A mug’s game

I don’t really enjoy hot drinks much, the occasional cup of tea or hot chocolate, and certainly not coffee. That being the case, I feel like I am missing out on the joy of the vast variety of mugs there are available to purchase. I was doing a little searching, for no particular reason, and came across a couple I would want, if I could justify buying them only to sit in my cupboard and collect dust.

One Sugar or Two Mug

One Sugar or Two

I really like the idea of this mug because it saves the endless questions, or if you’re doing a round at work, making a list of who takes what. My only problem with this is what if you change your mind. People often cut sugar from their diets at a whim, and then the mug will be out of date!

MyCuppa Mugs

MyCuppa Mugs

Another way of telling people what you want without actually having to tell them – and this time it solves the problem of trying to describe how strong you want your drink. No longer will you have to find examples of different colours of brown, you can just point and enjoy your drink to your taste.

Dunk Mug

Dunk Mug

Ah, this is genius, no? I can see two problems with this though – firstly, the chocolate will melt, surely? And secondly, you’ll get less drink!

On/Off Mug

On/Off Mug

Using the magic of heat sensitivity, this mug can tell you when the contents are still hot (On) or when they are stone cold (Off) and you need a replacement. This is good if you like your drink a certain temperature, then you can pick the right time to enjoy it rather than burning your tongue.

7 thoughts on “A mug’s game

  1. I like my growing collection of F1 mugs, but I hate using them in case they get broken because most of them can’t be replaced, plus they are stupidly expensive. I have an issue with teams that do not have mugs available. Currently its Brawn, McLaren and both Red Bull teams. I regret not buying the Force India mug in Singapore because they had no merchandise on sale in Melbourne, and when I tried to buy it online they sent me an email saying it wasn’t available.

    My 2008 Singapore mug is heat sensitive, and it really is a wonderful thing. I forget about drinks and let them go cold all the time. Normally its black but when its hot it gets a picture of a car and ‘the worlds first f1 night race’ on it. Only problem is the heat sensitivity means its not microwave or dishwasher safe, both necessities in my life.

  2. I want the dunk mug. Sooo ingenius. I can live without more drink and the choccie melting, just not put any choccie biccies in there. I like the idea waaay too much.

  3. I’ve already found a lovely mug that i now use all the time! 😀 – http://tinyurl.com/kw2lpl

    D’oh! I missed a prime promotional moment there, didn’t I? 🙂

    i’ve already found a lovely mug too. she agreed to marry me.

    How rude.

    I like my growing collection of F1 mugs, but I hate using them in case they get broken because most of them can’t be replaced, plus they are stupidly expensive.

    It is difficult to use a mug if you want to keep it as memorabilia as well. I guess you have to decide which it is, and use normal mugs for drinking out of instead.

    I can live without more drink and the choccie melting, just not put any choccie biccies in there.

    Biscuits without chocolate on? This is crazy talk!

  4. To be honest, none of these mugs would be much use for me, though all of them are brilliant ideas. I rarely have any form of hot drink and if I do it’s hot chocolate which stands around until lukewarm-to-ice-cold depending on my temperature sensitivity that day. I also don’t dunk stuff in drinks.

    I have a variety of mugs, my favourite of which is a “librarian” mug which describes what a librarian is supposed to be like. Some of the really nice mugs get used as decoration after their days as drinking vessels are done (for example, I have a really nice owl mug from when I was 9 that I currently use as an ornament holder). I still haven’t worked out what I’m doing about the Williams glass that is my sole item of F1 drinking memorabilia. At the moment it’s still in its box and kept well away from any form of consumption, but I don’t really have anywhere I’d completely trust a glass object to be stored on open display either.

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