I live in Minneapolis, but I like my tropical drinks. I have found these swizzle sticks to be a classy, space-age swizzle for my zombies, mai tais, and missionary's downfalls. Remember, they are plastic, not wood, in case your fellow party goers are allergic.
However! They are absolutely dreadful as shovels for clearing the snow off of the walkway. I mean, they break easily, hold relatively little snow, and if you're drunk, which you would be if you're using these instead of a snow shovel, are easy to just lose in the snowdrift. You might find them in the spring, but a squirrel might walk off with it instead.
These are not only cool swizzle sticks (reminiscent of Trader Vic's), but they are sturdy enough to re-use many times. I even put these in the dishwasher, and they do fine in there. After more than a year, some did get brittle and eventually break, probably due to the heat in the dishwasher. If you wash by hand they'll probably last longer. A good buy, and a must if you have a tiki bar.