This is exactly straws what I have been looking for. I have 2 kids, now I use this reusable metal straws to instead the plastic straws for them. I do not recommend plastic straws and these are wide enough to use for morning smoothies or milkshakes. There is absolutely no metallic taste that you can sometimes get. Also, the cleaning brushes that came with the straws are so great. They are cleaning with the little brush very easy.