It’s being reported in a lot of places that bars in Italy are using pasta as straws: 1 ,2, 3, 4. They all cite the same source of a Reddit post here, with a picture of one of these pasta straws in use. There is also a number of mentions to "Stroodles" which is a company that seems to make these kinds of straws website here. Is there any evidence other than this single picture that these straws are in use in Italy at all? Or has all of this media just seen a picture and run with it?
Yes, some bars in Italy are using pasta straws. But is it really surprising?
- Civico5: Manduria, Italy
- Dum Dum Republic: Paestum, Italy
- Blog: "Sulla scia della sfida #plasticfree già lanciata attraverso la sostituzione delle cannucce con gli ziti, il Dum Dum Republic promuove, insieme a un gruppo di stabilimenti balneari e strutture ricettive locali, la rete Paestum Sea Life." (In the wake of the challenge #plasticfree already launched through the replacement of straws with ziti, the Dum Dum Republic promotes, along with a group of beach resorts and local facilities, the Paestum Sea Life network.)
- Fly #Calaporto: Polignano a Mare Italy
- Sardigna Street Food: Villasimius, Sardinia Italy
- Bevabbè: Riccione, Italy
- Post: "Aderiamo al Romagna Plastic Free con questa geniale invenzione di @canu_organicpastastraw cannucce di pasta in versione senza glutine. Bevi senza plastica, bevi bene" (We adhere to Romagna Plastic Free with this brilliant invention of @canu_organicpastastraw straws in a gluten-free version. Drink without plastic, drink well)
- Break Bar: Ostiglia, Italy
Searching the news for "cannucce di pasta" finds many more results and as a bonus they have better sources than posts marked "satire" on Reddit.