Product Type: Asda in Homeware
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Without these straws I may have died of thirst.
Asda Neon Straws
Member Name: kama0529
Asda Neon Straws
Advantages: Cheep. Colourful. Bit that bends over at the top.
Disadvantages: Single use.
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.
Summary: They're fine. Recommended.