I saw a photograph of a turtle with a plastic straw in its nose, that image haunts me ... Mea culpa ... I have never been able to drink large sips, not only because of how cold but because I choke, so whenever I could I used a straw ... I stopped using them but I tried the frappuccinos ... coffee and ice is a magical combination for my palate ... I'm trying to eat it with a spoon ... but I saw these straws make from plants and my eyes gleamed ... I wish I could get them ... I promise to reuse it.