@medz Exactly! It’s like “sure, I’ll give up my autonomy of choice to someone who clearly knows better than I do, or has my best interest at heart, or got twice the amount of one color as all the others so they can’t make full sets and are trying to make taking all the left-overs ‘fun’…” or something like that.
In 5 weeks, I’ll finally be back in the classroom after 18 months. Little insulated containers like this make staying hydrated a lot nicer, and at this price, I won’t feel bad when I inevitably lose any of these
I do like this type of insulated cups/mugs. However this seems like a fairly high price for what I think is a no-name brand. You can often find similar at this price or less. I think I bought 4 for $20 of the “goblet style” at Costco a few years ago, that were pretty good quality but also not a known brand. Not these exactly but actually seemed a bit nicer.
If you want to step up to a known quality name like Hydro-flask or Yeti, yes, you’ll pay at least twice as much per item, but usually can buy individually and pick color and style you want. I decided I’d rather have smaller quantity of really high quality ones, as opposed to a bunch more of ones like this.
I have had the 20 oz. Primula mug for 6 months now and have loved two things about it. First, it does keep hot drinks hot provided you have the top closed. A cup of coffee is good for six hours, easy. Secondly with the top closed it is virtually leak resistant. We have a requirement at work were any mug brought into the conference room needs to have a leak proof top. Inevitably, someone manages to knock over someone’s drink or their own. Starbucks containers are the worse offender, they go all over the place. The sliding lids will pop off. But these lids screw on and the pop top has a clip to keep it pretty well closed.
Needless to say, I like 'em. Meh said.
I’d actually be more interested if the lids were of the more generic press-in-place type that can be had from alternate sources. And a 14 ounce capacity is well short of the 30 ounces that I’m using daily now. Also, “hand wash only” is a down-check even when it’s not really needed; I have a number of competing ones that get tossed in the dishwasher with no ill effects because I never use the “heat dry” option, and the non-mug ones are probably de facto safe for me to run through the machine, but it makes me less enthusiastic about them. Once in a while I have found ones whose pressed-on or glued-on base cap has a vent that allows water into a cavity, which then leaks out later. Ick.
Back at the start of the plague lockdowns, in a discussion of “how desperate for a cocktail are we going to get before this is over”, I tried to set a benchmark with the “WalMartini”; one part Everclear, three parts the cheapest boxed white wine strained through some pie spice and Italian herbs (vermouth being basically a white wine with herbs and spices), one part Great Value Lemon Flavor Sparkling Water (preferably past stale date), and the leftover ice from a drive-through fast-food cup of Sprite. Shake, strain, hold nose and swallow. Proportions can be varied to lack of taste and level of desperation. Olive onna stick optional, 6p extra.