This pack of pastel coloured paper straws includes 8 with pink chevrons, 8 with blue chevrons and 8 with yellow chevrons. Ideal for parties or social gatherings – for people of all ages – for decorating cocktails, or for sipping drinks (straight from a bottle, perhaps) quietly at home. Sturdy and biodegradable, these are a lovely retro treat.
Dimensions: 27 x 9 x 1.5cm
Straws: 19.5 x 0.5cm
Paper straws were invented by Marvin Stone, who made his own because he was dissatisfied with the stalk of rye grass (formerly the standard) which left a gritty residue in his drink. Wrapping and gluing strips of paper together around a pencil, his basic design was complete – though he later used paraffin-coated manila paper to add durability. Eco-friendliness has led to a revival of the paper-straw over its plastic rivals (which superseded it) – particularly as manufacturing advances mean better durability in liquid with the ability to decompose in landfill.