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Review: Kikkerland’s paper straws & a lovely cocktail to use them with! :)

on 17/06/2014
Kikkerland's beautiful multicolored paper straws!

beautiful multi-coloured paper straws!

Hey all! You know, just like me, that you have seen these multicolored paper straws in all the main American food blogs? Right! πŸ™‚ I was wondering where I could find them. A few days ago, I was in the center of Brussels, strolling from & to my favorite shops, where I spotted them in the shop, Rouge.

 

Cool, hey?

Cool, hey?

What is so cool about these straws, I hear you say? These straws are made out of paper, yes,…you heard me right! Each carton box has 144 paper straws. Each box costed me 9€. That is alright, I think.Β  These paper straws are printed with food safe soy-based ink. They are all bio-degradable & compostable. They are from the brand: Kikkerland! Β So they are an eco-friendly product! πŸ™‚ I bought 3 different paper straw boxes! Let’s see! πŸ™‚ I have found these one’s in red & white, blue & white, grey & white & these other one’s too! These paper straws are colorful, lovely cool looking & not so thick. So perfect for cocktails, I believe! πŸ˜‰ I put my paper straws in my ready cocktails & they sat there for 10 minutes before enjoying them with my husband! They were pretty good & not soft at the end. Yeah! πŸ™‚

Bamboo one's!!!

Bamboo one’s!!!

And these one’s too:

Pretty amazing, right?

Pretty amazing, right?

Lovely!

Lovely!

Now, lets test them out with these yummy drinks!

Yum yum! Raspberry Ginger fizz!

Yum yum! Raspberry Ginger fizz!

Raspberry & ginger fizz! For 2 persons!

Ingredients:

10 fresh raspberries

1/2 teaspoon white castor sugar

10 fresh mint leaves, chopped finely

3 cm x 3 cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped finely

3 round ice cubes 3 shots vodka = 75 ml vodka!

330 ml ginger beer

1. Place raspberries in a cocktail shaker and add sugar, chopped mint leaves and chopped ginger. Shake it often up & down or until the leaves have broken down and everything is smashed together!

2. Now, add 3 round ice cubes and shakeagain & again to break down the ice a little. Top with vodka and ginger beer and shake it up & down again. Don’t spill anything! Serve your lovely pink cocktails in glasses. Enjoy instantly with a loved one while sipping it with one of your coloured paper straws! πŸ˜‰

MMM! πŸ™‚ You can really taste the freshness of the raspberries, the ginger in 2 ways, the mint & the vodka too, of course! πŸ™‚ I know that you will love this tasty cocktail too! πŸ˜‰ xxx

Would you like one?

Would you like one?

 

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43 responses to “Review: Kikkerland’s paper straws & a lovely cocktail to use them with! :)

  1. boeddhamum says:

    Oh, I want these straws !!!!!!

    • Sophie33 says:

      Yes, they are so beautiful, I agree! Make the cocktail without these straws but use other colorful ones & it will taste really good too! πŸ˜‰ xxx

  2. Thomas says:

    Your cocktail looks amazing & your straws are pretty & colorful too! πŸ™‚
    I must make your cocktail today for sure! Yummm!

  3. Sean & Linda says:

    Your paper straws are good for the environment & cool too! πŸ™‚
    Your cocktail pleases us both! x

  4. hotlyspiced says:

    I love paper straws. I grew up with them and I think they’re so much better than plastic. I do hope they make a big comeback. Your straws look very pretty xx

  5. Anything with vodka works for me. I must look out for bamboo straws πŸ™‚

  6. Teehee, I have this obsession with beautiful paper straws, they seem to be in stationary shops #swoon #iheartstationary LOL! I have this giant colourful collection that I just don’t seem to use (mostly because they are too pretty). Reckon your cocktail (how good is Ginger Beer) might inspire the use of at least a couple of them. Cool post lovely one. πŸ™‚

  7. Paper straws are so much classier than plastic, these look lovely πŸ˜€
    Perfect for cocktails!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  8. Bernice says:

    The straws look like great fun! I will need to get some. And the cocktail looks delish!

  9. Jason says:

    those straws are AMAZING and those drinks look AMAZING!!

  10. Woah! Gotta get! Omg.

  11. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Especially love the bamboo straws! Have never seen those before and they’d go beautifully with a Singapore sling. It’s freezing in Melbourne today so I’m living vicariously through your blog Sophie. Can’t wait for the warmer weather to hit so i can crack open the vodka and crushed ice. Yum.

    • Sophie33 says:

      I didn’t know about the Singapore Sling! I just googled it & have the recipe now! πŸ™‚
      yeahhh! xxx

  12. Paper straws are so much fun! I use them in photo shoots all the time. They come is so many colors and patterns, and you can easily cut them down to different sizes, so they’re incredibly versatile. My only complaint is that they start to dissolve a bit if they sit in liquid for too long… But you can’t have everything, right? πŸ˜‰

  13. What pretty straws! I haven’t seem such lovely ones here. Your cocktail sounds heavenly too.
    have a wonderful weekend.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy xo

  14. Liz says:

    wow, that looks like a refreshing drink. And even more fun with a pretty straw.

  15. Koko says:

    Those straws are so cute! I’ve seen them all over American blogs just like you say. I have never seen the bamboo ones, though- I love those!

    But most of all I love this cocktail….I am OBSESSED with ginger beer since I moved to New Zealand, and combined with vodka and raspberries and mint, I cannot imagine a better tasting drink. I have to try this!!

  16. Tammy says:

    The bamboo variety are so pretty. I love that they are compostable. I use glass straws because I couldn’t stand the plastic waste – nice alternative.

  17. Carolyn Jung says:

    It is funny how paper straws have become the prop du jour on food blogs, isn’t it? They are so cute, though, I can totally see why. And you found a perfect use for them. πŸ˜‰

  18. Looks like summer in a glass! fun post Sophie!

  19. Karen says:

    Your cocktail sounds great and your straws make them picture perfect. πŸ™‚

  20. Noor says:

    A great tasty looking cocktail, Sophie!
    Those straws, I have indeed seen on the great blogs! I must find that shop Rouge. Where is it in Brussels? In the center? Can you tell me, please!!! xxx πŸ˜‰

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