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What’s in Boba? Boba Ingredients Comparison

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Whats in boba?  The question every boba lover has at least once. Boba (also known as bubble tea) continues to grow in populariTEA across North America. According to forecasting reports, the boba market is expected to reach $4.3 billion by 2027. However, most consumers don’t know that the majority of packaged boba available in North America does not mirror the natural, artisanal boba in Taiwan. 

What’s in boba?

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Unfortunately, almost ALL of the packaged boba in North America is produced with artificial ingredients, modified starches, and preservatives. “Modified” means the tapioca flour was treated with chemicals to change its structure and make it more resistant to breakage. Many of the nutrients are lost during the modification process and there is a high risk of contamination. 

The Other Boba

Many consumers can’t digest packaged boba with artificial ingredients. General complaints include stomach cramps and other abdominal pain. 

We encourage you to read the labels and learn all about the other packaged boba pearls available in North America. They are loaded with synthetic and modified ingredients, artificial colors, and preservatives.

Check out the artificial ingredients in other classic pearls on the market, directly from their labels:

“company a”

  • Water
  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Dextrose Monohydrate
  • Carrageenan Gum
  • Konjac Powder
  • Sodium Alginate
  • Pectin
  • Calcium Lactate
  • Citric Acid
  • Spices
  • Locust Bean Gum
  • Guar Gum
  • Xanthan Gum
  • DL-Malic Acid
  • Sodium Metaphosphate
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Caramel Colors
  • Monobasic Calcium Phosphate
  • Gellan Gum
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Acesulfame Potassium
  • Sucralose
  • FD&C Red #40
  • FD&C Yellow #5
  • FD&C Blue #1

“company b”

Better Boba

  • Organic Tapioca Starch
  • Organic Brown Sugar
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Water

The Better Choice is clear… It’s Better Boba.

With only four natural ingredients – the way artisanal boba was originally created in Taiwan –  better boba is soft, delicious, and easy to digest. 

As more ingredients are restricted and banned across the world, it becomes even more important to produce a healthier alternative. The fewer ingredients, the fewer opportunities of a recall, contamination, or ingredient scarcity. For business owners, having a boba produced in the United States limits international fulfillment delays, increased costs, and inventory headaches.  By limiting ingredients and controlling production, we are confident that our boba is a better alternative.

Enjoy Boba Responsibly

We want you to not only love boba but also love that you can enjoy a natural, delicious boba without artificial ingredients and preservatives. From ice cream to acai bowls, enjoy your boba responsibly. 

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