Hefty Basics: Review and Giveaway

As a Mom of two daughters, a wife, a full time lab tech, dance teacher and owner of a product review blog, things can get a little hectic around here….ok, a lot hectic.  I try to make things as easy on myself as possible which includes cutting down on the housework.  On many occasions, we buy paper plates, paper cups and plastic cutlery at the grocery store to minimize the clean up after dinner so I have more time to spend with my kids.  However, I realize that buying paper products isn’t the most economical or eco-friendly solution.

I was thrilled to try the new Hefty Basics disposable tableware line when I learned that they are free of inks, dyes or coatings and are biodegradable through in-home composting.  But are they worth it?  We tried the Hefty Basic plates for a recent spaghetti supper and am pleased to report that the plates were very sturdy and durable.  I love that they are also microwaveable!

Need another reason to love Hefty?  They have recently partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation on a quest to plant 10,000 trees, one for every ten new “likes” on Facebook!  Let you friends know to like Hefty Basics and help plant a tree!

If you are an environmentally conscience consumer, check out the Hefty Basics line which is available in 45-count 8 5/8-inch lunch plate packages and 24-count 10 1/4-inch dinner plate packages.


Would you like to try out the Hefty Basics line?  One winner will receive a coupon for one package of Hefty Basics.

How to Enter:

1. Visit Hefty Basics and tell me why you want to try this product.

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Hefty Basics (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

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4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Hefty Basics on Facebook.

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on February 20th.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Hefty Basics for supplying the product for review.  All opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. Christine Beasley says:

    because they are strong, microwaveable, and biodegradeable-Free of inks, dyes or coatings.
    bizzley at msn dot com