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Straw Buying Guide

Drink Up!


A local cafe has just begun offering thicker beverages such as smoothies and floats to accommodate recent demand. On the first day of serving these new trendy beverages, a customer orders a yummy, thick fruit smoothie to start their day. Not long after they have begun trying to enjoy their beverage, the cafe receives a complaint that the straws are simply too small to be able to sip the smoothie properly.

Ensure that customers can enjoy their slushies, cocktails, juice, and other beverages with ease with CiboWares selection of plastic straws. Available in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles, some straws come individually wrapped, making them a sanitary option for take-out orders. Add some extra pizzazz and style to beverages with these quality products.


Eco-Friendly Straws

Our selection of paper and PLA straws are a great eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic straws. Featuring a look and feel similar to the traditional straws customers and staff are familiar with, they are sure to be an asset to any foodservice location.


Paper Straws: These straws are made from paper materials, are a great eco-friendly option and are available in jumbo and giant straw styles. Unwrapped and individually wrapped straws are also available.
Sizes: Jumbo: 5.75" - 10.25" - Giant: 7.75" - 10.25"
Color: White, black, kraft, and red or blue striped 
Uses: Milkshakes, floats, smoothies
Wrapped: Paper wrapped or unwrapped
Flexible End: No


PLA Straws: Made from sustainable corn-based plastic resources, these PLA straws are BPI certified compostable in a commercial composting facility. Durable and stylish, they meet the ASTM D6400 but should avoid being used with hot temperatures as they cannot exceed 113 degrees F. Jumbo and giant straw styles are available.
Sizes: Jumbo: 7.75" - Giant: 10.25"
Color: Clear 
Uses: Milkshakes, floats, smoothies
Wrapped: Paper wrapped or unwrapped
Flexible End: No

Plastic Straws



Giant Straws: Featuring a large opening and tall design, they are ideal for use with thicker beverages.
Sizes: 5.75", 7.75", 8.5", 9", 10.25", 12"
Diameter: 0.28" (7.2mm)
Color: Black, blue, clear, orange, red, red stripe 
Uses: Slushies, milkshakes, smoothies
Wrapped: Unwrapped or wrapped styles
Flexible End: No


Jumbo Straws: Features many of the same characteristics as giant red straws.
Sizes: 5.75", 6", 7.75", 9", 9.5", 10.25", 12", 24"
Diameter: 0.22" (5.6mm)
Colors: Black, clear, red, red stripe, assorted (orange, blue, yellow and green)
Uses: Juice, soda
Wrapped: Unwrapped or wrapped styles
Flexible End: No


Spoon Straws: Featuring an open-ended spoon on one end, these straws are perfect for sipping drinks, and eating ice cream chunks or other solids from beverages. Wrapped in plastic cello, they are the sanitary and fun choice for your customers.
Size: 10"
Diameter: 0.26” (6.5mm)
Color: Red
Uses: Slushies, snow cones, smoothies, milkshakes
Wrapped: Wrapped
Flexible End: No


Flexible Straws: Guaranteed to protect against contamination, these straws are individually wrapped. Perfect for take-out orders, they feature a convenient flexible end.
Size: 7-5/8" or 7.75" 
Color: Clear
Uses: Juice, floats
Wrapped: Paper wrapped
Flexible End: Yes


Sip Straws: Made from only the highest quality polypropylene these durable, thin straws can withstand high temperatures making them perfect for use in hot drinks.
Sizes: 5”, 5.5", 7", 7.5”
Diameter: 0.12” (3mm)
Colors: Black, red, white, and white with red stripe
Uses: Specialty teas, cocktails, stirring cream, milk, or sugar into coffee
Wrapped: Unwrapped, paper or poly wrapped
Flexible End: No


Assorted Paper Fruit Straws: Perfect for bringing a festive vibe to your restaurant, these unique straws have colorful honeycomb fruit decorations attached to the straw and are easy to put together. They come packaged in individual shrink wrapped boxes and are made from food grade materials and bright-colored paper. An absolute must-have for your restaurant, these straws also come with fruits in six assorted shapes.
Sizes: Straw is approximately 9.5” while the fruit is 1.75”
Colors: (Straw) white with red, yellow, green, and blue stripes, (fruit) orange, purple, red, and yellow.
Uses: Cocktails, juice, smoothies
Wrapped: No
Flexible End: Yes