Cocktail sticks and toothpicks supplier

David Micklem drm21 at
Fri Dec 6 08:35:11 EST 1996

>>>>Anyone out there (preferably UK) recommend a good supplier of cocktail 
>>>>sticks? Safeway's...Sainsbury's..Tesco's...don't want to pay mega bucks 
>>>>for  FPLC purified ones shipped on dry ice!
>Here's a UK response:
>Woolworths sells 100 cocktail sticks for 59p, they are tested for colony 
>picking and pcr - by me ;).  I believe that cocktail sticks (i.e. for food 
>use) are NOT impregnated with disinfectant, although toothpicks (for exactly 
>that!) may well be.
Another UK response....

I've not had any problem with either colony picking or PCR using toothpicks
from the local chemists (=pharmacists/drugstore).  They're very cheap, and
personally I prefer them to cocktail sticks which I find too sharp. YMMV.

The inner pack is plain white, so I can't give you the manufacturers name
off-hand.  If you want to know, give me an Email and I'll check in the


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