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Foodies Handcrafted Rice Straws

Our story is about connecting with farmers and foragers and celebrating their love of their land. Our aim is to connect communities through our food. Food brings people together and that becomes our story. 

This is our Vietnamese story...

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 region.

We thought this was ingenious. This was a totally edible, compostable, biodegradable and a sustainable culinary instrument!  When finishing our drinks, we munched our way through our straws and found them to be perfectly delicious. Eating a straw felt surreal. We thought, 'this 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 Vietname to source the best farmers, the right ingredients, the right factory and the right people, 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 favourite 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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  • 50 White Jumbo Straws
  • 50 Black Jumbo Straws
  • 150 Mixed colours Everyday Straws
  • 150 White Everyday Straws
  • 150 Black Everyday Straws
  • 250 White Cocktail Straws
  • 250 Black Cocktails Straws