A Novel Use for Sustainable Straws

foodies rice straws are being used as ‘conductor batons’ and ‘flutes’ by children participating in the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra Connecting community outreach programme.

NZ Premium Foods, supplier of the world-class foodies for food lovers brand, is sponsoring the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra in an unlikely, but wonderfully novel partnership.

APO Connecting is a community outreach programme designed to excite and engage children and communities about orchestral music. From introductory music sessions for pre-schoolers to professional development and mentoring for aspiring musicians, composers and conductors, APO Connecting presents orchestral music concerts and experiences for everyone.

In a chance meeting with Tom Hamill at a foodies photography shoot, Tom explained that they had been using paper straws for kids to learn how to conduct and play the flute but that paper straws were terrible and didn’t last. He saw foodies Rice Straws as the perfect solution.

The APO has joined the foodservice, hospitality, and event industries in taking another step to reduce their environmental impact. The simple switch from plastic or paper to foodies rice straws can make a big difference. foodies rice straws last up to an hour in liquid and are:

  • 100% compostable
  • 100% biodegradable
  • 100% natural colours
  • 100% handcrafted
  • 100% edible
  • 100% vegan
  • 100% gluten-free