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Bamboo Straws
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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Posted: 2013-05-01 7:23 pm   Permalink

These would look awesome in a tiki drink:

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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1860
From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-05-01 7:26 pm   Permalink

Those look cool and they are eco-friendly since they are paper instead of single use plastic.

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Joined: Apr 20, 2007
Posts: 339
From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2013-05-07 2:26 pm   Permalink

I have a ton of 'em (in laws live in Bali). On paper they seem neat but they are so big (length and width) that they actually dominate most of my mugs. That in itself is a big whoop but then there's the taste. They remind me of those Sahara dry wood "spoons" you get with the ice milk at the baseball stadiums (or used to?). Also, the ID is pretty large that its like sucking through a piece of PVC. Also, also, also, I never know if they're clean on the inside. I'll stick to my reusable, flamboyant circus striped poly straws thank you.

EDIT: I actually just looked at your link. I'm talking about something different. I have actual bamboo straws not those paper ones. Oops

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Joined: Apr 09, 2002
Posts: 170
Posted: 2013-05-12 11:37 am   Permalink

We have those straws featured in the link. They do look great but I find that they start to get weak and wilty halfway through a drink. Youll find that you have to work harder to suck up your drink the longer the straw sits in there. Also, because its paper, it doesn't do a great job of stirring your ice around or muddling that last bit of mint at the bottom of your glass. Having said all that, they really do look fantastic so i use them as more of a garnish. A little too tall for a typical Mai Tai, better in a mug.


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