We Asians love our bubble tea, there are endless memes that can attest to this fact. With the multitude of bubble tea brands mushrooming in Singapore, I think it is clear there is no end to this intense and ardent love.
Well, this somewhat frenetic obsession culminated in Pop-Smile’s Bubble Tea Flavor Popcorn(S$3.50). Moreover, this popcorn snack hails from Taiwan, the land of bubble tea no less.
Being quite the boba enthusiast, I was definitely intrigued by this flavour combination and of course had to get a cup.
Just like your typical a cup of bubble tea, the popcorn packaged in a bubble tea-esque cup. You have your ‘milk tea’ with the lighter coloured popcorn and your ‘pearls’ with the coffee-coloured popcorn — I am loving this commitment to bubble tea.
Now, time for a taste test. I tried the ‘milk tea’ popcorn first. Each puffed corn kernel is sufficiently coated with the milk tea syrup. A pet peeve of mine is when one gets an accidental unflavoured piece of popcorn. Absolute blasphemy if you ask me.
I have to say the popcorn really does taste like milk tea. There was that comforting and clearly distinctive milk tea flavour. For the ‘pearls’, they possessed a deeper more caramelly note; not so much like tapioca pearls but still quite delicious popcorn.
Not anything near Garrett’s, but certainly a novel addition to the boba universe.
The label does say it is a limited edition flavour, so if you know any bubble tea addicts I’d say there is no time like the present.
Dates: Now Available At Redmart
Price: S$3.50 per cup