It’s no secret that plastic waste is slowly clogging our oceans. To put it in perspective, Americans use around 500 million plastic straws every day, which is enough to fill around 127 school buses
According to National Geographic, around eight million metric tons of plastic waste make its way into various oceans every year, leading to deadly consequences for sea life and making for some pretty depressing ocean photography.
Finding an alternative to plastic straws isn’t always easy. Paper straws tend to feel more like paper-mache after five minutes, and metal straws are clammy and a textural nightmare if they bonk against your teeth the wrong way.
With that said, Edible Straw alternatives! They eliminate waste and make you feel like you are in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The best part about edible straws is that you can consume them after you finish drinking. It allows you to play with your food in a fun, exciting way that’s good for the environment.
HERE’S THE LIST!
In August of 2022, a man at a Yankee’s game was spotted using a hot dog as a straw for his beer and slurping away without a care in the world. Supposedly, the man used an actual straw to create a hole in the hot dog. Twitter immediately began sharing this man’s actions, turning him into a viral sensation.
For what it’s worth, we’ve been using Twizzlers as straws since before we knew plastic was a problem. Who knew that we were totally ahead of the curve with their brainchild?
This pasta shape is both spaghetti and penne pasta! Not only can you use bucatini pasta for an assortment of different pasta recipes, but it also makes for a wonderfully starchy edible straw alternative.
They have the word ‘straw’ in the name- so you got to try it! FUN FACT: If you do try this, the crunch factor will only last about 45 seconds before it melts into a soggy crouton.
Other foods you can try include, cereal straws, Rolled wafer cookies, and Slim Jims (if you have the patience)