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Foodies Rice Straws

 

Foodies Rice Straws

It was hot and humid, and we were hanging out for a cold drink. A welcome sight, a café to sit and enjoy cold iced coffees on a sweltering day in a little local Vietnamese eatery.    

What happened next was extraordinary. The iced coffee was delicious and served with a very interesting straw that we had never seen before. On enquiring, we were told it was produced locally and it was an alternative to plastic and paper straws and was made from the rice grown in this local region.

We thought this was ingenious! It was totally edible, compostable, biodegradable and a sustainable food source. When we finished our drinks, we munched our way through our straws and noted they were quite delicious. Eating a straw? Unbelievable!  We thought that must be a first!

But when we delved deeper, we found that these rice straws offered way more than we initially thought. The coloured straws used locally sourced natural fruits, seeds and flowers for colour, they were vegan, gluten free, nut free and completed handcrafted.    

We were so excited we spent the next few months working with the right people in Vietnam, to source the best farmers, the right ingredients, and the right factory, so that we could bring you this amazing new alternative to Plastic, PLA and Paper straws. Leaving no impact on the environment, no landfill, no recycling conditions, and no leaching nasty dyes into our drinks.

Now you can enjoy your favorite beverage with foodies Rice Straws without the environmental impact of alternatives. From our visit to that little Vietnamese café we have never looked back. 'Completely revolutionary', you might say.  

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