Have you heard of Cuppow?
It’s a drinkable lid that you can use with a canning jar.
(I think I’ve made it obvious that we like to drink out of canning jars here?)
I love canning jars as glasses mostly because they’re so sturdy – when the girls were really little I was frustrated with how frequently regular glasses were breaking. I soon noticed that the few small and wide mouth canning jars we had hanging around were the only glasses that were holding up. I eventually stopped replacing our broken glasses altogether and just used canning jars and old almond butter jars instead. Soon, our entire glasswear collection consisted of glasses with threading at the top. Oops.
A few weeks ago I posted a picture of Kaz’s green mustache after his sampling of a little green lemonade. A friend then left a comment asking me if I knew about Cuppow – a sippy lid for canning jars. I hadn’t heard of Cuppow, but I checked it out and I love the concept. A sippy lid to use on glasses we already have! It fits perfectly under the ring for the jar. It’s small and durable, reusable and dishwasher safe – and I LOVE that this is going to save us from the clutter of a million plastic sippy cups. (Been there, done that.) Our once-little-now-bigger girls love drinking out of this too, and it makes a great travel cup kids and adults alike.
We were gifted our first Cuppow by a very sweet friend a few days ago, so we gave it a try!
Celery, pear, ginger and lime juice (with cucumber this time too) is my new favorite juice combo. The celery has this slight “salty” flavor to it – I really like it. And it was the perfect juice to take our new Cuppow lid for a spin.
Juice for me and a little for Kaz today too.
He knew exactly what to do with it! Amazing! Or maybe he just puts EVERYTHING into his mouth – food, Cuppow or otherwise.
For what it’s worth, whenever I say “Cuppow”, I have this urge to put a strong emphasis on the “pow” part of the name – like, CupPOW! And then I imagine doing a right uppercut to the chin of whomever is standing nearest to me.
Cuppow. Kah POW! Maybe that’s what they were getting at when they decided on a name? I’m fast like that.
(No, I did not give my baby an uppercut to the chin before I offered him some Celery Pear Lime and Ginger juice.)
The opening in the lid is a little big for my 9 month old guy as a relative newbie to drinking from a cup. Liquid comes out sort of fast for him right now – but he’ll obviously get the hang of it with time. The girls think Cuppow is totally fun to drink from and I can see using the widemouth lid for myself or Zak to take a drink along on the go.
I wrote this post because I am truly excited about this product. I couldn’t wait to spread the word to my other canning jar drinking friends in this world – I know we’re not the only ones out there drinking from glass jars! This is also great for those of you who prefer to avoid eating and drinking from plastic whenever you can – Cuppow can be an affordable way to make it really easy to take glass with you on the go.
But if I’m going to tell you about it, it’s way more fun to spread the Cuppow love while I’m at it. I emailed the good people at Cuppow to find out if they’d help me do a giveaway along with my post – and Cuppow very generously offered to give away two of their lids (one regular mouth and one wide mouth) to TWO READERS!
Wanna play? Leave a comment telling me a.) why you drink out of canning jars OR b.) that you don’t currently drink out of a canning jar, but this lid makes it look totally fun and now you want to try it!
This giveaway is now closed as of April 12, 2013, 7:42 AM EDT. Thanks to everyone for playing – a big CUPPOW! congrats to:
“We drink out of canning jars here quite often…mostly b/c we have so many! Would love a cuppow!”
“I am so excited to try out a cupwow with my 16 month old! He loves drinking from cups, but I hate how hard it is to clean sippy cups!! As for canning jars, I’m kind of a jar-saving junkie! I just can’t get rid of a jar that I can imagine might somehow, someday be useful!”
PLUS! You can get up to three additional entries if you help Cuppow out with their social media following:
If you follow/like Cuppow on any of those social media channels, mention it in your comment to increase your odds of winning! I will update this post announcing two winners on Friday morning, April 12, 2013.
I know you’ll love Cuppow as much as I do. Good luck! Now go drink green juice and be merry!