Product: Mason Jar Sip and Straw Lids
Rating: 10 of 10
Usefulness: Perfect for us straw lovers
Price: Under $10
Where to Buy: Amazon or Fred Meyer. Local Idaho option is D&B Supply
I have always been bad about drinking my water. I actually resist it for no good reason.. When we moved to Idaho two years ago I started to pay a higher price for that. We live now in a very dry climate and you have to hydrate or be sick. I choose the former. In the past few years I have tried a bunch of different water drinking tricks. One that has proved more successful for me is drinking very cold water with a straw. In my case this means I need a lid. Yes, I know I basically need a sippy cup for grown ups. Oh well, it is what it is.
I tried plastic cups with lids but found there was a plastic taste after the water has been in the cup awhile. Besides, if I can taste it what exactly am I drinking anyway? That is a question I’m not sure science is done answering but until they do I am not super excited about the plastic options.
Recently I came across this new product by Ball and I bought it on impulse. Don’t do that – it’s not good for you. However, this was a great buy and I’m loving it! Drinking out of Mason Jars has always held a bit of romance for me so I’m not surprised that I love them. My sweet man came home the day I took the photos and saw the jars sitting on the counter. He thought I had made one for him and drank it all before I showed up and told him he was consuming my photo shoot. I use the lid sets for my ice water and my smoothies. When I use it for the smoothies I put a disposable smoothie straw in it so I don’t have to wash the permanent straw that came with it.
One word of caution if you are used to insulated plastic cups: I fill mine up with ice so it’s COLD. The cold glass jar gives off a lot of condensation. I put my jar on a pretty saucer and problem solved.
One package has four sets which is perfect for our household of two. They come in wide mouth (my choice) or narrow mouth lids.