Stainless Steel Drinking Straws by The Mulled Mind (Giveaway and Review)

Image from The Mulled Mind

Etsy discovery #5,044: stainless steel straws. Can you imagine? There is a person who makes stainless steel straws by hand from home. This is the joy of Etsy.

There is just one Etsy store that makes stainless steel straws, and it is The Mulled Mind.  The Mulled Mind is owned by Heather Melling of Massachusetts, a mechanical engineer who is using her skills to help you kick your disposable plastic straw habit.

Heather Melling, hard at work making your steel drinking straws.
Image from The Mulled Mind.

We've been making smoothies almost daily at my house lately. I use a regular cup with disposable plastic straw (which I reuse a few times before tossing, and, by the way, I have no idea what kind of plastic disposable plastic straws are made from). My 4 and 2-year-olds use plastic lidded cups with straws to drink the smoothies, but the reusable plastic straws were not working for us.  Of course, I'm not thrilled with my kids sucking and slurping on plastic to begin with.  But what I really hate is that my kids bite their plastic straws into tiny slits, and then the raspberry seeds or something else jam up the straw and they can't drink their smoothies.  And then it's, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, until I bite their straw back into shape.  And then they bite their straws into tiny slits again, and their straws get jammed, repeat ad nauseum.



The first time we used The Mulled Mind's steel straws a few weeks ago, I immediately noticed both kids biting on them.  The look on my 2-year-old's face when she bit that hunk of steel was priceless. And the unsolicited endorsement from my 4-year-old: I like this straw, Mommy!  We've been using them for all our smoothies ever since.




10 Things to Love About The Mulled Mind's 
Stainless Steel Straws
  1. My children cannot bite them out of shape.
  2. Highly affordable.  For example, $11.50 ($8 plus $3.50 for U.S. shipping) for a set of 4 regular drinking straws.  Plus, all straws come with a lifetime guarantee.
  3. They are not plastic.  No worries about leaching chemicals.
  4. They are reusable!  No plastic or paper waste.  Use your straw to become an activist!
  5. They are dishwasher safe.
  6. They won't break.  I've discussed the glass straw vs. stainless steel straw dilemma with others.  It's true with glass that it's easier to see if your straw is clean, and it's also probably true that it would require significant effort for you or your children to break a glass straw.  But I've broken plenty of glass in my life (at the end of my illustrious stint in the organic chemistry lab, I owed the lab room upwards of $100 from broken lab equipment), and I feel more comfortable with stainless steel straws for both me and my kids. Also, if you plan to keep one or more reusable straws in your purse for eating out, you won't need a special case for steel straws.
  7. They come in various diameters and lengths. The short straws are perfect for my kids lidded plastic cups. I also got an extra long one that works with my tall stainless steel malt cup, which I make my smoothie in using an immersion blender.  By the way, I found that the regular diameter straw worked just fine with our smoothies. The Mulled Mind also does special orders, so if you don't see the exact straw you want for sale in the shop, just ask!  
  8. Comes with a cloth drawstring bag and pipe cleaner for cleaning them.  And, thus, for the first time in my life, I realize why that crafty item sold in Michael's is called a "pipe cleaner."  I put my straws through the dishwasher without rinsing first (this will not cut it with a smoothie), and they came out with some gunk inside, so I got to try out the pipe cleaner and it totally worked.  For reasons unclear to me (maybe because the interior surface remains smoother?), the steel straws rinse out clean much more easily than plastic straws. To check if your straw is clean, just look through it towards a window or light.  The very cute cloth drawstring bag is very handy for carrying the straws in your purse, or provides the wrapping for your eco-friendly gift.  
  9. Made in the USA by an Etsy shop.   I love to support handmade goods and the skilled artisans who make them.
  10. You can win your very own set of 2 short and 2 tall stainless steel straws courtesy of The Mulled Mind (see details below).

Image from The Mulled Mind

Giveaway

Win The Mulled Mind's Stainless Steel Straw Multi Pack (2 Regular, 2 Short) by leaving a comment below about how often you use disposable plastic straws, or why you would like to win these steel straws. Include your email in your comment, unless I can figure it out from your commenting persona (Blogger profile/ blog/ etc.).

Extra entries (leave an additional comment for each extra entry):
  • Spread the word by email, Facebook, Twitter, carrier pigeon, etc. (you can use the buttons at base of the post).
  • Make The Mulled Mind an Etsy favorite (you need an Etsy account to do this).
  • Extra entry for Eco-novice subscribers (or Followers, Facebook fans or folks with Eco-novice as their homepage or regular readers by some other method). Tell me how you subscribe/ follow/ read Eco-novice in your comment. 
You can enter the contest FOUR times total. Leave a different comment for each entry. Giveaway ends Thursday, June 30, 2011. Contest open to EVERYONE (hooray!).

**June is Etsy Giveaway Month at Eco-novice**
New giveaway each week!
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Disclosure: I was sent four short straws and one extra long straw by The Mulled Mind to facilitate this review.  I am not affiliated with the Etsy shop The Mulled Mind in any way, and all opinions are my own.

208 comments:

  1. Hi there, I have been looking into reusable straws here lately and have not been able to decide which would be best for me. I am thinking the stainless since there is that non-breakable issue on my mind. So I am delighted for the opportunity to win. I use straws most every day for smoothies and iced tea.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Michelle (michemarie at yahoo dot com)

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  2. We're in the process of reducing/eliminationg as much plastic as possible....My daughter loves her straw sippy cups, but I would prefer to replace them with something safer. I've also started drinking more healthy smoothies and would love to use them for that!
    Thanks!
    ~ Katherine
    katherine dot tyndall at gmail dot com

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  3. I'm also a fan of Eco-novice on FB
    ~ Katherine

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  4. Shared the contest on FB (Katherine Intven Tyndall)

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  5. OK. I love this. I use some thick reusable plastic straws I got from Starbucks one summer. But they are all kinda bent from being in the dishwasher and I wonder if they are super clean in the middle anyway! :)

    This is AWESOME. Do they get super cold w/smoothies & shakes?

    a

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  6. We would love these straws at our house! My kids are forever asking to use straws with their drinks {water, milk, juice, etc.} and I hate the waste. :)

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  7. These are very cool. I also have wondered about the casualties of the glass straws. I think I'd be so fearful about them breaking that they just wouldn't get used. But these, however! My kids are straw people. Those and Olives seem to need constant restocking. I would love to have some of these in our drawers. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. The mulled mind is and etsy favorite! What a great company. What a great way to use her talent.

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  9. I've been wanting to try reusable straws for awhile already. I get tired of my straws bending and slipping into the jug. I think these would be great and also help me eliminate more plastic from my life.
    -Roni

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  10. I made The Mulled Mind an etsy favorite. I was impressed by the prices. That is definitely a price that is affordable for me. -Roni

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  11. I follow Eco Novice on Google Reader. I love your blog and appreciate the advice and recommendations for reusable products.
    -Roni

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  12. Roni Sue -- thanks for the kind words, and thanks for reminding me about the great prices. How could I forget that? I included that in the top 10.

    Amanda, I guess the part inside the drink gets pretty cold. I haven't noticed much (it would be more of a concern with a hot drink, I guess). I think the upper part is probably closer to room temperature.

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  13. And totally heart-ed them on etsy! :)

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  14. Ooh, I'd really love to win these! My daughter is obsessed with collecting plastic straws. Even when she's not even drinking anything, she asks us to get her one at coffee shops and restaurants. We try to tell her how wasteful this is, and we don't give in, and then she has a fit. Yes, over straws.

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  15. I posted this giveaway on FB!

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  16. My daughter loves drinking out of straws, especially when we go out, and then usually destroys a few of them throughout the meal. I would love to reduce waste and not worry about leaching chemicals. I hope I win!! (emilyfitz@cox.net)

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  17. I don't usually use straws because I hate using the plastic. I would definitely start using these!
    Also I have a new baby on the way. I have found how to make a sippy cup using a ball jar and putting a hole in the lid for a straw. A stainless steel straw would be perfect for this.

    melissapapson at gmail dot com

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  18. I rarely use straws because they're plastic. If I had these, I think we'd be drinking smoothies with straws everyday.

    woodswoman28 at yahoo dot com

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  19. An Etsy favorite!

    melissapapson at gmail dot com

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  20. We use plastic straws until they are too cracked/broken/bitten/bent to suck out of anymore! Haha. I have a plethora of pipe cleaners in a cup next to the sink to do the everyday task of rewashing our disposable straws. It may seem strange or sad, but we cannot imagine using something functional once and throwing it away. I would venture to say we have straws that over months old! With my yogurt and smoothie sucking machines we are always using them! Thanks!

    ewwewwamie@comcast.net

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  21. Just added your blog to my RSS feed. Found you from the Green Baby Guide.

    melissapapson at gmail dot com

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  22. The Mulled Mind is an Etsy favorite!

    ewwewwamie@comcast.net

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  23. I follow Eco-novice via facebook. I love it! Thanks!

    ewwewwamie@comcast.net

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  24. What a great idea! I get so annoyed by plastic straws in restaurants. So glad there is an alternative!

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  25. These are so cool--we are those evil parents who taught our kids to blow paper straw wrappers at each other. We really only use them when we go out places, but the kids would love to have them at home, and their mom would love to stick some in her purse so we can stop getting them when we go out!

    (my greenmomintheburbs has a gmail address of the same name!)

    Thanks for this post--I hadn't known about the steel ones, only the glass ones, that have scared me on the breakable front. Awesome!

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  26. (and a second entry for Facebooking it...)

    --Jenn

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  27. (and a third for tweeting...can you tell I'd really love these straws?)
    --Jenn

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  28. I try not to use plastic straws, but these would be great for the times when it's not really avoidable. I also think they would be great for sipping water while in labor!
    amandamolnar at live dot ca

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  29. I would love to win these straws as I've been on the hunt for ones that aren't plastic. My husband is disabled and is often in a position for optimal comfort where a straw would be very helpful in terms of drinking and taking his pills.

    I've added them to my favorites and follow this blog with my google reader.

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  30. i think straws must be an east cost thing. since moving to nyc 8 months ago, i've been offered more straws than the five years i lived in ca. it sounds crazy, but it's true! ha. so yes, i will need some stainless steel straws pleasE!

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  31. I think these are pretty neat!

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  32. I don't use disposable straws that often because of all those cons you talkeda bout. These straws look awesome! Hope I'm lucky!

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  33. subscriber via google reader

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  34. spread the word via e-mail

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  35. I am sorry to say that I use a lot of disposable straws. I would love these!
    thanks,
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

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  36. I've been using plastic straws for a while but have always been intrigued by reusable ones. I tend to like the plastic 'bendy' ones, but I'd love to give these a try!
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  37. What an interesting product! I don't usually use plastic straws, but my son and nephews use them often to drink juices in the playground or in children’s parties. I’d love to carry these stainless stell straws on my bag for my son to use. I love the fact that it’s something green and, at the same time, easy and affordable. Thank you! Marta García. martaplayita [at] gmail dot com http://www.englishinbarna.blogspot.com/

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  38. I’ve added The Mulled Mind to my favourites on etsy. Thank you! Marta García. martaplayita [at] gmail dot com http://www.englishinbarna.blogspot.com/

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  39. I’ve subscribed to Eco-novice by email. Thank you! Marta García. martaplayita [at] gmail dot com http://www.englishinbarna.blogspot.com/

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  40. Here is how we LOVE using straws: we poke a hole with one directly into the top of a yogurt container and -- voila! a spill-free snack for the kids. I have been using the heavy water bottle type straws cut in half for years, but they are murky and chewed on and I would love a snazzy stainless steel straw to use when baby #4 is initiated into the yogurt club.
    jasmoessing

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  41. And I just figured out how to share a link on FB, so I shared eco-novice. (Tho I am still not sure how to become an official "Fan")

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  42. I'd love to win these!!! My boyfriend and I have smoothies and iced tea pretty often, so we probably go through at least a half dozen straws a week.
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com

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  43. I favourited them on Etsy!
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com

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  44. What an awesome giveaway! For awhile now, my family hasn't used disposable plastic straws because like you said, plastic leaches chemicals. However, my little sister loves straws, and that's why I want to win these - because she'd LOVE to be able to use straws again!

    Thanks for this opportunity!

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  45. I try not to use regular plastic straws very often, but it seems that every time I turn around, my 4yo has dug the bag out of the drawer and gotten herself a straw. It would definitely be greener (and cheaper!) to have a reusable straw!

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  46. My daughter is 2 and is in the habit of biting her straws also. I would love to win these for her, and I love the environmentally-responsible aspect of it also!

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  47. These are awsome! I'm always buying straws because my whole family uses them for smoothies and lidded drink. I don't like the reusable plasic alternative because my boys eventually bend and break them. Thanks Betsy! -Angie

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  48. The are awesome not awsome and this is Angie Tiemeyer! :)

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  49. These look awesome! I'm thinking of splurging to get the stainless steel cups too :)

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  50. now let's see if someone can come up with a stainless steel 'crazy straw' - the kind that twirls around!

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  51. I'd love to win these straws because if I won, I'll not use plastic ones anymore. It's actually a waste to use them and throw them after that. Also, it contributes to pollution.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  52. I’m a Facebook fan – Aik Chien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  53. Shop added to favorites - bloomingblossom

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  54. I would like to win these because they would be great for carrying everywhere for the unexpected drink--no need to worry about them breaking!

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  55. I made The Mulled Mind an Etsy favorite :)

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  56. I am subscribed with Google Reader

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  57. I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=180461678674625&id=100002442975602

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  58. Round 2!

    I'd like to win because the straws are handmade!

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  59. Round 2!

    I am subscribed through e-mail

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  60. Round 2!

    The Mulled Mind is an Etsy favorite

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  61. Round 2!

    I spread the word on Twitter @zoekyklos

    https://twitter.com/#!/zoekyklos/status/78721711683547137

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  62. Round 3!

    I've used plastic straws fairly often, especially when grabbing a frappe from the local coffee place.

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  63. Round 3!

    I am a favoriter of The Mulled Mind on Etsy!

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  64. Round 3!

    I am following the eco novice on Twitter @zoekyklos

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  65. Round 3!

    I shared this through e-mail!

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  66. Round 4!

    I'd like to win these because not only are they sustainable and reusable, but they also come with a way to both clean and carry them! All bases covered

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  67. Round 4!

    The Mulled Mind has been favorited on Etsy by me

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  68. Round 4!

    I am a FB of Eco Novice

    (Zoe Kyklos)

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  69. Round 4!

    I shared your blog by adding your button to my blog! Clicking on the button takes you back here :)

    http://zoekyklos.wordpress.com/

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  70. I use plastic straws for my son when he drinks his morning cocoa

    roniros (at) gmail.com

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  71. We use disposable straws on almost a daily basis. I would love to have these straws to help my family become one step closer to being as eco-friendly as we can be! Thanks for the chance.

    mommylovescooper@gmail.com

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  72. We make smoothies every other day here as well, and we always want straws. Problem is, no stores near me carry them anymore, so we have had to make do without! I would LOVE these!
    matthollycart@gmail.com

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  73. I have been looking for something like this forever! I'm so happy to find out they exist! I really hope I win ( :


    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  74. I'd love to win this because drinking with a straw is sooo much better! And the only way to drink :)

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  75. Heather, you are a genius! Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win your fabulous creation. I'm ashamed to say I use plastic straws almost every day. I don't throw them away every time but I do toss them out too often. *hangs head in shame*

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. Shared on Facebook (Cindy A.)

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=125713384176898&id=100000982041953

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. I added The Mulled Mind to my Etsy favorites (hellcatvintage)

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. I subscribe to Eco-novice via email

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. I need these. Haha! My husband is addicted to plasticware I think. He has to have strawas in the house, and I think he'd really like these.

    soypea@gmail.com

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  80. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/soypea/status/78995645171638273

    soypea@gmail.com

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  81. I posted this on facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000133787486

    soypea@gmail.com

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  82. I hearted your etsy shop

    soypea@gmail.com

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  83. I'm subscribed by email

    soypea@gmail.com

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  84. Oh my word this is amazing!!! We use disposable straws everyday!

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  85. I liked you on facebook too!

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  86. We use straws often at our house and the kid always bites them too! These would be great. I have never used non-plastic straws before and I'm glad their eco-friendly as well.

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  87. I use plastic straws whenever I buy a drink outside of home.

    stephanie.p.lai at gmail dot com

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  88. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/steph_lai/status/79090119465906177

    stephanie.p.lai at gmail dot com

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  89. Favourited The Mulled Mind on Etsy as xxoyasumi

    stephanie.p.lai at gmail dot com

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  90. I am a fan of your FB page as Stephanie Lai.

    stephanie.p.lai at gmail dot com

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  91. We use TONS of disposable straws (five kids!) and would love to give these a try! :)

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  92. I would love those for my iced lattes in the summer. I might even share with my kids. :)

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  93. How do you clean these? We had plastic bottles with straws that I could NEVER get clean - mold began to grow in them.

    Unless these come with a tiny little brush, how can you be sure to get them clean?

    Simply rinsing the insides with water won't do it.

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  94. Kim, I also have a long history with reusing plastic straws, and had to retire them all-to-soon b/c of grossness as well.

    The Mulled Mind includes a pipe cleaner with the straws. And with a little soapy water on it, that cleaned my steel straws just fine with minimal effort, even after NOT rinsing after drinking smoothies AND putting through the dishwasher (=dried on gunk inside). I think you will fine steel cleans much more easily than plastic, even with just rinsing. Steel is non-porous, and stays perfectly smooth. No little nicks or crannies for food to get caught in. You can look through your straw towards a light and see that it is absolutely clean, or see that there is a little fleck of something left. You should give them a try!

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  95. I don't use straws that often, but my kids love them.

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  96. I am a regular reader, thanks to my wife.

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  97. Spread the word at work.

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  98. My husband and I make iced coffees at least once (sometimes twice) a day in the summer and they MUST be enjoyed through a straw. These look great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  99. The Mulled Mind is absolutely favorited in my etsy now... I love it!

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  100. I use disposable ones sometimes in the summertime when I'm on a lemonade kick. Like you, I reuse them. But I'd rather use something waste-free.
    aimeehagertyjohnson at gmail

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  101. 'Hearted' the Etsy shop!
    aimeehagertyjohnson at gmail

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  102. I use straws often and want to be more eco-friendly!

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

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  104. Perfect! We stopped using straws a few years ago because of the sucking-on- and wasting-of-plastic issue. My daughters would be so thrilled to have them back!
    debbie at comcast dotnet

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  105. i use disposable straws all the time! I love drinking from a straw. I love these. No waste!!!!
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

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  106. Oh I love these! I use plastic straws weekly with my take-out iced drinks, these would be awesome to have instead!

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  107. I'm your newest reader, following via Google Reader

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  108. I've been wanting to get some reusable straws for a while now, but just haven't done it yet. I'm also a huge fan of etsy. We go through straws like crazy in the summer with all the smoothies we make.
    michellepitsko at yahoo dot com

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  109. I just added MulledMind to my favorites on Etsy - my username is TheForestFaery. Thank you so much for this chance to enter - my sister will be thrilled if I win these straws for her! :)

    Hugs,
    Taylor Lynn <3

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  110. I would like to win these straws because I have really been slacking on using straws and I know how beneficial they are to keeping your teeth looking pearly white!
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. I favorited them on esty! Username tigg90
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. I follow your blog via Google Reader!
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. I've recently taken control over my health and completely changed my diet. I have protein shakes and smoothies for breakfast. I love using straws, but the plastic ones just taste funny, and they are so wasteful. I love these straws!
    Lynne Wallace
    courtneylwallace(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. I shared on Facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/faerielynne/posts/224393930913178
    Lynne Wallace
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  115. I hearted The Mulled Mind on Etsy (Twitchivixen)
    Lynne Wallace
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  116. I follow via GFC (Twitch)
    Lynne Wallace
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  117. I follow via Google Reader (lovergirl666)
    Lynne Wallace
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  118. I don't often use plastic straws except for cocktails and special occasions, these are such a good idea to reduce plastic use!

    katharine.y.zhang@gmail.com

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  119. couldn't you drink your smoothies out of a cup without a straw? i guess my kids think straws are more fun so i want to win anyway.

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  120. I use plastic straws whenever I make smoothies. I like my smoothies thick, so trying to sip them from the side of the cup can be messy. I reuse them as many times as I can, but I'd love to try a stainless steel straw so I don't have to buy more plastic and so that I could use it for other drinks without feeling guilty.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  121. Hello and TY for this opportunity. I love straws but rarely use them...I would love to win these beauties and use them often!

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  122. I am now following toyour blog via GFC :)

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  123. I just hearted MulledMind on Etsy :)

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  124. My little one is just starting to drink using straws and while I had considered the glass straws (but feared breakage!), these stainless steel ones look great!

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  125. tweeted http://twitter.com/helenlamby/status/84372166350602241

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  126. we use straws almost daily...these would be perfect! save some $$$$$$$
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  127. added mulled mind to my favorites
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  128. My daughter uses plastic straws at least twice a week
    trustjesus7771 at yahoo dot com

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  129. My daughter uses a plastic straw every time we go out to eat. I'm so not a fan of plastic and hate that she is biting the straw. I would much rather bring my own straw for her that she can't mangle and get toxins from.

    appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  130. I use at least 1 straw a day. Usually 2 or 3. I tried the hard plastic ones but they break easily.

    sarahliz_86{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  131. use em kinda randomly. about 3x a month. i guess.
    email is public on my public blogger profile (click my name GKBCCB!)

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  132. I try not to use them quite often, but I do prefer using them over not having them at all, so I guess whenever they're available; so quite a few times a week. These steel straws would be handy and match the steel fork and knife set I already bring with me.
    the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

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  133. I use straws all the time. I would love to have one of these. Have you ever gotten a straw with a hole or split in it? You cannot drink out of it unless you cover the hole or split with your finger. Sadly I have done this because there were no other straws to be found!
    tssk10(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. I tweeted this giveaway - @tssk10
    tssk10(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://twitter.com/#!/tssk10/status/85171947310301184

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  135. I heart your Etsy shop
    tssk10
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  136. I have seen stainless steel straws before on-line but none made in the USA. Now we are talking !!!

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  137. Wow, what a neat giveaway! I use disposable straws at least once a week, and am anticipating the birth of my first nephew, for whom this would be a lovely gift.

    Thank you for this cool giveaway!

    umbranominis at gmail dot com.

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  138. My son's use straw daily... my older son is a HUGE straw bitter.. and I hate letting him sip my drinks because he bites my straw to where I can't get anything out! Would love these!!
    andreaskoog@yahoo

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  139. Fan of Eco-Novice on FB
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  140. <3 the Mulled Mind on Etsy
    andreaskoog@yahoo

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  141. I use disposable whenever I order an iced mocha....would love to use these instead and not drink out of plastic
    cgies25 at hotmail

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  142. We use straws almost everyday despite my best intentions to reduce our use of plastic. The kids will just drink more liquids when it's through a straw, I have these on my list, but haven't taken the plunge yet,thanks for the opportunity!

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  143. I shared on twitter @ChildOrganics Thanks!

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  144. I subscribe to your RSS feed on my Netvibes page! Thanks!

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  145. Added to my Etsy Faves! These have been on my list for while

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  146. I would love to have these for my kids, so much less waste than plastic straws!

    tjmetz @ mchsi. com

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  147. Hearted on Etsy as sunsign6

    tjmetz @ mchsi . com

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  148. I use disposable strays a few times a week

    redshadow1606@gmail.com

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  149. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/meffordj/status/85584269115801600

    redshadow1606@gmail.com

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  150. I hearted you on Etsy

    redshadow1606@gmail.com

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  151. I subscribed via google reader

    redshadow1606@gmail.com

    I loved the carrier pigeon comment

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  152. love it 6 people in one house using straws daily!! Could def use these

    paulsiwfe2008@gmail.com

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  153. follow on google reader
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  154. I stopped using disposable straws and sure miss using a straw. This is an excellent idea!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  155. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/85881003167592449
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  156. I hearted The Mulled Mind (BethElderton)
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  157. I subscribed and confirmed via email
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  158. I joined to follow you on twitter as mbm218
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  159. i use plastic straws probably 3-5 times a week.

    rkriege1 at kent dot edu

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  160. I follow Eco-novice with Google

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  161. My grand kids love using straws (I think it makes things taste better) and I hate buying plastic ones so these re-usable ones will make us all happy.

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  162. Oh, I want these so much! I have seen steel or glass straws before, but not yet made the purchase. I try to avoid using disposable straws at home, but my 2.5 year old sees her cousins using them at every meal and then comes home wanting. And I honestly never even thought about taking them to restaurants, etc. How awesome!

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  163. I tweeted!
    @jeswain
    I want these! Look how nifty! Eco-novice: Going Green Gradually: Stainless Steel Drinking Straws by The Mulled Mind... eco-novice.com/2011/06/stainl…

    Um...the link works on my tweet, promise.

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  164. I'm trying to cut back on as much waste as we can - no paper napkins or paper towels, we use sandwich wraps and mason jars for lunch items, etc. I'd love to be able to carry reusable straws with me for the days when I get a large sweet tea at Chick-fil-A. :)

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  165. I favorited The Mulled Mind on Etsy.

    honeyandcheese{at}gmail.com

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  166. I use disposable straws about twice a week. I would love to have these so that I can do my part to stay green.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  167. I *love* these!!! My little girl loves straws, and these are perfect!

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  168. I sent an e-mail telling my friends to enter this!

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  169. The Mulled Mind is now a favorite of mine on Etsy!

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  170. What a neat idea. I'd like to win because I know I'll drink more water if I'm using a straw (weird, but true).

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  171. I use straws every day,I love a good straw. lol
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  172. I don't use straws that often, but my boyfriend and his daughters do. I am very big on recycling and not using throw-away things when possible, so these straws are a great idea!

    andisue@hotmail.com

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  173. my DS uses plastic straws daily (and annoyingly chews them, or used to, just like your kids). I don't use them as much - I *want* to, because I want to drink more green smoothies. maybe if I had these awesome straws I'd be more inspired :) amykannel at hotmail dot com

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  174. and I added the shop to my Etsy favorites :)

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  175. I can't stand my kids constantly biting their straws out of shape! These would be great.

    michelle.wanderingstill@gmail.com

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  176. We use straws all of the time. This would be fabulous! No more biting and bending. No more money down the tubes! Thanks!!
    dana10879@yahoo.com

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  177. Shared on FB
    dana10879@yahoo.com

    https://www.facebook.com/westawhile/posts/111574228935664

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  178. Tweeted
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    https://twitter.com/#!/SETexasMama/status/86541284927471616

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  179. I like Eco-novice on FB
    Dana West
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  180. I use disposable straws almost daily, so I could TOTALLY use these! I love the fact that it's one less thing I'm throwing out.

    pucker93 at hotmail dot com

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  181. I like you on fb as faith d

    pucker93 at hotmail dot com

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  182. My kids love using straws, but I don't like using disposable straws so this would be perfect for us!
    becca9916@gmail.com

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  183. follow you via GFC!
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  184. "like" you on FB!
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  185. I drink way too many carbonated drinks and would love to have these to at least make it a little better for my teeth.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  186. Tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/86578204223094785

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  187. Added The Mulled Mind to my faves on Etsy.

    lewalk

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  188. Like you on FB.

    Leah W.

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  189. i use disposable sraws almost daily and would love to try something greener
    damiesmom@ymail.com

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  190. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/Damienrorymom/status/86609287102734338
    damiesmom@ymail.com

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  191. shared on fb
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=131306893618107&id=100001986079644
    damiesmom@ymail.com

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  192. i favorited the mulled mind on etsy as damiesmom
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