Most people already know SIGG was not BPA free [until recently] and did not market themselves as such, even though that might not have been was not clear [to me at least].

I was reading an article in The Huffington Post [one of my favorite online new’s sources], and I had literally just purchased a new bottle and the aluminum bento style boxes the DAY before.

SIGG had a lot going for it: style, recyclable, reusable, cost efficient, non-toxic-super-advanced-secret-lining that didn’t leech BPA…or have BPA to leech it seemed. And water bottles are one of my all-time favorite things to buy.

Hence my expansion from water bottle to bento style boxes with the same brand.

Then I feel…beguiled. And stupid for having been beguiled. So when my order did arrive, I immediately returned it after going through the hassle of the RMA number request. I shipped my package back to them 09/06/09.

I have yet to be refunded, which isn’t inciting forgiveness or re-instating trust. So now Earthlust has my water bottle business, and I love their designs. I do not like that they are made in China, but they say that they are “made ethically in China“. Maybe working condition wise Earthlust is like the American Apparel in China?

*hope so*

If you are interested in SIGG’s apology letter, refund/exchange information (more…)

Oskri Organic produces Barley Coffee

Oskri Organic produces Barley Coffee


I was reading my fave online news source “The Huffington Post“…

And now I am confused, which is not unfamiliar.

Coffee is made from coffee beans right? And Starbucks names the coffee in some sexy way and sells said coffee beans in their glorious liquid form, all jazzed up, and usually tasting pretty sexy too. Not sure how to measure a beverage’s sexy taste, but I’m also not sure how coffee can be made from soy/barley/etc.

Similarly,  soy/rice/almond/hemp/etc “milks”? I just drink soy milk in my coffee because I like it.

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