Should you serve with a straw or a glass?
Straw or glass? It’s a dilemma when serving soft drinks……and ultimately down to personal preference [much like bag-in or bag-out for herbal teas].
We would advocate paper straw every time…..and here’s why
They add an ‘ah’ factor when serving
A striped paper straw is gorgeously nostalgic and adds a bit of magic
They look pretty and colourful
Striped straws come in a variety of colours and can be customised…served in an attractive bottle [and we like to think ours are very pretty!] then they look super-smart and chic
They save on washing up
Served straight from the bottle they save washing up a glass….no breakages, no chips and no washing up [what’s not to love about that]
BUT…..aren’t they expensive? There is a cost to paper-straws and the cost is likely to be somewhere around 5-8p per straw….but when you think of the added benefits [especially the washing up!] that seems a good price to pay.
What if someone wants a glass? Ultimately it will depend on who is drinking the soft drink…..but you could default serve it with a straw and then offer a glass as an alternative. Younger consumers are likely to prefer a straw anyway.
Paper straws = happiness!
PS – I’m a bag-in too!