#SkipTheStraw - Or use these...

I LOVE STRAWS. There, I said it.

I hate it when I go to take a big drink of whatever and get a mouthful of ice instead. For years, I would just ask for no ice, but I'm not a fan of lukewarm drinks, either. I'm also not a fan of plastic. So, I ended up buying these straws and they are freaking awesome.

STAINLESS STEEL STRAWS

SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws, Set of 4, Free Cleaning Brush Included

These things are inexpensive, sturdy, clean easy, and will last forever. The hardest part about having them, is keeping other people from "borrowing" them and not giving them back.

 

If metal straws don't sound great, here are a few other options:

BAMBOO STRAWS:

BULUH STRAWS - 8" ORGANIC BAMBOO DRINKING STRAWS | REUSABLE | ECO FRIENDLY | HAND-CRAFTED NATURAL ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTIC, GLASS AND STAINLESS STEEL | SET OF 8, CLEANING BRUSH AND CUSTOM BAG.

SILICONE STRAWS:

Reusable Silicone Straws BPA Free – (x6) STANDARD WIDTH 20oz, 30oz, Eco Friendly for Safely Drinking Hot & Cold Drinks

There's even PAPER STRAWS which you can get decorated at places like www.haystackmarketing.com with a logos for events -- shameless plug.

And for those who like to live dangerously -- there's also these:

GLASS STRAWS:

Reusable Bent Glass Drinking Straws, Set of 6 With 2 Cleaning Brushes,Shatter Resistant,BPA Free, Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly, 200mm x 10mm (Bent 8'' x10mm, Multi Color)

Yikes. That's not ice you're chewing!

I hear there's even seaweed straws in production now. In other words, there's just no excuse to use plastic straws anymore.

So, what's your favorite?

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