I have a new favorite toy. My Bubba Mug Jug. I first came across it when I was doing research on our vacation to an all inclusive resort. A lot of reviewers recommended bring a bubba mug or other insulated cup to keep your drinks colder longer and require less frequent fill ups from the bar. The weather is hot hot hot in the Dominican Republic and being pregnant I definitely knew hydration would be a concern. So, then I started reading about the Bubba brand travel coffee mugs and how awesome everyone says they are. How had I never heard of Bubba? Apparently I was in the dark.
The typical travel coffee mug from Bubba looks like this:
They have a lot of different color and size options but this brand has the biggest and best rated of all the travel mugs I looked into. And apparently there’s a bit of a cult following of this brand. I had no idea!
So, I figured I’d get a coffee travel mug and use it for iced beverages and THEN I realized they had mugs specifically for cold beverages. I already have a couple Starbucks insulated cups but I wanted something that would hold more liquid at a time. I looked online at the Bubba brand’s website and came across their tumblers similar to the Starbucks ones I have and then found the 32 OUNCE ENVY TUMBLER.
The strange thing though, I couldn’t find where to buy it on the West coast. The stores they listed we didn’t have. The company’s own online store didn’t have the Envy available for purchase, Amazon didn’t have it available. I searched and searched, hoping to find somewhere to buy an Envy mug. Eventually I gave up and went back to the idea of getting a regular coffee travel mug. I almost bought one on Amazon and then decided to wait a couple more days incase I thought of anything else to order for our trip.
Then Joel and I were at Target buying supplies for our trip and while he was in the card section I decided I’d give him some time and browse around. I saw the travel mugs sitting in a row and decided to go see if they had the Bubba coffee mugs and what their price was.
AND THERE IS WAS
Sitting on the shelf like it wasn’t a big deal. A 32 ounce Bubba Envy Tumbler. I snatched it up in total disbelief and almost shouted out to Joel to come look. I was so excited. I couldn’t believe Target just had it sitting on their shelves.
So $15.00 later I was the proud owner of a new tumbler and I absolutely love it!
I always used regular disposable straws with my Starbucks tumblers because I didn’t like the feel of their straws in my mouth. The Bubba tumbler comes with a flexible rubber straw, like a medical tube of some kind. And I actually like it. The handle is nice and it holds 12 more ounces of liquid than my largest Starbucks tumbler. That means I only need to fill it up twice to get as much water in my system as I want to drink every day. It makes for easy tracking of how I’m doing on my water and it’s more likely that I’ll actually get all my water for the day since I don’t have to refill it so often.
So, not only did I use it on my vacation but I’ve really like having it for every day around the house use.
It’s pretty big around and only fits in one of my cup holders in the van, so it wouldn’t fit in most regular car cup holders. But I only need it to fit in one cup holder to work!
Have you ever heard of the Bubba brand before? I wonder if it’s more of a Mid West thing or maybe I’m just out of the loop on insulated mugs.