There were over a dozen different flavors to choose from, and I chose yogurt flavor (which wasn't even on the menu). Yogurt is my favorite bubble tea flavor because it's usually tart and either tastes like Calpico or tart yogurt from Yogurtland.
popping boba." Instead of chewy boba, these new boba are filled with flavored liquid. I was given a choice between strawberry, mango, lychee, and some other flavors. Without a question, I chose the lychee flavor.
When you add a little bit of pressure to them, they burst and release flavor. I googled "popping boba" and then realized that it was not that new or trendy. I guess when you do not get out much, everything seems new. I spoke to one of my friends about this and she said that she thinks they have it as a topping at yogurt shops. She also provided me with a good description of these boba. The boba are kind of like ikura (fish eggs).
Isn't this so cool?
I enjoyed the popping boba because of the extra bursts of lychee flavor intermixed with my yogurt smooothie. If you are expecting the chewy texture of the original tapioca boba, you will be disappointed.
The popping boba are also more delicate than the original boba, so if you move your straw around too much, you might inadvertantly pop some of the boba.
Mike and I both think that these balls cannot be made from tapioca. These balls remind us more of those molecular gastronomy type sodium alginate spheres/orbs/caviar. I couldn't find a website that lists the popping boba ingredients, but I have a strong suspicion that they are not made from tapioca.
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