Reviewed by Deborah Banasko
The packaging is very compact and sturdy, in simple yet attractive grey and pink colours. What I did find quirky was the addition of witty “instructions for use” printed on the packaging… one example is the suggestion that the mug could be used for a variety of drinks or even to bath your hamster in (it is worded in a way that will make you smile!). If I were to give this as a present, this would be a selling point to add to the “fun” of the gift.
The mug is chunky, the colours are bold and manufactured to a high quality. To clarify this a little, the colour was a uniformed shade, without any “patches” in the print. The design is printed on both sides of the mug. It has also survived the dishwasher several times!
A nice feature that I picked up on is that the inner part of the handle and the very top and bottom exterior portions of the handle, have a very slight texture to them (as opposed to the smooth shiny glaze to the exterior of the mug). I can only assume that this is intentional, to help the user to keep a firm grip. For me this design feature helps to justify the price of the mug, as it is a little higher than I would normally pay for an everyday mug.
This mug would make an ideal occasional gift or even as a joke present. I have awarded it 4 stars out of 5. The chunky design, quirky packaging, quality finish and anti-slip handle sell this product for me, but it is a little expensive for a mug so I felt that I needed to deduct one star.
Available to buy from Brainbox Candy here.