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{taste tested}: magic milk straws…

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I've never been a big fan of straight milk. I love it in ice cream, I love it in a latte, I love it in cheese…but pure milk on it's own has never been my thing. However, ever since my friend Kelley told me about these straws last year, I knew it might be the solution to my calcium-deficient woes and had to get my hands on some!

While Got Milk's Magic Milk Straws were probably made to lure kids into getting more Vitamin D, I have to say they're kinda my new best friend. Available in chocolate, strawberry, cookies n' cream, and vanilla…simply sip on any kind of milk with the straw and it tastes transforms into that flavor! The little flavor buds slowly dissolve giving you enough sweetness for one full glass. I kid you not, I had 4 glasses of milk within 2 days just cause this is so fun and GOOD! And, for these chilly nights lately, it does wonders in a warm glass of milk. The straw contents melt faster in heated milk, leaving you with best approximation of a warm milkshake that I've been able to find or create.

{photos by Oh Joy}

68 comments

  1. I will be doing this. I have the same problem with milk. For starters, it ALWAYS smells like it’s gone bad to me. This sounds like a much better solution than holding my nose while I drink it.

  2. I grew up with a version of these. They came only in chocolate and strawberry and came in barbara shop striped decorated straws in either brown (chocolate) or pink (strawberry). They were a staple at my local drugstore that still had an ice cream counter.

  3. I grew up with a version of these. They came only in chocolate and strawberry and came in barbara shop striped decorated straws in either brown (chocolate) or pink (strawberry). They were a staple at my local drugstore that still had an ice cream counter.

  4. I grew up with a version of these. They came only in chocolate and strawberry and came in barbara shop striped decorated straws in either brown (chocolate) or pink (strawberry). They were a staple at my local drugstore that still had an ice cream counter.

  5. I grew up with a version of these. They came only in chocolate and strawberry and came in barbara shop striped decorated straws in either brown (chocolate) or pink (strawberry). They were a staple at my local drugstore that still had an ice cream counter.

  6. I grew up with a version of these. They came only in chocolate and strawberry and came in barbara shop striped decorated straws in either brown (chocolate) or pink (strawberry). They were a staple at my local drugstore that still had an ice cream counter.

  7. I grew up with a version of these. They came only in chocolate and strawberry and came in barbara shop striped decorated straws in either brown (chocolate) or pink (strawberry). They were a staple at my local drugstore that still had an ice cream counter.

  8. I grew up with a version of these. They came only in chocolate and strawberry and came in barbara shop striped decorated straws in either brown (chocolate) or pink (strawberry). They were a staple at my local drugstore that still had an ice cream counter.

  9. I grew up with a version of these. They came only in chocolate and strawberry and came in barbara shop striped decorated straws in either brown (chocolate) or pink (strawberry). They were a staple at my local drugstore that still had an ice cream counter.

  10. Heres the nutritional info for the straws for those of you who emailed and tweeted asking about it:
    (from the Vanilla package I have)
    23 calories each
    5 grams of sugar
    Ingredients: Sugar, glucose syrup, dextrose, vanilla flavor, B-carotene
    Hope that helps!
    Joy

  11. omg this is so perfect! I was literally JUST talking yesterday about how I wanted a milkshake but it was way too cold to even consider–and now I can get one, plus in a healthier way! GENIUS!

  12. Oh my gosh that’s hilarious. I actually have a different milk problem. I can’t stand to watch people drink it after they eat cereal out of it. I find it repulsive.
    P.S. Hope to say hello at Alt Summit!

  13. We discovered these at the McDonalds’ kids meals here in Germany. We always get our two little boys the milk option with either a chocolate or strawberry straw. Then we hunted down the straws in a grocery store and found similar flavors that you have found.
    We love them!
    Laura in Ludwgisburg

  14. I’ve seen these so many times at the grocery store but didn’t understand the how aspect of these straws. now I need to try it since, like you, I cannot drink milk straight up.

  15. not one mention of your ticker tape mug?! i gave those as a gift over the holidays. would like to have kept them for myself though … or maybe i’ll just visit and borrow =)

  16. Milk is a funny thing. You either love it, hate it, or have a weird issue with it, not many neutral milk people. Mine weird issue with it is that I cannot watch (or hear) people drink it out of a bowl after they’ve eaten cereal in it. And the bowls with the straws built-in make me gag a little. But these straw are genius. (Not that they sound good to me personally, but I can see the appeal.) Yay for original invention!

  17. If you have posted here please like the page on Facebook and pass it on to your friends. There is also a retailer finder at http://www.magicstraws.com Also Toys R Us and Babies R Us have launched this product nation wide. Get your kids to drionk more milk!

  18. These don’t work well. I tried a pack of chocolate and the milk tasted like regular milk and only got more chocolate-y toward the end, and it still didn’t taste like real chocolate milk. I think the idea is great, but the product doesn’t work too well. Also you can buy a version(spongebob I think) of these straws on clearance at many walgreens.

  19. the sponge bob and dora straws are not on closeout at walgreens. They are value priced at 2 for $3.00.

  20. The point of the straw is not to get the complete chocolate taste. The point is to get kids to drink more milk by choosing a HEALTHY way of changing it. With 4 grams of sugar there is no way to make it taste like the chocolate milk people are used to because the chocolate milk has over 75 grams of sugar!!

  21. They have a better price because they aren’t healthy like the magic straws. I compared the 2 and magic straws beats them for my family who is very HEALTH oriented… Unlike the other straws. Plus my 5 year old can take the got milk? brand and my 16 year old will too! Much easier to buy for my entire family then by their age.

  22. Hi Joy,
    Tiddle E Winks here. We’ve updated our website in the past year and have some new links to our Milk Straws. Here’s the new links, take your pick if you’d like to update your article.
    4-Flavor Variety Pack
    http://www.tiddleewinks.com/products/got-milk-magic-milk-straws
    Each of the Flavors ($2 each)
    http://www.tiddleewinks.com/products/magic-milk-straws-chocolate
    http://www.tiddleewinks.com/products/magic-milk-straws-strawberry
    http://www.tiddleewinks.com/products/magic-milk-straws-cookies-and-cream
    http://www.tiddleewinks.com/products/magic-milk-straws-vanilla-milkshake
    Thank you!
    – Your Friends at Tiddle E. Winks

  23. yes I know kids just like expecting a delicious chocolate milk and getting barely any flavor at all. Look for Johnny Moo milk straws coming soon. They are the best thing to happen to chocolat emilk and milk straws in years. Strong and consistent chocolate taste and sugar free!!

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