My mom is a frugal shopper. She can sniff out discounts from 10 miles away and can zone in on the best place to buy a pair of socks in under 5 minutes. I’ve been blessed with a similar ability to price shop, always looking at or calculating the price per ounce or price per cup of things before I buy them. One thing that I’m aware of is how much more expensive individual bottles of soda are versus cans. I think everyone would agree that buying a 12-pack of cans is much cheaper than buy 12 bottles of soda (even if the bottles are larger, the price per ounce is still more.) I usually find that the bottles of soda are even more than I want to drink, so I’m paying extra for a drink I don’t even want.
Bottle Tops has found a way to address this issue by creating a new and innovative lid that will turn your can into a bottle! This is a great invention that makes so much sense, it makes you wonder how it wasn’t thought of before. The idea is simple – snap on a tight plastic lid onto the top of your can, quickly and easily converting your can into a bottle with a re-sealable lid. I can tell you that Bottle Tops are a lot easier to snap on than they are to take off, which demonstrates the tight seal that the lids create with the cans they’re snapping on to.
There are a couple of statements that Bottle Top makes on their website – www.buybottletop.com – that I just had to test out:
1. Soda keeps its carbonation longer with Bottle Tops
I opened a can of soda on Sunday afternoon around 4:30PM. I snapped on a purple Bottle Top, tightly sealed the lid, and placed the can in the fridge. The next night (over 24 hours later) I opened the Bottle Top and poured out the soda into a glass. This is what I got – a perfectly carbonated drink. (Sorry for the fuzziness – it’s hard to pour and take a picture at the same time!) The soda had retained all of it’s fizz and bubbles and tasted as if I had just opened the can.
To test this even further, I left a little bit of soda in the can, re-sealed the top, and put it back into the fridge. Three days later, I poured the rest of the soda into a glass. While it had lost most if it’s carbonation, I was very surprised to see that there was still a little bit left – it wasn’t 100% flat like it would’ve been after a day in the fridge without the Bottle Top.
CLAIM VERDICT: TRUE
2. Bottle Tops keeps canned drinks from spilling
I tested this out a couple of ways. First, I used the lid on a can of soda and flipped it all the way upside-down and let it sit that way for a few seconds. Initially it was OK, but very slowly, bubbles started to work their way through the creases and started to drip out from the top of the Bottle Top. I’m not too concerned about this because I typically don’t walk around with my cans of soda upside-down…and if I did that to a can that didn’t have a Bottle Top on, much, much more than just a couple of drops would be coming out of the can.
My second test was filling up a can with water and then snapping on the Bottle Top. I then flipped the can all the way upside down so the entire Bottle Top was filled with water. In this case, not a single drop leaked out. Even days later, after leaving the can of water on its side in the sink, all of the water was still in the can, and the Bottle Top hadn’t let any of the water spill out.
I should note that in both tests, the Bottle Top seal with the can was 100% leak-free. I can only that the drips I saw for the soda were because it was carbonated – maybe the teeny tiny bubbles were able to sneak their way around the lid. Energy drinks, lemonade, and juices will probably not leak since they’re non-carbonated.
CLAIM VERDICT: TRUE, with the condition that you don’t leave sodas upside-down for extended periods of time. (But why would you?) Bottle Tops will prevent spillage if it’s a quick knock-over and then you pick the can up.
Bottle Tops are available in six different colors, which means everyone in the family can choose their favorite color and use that Bottle Top. These are all sink-washable (not dish-washer) so you can easily wash it off in hot water and use your Bottle Top again.
Now we can buy the cheaper cans of soda, but have the convenience of the more expensive bottles. I plan on bringing a couple of Bottle Tops with me to work and keeping them in a drawer for when I’m having canned drinks.
Bottle Tops are available at mass retailers such as Target, WalMart and Bed, Bath & Beyond for just $10, making them a great stocking stuffer for friends and family. They are also available from www.buybottletop.com where they are offering a buy one get one free deal and including a free can tab lifter.
Bottle Tops has generously offered FIVE Bottle Top 12-packs (with 6 assorted colors) for our WCatDD Bottle Top Giveaway!
Five winners will receive a Bottle Top 12-pack of 6 assorted color Bottle Tops!
This giveaway is closed.
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free 12-pack of Bottle Tops from the company or their PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.