I feel like I’ve been a fan of Cuppow since their lids first hit the market in 2012. Though I was never in the habit of drinking from mason jars (they’re for canning, right?), I thought the idea was genius. When the people at Cuppow offered to send me some of their products to try out, I jumped at the chance.
Cuppow lids fit on the tops of mason jars, converting them into containers that are easy to drink from and travel with. When I received the products from Cuppow, I was immediately impressed by the quality of the material. The plastic is much thicker and more durable than I expected. Even though I thought the hole in the lids looked a little small, I found them really enjoyable to drink out of. Despite how great a product I think Cuppow is, I’m still very attached to my water bottle, especially for work. I can put a lot more liquid into it and I know it won’t spill or break when I drop it in my classroom (this happens more than you might imagine). However, I’ve found my Cuppow-covered jars to be perfect to take to Yoga class.
This year, Cuppow expanded their line with the creation of BNTO. BNTO is a cup that sits inside a wide mouth mason jar, dividing it into two compartments. The result is a container that’s perfect for chips and dip, veggies and hummus or yogurt and granola. For my life, this is the more useful of the two products. As you can see from the photo below, the BNTO takes up a lot of the space in a pint size jar. As a result, I had to break my chips into rather small pieces. BNTO worked better with carrot sticks and hummus, reasonably sized carrot sticks fit well. Part of me wishes the BNTO was a little smaller (it holds 6 ounces), but that wouldn’t suit everyone. I think BNTO would work really well with pint and a half jars, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy new jars just for my BNTO.
Cuppow and BNTO are easy to clean and can even go in the dishwasher. The products are made of recycled, BPA-free, food grade plastic and are 100% American made. I love that Cuppow is putting more people to work by creating sustainable, eco-friendly items.
It took me a bit to get over the fact that I needed canning rings and lids in order to use the products. Generally the only ones I keep on hand are reserved for canning; used lids are thrown away and rings are sent back to storage with the jars for next time I can. Now that I know I need them to use my Cuppow products, I’ve set some aside as I open jars I’ve put up. I did try using my plastic Ball reusable jar lids on top of the BNTO instead of a metal ring and lid, but it leaked.
Does Cuppow seem like the sort of product that you’d love? You can check out the products on their website or see where Cuppow products are sold. In addition, the wonderful people at Cuppow sent me a set of products to give away to one of my readers. The randomly selected winner of this giveaway will receive a regular mouth Cuppow, a wide mouth Cuppow and a wide mouth BNTO.
Want to enter? All you need to do is leave a comment below. Feel free to share how you’d use the products or another way you make use of mason jars! I’ll draw a winner on Thursday, October 24.
Disclaimer: I received 2 sets of free products from Cuppow to review and giveaway. As always, my opinions are my own.