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PLASTIC STRAWS

JustPete
JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 66 Connected
edited November 4 in Coffee lounge
So, what are people doing with the END of the PLASTIC STRAWS era?

Paper ones just don't work........

Has anyone found a good 'chewable' solution?
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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,464

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    As much as I support the environmentally friendlier alternative, I don't enjoy drinking with the new paper straws, they turn to mush in your mouth after a while.

    I haven't found a chewable solution :) But I do have a water bottle with a solid plastic straw built into it so I can just remove, wash and re-use it.
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  • JustPete
    JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 66 Connected
    Have you tried the silicone ones?  I haven't, but worry about their hygiene.........
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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,464

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    I have not @JustPete, would be interested to hear from somebody who has!
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  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,474 Pioneering
    Hi @JustPete I use stainless steel straws that I put in the dishwasher. They did also come with cleaning brushes. I would not let a young child walk around with one would have to sit down. I am not a fan of young children walking round with a drink full stop.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,686

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    I haven't used the silicone ones either @JustPete. I've seen quite a few people using the metal ones with removable silicone tips though, which might be a bit easier to clean? I carry metal ones around with me as I like drinking through straws, but agree they're definitely not chewable :D 
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  • JustPete
    JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 66 Connected
    @Tori_Scope   Coffee & Tea & Brandy (at different times of course  :p ) through metal?
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  • JustPete
    JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 66 Connected
    @Teddybear12 @Tori_Scope Order through AMAZON I'm guessing?
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  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 2,023 Pioneering
    I’ve had no issues with paper straws to be honest, all seem to do the job for me when I have been given one with a drink I have purchased. 
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,474 Pioneering
    @JustPete Yes is that a problem. I never chewed plastic straws so metal for me fine.
  • JustPete
    JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 66 Connected
    @Teddybear12 I don't chew unless I'm deep in thought or stressing watching my football team! :#:#

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,686

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    I imagine you could get them on Amazon, yes @JustPete :) I Googled them and it came up with a few different options for buying. 

    I don't drink my hot drinks with a straw, but I don't mind a cold coffee through a straw! I'm not a brandy drinker, but I probably wouldn't drink that with a straw either :D 
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  • JustPete
    JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 66 Connected
    I imagine you could get them on Amazon, yes @JustPete :) I Googled them and it came up with a few different options for buying. 

    I don't drink my hot drinks with a straw, but I don't mind a cold coffee through a straw! I'm not a brandy drinker, but I probably wouldn't drink that with a straw either :D 
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,686

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    Maybe I'll try some to warm me up during these colder months @JustPete :D 
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