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The Unistraw Delivery System (UDS) is a patented straw-delivery system created by Unistraw International Limited in 1997, and released commercially in 2005. The UDS can add flavour, energy, vitamins, nutrition, and even pharmaceuticals to liquid sipped through it.[1][2][3][4]

A girl drinking with a Sipahh straw

The Unistraw Delivery System (UDS)Edit

The Unistraw Delivery System (UDS) consists of three parts: a transparent plastic straw; patented filters inserted and welded into both ends of the straw housing; and hundreds of small pellets, called UniBeads inside the straw housing.[5] Either end of the straw is inserted into liquid. When the consumer sips through the straw, the liquid passes through the filters to dissolve the UniBeads inside, delivering the flavour or functional compounds contained within the UniBeads to the consumer. Unistraw was awarded The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology's Food Industry Innovation Award in 2006.[6]


TypeMilk Flavoring
ManufacturerUnistraw International Limited
Country of originAustralia
VariantsSipahh Chocolate, Sipahh Strawberry, Sipahh Banana, Sipahh Caramel, Sipahh Vanilla, Sipahh Choc-Mint, Sipahh Cookies and Cream
Related productsMai'a

Sipahh Milk Flavouring Straws are a range of flavouring straws that turn plain cold milk into flavoured milk as the milk is sipped through the straw. Sipahh straws are used like a normal straw. First launched in Australia,[5] the Sipahh straw is now available in 44 countries across 5 continents. The straws have a range of flavours including chocolate, banana, caramel, strawberry, vanilla, cookies & cream, honeycomb and choc-mint. The straws are often available at school canteens and are popular with children.[7]

Sipahh is the first commercially produced product to use the Unistraw Delivery System (UDS). In response to growing public concern about plastic pollution, new biodegradable straws are planned to be launched in 2019.[7]

Mai'a Iced Coffee StrawsEdit

Unistraw International Limited's second product release, Mai'a Iced Coffee Straws, were released commercially in Australia in October 2006. Mai'a Iced Coffee Straws are designed to flavour a 250mL/ 8.5oz glass of cold milk, and are pitched to young adults as a healthier alternative to other iced coffee drinks. They are available in three flavours: Espresso, Mocha, and Cappuccino.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Unistraw's gizmo a unique success - SmartCompany". SmartCompany. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Straw war: company launches suit against Nestlé". dairyreporter.com. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Ganeden Biotech strikes global probiotics deal with Unistraw". www.nutraingredients-usa.com.
  4. ^ "Delivery Formats: Will consumers sip their supplements?". www.nutraingredients-usa.com.
  5. ^ a b Confectionery giant faces straws lawsuit, Yorkshire Post.
  6. ^ AIFST Food Industry Innovation Award 2006, Australasian Business Intelligence.
  7. ^ a b Jones, Kate (22 July 2018). "The last straw: plastic is out and green is in". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 August 2018.

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