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Tapioca and Popping Boba

Many people still confuse popping boba and tapioca pearls when it comes to bubble tea ingredients. The Inspire Food Company is Europe's leading importer of both ingredients and wants to educate its customers about the differences and properties.

Tapioca pearls

Tapioca boba are small balls made from tapioca starch (cassava root) that are cooked with sugar or honey to give them color and flavor. They are usually dark brown or black and have a chewy consistency. Similar to gummy bears.
Tapioca bobas (or pearls) are commonly and mostly used in milk-based bubble teas and other dessert creations such as ice cream or pancakes.

Inspire Food Company offers tapioca pearls in 1 kg and 3 kg sizes.

Popping Boba

Popping Boba are small balls made of sodium alginate that offer a different culinary experience in the mouth.
These popping bobas are created through a process known as "sperification." Fruit juice is trapped in the thin skin, and when it bursts in the mouth, the liquid inside is released. It's like a mini explosion of flavor, a truly unique experience.
Popping Boba is very popular for fruity bubble tea, as a topping for ice cream and frozen yogurt.

Inspire Food Company offers Popping Boba in sizes ranging from 100g cups to 3.2kg commercial size buckets.

Our own recipe contains no sucralose and is 100% vegan and gluten-free.

Products for use

Tapioca Pearls for Bubble Tea
Mango Popping Boba Fruit Pearls for Bubble Tea