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!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

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

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

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.

151 thoughts on “Hefty Basics: Review and Giveaway”

  1. I’d like to try it because Hefty® Basics™ paper plates are biodegradable and we can add it to our compost.

  2. I would like to try them because they are better for our environment. Thay are also microwaveable.

    melisa0072 at gmail dot com

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  4. I would like to to try these for when we go camping. I like that they are biodegradable and better for the environment.

  5. I use too many paper plates and would love to have biodegradable ones. Then, I wouldn’t feel so guilty.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  6. I would like to try because we use a lot of disposible plates during the spring and summer months and I would like to use a more “green” product.

  7. we go thru alot of paper plates with a 4yr old in the house- it kills me thought because of the wasted paper, so these would be a super solution!

  8. Party Cleanup is no fun, but I’ve hesitated to use disposable plates because so many are not “green”. Can’t wait to have a party now and use this great new product!

  9. I’d like to try them because it says it is bio-degrateable and I would like to experiment with one and really see if it is also it would help the environment

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks for the chance

  10. I’d like to try these because the cheapy plates I bought for lunches are not strong at all, so I can’t use them in the microwave (and I prefer not to microwave foods in plastic containers). Both problems solved here!

  11. I love strong paper plates that you can actually use for a meal when you can’t deal with real dishes. I keep them around for days when we have practices or games or meetings of some sort.

  12. We go through a lot of paper plates in the summer since we camp a lot. And since we use about $200 in fuel, and god knows how many emissions we throw out there, traveling for camping, the least I can do is be more ecofriendly with my paper plates!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  13. I want to try this product because it is a durable, strong product that will hold my food.

    flophasit at yahoo dot com
    Thank you for the chance to enter!

  14. It’s nice to not have to wash dishes, but also nice to know that the plates are still good for the environment.

  15. I would like to try these because I use alot of Hefty products from garbage bags, cups and always hefty paper plates, these biodegradable sound a little intersting, anxious to see if they hold up as well as the hefty paper plates. thanks for the giveaway


  16. I want to try this product because it’s “biodegradable in home composting making them a perfect choice for environmentally-conscious consumers”.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I’d like to try it so we can avoid cleanup after dinnertime and put the plates with food waste straight into the yard waste container for composting.

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

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