Best of the Best in the Best...except...
I bought a 40oz Wide Mouth bottle with straw cap and have been using it for the past 2 years now and never will I ever be using anything else. I use it for cool to iced water daily but love that if I mix in some fruit or any type of flavor into it, the taste does not linger. Now this is only on occasions where either I want to have fancy water, or let's face it, when I'm not being lazy and actually cut up fruit. I use it everyday at work (and now the "new" office aka Stay at Home/Work Safe orders aka "At home now ever since...'It' happened") and even though I loved getting up 28 times during the morning to go fill it up and then another 92 in the afternoon, it was time to upgrade and get a bigger size. Lo and behold the behemoth. Big Bertha. The Mother Ship. The 64oz. bottle. As eager as I was to order, something else caught my eye and now lo-lo and behold-hold (x2) the Growler. What really caught my eye was the handle. More volume, more weight. I just personally liked the idea better of having a sturdy handle rather than the normal wide-mouth lid with the strap. At the time, I didn't order another straw lid because I would just use the ones I currently have (2 wide-mouth straw lids) and honestly didn't think anything of it since they're almost all compatible within the same line and the 64oz. behemoth still uses the same lid. Upon receiving Big Bertha and eagerly washing it up to put it to use immediately, I was saddened :-( to find out that since the threads go inside the bottle. I still love the bottle but dread the time(s) during the day when I pick the thing up a little too thirsty, forget about the laws of physics and take too fast of a swig and then have a sudden tsunami drown my face. Now that's an exaggeration but you get the idea. Like I said I still love the Growler, but what would make me Love or LOVE the Growler, is if y'all could drill an opening, and add a straw for this one too pretty pretty please. The 64oz Bottle and the Growler are basically sisters so why not give the Growler the same accessories, but just configured for her. I know that the Growler is targeted for beer enthusiasts with the sealed carbonation technology and having adult fun juice easily accessible by a straw isn't maybe the best, but this one is almost perfect for us who were annoyed at the number of times we would get up to refill and love the sturdy handle. Now this costs a pretty penny so buying another one isn't the best option right now and also exchanging it went out the window because I thought I could just get used to it and move on and the return/exchange window flew on by. I am used to it and yes I am 100% capable of drinking water from a jug like any other human, but for the times where you just forget how to life and splash yourself and get some on your shirt, how I wish this lid existed and which is why I've been able to adjust but just can't move on.
Like I said, amazing product, does what I need it to do and then some, but what would make it perfect and a five star rating from me would be a straw lid for the Growler. I'm writing this to hopefully get some attention again on this as I was going through and looks like this has been something that others have been hoping for since 4 years ago. Still loving both bottles, never switching to anything else in this lifetime or the next couple of lifetimes, but if you could just add that cherry to the top of the delicious cake and include a straw lid for Growlers to your lineup, that could possibly cure my quarantine blues :-)
Stay safe, wash your hands, and please WEAR a mask or a face cover for my friends and family who have a compromised immune system.