5 Stars By S.J.B. on 2015-10-19
Just what I've been looking for!
These straws are well-made and long enough for any size bottle or drink tumbler. We cut a bit off the bottom and use them in our 30oz Yeti drink tumblers. The bendable section makes drinking much easier than using a straight straw.
5 Stars By J. Palko on 2015-01-21
Great for handicapped/disabled people
I bought these for my mother who has Parkinsons. Her hands shake and she has considerable difficulty lifting things, especially for any length of time. These straws are long enough that she can keep a milkshake or juice bottle sitting (stable) on her lap and still drink from it easily without worrying about dropping the container or spilling the contents. I had found long and thick straws before, but not bendable ones. These are also longer than any other straws I've found.
5 Stars By N. Gilbert on 2016-10-01
Bonus points for making Dad laugh
These are spectacular. We needed something to reach the bottom of a thermos, so my Dad, who is in a wheelchair, could drink his whole pint of water. These do that! Bonus: (1) They're so much fun that they inspire Dad to drink extra water, (2) We've given a few away to nurse-assistant types, who also find them practical and entertaining, and (3) Best of all, they make Dad laugh. So, all-around good for health. Extra entertainment value: if one is in a thermos in front of a breezy window at just the right angle, it spins around like a propeller. Love these! I did rinse them carefully, just in case they had any powdery chemicals on them. Measured them: 18" long, extends to 19.5".
5 Stars By Dee Fields on 2014-04-25
I figured out why they are so long!!
LOL. Yes, I knew they were going to be super long just by the reviews and I was cutting them back by about 5 inches. I felt that was such a waste. Well, almost every morning I make a protein shake. One day I took one of these straws, didn't cut it off and was a passenger in a car drinking my protein drink breakfast. It then occurred to me. I had the large cup with a cover and a hole for the straw sitting on my lap and the straw reached my mouth (with a bit of a bend in the flexible part). You'd be surprised. It is very relaxing to drink and not keep lifting the cup each time to take a drink.
Even though I use these whether at home or on the road, another perk is, when on the road, when you hit that bump when you are taking a drink without a straw, many times you get a back splash onto your face due to the fluid in the cup being tossed around by the bump. This doesn't happen with these straws as the cup stays still on your lap and is secured with a cover.
I actually love these now and never lop them off any more. :-)
5 Stars By Chilipep on 2013-03-28
A product that got the job done!
I bought these straws wanting a tall straw that you can't find locally. I have tall mugs and I like to use a straw. I gave the 5 star rating because it is exactly what I ordered. The funny part was receiving them. We opened the box and bent over laughing. These are indeed tall straws...they are giants. We laughed and laughed. I thought I read something other than 17" tall. Never in my life have I seen such tall straws. We are using them. Nothing is wrong with them but we just cut off the lower half and use the top half. Then we have straws for the short glasses. It was my bad that I did not read 17". They are working out so well that I would consider buying them again. I wanted a bending straw too. So this is the one that met what I wanted but gave us such a laugh. I do like them cause they have a bigger hole also. Anyone who has tall mugs...really tall ones and want flex...this is the straw for you.
5 Stars By E. F. Barker on 2016-12-28
... are exactly what they claim to be and of good quality. I bought these for my brother who ...
These are exactly what they claim to be and of good quality. I bought these for my brother who was in a neck brace after spinal surgery so he could easily drink anything - and with the thicker bore they handle smoothies and shakes well. Very easy to cut them to any length you need for a particular cup/glass/tumbler. The colors are bright and fun and the kids love them when they visit. Please note that 17" is very long - get out a tape measure or ruler so you can see what you're getting:)
5 Stars By Suzie on 2017-10-27
Great straws !!
Great straws! Strong, wide and yes LONG but I love them. You can't help but laugh when they arrive because they are sooo long but so much better than the flimsy ones you buy in the grocery store. Cut them if you want or use them for a fun party, the neon colors set a happy tone all by themselves.
5 Stars By Marisa Elizabeth Urim on 2017-12-11
Straws so big, they fit in a wine bottle!
Looking for a straw that fits perfectly into a wine bottle? This is that straw. Not sure anyone wants to know that I drink wine from a straw with my friends at parties, but I found the perfect straw for it!
5 Stars By Linda on 2017-06-10
Straws multi uses
Good straws, use for very cold drink, some I cut in half if to long but don't throw away the other half keep it for next time. Have even been used for craft projects, and used ones get cut up and put on the bottom of planters to help with drainage then add small pebbles on top of the straws to keep the pebbles from stopping up the holes.
5 Stars By Straight answers! on 2018-03-22
Good quality and very tall.
They are large!! Didn't really think about it when I ordered, but wanted a straw for my tall tankard glasses. But these are very tall, and then with the expanding swivel, they will fit the tallest glass on the market. I trim to size which works well. I would buy again.