Popping boba

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Popping boba is a type of "boba" used in bubble tea. Unlike traditional boba, which is tapioca-based, popping boba is made using the spherification process that relies on the reaction of sodium alginate and either calcium chloride or calcium lactate. Popping boba has a thin, gel-like skin with juice inside that bursts when squeezed. The ingredients for popping boba generally consist of water, sugar, fruit juice or other flavors, and the ingredients required for spherification.[1]

Popping boba is a complementary food to bubble tea and frozen yogurt. It can serve as a topping for frozen yogurt and a substitute for traditional boba in bubble tea.


  1. ^ "Popping Boba Ingredients". poppingbobas.com. Retrieved 30 May 2015.