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      16.07.2013 14:50
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      Good thing to keep in the kitchen cupboard

      Cant say I tend to use straws that often. For me, 9/10 times Im using a straw courtesy of places such as McDonalds and Ive treated the kids to milkshakes ( and myself! ). But on a very rare occasion I added these into my online shopping basket with Tesco.com, paying the huge sum of 20p for a pack of 50.



      Why did I buy them?

      Acouple of reasons really. The kids love to use straws. Although they spend most of the time blowing bubbles rather than drinking juice, it does encourage them to drink more. With the way the weather is at the moment, its essential they are watered as often as possible.

      I like to have the occasional alcoholic beverage, and I tend to find drinking it through a straw rather than in a glass alittle more fun and I can transport myself mentally from my sofa sipping on my beverage to a classy wine bar in New York .

      I wasn't too sure whether I needed some straws for an event I was helping to organise in my local community so buying them was a just in case measure.



      How are they packaged

      Nothing flash here. The straws come in a plastic clear packet. Slightly different in look to what appears on this site as Tesco have had a change in look in regards to their basic range. At the top is the ' Tesco ' logo. Just beneath are the words ' Everyday Value 50 Straws '.

      Company and refund details are at the bottom of the packaging.



      What are they like?

      Made of some form of plastic, each straw is 18.5 cms long and about 0.3 cms in width. All the straws are mainly white in colour but have stripes running down them. The stripes are blue, yellow red and green. One coloured set of strips on each straw. The straws are completely straight, no bends or curves.



      How do they perform?

      They do the job! Perfect width to them so you can drink a decent amount of beverage per sip, or as little as you require. The length for me is perfect for the kids. Anything any longer is a waste of straw, and can make it difficult for them to drink from and take more time. Personally, I would've liked the straw longer for myself, but chances are the kids will use these a lot more than me.
      I would have liked the straws to have been a touch more rigid and stronger. When I drank from it, applying some pressure with my mouth around the top of the straw meant it caved in quite easily for me. Saying that though, I do have a big mouth so wont take it out on this product!

      Ive also discovered I much prefer straws that bend close to the top rather than straight up and down in shape, as I find it easier to drink from. The kids to be honest appear to find drinking from straight straws easier as if theres a bend, most of the time the straw comes out of the cup/carton etc very easily and then they struggle to put it back in.


      Would I buy these again? Yes I would. The price is pitifully low and not noticeable. You don't ever want to spend a huge amount on something that is designed for one use and will be thrown away so price and amount you get is perfect. Decent quality, nice and pleasant look to them and ultimately they do the job. Im thinking of buying some more to put together some craft activities for the kids to do over the hols.

      Overall a good budget buy.

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      03.06.2013 19:23
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      Don't buy any others

      Anyone who reads my reviews regularly will be fully aware of how much stuff I use from Tesco. Their value range is really second to none, in my opinion and their Value Straws which cost only 20p for 50 (yes, really!)) are brilliant value for money. One pack of these straws will last me for ages, even though my daughter loves to use them for just about any drink she is having. She is currently obsessed with straws.

      The pack of fifty straws comes in a see through plastic bag and I always remove them from this bag and place them inside one of my plastic storage cartons I have in my kitchen cupboard. The straws are quite plain to look at but function perfectly well. They are basically white in colour, but each one has little coloured stripes running all the way down, right from the top of the straw, to the bottom. They are made of plastic and not thick paper, so are quite hard wearing and sometimes we even get second uses out of them.

      Lately, my daughter loves her smoothies and I have to say that these straws are wide enough to allow even one of my very thick blueberry smoothies (with 'bits') to travel all the way to the top, without getting stuck in transit. I have used these straws lots of times myself too. Most recently we had a barbeque (now that the weather has changed for the better) and I was using two of these in a tall mojito in our back garden. I have an annoying habit of biting the top of a straw whenever I have finished my drink (or between sips) and I am pleased to say that these are the type of straw that don't perish easily or snap off into little bits. They are fairly strong and hard wearing especially when you consider they cost so little.

      Each straw is about standard in length, I'd say roughly 8 inches and my sophisticated friend was happily singing their praises when she asked for one to pop into her large glass of red wine so that it wouldn't stain her teeth! They are perfect for children's parties, picnics and just generally having around the house, especially if you have a fussy daughter who loves one with all of her drinks.

      Great value for money and excellent quality and I highly recommend them.

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        15.03.2013 15:21
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        3 stars

        I bought this packet of straws to keep at home for when my grandchildren are here. The grandchildren love them, they think drinking from straws makes the drink more special. The straws aren't very good quality though but they don't seem to notice this.

        In the packet you get 50 straws and they are white with different coloured stripes down them. At the top end you can bend the straw to make it easier to drink from. They are a standard length so they will reach down into most cups.

        My grandchildren love using these, they think a drink is more exciting if they have a straw to drink it with.

        The straws are quite thin and so they can easily be broken. Many times my grandchildren have nibbled on the straws whilst drinking and it's caused little cuts in the plastic which is really sharp and has hurt their tongues before. I am always very careful to throw them away once little splits appear. Sometimes splits can appear part way down the straw where they haven't even touched it and very often a hole will appear on the bend where it is thinner and more fragile. This then makes it difficult to drink with.

        I think they are really too thin as they break easily but they are fine to use as a one off, they don't tend to survive more than one day. Sometimes we do wash them out and reuse them but more often than not they get thrown away after being used due to little holes appearing and my grandchildren liking to nibble on them!

        All in all these are okay, not amazing but children seem to love them so I'm giving them 3 stars

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        13.03.2013 14:23
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        Cheap quality straws

        decided to whiten my teeth a couple of weeks ago and it takes 14 days in total to bleach them. My dentist recommended that I don't drink black tea/coffee for a couple of hours after removing the mouth guards as this could stain my teeth straight after bleaching. I love a cup of tea first thing in the morning, which is when I take the mouth guards out. I was quite paranoid at drinking my tea and coffee at all whilst bleaching my teeth, so I picked up these straws and decided to drink everything through a straw for a couple of weeks whilst I was bleaching my teeth, even my tea and coffee!

        I picked up a couple of packs of these value straws in Tescos, and they cost me 20p for a pack of 50. They come in a clear plastic packet, very simple packaging. At the bottom of the pack is a flap which you open to get the straws out and you can reseal it again to keep them all in the packet without them falling out. They are all white straws which are around 25cm's long, with different colour stripes down them, you get red, yellow, green and blue straws.

        These straws are not the best quality, they are very thin tubes,which can be bent really easily, they are not very strong or sturdy. They don't have a bendy end either which I find much easier to use with other straws. They are just really simple and basic straws, although they have never split, and I have never had any problem with them, they just don't feel nice to drink from, in my opinion.

        I did use the packs up that I bought, but I then purchased a slightly more expensive pack of straws which were much better to drink from. I wouldn't buy these straws again, even if they are only 20p for 50, they really are so cheap, but it is not expensive to buy better straws either! These straws look cheap, feel poor quality and I wouldn't recommend them if you use straws often!

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        05.03.2013 19:15
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        Bargain straws!

        Straws are something that I always make sure I've got in the cupboard, not only do I like them for drinking through but my daughter likes incorporating them into our craft projects too.

        The Tesco everyday value straws are, obviously, only available to buy from Tesco either in store or online if you do your shopping that way. A packet of 50 straws costs 20p, that works out to less than half a penny a straw!

        The straws come inside a transparent plastic wrapper that is quite simple to rip open. Inside you are met with 50 straws. The straws themselves are basic in colour and overall look, they are mainly white with stripes of colour down them, the colours included in this pack are red, yellow, green and blue. They aren't exactly pleasing on the eye, but for the price, who can really moan?

        The thickness of the plastic material isn't that great, it is quite flimsy and thin. I'm a nibbler when it comes to drinking through straws and with good quality straws I find the plastic is quite easy to manipulate back into a circle shape, however with these Tesco straws, once they are bent and chewed, they don't ever resemble the circle shape again! The actual size of the hole is quite small, approximately a few millimetres; this isn't a problem for me as I only really use them to drink soft drinks or alcopops. I don't think they'd be suitable for drinking milkshake or fruit shakes through as it is bound to get stuck!

        My daughter likes using these for crafty type things too, especially bowing blobs of paint around into different patterns. Using these straws means that I don't have to worry about going through too many straws and having to chuck most of them in the bin as they are so cheap it doesn't really matter what she does with them.

        I'd definitely recommend these Tesco everyday value straws, not only are they mega cheap, they have a reasonable quality too. They are made of thin plastic and the hole is quite small but they are perfectly acceptable to drink soft drinks through if you're not a nibbler!

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        13.01.2013 20:40
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        Excellent value, and I would highly recommend them

        I am a big fan of fruit juices and squashes, as I some times get a little bored of drinking plain water, however I am well aware that these can both cause damage to your teeth, especially if drunk regularly. I like to think I look after my teeth, so I decided to start using straws as much as possible when drinking juices or soft drinks. Not wanting to spend much on them, as I would be using quite a few, I bought a pack of 50 Tesco Value straws for a mere 20p.

        The straws come in a clear plastic packet, which opens with a re-sealable plastic tab. The straws come in four colours - red, blue, green and yellow al of which are with white stripes going down the length of the straw. I wouldn't say these straws looked ay cheaper than the next pack.

        The straws are thinner than some I have used, so I wouldn't like to use them for a very thick drink or anything with bits in it. They do not have a bend at the top, however this makes no real difference to me. The straws are just as strong as any others I have used and I haven't experienced any breaking whilst I've been using them. Infact, if you wanted to be very savvy I do think you could wash and reuse the straws for your next drink if you so desired.

        These would be great if you are expecting a lot of people over and don't want to spend much on extras, or if you want to keep a pack at home for when you need them. I would thoroughly recommend using them when drinking sugary drinks or juices as they really can help save your teeth. They would also be great for arts and crafts for children.

        I would definitely recommend these straws. They are basic, but that is al they need to be. I find my teeth feel much cleaner for using them and they're not costing me a fortune as just 0.4p each!

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          19.11.2012 12:03
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          A great pack of cheap straws from Tesco's

          I recently had a small get-together at my home; it was a joint Ann Summers and Jewellery party. As I didn't want to use items I would have to be washing up at the end of the night I purchased a few disposable items!

          Tesco Everyday Value Plastic Straws:

          In the party items section at my local Tesco supermarket I was browsing to see what items I could purchase for my girls night in. I came across a pack of straws, and as I had purchased some small bottles of alcohol these would certainly come in handy.

          Within one pack you get 50 straws, these are just straight simple straws. They don't bend and they are a little shorter than higher priced ones. For me what I wanted them for they would do they job well.

          The straws are all white in colour with coloured stripes on them, nothing fancy just cheap and basic but they definitely do there job.

          When using the straws you could suck up the liquid perfectly, I had no problems with any air holes in the sides like I have found with some in the past. For the price they are actually rather sturdy, these would even be suitable for children's parties.

          Nothing fancy they come in a plastic bag so once open you need something to hold them in. I just placed mine in a plastic cup for people to help themselves.

          Price and Availability:

          These straws only cost 18p per pack which is excellent value for money. I found nothing wrong with them and would certainly purchase another pack when needed. As they are a Tesco own brand product you can only purchase them from Tesco's.

          Overall:

          A good purchase I feel, they are study and durable. They did what I wanted them to do and they where cheap and chips so to speak. I would certainly purchase them again and fully recommend them.

          Five out of five stars.

          Thank you for reading.



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          www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=257399001

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            27.10.2012 01:03
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            Cheap straws, good value.

            My kids love to do arts and crafts and I had found online instructions to make flowers, as Mothers` day was coming and they wanted to make something for their Nan. The instructions called for Tissue paper and straws. I already had tissue paper, so just needed to invest in some straws. So off to Tesco we all went. I found these straws and was amazed at the price 18p for fifty. Great!!!


            I could see from the packaging which was semi- transparent that they were quite thin, which didn't cause us a problem. They have four colours in each pack striped white with blue, red, yellow or green. The straws are plastic and are about 2mm in diameter. Well they worked great for the craft purposes, and since the remainder has been in the cupboard the kids have enjoyed using them for their drinks. The only problem is the fact they don't bend so when my youngest tries to use them I need to supervise so that the cup doesn't tip over. I have had a try with them and have found them pretty good. It`s nice to have a lovely cold drink through a straw sometimes. I tend to use two straws but that is just preference. They are fully reusable if you rinse them after use. However, they are so cheap I generally just through them out, especially as the kids tend to chew the ends...nice!


            The packaging is a simple, clear cellophane bag with the Tesco "no frills" logo on the top. Although I tend to decant mine into a plastic jar because I think they could easily get crushed in the bag and there is less likelihood of my kids spilling them all over the place.

            Another use my "wonderful " children have found for these is as blowers, they chase each other around blowing bits of paper through the straws at each other much to my frustration, as I end up picking up the mess.

            These are available from most if not all Tesco stores; however you can purchase them online at www.tesco.com.
            Tesco stores ltd,
            Cheshunt
            EN8 9SL
            UK.
            Customer service telephone number is 0800 50 55 55.
            Overall I was very impressed considering the extremely low price.

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            11.10.2012 10:55
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            value straws, great value!

            My daughter is almost obssesed with straws and asks for one in almost every drink she has. My mum bought her a Peppa Pig curly straw which was her favourite until it was somehow snapped in half so of course this resulted in a huge drama! We went to Tesco but they didn't have any more of the curly straws so I ended up having to purchase a bag of value straws and thankfully my daughter was ok with this as she thought this was great having a new straw with every drink!

            The Tesco straws come in a pack of fifty for just 18 pence which really couldn't be a better bargain. The straws come packaged in a clear plastic bag with the Tesco value label on the front. As the bag is clear you can the range of colours inside which are standard at red, yellow, blue and green. The downside of buying the value straws is that once you have opened the bag it is not able to be sealed but I tend to just put them in a plastic tub so they are away from any germs in the kitchen.

            Even though the straws are from the value range they are quite good quality. They are very thin but sturdy enough to drink any liquid through. The straws bend near the top as most straws do, even now I have to play with the straw and stretch then concertina it back down! There have been times where we have got a straw out of the packet and my daughter has been totally unable to get any of the drink up the straw and this is usually because a couple of the straws have small splits in them but as there are so many in the pack this is not really a problem.

            As a rule I only use a straw when eating out but sometimes my daughter will have me use one at tea time and I only have fizzy pop but sometimes she will have milkshake or a smoothie and she can drink them with ease through these straws.

            My cat loves to play with these straws, she will carry one around the house and chew it (I am sure she thinks she is a dog) so we do go through quite a lot of these straws between my daughter and the cat but I wouldn't mind if I had to buy a packet a week at that price. We also use these straws for arts and craft such as paint blowing and sticking and they are perfect for that as well!

            All in all there isn't really much I can say about the Tesco Value straws, they are perfect for the purpose and an absolute bargain!

            Thank you for reading my review.

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            10.10.2012 19:57
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            A fantastic packet of straws from Tesco Value.

            My teeth are something that are very important to me and as such I often use a straw when drinking fruit juice or sugary fizzy pop. I like to drink Tropicana and other fruit juices with my breakfast in the morning and I find that these tend to feel really sugary on my teeth and that is why I opt for straws at numerous times of day.

            Now when it comes to straws they really have a very basic purpose to fulfil and as such I usually go for the cheapest ones I can find when I am running low. These particular straws are just 18p for 50 straws, a fantastic bargain, and I regularly stock up on a couple of packets at a time. Now I've never actually bothered to count them but it definitely appears that there are 50 in the packet and they do last me several weeks usually with me using a few every day.

            These straws come in a plastic packet and I just rip the top off mine then leave them open on the side. I normally then worry about germs and end up rinsing the tops of them if they have been in contact with the kitchen side. The packaging is nothing special but the price of these is so low that it is functional and I've never had a packet rip before I've wanted to open it.

            The straws within the packet are thin, just a few mm across, and yet they are surprisingly sturdy. I have probably only had one damaged straw per packet, sometimes none, and this is usually where I've bent it by accident or been playing with it while preparing my milkshake or fruit juice. Even when they have a small split on these occasions I've found that I still use the straw it just requires a little more sucking. There are striped lines down the straws and there are a variety of colours including red and blue. I like that I can use different colours if I want to and sometimes I might have a glass of water I am drinking and then make another drink and this allows me to know which glass was used for what if they're both empty and I'm looking to pour myself another glass of water in a glass that has only had water in before (if that makes sense?).

            In all I would say that these drinking straws are great. I do not have to worry about getting sugary drinks all around my teeth and instead I can enjoy my fruit juice, milkshake or fizzy pop without worrying about damaging my teeth so much. Also, I can be lazy and have my glass of drink on the arm of the chair and not even have to pick it up to enjoy a sip of drink. This is also ideal when I am on the laptop as it means I don't end up spilling any drink on my precious laptop or iPad and therefore I am reducing the risk of damaging my electrical items clutz that I am! I am going to give these 5/5. They are nothing special really but they are surprisingly strong, cheap and I can drink out of them. What more do you want from a straw? They are also ideal for craft projects with little children and the like but I always forget about straws when I am doing arts & crafts with my nieces and nephews.

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            09.10.2012 11:23
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            Tesco value straws

            When children reach a certain age, with my little girls group of friends it was about two and a half, they cannot possibly drink a drink without drinking it through a straw, well why would you drink it normally when there was a much more exciting way of drinking it!! Soon my little girl will be asking for cherries and umbrellas, ha ha. Anyway, with this in mind I now keep a pack of straws in my cupboards at all time. We recently had a party too for lots of little kids so the straws definitely came in handy then too. It's amazing how easy a child is to bribe (sit down, eat your lunch, etc) when you have something as exciting as a straw to offer them. 

            These straws from Tesco are great and amazingly cheap so you really can afford to use one or more a day. A pack of 50 costs £0.18, what a bargain and they are good quality too which is even better. 

            The straws are not that fancy, they are not bendy or twisty or coloured or do not feature cartoon characters but they get the job done and are fine. The straws are white but have thin coloured stripes down them. The colours are red, yellow and blue and I suppose give them a bit of a snazzy look. The straws do not have the bendy section in them, they are just straight up and down straws but this does not really bother us. We have no problems with the straws splitting or anything like that but even if we did they are so cheap we can just get another one. 

            These straws are great for craft projects too and we often use them to stick on pieces of card or paper to make pictures. 

            All in all a great functional buy. 

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            08.10.2012 21:11
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            Fantastic value for money

            My daughter is really fussy when it comes to food and drinks and she doesn't like to drink out of a glass without using a straw. I have tried to break the habit with her but she keeps on insisting on having some.

            She also has a really bad habit of mangling the straws as she drinks through them by chewing them so I can't even reuse the straws that I do buy. For that reason I only really buy cheap straws from poundland or Tesco.

            The ones at Tesco are absolutely fantastic for the money. They are a recession busting 18p for a packet of 50 straws. They aren't the best straws in the world and they are only really any good for use one time but for that money it doesn't bother me in the slightest.

            The 50 straws that come in the packet have different coloured stripes and although they don't have the bendy part at the top they are fine for older children. My daughter prefers the bendy straws but she will use these without too much fuss if it is the only ones that we have in the house.

            The straws are on the thin side as you might expect for the money but they are fine for juice and thinner liquids. Thicker liquids such as ice cream milkshakes might pose a problem however.

            We also use the straws for arts and craft projects and for this these are fantastic as they bend really easily so even smaller children should have no problem using these to make pictures and collages.

            I really can't complain about these straws. They aren't the best quality but for 18 pence they do the job and are so cheap that I can replace them as often as I need without worrying about the expense. They are handy to have around the house and are great for children's parties. If they had been more expensive I might not be so enthusiastic about them but as I said for 18p they are fantastic value for money.

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            08.10.2012 13:54
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            budget straws!

            For some strange reason I always think drinks taste better when drunk through a straw, so I always have a box in my cupboard (for on the rare occasion I am not having a cup of tea).

            The straws come in a clear packet with the usual tesco everyday value label on the front in white. The straws themselves are quite thin, i'd say thinner than more expensive straws but this doesnt really case a problem. They are white with coloured stripes down them in red, blue and yellow, and I find them to be quite sturdy for how cheap they are.

            My only criticism of these straws is that they do not have that bend about a third of the way down that some straws do. However I have bought cheap straws in the past that have the bend, and all they have done is split at the bend during use. I havent had one of these straws split on me yet or have any holes in which is great for the price.

            You can buy these straws from tesco for around the 20pence mark for 50 - which is an absolute bargain for so many! They will last aaages, especially if you rinse them and re-use them, but at 20 pence for 50 theres really no need to as it will only cost you pennies to buy another pack!

            Overall I would recommend these straws, they're perfect for the kids and great if your having a bit of a party, or if like me you just think drinks taste better through a straw!

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            07.10.2012 09:54
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            For 18p you can't really go wrong, can you?!

            My children don't really drink fizzy drinks often but due to my long time Aspartame aversion I only buy the full sugar versions of juice and squash; this is obviously not the best thing for their teeth so I tend to moderate their consumption of these drinks, and follow my dentists advice of giving them a straw to drink through to direct the sugary drinks away from their teeth.

            I'm not fussy about what straws I buy, but after being given a box of KFC straws (which lasted for months) I realised that the shop where I usually buy my straws from had closed down and I had no idea where to look next. Of course, I found them in Tesco - only at the bargain price of 18p for 30 straws, whereas I have been previously paying 99p for 25 straws up to £1.89 for 40 straws when those weren't in stock.

            These are basic straws with no crinkly bendy part at the top; they're made of pretty thin plastic and always feel on the verge of splitting, although to be fair of the five packs of straws we've used there have only been four individual straws which have been damaged during drinking. Tellingly these were all used by five year old Hollie, therefore I suspect heavy handed foul play... Actually I'm quite sure she was trying to bend them as she's used to bendy straws - unless you watch children drinking regularly with straws you won't appreciate the complete change of position needed for a little person to accommodate a full length non-bendy straw!

            The diameter of the straw is visibly narrower than the straws I usually buy, presumably to use less plastic and offer them at such a cheap price. It's not an issue at all and I find these to be a comfortable straw to drink from, as do all the kids - I noticed last night, while using one to drink Disaronno and Coke, that the narrowness of the straw made the drink much fizzier than when I drink the same drink through a fatter straw. Which sounds crazy, but it's true!

            The straws are the traditional colours, mainly white with thin stripes of colour - they're OK looking, but nowhere near as interesting as the neon or black straws I used to buy. They're kinda nondescript looking, even picky Hollie doesn't have a preference when she comes to choose a straw - usually she's amazingly opinionated when it comes to her drinking straws, favouring one colour or another, but with this pack she couldn't care less!

            The bag isn't resealable and you need to tear a hole into the plastic to open it, this isn't ideal from a hygiene point of view as the remaining straws are open to the air from the moment you rip the bag. For this reason I keep mine in a Tupperware container, they take up hardly any room at all so I buy a couple of packs at a time and stock up a bit - considering we use half a dozen between us a day this isn't really major stocking up, but as our local corner shop is actually a Tesco Express it's no problem to run round for more if I happen to run out.

            I'm really impressed with these straws for the price; they're nice to drink from and although definitely only suitable for one use, we don't really bother washing even the more expensive drinking straws as for us this type of thing is very much a disposable product. Gosh, I couldn't stand the mess of a draining board or cutlery drawer full of used-once straws and just know my kids would reach for a new one for every drink anyway!

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              04.10.2012 13:33
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              They're ordinary straws with an extra ordinary price

              I have in the cupboard a packet of Tesco Value straws, they weren't bought for a kids party (although I have used these ones in the past for that purpose), these are just something I picked up because I saw the price and know my kids like using them. They cost just 18p for 50.

              The straws come in a plastic packet, it is resealable but not sticky enough to be of much use after a few reseals. The pack is plain and just tells you that they are a pack of 50 Tesco Value Straws.

              The straws themselves are white, and have either blue, yellow, green or red stripes down them. They haven't got a bend a quarter of the way down which makes straws easier to drink through, this is my only gripe but that's what you get for 18p so I won't complain! Maybe a bit thinner than dear straws but that isn't a problem and doesn't impair their performance as straws.

              Straws can be great for art projects but my kids don't use them for this anymore, they just like drinking through them. They can be re used a few times after a quick wash providing no ones chewed them. The length is good, they are long enough for most drinks. Their quality is okay, thin but sturdy enough not to bend whilst in use. The straws are easy to drink through and don't split.

              These are just straws, there's not a lot to complain about with them.

              I would recommend these because of the price and they do what they are supposed to do- suck drinks!

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