Welcome to another installment of the thankfully self-explanatory #favouriteTHINGSfriday feature!
I received this product free for review. All opinions remain my own.
Confession: I still remember the way my childhood sippy cup made milk taste. The fact that my plastic sippy cup made milk taste different than it did out of glass is probably not a good sign.
I try to avoid using plastic for serving and storing food and beverages, and am a big fan of mason jars for this purpose. I don’t remember quite how I stumbled upon Cuppow, but I know that as soon as I saw their simple tool for turning any mason jar into a sippy cup (ok, let’s be mature and call it “travel mug”), I had to have one!
Cub has a lot of no-spill options —some stainless steel, some plastic— for his beverages of choice (water or smoothies). He only wants to drink out of whatever I’m drinking out of. Sure, using a Cuppow lid doesn’t make the mason jar spill proof, but it’s not as spilly as a regular cup, and Cub is old enough to understand he doesn’t really want to wear his beverage. He’s also old enough that I trust him (most of the time) not to chuck his jar across the room, since, it is, of course made of glass. He can use the sippy (sorry, travel mug) spout or use a straw.
Paired with a stainless-steel straw, I serve Cub his water or his smoothie in a glass jar and I know he’s only getting water or smoothie (by the way, he doesn’t know he’s getting kale and spinach in said smoothie), and not whatever I was getting when I drank from my sippy cup in the 80s!
Now, that’s not to say that the plastic used for children’s cups today is dangerous: he definitely uses plastic cups some times. I just prefer to reduce our use of plastic products as much as possible, and a food-grade plastic Cuppow lid is a great way to do it. (A small amount of carefully-sourced, durable plastic to reduce a large amount of one-time use plastic, as I see it.)
You can score the Cuppow line of products at Well.ca! (affiliate link)
Stainless steel drinking straws are also available at Well.
I recommend reading all about this company’s commitment to ridding the world of single-use beverage containers! Their product might have a name that reminds you of Adam West as vintage Batman, but the company itself is the real super hero…
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