah says:

    Oh man i tooootally do this!!! I noticed some teeth yellowing as well like last year! so i googled and i think the culprit is probably my coffee, so I’ve been drinking my coffee out of a straw for about a year now! i’m totally used to it! i read the bpa stuff too and i actually use paper straws! i know sounds impossible but really they are great and more sustainable than plastic and no toxins! and they are mad cute too :).

  8. James Reinhart says:

    It’s simply better when driving or just walking, after all can you honestly say you have never spilled down your front while tipping ,,

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