This summer my sister gave me a couple boxes of PAPER STRAWS. I must say they are so cool. If you remember paper straws from your childhood then you will appreciate finding paper straws again. My sister and I have been looking for paper straws for a long time. I even asked The Vermont Country Store to carry them, never got a response. Of course you can buy old boxes of straws on online auctions and the like,but who wants to use those for drinking? My guess is that paper straws are making a come back because of the paper or plastic debate. I really love the stripped straws in all those neat colors . They really make a party or just a cold glass of Coke A Cola so much more fun.