ALINK Reusable Boba Silicone Smoothie Straws, 6-Piece

Last updated date: April 30, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2


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We looked at the top Smoothie Straws and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Smoothie Straw you should buy.

Overall Take

Smoothie drinkers with sensitive teeth will enjoy these soft straws. They're flexible enough to twist into a knot, but they bounce back without cracking. They're also stain-resistant, so you can drink bright fruit smoothies without ruining them. In our analysis of 17 expert reviews, the ALINK ALINK Reusable Boba Silicone Smoothie Straws, 6-Piece placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 5, 2020:
Checkout The Best Smoothie Straw for a detailed review of all the top smoothie straws.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
224 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
These are 12" long, so they’ll fit in tall glasses or travel tumblers, and are made from sturdy silicone that can handle heat or cold.
- The Spruce Eats
They handled the boba without issue, and had the capability to bend and fold.
- The Guardian
Perfect for thick smoothies or bubble tea, these wide silicone straws can be bent and twisted in any direction. The straws are BPA-free, nontoxic, dishwasher-safe, and come with a cleaning brush.
- Yahoo Lifestyle
Made from 100% BPA-free food-grade silicone, these reusable straws are non-toxic and free from any strange synthetic smell or taste.
- Household Wonders
These silicone straws are wide enough for drinking bubble tea, so you know you're not going to have trouble with your smoothie.
- Guide
The silicone tip “feels nicer on my teeth” and testers “like the bendy-ness.” If you don’t put the tip entirely over the metal, you can chew it, and it doesn’t get as hot as the regular metal straws.
- The Columbian
What experts didn't like
Something about the straws’ texture seemed to catch the sticky boba residue more than the other straws.
- The Guardian
“I don’t like not knowing when the liquid will hit my mouth.”
- The Columbian

From The Manufacturer

13 pcs 10” long, 0.41” inner dia / 0.53” outside dia large straws, 1 cleaning brush. Perfect for homemade thick smoothies, bubble tea and milkshakes, hot or cold. 100% FOOD GRADE pure silicone, BPA free, no toxins, no weird smell or taste. Reusable, durable and flexible with no cracking, can be cut into different lengths. Feel soft against your lips, won't hurt teeth. Dishwasher safe and easy to clean.

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An Overview On Smoothie Straws

Smoothies are a tasty way to increase your fruit and vegetable intake during a busy day, but you need a serious straw to enjoy your creations. A standard drinking straw is too narrow for a nice, thick smoothie, and using plastic straws every day is tough on the environment. Reusable smoothie straws are a simple solution.

Smoothie straws are taller (up to 10-inches long) and two to three times wider than a standard straw. Reusable versions are usually made from food-grade silicone or stainless steel. Many of them are bendable, just like a standard plastic straw. They usually come with a brush to keep the inside clean and hygienic, and many brands include a carrying case so you can use your straws when you leave the house. 

Buying a pack of reusable smoothie straws can help you and your family enjoy delicious, fresh produce every day. Take a look at our Tips & Advice for more details about buying smoothie straws.

DWYM Fun Fact

Turning fruit into a perfectly-textured smoothie requires a blender. One of the first at-home blenders was popularized by an unlikely source: radio and television personality Fred Waring.

Fred Waring was often referred to as “America’s Singing Master.” He first achieved musical success with his banjo orchestra, Waring’s Pennsylvanians. Fred made the leap to radio in 1933, then television in 1948. During his time on the radio, Waring financially backed and promoted the first modern electric blender. The Waring Blendor was released in 1937, and it became an important tool for scientific research — Jonas Salk used it while he was developing the polio vaccine. 

Millions of Americans have a blender at home today. Most people aren’t using them to develop groundbreaking vaccines, but smoothies are another way that blenders can be beneficial for human health. 

The Smoothie Straw Buying Guide

  • When it comes to smoothie straws, measurements are everything. Make sure you measure the height of any cups or tumblers you’ll be drinking your smoothies out of and compare that with the height of the straws you’re thinking about buying. Diameter is also important: Compare the diameter of your future smoothie straw with the diameter of a standard straw to make sure your smoothie straw is wide enough.
  • Make sure that your smoothie straws either come with a cleaning brush or are dishwasher safe before you buy them. Rinsing them with dish soap under running water might not be enough to keep the straws clean. 
  • If you want to share your straws with young children, look for smoothie straws that can be trimmed down for shorter children’s cups. 
  • If you’d like to take your smoothie straws on the road, look for a set that comes with a carrying case.