I first purchased these silicone drinking straws about 2 years ago, just as reusable drinking straws started becoming popular. Having tested a number of eco-friendly drinking straws, I’ve found that these silicone straws were much more pleasant to use compared to metal reusable straws, paper recyclable straws, and wooden bamboo drinking straws.
In this particular pack (which we sell here) you’ve got 5 thinner straws, and 5 thicker straws. The thinner straws are about 5mm in diameter, and are great for drinking fizzy drinks, soda, pop, milk, and flavoured water. The thicker straws are perfect for milkshakes with a larger diameter of 9mm. Whilst we did try the thinner straws with a milkshake, the thicker straw does ‘feel’ better given how much thicker a milkshake is compared to water or a soft drink.
Both are approximately 25cm (10 inches) long. That means these straws are already the perfect length for tall drinks glasses. If you’ve got a smaller cup (the type of cup that many kids have), then you simply cut the straws with a pair of scissors. In my home, my son loves taking the time to pick a colour straw. When his friends come to visit for a play date, they love being able to choose their own colour too. The bright colours are really fun and really appeal to kids.
Since I have some longer straws (which I tend to use) and shorter straws (which my son and his friends use), I found that it was best to have two packs of straws. As the straws get used, and you’ve not quite washed them yet, you’ve still got plenty in the drawer to use.
These particular straws come in a canvas bag for storing them in the drawer. This helps prevent them invading the drawer and ending up everywhere! To clean the straws, you simply get the straw wet in some soapy water, push the cleaning brush through each end and then briefly rinse. There’s a thinner brush for the thinner straws, and a thicker brush for the thicker straws. Pretty easily really.
Unlike bamboo straws, there’s no after taste with these silicone straws when you’ve got a drink. Whilst paper straws are a good idea, they do go mushy after a few minutes, which isn’t very nice. I know a few people who try stainless steel metal drinking straws, but I find that these feel weird when I have a drink. That’s why I’ve settled for these silicone straws, I just like them!
If you’re based in the UK, you’re welcome to buy one of our packs. There are also plenty of reusable straws available on Amazon.
What we love: comfortable to drink from, really bright funky colours
What we’d change: one bag of straws is fine, but two packs are better!
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