I think kids would LOVE these as a treat!
Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.
Last time I was at Costco they had a really amazing sample station setup where they were sampling these flavored straws to add to milk! The sample was super generous and gave each person their own flavored straw of their choice to try with a little cup of milk. Today I'm reviewing the SiPahh Milk Flavouring Straws from Costco.
These come in four different flavors, okey-dokey cookies & cream, luscious strawberry, hello marshmallow! And cocoa-bean chocolate. My favorite is probably the chocolate. The chocolate makes the milk taste just like chocolate milk without having to add chocolate sauce or powder to it. The cookies and cream is probably my second favorite and tasted kind of like an artificial coffee flavor rather than a cookies and cream flavor to me, like a frozen coffee or Iced Cappuccino from Tim Hortons for those who are in Canada. The luscious strawberry basically tastes like artificial strawberry flavor and is quite sweet. The hello marshmallow is also quite artificial tasting and basically just has a sugary artificial vanilla-y flavor. The chocolate is definitely tasty and the cookies & cream is pretty yummy too but these are quite sweet! I can definitely see kids absolutely loving these but adults might find them a little sweet/artificial tasting.
I purchased the SiPahh Milk Flavouring Straws for $9.79 Canadian. There’s two straw options to choose from biodegradable or plastic and both cost the same, there’s 16 straws in the box. You’re definitely paying for the novelty of the item and packaging.
The concept of the straws is pretty cool. There’s little flavor beads encapsulated in the straw so you put the straw in your milk and when you take a sip you get the flavor of the beads in the straw with the milk. You have to sip slowly to get the optimal flavor (which we were told when we sampled them at Costco). After you open the package it’s recommended you consume the contents of the straw within 24 hours. The box also says it “tastes best if consumed within 5 minutes”. Each straw is individually wrapped and it’s a convenient way to add flavor to your milk especially for kids who bring milk to school or if you’re on the go and want to add a bit of flavor to your milk you could conveniently keep these in your purse or bag.
Uh these are NOT healthy. The first ingredient is sugar and these are basically just sugar. One straw is 15 calories, zero grams of fat, 1 mg of sodium, three grams of carbohydrates, two grams of sugar and zero grams of protein. Which actually isn’t that bad. If you use a milk option that has low sugar like low-calorie almond milk and add a straw you definitely won’t be breaking your sugar or calorie bank.
These are a one-time buy for me. The concept is cool and I think if I had young kids they’d absolutely love these as a treat. They actually taste pretty yummy too! Nice and sweet for sure.
So would you try these for fun?