As people have started to get more serious about trying to keep plastic from ending up in the oceans, plastic straws have been one of the first things to take a hit. Now straw users have several alternatives to choose from, including reusable stainless steel straws and compostable options made from paper, bamboo, or corn-based materials. But some companies are taking straws in a new, edible direction by making them out of pasta.
Both Stroodlesand The Amazing Pasta Strawsell straws that are basically bucatini - straight, long tube-shaped uncooked noodles. They’re made in Italy from the same stuff as the pasta you’d eat for dinner, but these straws are a little sturdier than your average macaroni noodle.
Both brands claim the straws are tasteless in a cold drink and Stroodles says theirs will last about an hour before getting soft, which is about the same as a paper straw.