Thank you to all who entered last week’s competition for Slim Snacks, the giveaway has now come to an end and it’s time to pick a winner!
The winner is…..Robyn Logan Clarke!
They said: “Love that they are reusable, would be great to split up packs of treats so that my son doesnt have too many.“
You will be contacted soon through the email address provided, don’t forget to check your spam box!
Don’t worry if it’s not you though, there’s still a chance to win some more helpful kitchen gadgets this week with Pepper’s Birthday Bonanza!
Yes, it’s my birthday this week so instead of feeling blue about the years gone by (well maybe I will a little) it’s time for another giveaway!
This week you’re in for a great treat with double the prizes!
Courtesy of GreenPaxx, we’re giving away, to one lucky winner, a pack of Cool Caps & Cool Straws in either pink or blue!
To win a set of your very own, give GreenPaxx’s website a visit and let me know in the comments below:
What do you like about Cool Caps & Straws?
including your email address and location in the world!
You can get yourself extra entries by connecting with any of the following GreenPaxx social media links and letting me know in a comment below!
Anyone in the United Kingdom & Europe is eligible to win, so go ahead and enter, but be quick; the competition ends at 10am on Monday the 5th May, 2014!
Terms & Conditions:
Please do not enter this giveaway if you have received free products
from GreenPaxx within the past 3 months.
Competition available to the United Kingdom & Europe.
Neither PepperBento nor GreenPaxx are responsible if prize is lost or damaged in transit and cannot reimburse with goods or money.
For each entry to be counted, the entrant must comment for every action they fulfil on the PepperBento site.
Now to let you in on what exactly Cool Caps and Cool Straws are!
Cool Caps & Cool Straws come separately so as such I will review them separately first, then together as they work well in conjunction with each other.
Both products come in a choice of pink or blue, these being the blue sets of course.
Lets start with Cool Caps.
Cool Caps come in a set of two and are much like the lids you would find on top of cardboard cups in many fast food chains.
Instead of being made of see through plastic these are made of flexible silicone that can be reused.
They have three rings on the inside which are each made to slot over cups, mugs and glasses in a variety of sizes so in theory they can fit on virtually anything you have in the house.
I tested 8 different containers including an assortment of cups, mugs and glasses and 5 fit so not quite universal but pretty good!
They fit an average sized mug, a pint glass, a tumbler and a traditional half pint glass.
They also fit on top of the fast food chain cardboard cups so you can keep these in your pocket along with a Cool Straw (they fold down!) and order a cup without a lid or straw and save a bit of the environment and waste!
Of course, they may fit more but I went with the most traditional drink-ware just to give a good idea of their sizes.
One thing that is a little down side is that they do take a good few minutes to take on and off though instructions are supplied and you should get the hang of it.
Something that trumps your usually disposable plastic variety lid is that these are airtight so nothing is spilt, a bonus when you have children around and even for adults with electronics like phones, computers and laptops always at hand.
Unfortunately I didn’t have any plastic cups to try these caps on and depending on your child’s age you may not want them to use a glass.
A plastic cup certainly should work, just make sure it has straight sides.
The airtight factor also means that they keep fizzy drinks from going flat for much longer than in a normal glass, a great feature for people who don’t drink a lot but want to come back to a drink that isn’t flat and doesn’t have dust forming on the surface!
This also works to insulate so you can put it on your coffee, tea or even soup mug and it will stay hot for much longer.
You can tell if the airtight seal has worked or not by whether the cap is flat or domed.
If it is flat (shown left) it hasn’t worked and may not fit.
If it is domed (shown right) it’s ready and is air tight!
Another thing they are great for is for people with some disabilities that can affect the hands, my husband is affected by one himself hence my perception.
Granted they’ll need someone to put one on for them but it does help if they easily spill things, especially with a Cool Straw attached if lifting is a problem.
Just like disposable lids it also has a cross on the top and though it is a great size and only opens for a straw so nothing unwanted can get in, it feels like it could rip with too much stretching and use though this didn’t happen while reviewing.
Cool Straws are a really great idea that eliminate the main problem with reusable straws.
Believe me, I LOVE straws and have brought loads in my time, bendy ones, twisted ones, ones with characters on them but eventually they end up as a display item rather than for drinking because I never can tell if it is fully clean.
These straws are really thick so they can easily suck up just about anything like chunky smoothies and milkshakes without getting blocked.
What makes them so great for cleaning is that they come apart.
They’re made of flexible silicone so you can look straight down the bent part to check it’s completely clean and the straight end is thick enough to clean easily and be able to see clearly inside.
They snap together and come apart really easily with arrows letting you know just where but they won’t come apart while you’re using them which is an excellent feature.
Of course they also fit perfectly with Cool Caps and the colour scheme matches very nicely.
Check out their Amazon shop to pick some up for yourself.