Best Paper Straws

As of June 2020


The 90-day average price for a 500 count of these on Amazon is $14 as of 08/31/2020, according to data from Keepa. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change.


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what we like

  • Biodegradable
  • Most durable paper straws we have tried
  • Wide variety of colors
  • Tall enough to sit well in a glass or mason jar

keep in mind

  • While extremely durable compared to other paper straws we have tried, they’re still not plastic meaning they will wilt after 20-30 minutes and definitely won’t last for hours
  • They aren’t really reusable either


No matter how hardcore of an environmentalist you are, at this point there should be almost unanimous agreement that plastic is absolutely terrible for the environment, long-term. Watch this clip from a 60 minutes special if you still aren’t convinced.


The issue is that plastic is really damn good at performing the tasks we have all come to rely on for it. And that’s why it’s been so difficult to extinguish from our daily lives. Straws being one of those things. Straws are awesome because a lot of non-water beverages can stain your teeth or damage the enamel. Kids also love them so it’s difficult to give them up completely. With this movement away from plastic in recent years, a lot of establishments, like Starbucks, have tried to institute paper straws. The issue is, most paper straws are so weak. Many aren’t durable and get soggy nearly instantly.


After testing a variety of paper (and metal…yikes) straws available online, this Hiware version is the one that most clearly stood out to me as one I could use daily in my smoothies. They are durable enough to hold up for >20 minutes without wilting and they feel great on your teeth and lips. The variety of colors also will be received well if you have children. At $14 for a pack of 500 this is a no brainer for us.

Sizing Tips & FAQs

How tall are they?



How many different colors?

10: Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, Mint Green, Turquoise, Light Blue, Blue, Purple


Are they wrapped individually?

No they come in a box


How long do they last before they get soggy?

Probably around 20-30 minutes

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