There’s no denying that Mason jars are cute for things you can sit down and enjoy at home, like cocktails and smoothies. But you’d be lying to yourself just a little bit if you didn’t say that to do so, when there are perfectly good containers specifically made for those purposes, is just slightly trend-fiendish, if not pretentious.
In fact, they’re so trendy my husband and I bought some and took them to our friend’s Halloween party to drink from all night. We were hipster werewolves. I know, genius.
Sorry, but unless you’re eating and drinking from them ironically, you’re probably going to look like you’re trying a little too hard. Or you’re at a rustic-themed wedding.
First let’s talk about the fact that Mason jars were made to store food like jams and jellies, but probably not your lunch.
It’s barely room enough to hold a salad. A SALAD.
And if they don’t make sense as a carrier for food, then they certainly do not make convenient drinking containers.
Case in point, remember the McSalad Shaker, circa 1998?
This item most likely failed because of it’s design. You are able to shake and disperse your dressing throughout the salad. But as you get down to the bottom of the container, your fingers will inevitably get covered in the dressing coating the narrow sides.
So, while the images of meal-prepping in Mason jars is cute, maybe we should keep our Pinterest-loving, Mason jar infatuation to home decor and canning.