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      15.03.2013 20:27
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      Recommended for children's parties or just as a change from boring white straws.

      While browsing the party section in Asda I saw a very attractive packet of neon straws which for a party are perfect, and for kids they're very attractive so perfect for children's parties. I have not seen anything like these in other supermarkets. I know Sainsbury's and Tesco do straws for kids but they're not fluorescent neon! All the cool kids have neon straws now you know...

      The packaging is just a thin plastic film wrapped around the straws. It's not too tight so you can just slid the straws out all in one go or you can take them out one by one. They're not tied up or bound inside by anything so you can loosely dish them out.

      They are pretty standard as far as straws go! The plastic isn't thick or thin but you can still see the liquid go up the straw, and this is also because the colour isn't too dark. Honestly that picture makes them look a little darker than they are in the real world.

      The straws are all perfectly formed and I haven't had a duff one out the bunch, they've all been fine, none have had hole in or deformities. Without being too picky here, none of them have had excess plastic on the end from being unevenly cut off. If you care about that sort of thing that is.

      These can be washed up and just running the tap over them after a dip in the washing up water will suffice. Water just passes through and around the straw. If you're really fussy about getting inside you can use some small pipe cleaners to get inside.

      The straws go down a treat with the kids because they're brightly coloured, they all want the colour of their choice and won't settle for anything less. That's the joy of these though, multi coloured makes them more interesting and funky.

      Sadly I don't think I can write much more about a packet of straws.

      Overall these are great, a full five stars awarded for their quality and attractive colours. The packaging has to be binned and cannot be recycled but the straws can be washed up and re used. Highly recommended, especially for children's parties.

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        14.03.2013 20:35
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        a great cheap packet of straws

        I like to keep straws in the house for when my teeth are sensitive to try and save them a little bit, also they are handy to use at parties, especially for children parties. Also I would use them quite often to drink out of tins of coke as I do not like drinking from a tin. I bought in a pack of them recently and used them at my fiancés birthday party, they were liked well by both the children and the adults.

        The Straws
        These straws are available in Asda, they are neon coloured and come in pink, orange, green and yellow, the colours are quite nice looking and are really bright and neon like. These colours are quite unisex although the little girls at my party obviously liked the pink ones better and the boys seemed to favour the greens (the adults weren't as fussy lol).
        These straws have a little bendy bit at the top to make drinking more comfortable, I think that this is a good thing

        What I Thought
        I really liked these straws, they are quite good quality for the price and they are thick enough to allow fizzy drinks through them without them fizzing up too much and losing their taste.
        The little bendy pieces in this straw are designed to make drinking easier, but sometimes I found that the if I was too rough with the bends, they cracked and made my straw holey which was quite annoying. The kids were especially rough with them and had to have their replaced a few times but I didn't mind too much because they were so cheap and there was 150 of them in a packet so we didn't even come close to running out.

        Price and Availability
        You can buy a packet of 150 straws for 70p at the moment in Asda, I think that this is a great price as it works out at just over 0.5p per straw. These straws are cheap and cheerful and I will definitely buy them again.

        Overall
        I think that these straws are great to use at parties or with drinking tins, sturdy enough apart from the bendy bits and cheap to buy. I would definitely recommend these straws and overall I would give them 4 out of 5 stars.

        *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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        08.01.2013 17:19
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        A quality plastic straw

        Asda Neon Straws

        I rarely shop at Asda but my ex Homestart family's mother works there and as such they have quite a few Asda items in their home. I still visit them regularly even though they are no longer my official family as I really like them and I have become fond of the children. I was given a packet of these straws to bring home for my grand daughter to use.

        The girls initially struggled drinking from a cup and we found that sucking from a straw solved this problem when they were younger and now of course, they just like using the straws as they have got used to having them.

        These straws are especially popular with them as they are such bright pretty colours and fortunately they don't seem to mind which colour they have so there are no arguments.

        The neat thing about these straws is that they come in a decent box and the colours are separated so it is easy to pick out a specific colour quickly. The box keeps the straws neat and clean wherever you decide to store it so the straws are free from dust and dirt.

        They are a nice size in that they fit sticking out of a standard glass without being over long. The width is good too as you get a good mouthful per suck unlike some of the straws provided with the boxes of drink that are so thin you really have to work hard to get a mouthful.

        The straws have a sort of concertina part that allows you to bend the tip so that young children don't feel they have to tip the glass to get the drink. It also means that you can use these for people bedridden as you can get the glass at a height that they can drink using a bendy straw. The bendy bit is quite flexible and my friend's girls do enjoy playing with the bendy bit as it makes a very satisfying sort of sound as you bend it backwards and forwards. The straw seems to cope with al lot of bendy without falling apart ever.

        The straws are plastic rather than waxed paper which means that when she has extra children she can give each child a different colour straw and that was when they want more drink she can tell which is which and the straw will still be okay for that child to use for a second drink too.

        My daughter also buys these and she uses them for drinks but also for craft and games
        We play one that is a sort of paper ball blow ball. A bit like football but using straws to guide the ball and tackle - you can only blow and not actually use the straw as a tool to push or guide!

        Another adult game is to see how many peas/beans or smarties you can pick up and move from one plate to another by just sucking on the straw to hold the item. This is played in teams or competing pars. It works best if you have had a drink or two and is very funny. It also works with bits of paper if you are not strong enough at sucking to hold a pea/smartie/bean.

        These cost around 80p and you get 150 in the pack so pretty good value for something that is such good quality.

        I am trying to think of a use for the straws that have been used in drinks that you could wash them and create something with them but as yet have not come up with anything except jewellery. As children we would chop up straws and then thread them onto wool or thin string and make necklaces and bracelets so these would work for that. You could stick them onto wood or paper in patterns or create a picture mosaic style by sticking them using pva glue.

        All in all I have had two families who use these and have indeed used them myself when in their houses both for their original intended use and for games as well at my daughter's house. We have not tried the craft activities with these but I have done them with other straws of different brands in the past and these are such great colours they would be very effective.

        Threading is a very useful learning activity as it helps develop co-ordination and you could talk about colours, count straw bits and also make colour patterns when threading so don't just throw the old ones away make your straws work a bit harder and become a free learning toy.

        So these are fun colourful, quality straws that can be used for many things besides enjoying a drink.
        Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.

        ©Catsholiday

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        07.01.2013 17:53
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        These are very good brightly coloured straws

        WHAT ARE THEY?

        Brightly coloured straws from Asda.

        WHAT MAKES THEM STAND OUT?

        These straws come in different neon colours like pink, green, yellow and orange.  They come in a pack of 150 and the box is designed so that the colours all stay separate so you can pick your favourite colour.

        WHAT I THINK

        These straws are good and they will last for more than one drink.  I don't wash them up and store them but if I am using a straw and have 2 drinks close to each other I reuse them without throwing them away and getting another one.  The bends in the straws don't split even when you mess around with them like my daughter does because she likes the sound of pulling the bend open.  I like the bright colours and think it makes them more fun for children than plain straws or grown up if adults are using them.

        None of the straws have ever split while I am using them and they feel strong to drink from. The only thing that's different about each one is the colour so it doesn't matter what one you pick because they all work the same.  The straws are the right diameter for drinking and I don't feel like I'm getting too much or too little drink out of them with each sip. I like that the plastic box is strong so that it doesn't split and drop all of the straws out, the box lasts until the whole 150 straws have been used and sits nice on my unit in the kitchen.

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        These straws cost about 80p and I think that is very good value for money for 150 straws that last for more than one drink. The last ones I bought were made by Tesco Value and they were so thin that sometimes my daughters would have to use two just for one drink.

        5 Dooyoo Stars.

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        27.12.2012 12:20
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        They were really cheap and funky colours.

        Asda Neon Straws - bought for £1

        A few months ago, when babysitting for my niece and nephew I purchased these straws. They are around 21com long, and have a 'flexible' neck. The box contains orange, green, pink, and yellow straws. When they were first purchased they were neatly sectioned into triangles in the box, and they looked really effective. I have to admit I view straws as disposable items, but I know that my sister has been known to rinse these through, and they do still 'work' - although i'm not convinced that's it's entirely hygienic.

        The straws themselves are a lovely length - although like most straws they don't quite reach the bottom of 'normal' sized bottles (of beer for example)... The kids thought they were brilliant (they weren't drinking the beer that was me after they'd gone home), and they do the job well. I had no issues with the 'flexi' section splitting as this has been an issue in the past with other straws.

        I personally find the straws to be really useful. They entertain the kids, and when they aren't allowed to have the more exciting drinks if I'm entertaining they help to 'jazz' up the non alcoholic cocktails I make them. They function perfectly well, and were an absolute bargain price.

        I definitely recommend these as they really are so very cheap 5*'s from me.

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        22.12.2012 10:52
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        A great straw

        Earlier this year I had a bit of a get together at my house with my female cousins and we decided to have a bit of a cocktail night. I had bought some plastic cocktail glasses from ebay which were all bright neon colours and so when I saw the neon straws in asda I purchased them as well as I knew that they would go well with the glasses.

        The straws come in a pack of one hundred and from memory I think they cost me around a pound. Whatever the amount I know that I thought that they were cheap enough and just looked that bit more exciting than the usual white straws with coloured stripes on them!

        The straws come in a clear thin plastic box through which you can see them. The box is actually quite sturdy and providing you take care with it is perfectly adequate for keeping the straws in when stored. I keep mine stood upright in a cupboard because I once stored a box of straws in one of my kitchen drawers and managed to pile all kinds of other stuff on them and pretty much rendered the box useless and so had loads of straws floating around for months afterwards!

        In the pack you get green, pink, yellow and orange neon straws but they aren't totally in your face and so are pretty see through as well so they aren't garish looking in my opinion. They are a standard size straw really and they have a bend up towards the top which you can bend over to make your straw hold on to the top of your glass if you want to. These are perfectly functional straws and we have used plenty of them now and never had any issues with them at all.

        What is great with these straws I think is that they have quite a wide appeal and so they would suit an 80's themed party for example but they are also great for cocktail nights, children's birthdays and just general use. On a night where I am drinking I like to have a straw with my drink and so as long as I am drinking the same drink I will use the same straw but if I switch drinks I will use a different one but they are cheap enough not to worry about the cost of them. I suppose the fact that they are really only single use may be an issue to some but I always feel a bit funny with reusable straws that they just aren't properly clean even after they have been washed!

        I would recommend these asda neon straws and would give them a full five stars.

        Thank you for reading my review!

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        17.10.2012 16:06
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        A great box of cheap straws

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        My daughter, who is nearly four, likes to have her milk before bedtime in a cup with a straw. I also tend to give her a straw if she has juice to drink, as it's supposed to be better for her teeth. However drinking straws are one of those items that I certainly don't expect to pay a lot of money for!

        I do a lot of my shopping online with Asda these days, and spotting these recently I decided they would be just what I need for my little girl's beverages! Coming in at just 75p for a pack of 150, these brightly coloured straws looked like they would appeal to her girlie side.

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        The straws come in a square plastic box, which is actually fairly strong. I keep the straws in the box and just take one out when I need it, and the box is a great place to store the straws to prevent them from getting damaged. The straws themselves are bright neon shades including pink, orange and green, but are a nice pale colour so they aren't too "in your face"!

        About two thirds of the way up each straw is a bendy section, which enables you to bend the straw at a right angle, which I always do after I have popped one of these into a drink. The straws are pretty strong considering the cheap price, and I have never had any problems with splits or holes. Occasionally I rinse and re-use the straws and, again, I don't have any problems with them even if I use them more than once. My little girl likes the bright colours, and never has any problems or complaints drinking through these.

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        Overall these straws get the thumbs up from me and MissD. They are really cheap, costing half a penny apiece, the colours are nice and bright, and they are strong. Even the packaging is good! So no complaints here.

        Highly recommended - five stars.

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        20.08.2012 10:06
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        Neon straws

        I love drinking ice cold drinks from a straw, for that reason, I always make sure I've got drinking straws in the cupboard. Some straws I have used are these neon flexible straws from Asda.

        The straws come in transparent, thin plastic packaging. Each pack contains 225 straws. The price for this pack is usually around £1, that makes each straw a lot less than a penny each. There are four different neon coloured straws in this pack, yellow, pink, green and orange. They aren't the bright, in your face, colours you would imagine, but more of a pastel, yet bright colour.

        As the straws are so cheap, the quality isn't that great but it doesn't really bother me, as long as I can drink from them it really doesn't matter! The straws are made from quite a thin plastic, if you are a straw biter I wouldn't buy these as they don't bend back into a reasonable shape. It also means that if you bend the main body of the straw it's difficult to get back into the round shape and it proves difficult sucking the drink through the bent part.

        A good thing about these straws is that they have the bendable top part. Most cheap straws tend to skimp on the flexible top part so it's good to see that you can still bend the head of these straws. The head makes it easier to drink from a glass when it's still on a table for example, without having to pick the glass up and drinking from the straw without worrying about bending it.

        I have drank a variety of different drinks through this straw, even milkshake so it shows how wide the size of the straw is. Granted, milkshake is quite difficult to suck up through the straw, but it still copes well, despite being quite thin.

        Straws are a cupboard staple in our house, these straws will definitely be purchased again as the price per straw is absolutely fantastic, even if some straws get wasted, it's still an incredibly cheap price. Of course, for the price the straws aren't going to be the best ones on the market, but they are adequate.

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        17.10.2011 19:11

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        Great value for money

        ASDA has been a revelation to my life due its competitive pricing compared to other supermarkets.

        In this packet you get 100 straws for £1.50 however near BBQ time in the summer, this can be reduced to £1.

        The neon colours work for all sorts of parties and occassions - even for day to day use, from neon crazy rave parties to sophisticated cocktail nights in with the girls and children's parties. The colours included are pink, green, yellow and orange.

        These straws are also not your normal burger joint straws as they have the bendy capability in the top of them so they can bend over the side of your cocktail or juice tumbler glass neatly.
        They are quite small, so if you are drinking particularly thick beverages like smoothies, I would use two to drink with.

        Also they are quite thin and flimzy and can break easily- so some people use straws as kids craft material but I would get some tougher ones.

        There is not really a lot to say other than that they are pretty standard straws in pretty colours.

        One disadvantage I would say is that they should have far more colours available such as blue and purple etc as the neon range seems to be quite limited.

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        16.02.2011 00:21
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        value for money

        When I took my children to the dentist he explained different ways to keep my children's teeth healthy. Amongst them he said that drinking through straws protect teeth and my children find it fun anyway so I thought I would purchase some while out shopping. While in asda to be honest I was looking for the cheapest straws as they would be used and then disposed of I came across these 100 straws for 50 pence.

        Although they were not the cheapest they were bright and colourful perfect for attracting children so they were perfect. They come in bright yellow, pink and greens so a choice for all. They have a ridged bend of the neck of the straw so the end can be bended to easily drink from. We use them in small glasses for the children but they are long enough they could be used in taller glasses also. They seem sturdy I have had a few split straws but on the whole they have been brilliant. My children use them and find them fun but at the same time they are protecting there teeth so its win win.

        100 straws is a lot to go through even with 5 of us in the house so at 50 pence they really are a steal for the amount of use we get from them even though we do only use each straw once. I would recommend these to anyone great for everyday use but also for party's. They are bright and colourful a nice change to the way I drink my juice.

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          15.02.2011 22:18
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          They're fine. Recommended.

          A year ago, I had a prolapsed lumber disk (eventually the required surgery) and I found myself unable to sit up for long periods of the day. In the time just before my surgery, I was having to lie flat for around 23 hours a day - and that makes drinking very difficult! I combatted this by using straws....which I know tend to be reserved for children, but in this case it really was the only way I was able to drink without spilling it all over me. My partner tended to by straws whenever he went shopping - and as neither of us are loyal to any particular supermarket, we used a number of different straw brands.....among them was Asda Neon Straws.

          I assume my partner opted to buy these particular straws as they are among the cheapest available. Looking at records, one packet contained 100 straws and cost just 50p - which equated to only 0.5p per straw - which surely has to be about as cheap as it gets? They are bought packaged in a sealed plastic bag, but each straw is not individually wrapped as some other brands are. I guess as it was only me (and my family) using them, it wasn't necessary to buy straws which are individually packaged.

          The straws are made of thin plastic and, as the name suggests, they are neon in colour. The colours are a kind of pastelly neon in as much as they aren't particulary bright, but they are still neon colours (orange, blue, green, pink, yellow) and so are likely to appeal to children. At least, they appealed to my children. They do have those bendy bits at the top of the straw so that you can bend the straw away from your glass and towards your mouth - which in my case was especially necessary as it really wouldn't have been a help to my situation.

          These straws really are only single use - and so I would dispose of once used. They are simply too thin and flimsy to re-use.

          Overall, the straws are fine. They are cheap and cheerful - and do the job they are designed to do. I can't see any reason not to recommend them.

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          25.11.2009 13:11
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          Wicked Bargain Straws!

          My teeth get a bit sensitive sometimes but it's with cold drinks not ice cream or chilled food. So most of the time that I have pop I use a straw because that stops the cold getting in where it hurts. I'm not bothered what straws I buy so I get these from Asda because they're the cheapest I've found! lol

          You get 100 neon coloured straws in a plastic packet for 50p and I reckon that's a bargain at 1/2p a straw!

          The colours change sometimes, the pack I'm using at the minute has got pink, green, orange and yellow straws but the last pack didn't have green ones in it. The bend works good and even if you reuse the straws it doesn't split, most of the straws I use with pop last for about 3 or 4 washes and reuses but even then they only get chucked because we get sick of seeing them loose in the drawer.

          They are just the right width to drink out of and not thin like a lot of cheap straws where you feel like the effort sucking isn't worth the bit of pop that comes out! lol They are just the right length too and sit nice in a normal sized glass of pop.

          I reckon the bright colours of these straws will appeal to kids more than the boring stripey ones you can get and it's better for your teeth to drink sugary drinks through a straw anyway.

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          16.11.2009 19:52
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          Excellent straws

          Recently I have begun using straws to drink fruit juices and fizzy drinks through. This is because I have realised I should start taking better care of my teeth, and one of the main things that all the dental hygiene websites recommend is to use straws. Fruit juices have acids in them that can erode the enamel on teeth, and fizzy drinks have sugars or sweeteners in them that can cause teeth to decay, so if you can use a straw to enable the drink to bypass your teeth and go straight to the back of your mouth, you'll be doing both you and your dentist a favour!

          The first straws I bought for this purpose were these Asda Neon Straws. They cost 50 pence for a pack of 100 which works out at just 0.5 pence each.

          The straws come packaged in a thin, clear plastic which is easily ripped off. I then store the straws inside a pint glass in my drinks glasses cupboard so that they remain clean and dust free, and are easy to access.

          The straws are brightly coloured in neon shades of pink, orange, green and yellow. This will really appeal to children and means that the straws are great for parties, even if your party guests are adults!

          I have found the straws to be very good, they are strong and sturdy and I have never had one split on me. They have a concertina part on the neck of the straw which allows you to bend over the top of the straw and this makes drinking easier. Most cheaper straws do not have this so it is a definite bonus.

          The only reason I have not given these straws five stars is that you can buy Smart Price straws at Asda which are cheaper, though they are admittedly not quite as good.

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