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Got milk? Magic Milk Straws - works for coffee too

rworange | Sep 11, 2011 09:35 AM

I LOVE these. While I'm not a fan of capitalizing I LOVE these ... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

They fill the void left when Nestle abandoned their chocolate and fake strawberry straws which I liked a lot as a kid .... especially the fake strawberry.

However these new straws ar actually good (haven't tried the strawberry yet). I went conservative and got the cookies and cream.

First of all there are

- no artifical colors

- no artifical flavors

- no preservatives

Here's the ingredients for the cookies and cream: Sugar, cocoa powder, glucose syrup, water, VANILLA and chocolate flavoring ... that's right folks, vanilla, not cheapo vanillin and it pays off in better taste.

They are only 17 calories.

For those that care about these things, they are also gluten-free.

I don't often drink a glass of milk, but I was attracted by the straw. My coffee had s started to cool, the straws on the kitchen counter caught my eye. I thought ... hmmm ... lets see if this works. It did ... great just great.

I don't know if I'd use these with really hot coffee as the straw is plastic, heavy duty plastic, .... but still. Also, the little flavor beads in the straw might melt too soon.

It perked up the coffee, giving a shot of chocoloate/vanilla goodness without the artifical crud in stuff like flavored coffee creamers or flavored coffee.

It only added 17 calories. No Starbucks 300+ calorie hit. LOVE THEM, LOVE THEM, LOVE THEM. I love everything about them including the website.

They thought this through. I've only seen them sold in packs of six. However, they have a large economy size as well as single-serve straws to pack with your lunch.

Current flavors also include vanilla milkshake and chocolate.

Coming up may be chocolte peanut butter, strawberry banana, orange cream, wild berry, banana and chocolate candy cane.

There's a;sp a contest to suggest new flavors. I wonder if they'd consider Baily's Irish Cream?

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