Monday, July 23, 2012

Cool Review & Giveaway! GreenPaxx Eco-Friendly Reusable Cool Straws & Cool Caps

A few months ago, I received some fabulous new eco-friendly products to try out: Cool Straws and Cool Caps from GreenPaxx. My family liked them so much I bought more and we use them every day! This week I'm finally getting around to posting my Review of them,  & a Giveaway!

Cool Straws & Cool Caps are flexible, portable, reusable straws & lids. The straws come apart for easy cleaning, and can be rolled or folded up and will spring back into shape. The caps fit a wide variety of cup sizes and have a crosshatch opening for the straw. They come in blue & green or pink & green. There is also a Sealed cap with no straw opening.


I received 2 blue Cool Straws & 1 each of the regular and sealed Cool Caps to review. After trying them out, we wanted more, so I purchased some pink ones from the GreenPaxx website.

Of course, the first thing I did was try them on all my cups to see what they fit - and was pleased to discover they fit our Take 'n Toss cups perfectly! I've never considered those cups disposable - don't even get me started on the name that seems to encourage using them as such - but somehow over the years we have lost most of the flimsy caps and straws that came with them, which made them pretty useless since their rolled lip makes them uncomfortable to drink from. Cool Caps & Cool Straws to the rescue!


They also fit my pint glasses, Coca Cola glasses, coffee mugs, travel mugs, & mason jar glasses.


The "Sealed" Cool Caps are great for unfinished smoothies. 


What's in the glass?
Vanilla Coconut Strawberry Smoothie!

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup strawberries (about 8 large)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.   
  • Combine in blender. Add ice if desired. Blend. Enjoy :)
    If you don't finish it all,  cover it with a Cool Cap and save it for later! No "fridge flavour", & no mess if knocked over by rummaging children!

    I love that the Cool Caps fit my travel mugs. Now I can order iced coffee drinks in my own cup,  even the thick shake-like ones;  the Cool Straws are made for drinking thick drinks, like smoothies! 


    I keep a Cool Straw folded like this in my bag or pocket when we go out. My middle child has trouble drinking from bottles or cups without the use of a straw, but by bringing our own Cool Straw, it doesn't matter what his drink is served in. And by folding it in half and tucking the open ends together,  I can tote it back home in my pocket or bag without making a mess :)


    I really like our Cool Caps and Cool Straws. Some things I like about them:
    • They are reusable! Before we got our Cool Straws we were going through a box of disposable straws a week!
    • They are easy to clean. The straws come apart. I usually wash them in the dishwasher and they do stay in the cutlery basket.
    • They are portable. Both caps and straws can be squashed into a pocket or container and spring right back to shape.
    • They help stop messes. While the caps aren't completely spill-proof (there is a hole for the straw) they do keep drinks from sloshing out, and when tipped over, help keep spillage to a minimum, maybe even prevent them completely if you right the cup fast enough :) The lids also make a "bumper" on the edge of the glass, preventing breakage.
    • They are comfortable. The silicone straw is easy to drink from. We tried a stainless straw but didn't like the feel of the metal. And I don't trust my little biters with a glass straw. Which brings me to...
    • They are durable. My middle son is a chewer. The Cool Straws have survived for 3 months now! 

    Something else I like : GreenPaxx is passionately devoted to providing toxin-free options for protecting our environment from plastic pollution. Visit their website at http://greenpaxx.com/  to learn more about their ecologically responsible practices.  I really like that they offer the option to have your items shipped with minimal packaging. My Cool Straws & Cool Caps arrived wrapped in paper that I could easily reuse or recycle :)



    Want some Cool Straws & Cool Caps of your own?

    Enter my Giveaway for a chance to win 2 Cool Caps & 4 Cool Straws in your choice of pink or blue!
    or
    Buy them from GreenPaxx Use the code SUMMER to save 20% through September 14th!  http://GreenPaxx.com/


    To enter the Giveaway:

    Giveway Ends Sunday July 29th at 9pm PST Closed

    This giveaway is offered to US residents only.  Please do not enter this giveaway if you have received free products from GreenPaxx within the past 3 months. Retail value of prize is $19.90

    Disclaimer: I received 2 Cool Caps and 2 Cool Straws to review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are 100%  my own.

    46 comments:

    1. Awesome! I love their green efforts! Reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink! Ro dot man dot pushkar @ gmail dot com has

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    2. I like GreenPaxx on facebook. What an amazing company. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    3. I love that their products are gwen and easy for kids to use.

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    4. I liked greenpaxx on facebook.

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    5. Subscribed to greenpaxx on youtube.

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    6. I love that their products are environment-friendly and that the straws are flexible to pack like how you did it. Would really love to win :))

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    7. Anonymous7/23/2012

      I love thatthey are compact and will store easily in my car of my bag! Liked on FB and subscribed on youtube! Gina Mannion mrsginnym@hotmail.com

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    8. liked greenpax on fb
      gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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    9. love how environmental their products are
      gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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    10. I like that they're reusable and that the straws fold into themselves for portability and mess-containment.

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    11. I love that they fit multiple cup sizes and they are environmentally friendly.

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    12. I like greenpaxx on facebook.

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    13. I love that they fit multiple cup sizes and they are environmentally friendly.

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    14. I love that they're made of silicone and easy to clean.

      kalykokatt at gmail dot com

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    15. I LOVE those lids and the fact that they fit so many cups! I have a lot of health problems and spend 90% of my time laying flat in bed, so straws and lids that keep things sealed are my best friends! Plus, with 3 curious cats, I -need- something with a lid on it or I would have spills all day long. Very cool product. :)

      sarah_mae_ at hotmail dot com

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    16. I like that they are green!

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    17. I like greenpaxx on FB.

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    18. I've seen these recently and I so want them! I love that they're not plastic but still chewable fit my little one! skribbelgrl @ gmail .com

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    19. I am a fan of their Facebook page. ;)

      skribbelgrl @ gmail .com

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    20. I am following on Twitter under @skribbelgrl!

      skribbelgrl @ gmail .com

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    21. I'm also subscribed on YouTube under skribbelgrl.

      skribbelgrl @ gmail .com

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    22. I checked out their website and products, and I really like the pink combo cool caps. They're the same design as the other cool caps but they add a bit of sweet variety. I especially love that they flex and stretch for different drinks - which is really helpful.

      aikovenus [at] gmail [dot] com

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    23. I like the cool caps paired with the sraws. My children love straws and the hard plastic ones I have get cracked easily.

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    24. I like GreenPaxx on FB.
      caradube@bellsouth.net

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    25. Basil Le7/24/2012

      These are so cool! Thanks!

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    26. I love the cool caps and the cool straws! So helpful when hauling little (messy) people around from place to place.

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    27. I like GreenPaxx on Facebook.

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    28. I love that they fit several different cup sizes. That is so cool!

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    29. I love that there are straw and sealed options on the caps-- sometimes we have left-overs and want to seal them up! Thanks!

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    30. I "like" GreenPaxx on FB. :)

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    31. Anonymous7/24/2012

      I like that the straws fit together to make a circle for easy transport in your bag!
      dcrenne@yahoo.com

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    32. Anonymous7/24/2012

      Very clever! I liked how they consider the actual process of making the item in being environmentally friendly, not just that it is reusable alone. Also, since I'm unable to drive and don't see well, I like that the straws would fold in on themselves and not make a mess in my bag and not take up too much room in my bag since I have to carry everything needed in a small bag! Thanks for bringing this neat company to my attention!
      Bluefrog_1@hotmail.com.

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    33. I learned that plastic is forever.

      brandielam3 at gmail dot com

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    34. I LOVE this idea! On their website - I loved reading Cindy's story. I'm doing the same thing with my kids right now - hiding the really good for them foods in their smoothies. It's a struggle finding an easy no-spill solution since the smoothies can get thick sometimes. These caps/straws would be awesome.

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    35. I liked GreenPaxx on facebook. :)

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    36. Jennifer Hill7/26/2012

      I like the idea of having reusable straws and a leak proof lid so we can take our cups on the go with us!

      jenhill@wowway.com

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    37. Jennifer Hill7/26/2012

      I like GreenPaxx on FB

      jenhill@wowway.com

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    38. Hi y'all! I'm Cindy, Founder of GreenPaxx. Thank you for all the great feedback! I just discovered that our straws work great with all 'Munchkin' straw sippy cups too. I was about to recycle an old Dora cup and decided to try it and they work! Thanks Cristi for showing everyone how easily our straws are carried instead of using disposable plastic! And thank you all for the FB Likes!

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    39. I love the reusable straws! lori at lawrencemonsters dot com

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    40. I love they are toxin free. And I LOVE that you can fit the straw end into itself. That is brilliant. Can't wait to try these products. agaffordasmus at gmail dot com

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    41. I like GreenPaxx on Facebook. agaffordasmus at gmail dot com

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