I really like the look of these, I bought them for a reptile themed party and they were really cute, but personally I can taste too much of the paper when I’m sipping my beverage. They can last a long time in the cup before they absorb too much liquid, my kids didn’t seem to mind it. My taste buds are just more sensitive, so this may not be an issue for you.
I can use them for a little while, but then I have to change it out. So for me, it’s just Ok. If I were rating the look alone, they would be a 5 star 🙂 They are also thin, a little thinner than a standard size straw. If you’re familiar with the straws from IKEA, they are just a tad bigger than those which are VERY thin but I love them for certain cups we have (like the kids “Ice Cream” cup from Denny’s they sold some time ago, we have 4 of them and the IKEA straws were the only ones I could find that fit those cups. These bamboo ones do NOT fit).
Oh, additionally, the box they’re packaged in isn’t very sturdy and comes apart easily so be careful when handling. I ordered about 5 boxes of these and it was the same with all of them. I just transferred them to a paper bag.
I was going to transfer to a Ziploc but that seemed to defeat the purpose of “going green” and I felt guilty! We had a lot left over, so I have some in a Mason jar in the kitchen and my family grabs them from there and extras are stored in the bag.