Mason jars are my favorite containers for packing leftovers, brewing tea, cold brewed coffee, and lots more. They’re easily portable, reusable, non-toxic and come in a variety of sizes to create perfect portions. Normally, I would pack one full of strawberries, salad or gluten free pretzels or crackers, and then another smaller one for dips, salad dressing or more snacks. This can become cumbersome, carrying two jars, plus my drink which is almost always in a jar. As a dog walker, I drive all day, traveling and make constant stops so there are two things I need: A lid for my jar so it doesn’t spill in my car, and healthy snacks that I can easily eat while I am driving. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your green-minded friend or family member, read on!
Cuppow has produced a creative solution that is simple and straightforward, allowing the transformation of a mason jar into a lunchbox. A simple cup, BNTO, that is made to fit into the top of a wide mouth mason jar, it offers the opportunity to combine more than one item in a jar. I’ve used them with everything from yogurt and granola, to cereal and coconut milk. I’ve packed strawberries and coconut milk whipped cream, hummus and carrots or pretzels, salad and dressing, soup and gluten free crackers and even cookies and coconut milk. I love that I can just drop the cup back into the mason jar when I have to pause when I make a stop, and then easily start again when I get back in the car. The cups are made from recycled plastic and they are BPA free. The packaging they come in is made of recycled paper and is also recyclable. They’re made in the USA and definitely something everyone needs. Check out their gift section for your holiday shopping.
What better compliment is there to a functional condiment cup than a Mason jar lid? I cannot live without them. I pack everything from hot liquids such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate to cold iced tea, juice, water, breakfast smoothies and my personal favorite: lemonade. Drop these cute lids right onto a mason jar and screw the band on, and you’ve transformed your jar into a travel cup. I love that they have an opening either for sipping or putting a straw through; and my metal reusable straws fit into it perfectly. They come in a variety of colors and are made with the same standards as the BNTO cups, recycled plastic and packaging and made in the USA. I’ve run both my lids and cups through the dishwasher many times since I received them, and they always come out looking great.
Cuppow didn’t stop there, though. In their quest to provide products that do not create waste, they’ve produced USA made, reusable coffee filters made with organic cotton for drip machines, pour over devices and cold brewing coffee. I’ve been using mine for over two years now, and it’s still in perfect condition. I just rinse it and allow it to air dry after every use. And, they've created the Mason Tap, a game changer in making my own homemade salad dressings for dipping which I take with raw veg in my BNTO cups quite often. I've also used it to dispense bone broth when raw feeding my dogs and cats, create infused oils, marinades, and lots more. Cuppow was generous enough to give me two, one to try and one to give away! All you need to do is like my Facebook page, Eco-Friendly Pet Product Reviews, like Cuppow on Facebook, and share this post to enter. A winner will be chosen by 5pm 9/6/16. Or, order yours on Amazon today!
Here’s something else that makes this company even more special: They donate a portion of their profits to Team Rubicon, a nonprofit which supports our veterans. This is a company that proudly manufactures their products within our country, gives back to our war heroes, and has phenomenal customer service as well.