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      16.09.2013 15:35
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      Just buy them

      I'm a big fan of ASDA's 'Smart Price' range of products, especially for cheap, disposable items. It's their basic, value, white label (call it what you will) products that are usually of the lowest acceptable quality. For things like alcohol or chocolate they're usually false economy but for others they certainly do the job perfectly.

      ASDA's Smart Price Straws definitely fall into this latter category. What you get is a very basic plastic wrapper containing fifty straws. They're all eight inches long and have a section around three quarters of the way up that allows them to bend. This means that they stick out at an angle over the edge of the glass or can, not straight upwards, allowing you to drink through them more easily.

      They are mostly white but with four very thin coloured stripes running the full length of the straw. The stripes are all the same colour on each straw but there are four different colours to choose from - red, yellow, green and blue. I can see that in many houses this would lead to fighting with a child saying "But I wanted the green one, he had green yesterday!" I'm sure that all parents are aware of that kind of situation.

      They're definitely sturdy enough for their main job but if you wanted to use them for modelling or craftwork then I'd consider buying a more expensive straw. You'd certainly be hard pushed to find a cheaper one as these are, incredibly, just 18p for fifty straws. It's an unbelievable price.

      If you're planning a kid's party then you should pop into ASDA for some of these.

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      16.03.2013 21:37
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      High quality straws, recommended for parties or arts and crafts.

      These straws are just straws and are no different to any other brand. They're cheap, easy to find in Asda and you get 50 in a pack so good value for money too. The packaging is just plastic film wrapping so it can't be recycled, and has to be thrown.

      The straws are easy to clean and can be rinsed under that tap. My straws have been washed and used time and time again and haven't split or broken so they are good quality straws. Just because you're buying from the smart price range doesn't mean something has to be bad quality or "cheap" quality wise.

      These straws can be bent, cut or squashed quite easily and teeth marks do appear if you bite down on them, they're not made of thick plastic but equally not too thin. With plenty of light you can see the liquid inside going up the straw. They're easy to get out the packet too since they're not tightly packed in, they are a little loose with a bit of freedom to move around.

      I find these straws very handy for parties and what not, especially at BBQ's when kids are drinking from plastic cups, its just easier to give everyone a straw and much more fun for the kids too.

      Another use for these if you need to use them up or fancy doing something different, is to use them for children's arts and crafts, kids love making stuff with these and because they're cheap enough you can get a few packs and let children's imaginations build interesting things.

      If you cut along one edge and curl the straw up you can extend them so you can make really long structures.

      Overall these are great straws, no complaints about anything really, they're good quality, can be re used and re washed and they come in a 50 pack. They're great at parties or just for children's arts and crafts. Highly recommended!

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      16.03.2013 19:33

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      A pack of 50 straws at 18p. Cant go wrong.

      First things first they cost 18p at asda which is an unbelievable price for 50 straws. They come in a clear plastic packaging that clearly lets you see what you are about to buy. This is a great feature of asda value range items as you now exactly what you are about to buy.
      They are about 15cm long which means they can be used in pretty much all cup/glass sizes. The straws are the classical design, white with coloured stripes from top to bottom (I am a fan of this simple design). They do their job efficiently with juice/fizzy drink and water but they are slightly hard to use with milk shake due to its thick consistency.
      They could have been made a bit thicker to improve the strength of the straw as they are slightly bendy, but for a disposable product at an amazing price of 18p you can not complain.

      My past experiences:
      I have used these bought these straws a couple of times and the only thing that really annoys me is that teeth marks appear very quickly so you can not re-use them and they become bad for arts and crafts. Apart from that they are easy to use (no struggling when drinking) + they you get 50 in a pack. I do not like the the top flexible part as it some times stops the drink from flowing properly, so I do find myself fixing it quite frequently.

      Would I recommend?
      Asda are offering a pack of straws for everyday use at an amazingly cheap price. All in all I would recommend this product to anyone (especially people who have small children).

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      16.03.2013 16:08
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      Great if you're on a budget.

      Product: Asda Smart Price Straws

      From: Asda

      Price: 18p


      There are always a pack of straws in my kitchen drawer, they're perfect for all cold drinks and especially handy for little ones to drink from which my Nephew often does when he comes over to my house and as a glass of juice. I especially like to use straws if I'm drinking a fizzy drink as I've heard that this is much healthier for your teeth rather than drinking it straight out of a glass or from the can.

      I bought the pack of Straws from my local Asda store for just 18p. The pack contains 50 straws which are approximately 15cms in length. The straws have a white base with coloured lines running along the length of the straw, these are red, yellow, blue and green.

      The straws come packaged in a clear cellophane packet wrapper with a label at the front showing the Asda Smartprice logo and product title with all other relevant information printed on the back.

      The plastic on the straws are quite thin but I wasn't expecting anything more, afterall I did only pay 18p for a pack of 50, that works out at less than a penny per straw.

      These are perfect for me, they're not too bendy, they hold the liquid perfectly and are flexible and strong. What more could I ask for from a straw.

      I can definitely recommend these straws, great quality whilst being purse friendly.


      Dooyoo Stars Rating: 5/5

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      15.03.2013 13:08
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      A good buy as a simple drinking out of straw!

      In my cupboard I always have a pack of straws. There is a reason for this at my age though! I have really sensitive teeth due to losing alot of the enamel off my teeth through an eating disorder that I suffered with and cold drinks really hurt my teeth so I drink them through straws which I actually find helps a bit!

      These I pick up the most often in Asda as I think they are excellent value for my pennies and for the price of them I can simply throw them away and use a fresh one if I want to though of course they only take a quick rinse and a drain if you want to re-use them but for just 18p a pack of 50 of them I really do usually just throw em instead of having them hang around the place!

      They come in a see through pack mainly so you can see what your getting and we are clearly told on the pack what they are, who they are by and how many you are getting. Like I have said you 50 straws in a single pack and each are long and thin and all are white and then have stripes on them, some blue, some green, some red and some yellow. They are a bit flimsy and can't take a lot of biting or chewing and do split if you do that but if you don't they are fine to drink from!

      Course you could use these for your arts and crafts with your children and allsorts of things though I only use them as drinking straws and they really are fine for that and a good length but they are not bendy but if you wanted to cut them down you could well do so to make them better for small cartons and the likes.

      All in all though and for what I want to use them for they work out a great little buy for me and I will continue to buy these at this price as they are decent quality for the money!

      Only available in Asda stores.

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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      27.02.2013 22:52
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      Great, cheap and recommended!

      Like most children, my daughter loves messy or arty play and one item that we always seem to get through a lot of is straws. Now although straws in general are not the most expensive of items, I tend to buy the cheaper versions because of how many we use and a brand that we buy quite frequently are the Smart Price ones from Asda.

      The straws cost about 18p for a pack of 50 straws which measure around 15cm's each. They are predominantly white and have coloured pale lines running along the length, the colours are red, blue, green or yellow. The straws come in a clear cellophane wrapper with the Smart Price Logo to the front and you can currently buy on line or in store.

      I do find that the plastic is quite thin, when using any type of straws Lauren has a tendency to chew the ends; it doesn't seem take long before the straw is rendered useless. I would say the width of the straws is pretty standard, we have used for lots of different fluids, even a McDonald's milkshake and not experienced any problems.

      We love to use the straws for blow painting, cutting and sticking to make collages, because thee plastic is quite thin, Lauren doesn't struggle to cut them into smaller pieces with her scissors. One of the favourites is to make edible wiggly worms (especially at Halloween) by adding jelly, sheet gelatine and food colouring.

      Overall, I would recommend these, at less than a penny per straw; they offer excellent value for money so 5 out of 5 stars from me.

      Thanks for reading.

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      27.02.2013 21:08
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      Super value straws

      I've been to Asda today while I was there I picked up a pack of their Smart Price straws. They are only 18p for 50 so very reasonable.

      The pack they come in is plain with 'Asda Smart Price 50 Straws' in green and white written on front, the back has contact information. There's no resealable flap on this packet once they're open they're open, so I've just made a small hole in the top to remove one straw at a time.

      The straws are plastic, straight up and down as in there is no bend towards the top, they feel quite soft. Not as easy to use as bendy straws but I'm not going to complain at that price. They are very similar to my almost empty pack of Tesco value straws except comparing the two side by side shows the Asda ones are longer by more than a centimeter.

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      These are fine, they're just straws but I am surprised how okay they are. They are narrower than dearer regular straws but they seem sturdy enough and don't bend or split while in use. Used with cold drinks there's no problem but I should imagine that thick milkshake might not be sucked through so easily. I've just washed a couple tonight and they are fine for re-use.

      I like these and will be buying them again

      5 stars

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      21.02.2013 18:57
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      Thanks for Reading :)

      Straws are not usually at the top of my shopping list, however being an aunty of three young children I found that they are ideal when it comes to arranging small children parties. Also I can be a big kid at times and prefer to drink milkshakes out of a straw as I found it helps prevent foamy moustaches forming above my lips! (Okay that's just an excuse to use them). All straws are pretty much the same no matter which brand you buy; therefore when I am shopping for straws I just want the cheapest ones that basically does the job, and Asda smart price do the job nicely. Priced at 18 pence per pack of 50 is a great bargain, compared to other supermarkets ranging from around £1.00.

      They come in a cellophane basic see through packet, with the Asda logo and white and green colour scheme printed on the card that sits above the plastic straws. The see through packet shows clearly the multi coloured straws that come in the pack. The plastic wrapper is thin and easy to rip apart which is always an advantage, so it doesn't bother me that the packaging appears very basic. The pack having a range of colours available is great for kids parties as kids always prefer choosing their favourite colours compared to boring white straws. The straws come in white with stripped colour prints. The Colours available include red, green, yellow and blue. They are made from a plastic material and are quite thin, however they are not too thin that they bend and become unusable. In the rare occasions when this occurred, it happened when some of the children where bending them and playing around with them; but because they were so many in one pack and were cheap, I had no problem replacing the bent ones.

      Despite being made from thin plastic, they were still strong and flexible without coming apart. I like that it had a small area toward the end that was made for bending making it easier to drink out of long or short glasses. I also found that I get a good few gulps out these straws due its good sized holes, making drinking thicker drinks like milkshakes easier. The length is also a good size measuring at around 15cm in length. I have sometimes reused them, as they are easy to wash clean without the colour fading. But because they are so cheap I have found that most of the time I opt to just replacing the straws.

      Overall I would definitely recommend these straws, as they are good quality, visually appealing to kids and a bargain to buy.

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      21.02.2013 15:16
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      Nice cheap straws

      I use straws a lot especially if I'm having a drink before going out. I don't have a huge budget when it comes to shopping (especially not for non-essentials like straws) and so when I want to buy some I always go for the value range variety and recently I picked up a box of Asda Smart Price straws.

      I paid 20p for a packet of 50 straws. This is a very reasonable price even if I have managed to bag straws from other stores for a similar/cheaper price. I don't mind spending a few more pennies when its already so cheap.

      The straws are reasonably long and fit well in most of my cups. One glass I have an issue with is my highball glass which it is just a little bit too small if you bend them over like I do towards the top. However when this happens as is usually the case with straws it does tend to bob up to the top of the glass so I'm still able to drink so long as the glass isn't nearly empty and then I have to tilt the glass quite far or just glug down the rest.

      They come in four colours on a white base. These are blue, red, green and yellow. This means users can pick and choose from their favourite colours of these and there's a reasonable amount of choice. They are quite plain especially compared to some other cheap straws I bought from Morrisons which came in bright neon colours, but for the price you get what you pay for and I wouldn't really expect much.

      The straws are quite small in circumference and while I can drink things like chocolate milk from them I haven't been able to drink thinker milkshakes and things of a thick consistency. They are also thing which means when I chew on the top (which I have a habit of doing) they lose their shape and become even harder to drink from. Usually straws tend to bounce back to their original shape so this can be annoying but it isn't exactly a huge issue.

      Overall these are decent straws which do the job you want and at a very reasonable price. They are somewhat colourful, cheap and cheerful and while I'm not usually brand loyal I may have to be when picking up straws as they're just such a better bargain than buying some from my local poundstore.

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      19.02.2013 18:26
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      A complete bargain

      We always keep a packet of straws in our house. I like to use a straw from time to time to drink from, particularly if I am having a fizzy drink or something alcoholic. The straws that we currently have in our kitchen cupboard is a pack of these Asda Smart Price straws.

      These straws come in a pack of 50. They come packaged in a clear plastic bag. There is not much information on the pack other than the Asda Smart Price logo, the name of the product and a barcode. The pack is easily ripped open - but perhaps a little too easily as when I opened my pack it ripped the whole way down the front meaning the straws spilt out and I had to find a tupperware container to store these in!

      The straws are made from white plastic. They have thin, coloured vertical stripes down them. There are 4 different colours in the pack - green, yellow, red and blue. The straws are the size of a standard straw. Close to the top there is a section in the straw that allows you to bend it.

      These straws are reasonably good quality - none of the straws I have used have had any tiny holes that allow air to get through. They are easy to suck the liquid up through. The plastic that the straws is made from is perhaps a bit thinner than other, more expensive straws, and if you bite or chew the straws they are quite easy to pierce with your teeth. However if used properly, there is no problem with the quality of these.

      These straws cost a record breaking, 18p per packet. I think this is a complete bargain and I can't see any reason why anyone would spend more than this on straws when these are available. I give them a rating of 5* along with my recommendation. Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found this review useful.

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      12.02.2013 18:39
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      great priced straws

      I don't generally have much of a need for straws - they are certainly not something I require often or buy regularly - but recently I was hosting a children's party and, remembering the appeal that straws held when I was younger, I decided it was best to have some in the house to offer my young guests. Not too concerned about the quality - they would more than likely be used for one small drink and then chucked - I opted for these Asda smartprice straws as they were so cheap! At 18p for 50 straws they were fantastic value (that's 0.4p per straw).

      As you would expect from a smartprice range, they came in no frills packaging - a clear plastic bag with basic product labelling. Through this you can see the straws which are white in colour with coloured stripes running along their length (blue, yellow, green and red). The straws run straight up and down with no 'bendy' bit at the top. I always find the addition of the adjustable angle preferable with drinking straws as children tend to prefer this and, in general, this causes less drink spillages too. However, at 18p for 50, I accept that these are basic, value straws and will not have such a feature.

      The straws are actually thicker and of better quality than I expected for the price. They are perfectly capable of being used for all drinks - even quite thick milkshakes - as they are not too thin. Even better, they can be used more than once. The occasional straw had a hole in the side meaning it was useless, but I think this can happen with any straws so this didn't bother me too much. We have also used some of the remaining straws for arts and crafts so they have definitely been great value for money and I would definitely recommend them.

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        10.02.2013 13:31
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        I'll buy these now instead of the Ikea ones

        Up until fairly recently, I was buying my plastic drinking straws from Ikea. I don't visit Ikea that often though, and as I'd run out, I bought some of the straws that Asda make as part of the Smart Price range, just to see what they are like and how they compare in terms of quality and price to Ikea.

        These straws come in a plastic plain looking see through pack containing fifty bendable plastic straws. They cost only 18p which was actually a quite a bit cheaper than Ikea. They look basically the same. The quality is the same and the size and looks are almost identical.

        The straws are a standard size, fairly plain looking, make of quite tough plastic. They are white in colour as a background but look closer and you can see some thin little coloured lines running all the way down each straw from top to bottom.

        The straws are ideal for when having cold drinks from tall glasses. I must admit, if it was just my husband and myself I probably wouldn't be buying plastic straws anyway, but with a nine year old, straws suddenly seem to become one of life's necessities. If I pour my daughter milk, juice, fizzy pop or water, she will invariably ask me for a straw. Se also insists on having a clean straw with every drink and wouldn't dream of reusing the same one twice!

        My daughter likes straws that bend at the top so it makes her easier to drink from them. Once or twice I've made the mistake of buying non-bendy ones and she's not used them so much. She likes to bend these Asada ones right over so she can bring her drink close up to her chin and then suck on the straw whilst she's colouring in or drawing.

        The straws seem to be made of good quality plastic and though my daughter has an annoying habit of chewing the top of the straw whilst she's drinking from it, these Asda straws do not tend to split or splinter even after she's been chewing on them for a while.

        Obviously, these are just a disposable item and I simply throw them away when we've finished with them. I don't really think they are an item that can be washed and reused.

        They re excellent quality, incredibly cheap and the pack is huge so they last for ages.

        They are well worth the price and I do recommend them and give tem five out of five stars.

        Also posted on CIao! as basketofbuttons.

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        08.02.2013 19:09
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        Does everything you need straws to do for just 50p!

        These are straight, thin plastic straws which feature a "bendy" section towards the top - making the straw come towards you at a much better angle and make it far easier to drink from most glasses. They are mostly white but with straight coloured striped running along the length of the them. In the pack of 50, the colourings appear to be random so you are as likely to get a pack of 90% green ones as you are a pack with equal numbers of green, blue, red/pink and yellow.


        The straws are obviously not going to be the best quality in the world due to their 20p price tag for the pack of 50. Even if you ignore the price of the packaging, this means that you will be getting these straws for just 0.4p each!


        Speaking of packaging, these straws come in a thin plastic package with paper label stuck on for description and bar code. Being so flimsy, it is not an ideal storage container for the straws in a cupboard but it certainly isn't bad. I, personally, keep mine in another container with a lid to prevent dust or insects (not that I have these running around in my cupboard) from coming into contact with them. It also reduces the chance of them rolling out when I open up the cupboard and making them fall onto the floor.


        There is really little else which can be said about such a simple product. In short, for the price, the fact that you get the full functionality you expect from the straws means that it is a 5 start purchase!

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        06.02.2013 12:38
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        cheap straws!

        Ever since my dentist told me a few years ago that it would be better to use straws when drinking juices and fizzy drinks so it is not as damaging to your teeth, I have been trying to use them when at home.

        Now i'm not brand loyal when it comes to straws as it's a pretty standard product!
        I tend to just buy whatever I come across whether from the poundshops or from the supermarket.

        One of the packet of straws I came across was this one in Asda, it is definitely the cheapest i've found.
        There are 50 straws for only 18p! Which is a lot better value then paying £1 from the poundshop for the same amount or 100.

        The only difference between these straws is that they do not have the flexible bendy bit at the top, but you can make do without it and it doesn't require much extra effort. The bendy ones are probably better for small children but I don't really think using these would cause spillages.

        The straws are available in a range of different colours, red, blue, yellow and green. They are mainly white with the coloured stripes running down it.. which is a pretty common straw design.

        The straws come packaged in clear packaging so they are easily spotted on the shelf and have the asda sticker on it.

        I give the straws 5 stars as they are fine to use and really cheap in terms of price.
        I'd have no problem purchasing these again.

        Thanks for reading :)
        (this review may also be on ciao)

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        17.12.2012 23:26
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        You cant beat these straws

        I used to buy my straws from the pound shop, 100 straws for one pound, I didn't think I could say no to that bargain. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled into Asda and found 50 straws for 18p, yes I kid you not people 18p.

        We always have straws in our house, I don't know why, I never use them myself but my children (who are far too mature for normal things) have to drink everything through a straw!!! Including hot chocolate and yoghurt???? Don't ask!
        These straws are as good as any others I have bought from pound shops around. There are 50 straws in a plastic bag that is sealed both ends. The straw packet has the Asda Smartprice logo with a barcode and a little information on the front. The straws are either white with coloured stripes or they are coloured with white lines, unsure which at this point though. They come in green, blue, red and yellow and I can say with certainty that yellow is not the most popular colour in our household.

        The straws have the little bendy section towards the end so you can bend the straw over glasses to make drinking easier. You can wash these out and re-use them but for 18p, would you really need to do that? I will freely admit that I will buy cheap items to save money, the fact I am reviewing 18p straws proves that but even I don't re-use them. (Not often anyway).

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