This Yummy Boba Kit is only $1 per Serving and you can buy it at Sam’s Club
I’ll put the pandemic on my daughter’s obsession over boba. Lila is an only child so we bought an iPad for her when everything was closing down. I don’t think she spent much time on her iPad, but she did spend a lot of it watching YouTube for Children. That’s when her obsession with boba began. She started watching videos about making boba (chewy balls made of tapioca) from scratch. It was fascinating to her in all its aspects. What was the taste of taro tea? What was the texture and taste of the boba tea? She had to drink boba tea!
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Although I didn’t have much knowledge about boba, I did know that my mother talked about it. a lot. “Mom! Next time you’re at the grocery store, buy tapioca.” “Mom! Can you get me Gatorade to make juice bubbles? Although I bought her tapioca, we never got to the point of making homemade boba.I took her to the mall tea shop so she could finally taste it.
She took a sip of the tea, ate all the chewy cookies and asked if she could go back the next morning. I knew these drinks could be sugary so I was fine with them being a occasional purchase, but not as a regular drink. Plus boba orders add up—if all three of us get one, it ends up being close to $20.
Lila asked for and received a boba-tea kit for Christmas. She now makes it several times per week. Although I don’t mind it, Lila tends to make more pearls than she needs, so we end up composting many of them.
So I was intrigued when I received a press release for BobaBam, a frozen boba tea product sold in several stores—including Sam’s Club, Target and Costco. They come in six flavors including taro, coffee, black tea and strawberry—Lila’s favorite—and are portion controlled, so there’s no waste. I requested samples and my family was immediately converted. It’s easy to make. Lila takes one packet of frozen Boba and flavors, puts it in a microwave-safe mug, and then adds milk. My husband prefers non-dairy milk so Lila can quickly make one for each of us.
I then did the math. A 12-pack BobaBam weighs in at less than $9 Sam’s ClubA gallon of milk is approximately $3, enough to make 12 servings. It costs $12 to make 12 servings of boba, which is only a buck per person. Lila’s usual order (taro milk with coconut jelly). at our tea shop At least $5
They are not yet available at Costco, but I would love to see them there. In the meantime I will order them online.