Product Type: Tesco household products
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Tesco Value Straws
Member Name: cornishchic
Tesco Value Straws
Advantages: Cheap! Good quality for the price
Disadvantages: Thin, small hole
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!
Summary: Bargain straws!