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is there pork in bubble tea?

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is there pork in bubble tea?

Hey, i hope this doesn't sound stupid but i heard that bubble tea has pork in it due to the geletan ball thingys, sorry for sounding ignorant, can someone comment on this?
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Yes. That is part of the reason explaining the fact that China is the largest consumer of pork in the world.


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Those are usually tapioca pearls, and even though they have a consistency like gelatin, there is no gelatin in them.
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You mean the girls who are serving those drinks?

Yeah, I guess some of them are. :lol:
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some places sometimes use jello instead of tapioca....but usually ppl have to ask for jello,....so chances R U are getting tapioca...
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ok so I see some mixed opinions here, does that mean it is up to who is making it? do i have an option? i researched tapioca that is a root or whatever but this one time i had the bubble tea it had slimey balls in them was it something different then tapioca?
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There is NO pork in bubble tea.

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Degenerate wrote:There is NO pork in bubble tea.

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...except when it has gelatin cubes or jello instead of tapioca. Then, gelatin is present, and it may be from a pig.
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Q B wrote:ok so I see some mixed opinions here, does that mean it is up to who is making it? do i have an option? i researched tapioca that is a root or whatever but this one time i had the bubble tea it had slimey balls in them was it something different then tapioca?
most BBT places will ask u if u want tapioca or jelly... and the slimey balls ARE the tapioca.. tapoioca starts off as little starch balls and after u boil them they get slimey and get softer as time passed... its takes about 45min to prepare tapioca pearls...

and as astated by other members here the only ones that may contain animal are the jelly which is probably made out of gelatin... but u do have the option whether or not u want jelly...
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cmge wrote:most BBT places will ask u if u want tapioca or jelly... and the slimey balls ARE the tapioca.. tapoioca starts off as little starch balls and after u boil them they get slimey and get softer as time passed... its takes about 45min to prepare tapioca pearls...

and as astated by other members here the only ones that may contain animal are the jelly which is probably made out of gelatin... but u do have the option whether or not u want jelly...

Thank you very much.
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Final Lazy wrote:You mean the girls who are serving those drinks?

Yeah, I guess some of them are. :lol:

haha that's funny

by the way it is not "jell-o" it is coconut jelly.

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Xtahse wrote:haha that's funny

by the way it is not "jell-o" it is coconut jelly.
Coconut...never heard of that one -- although I don't go often.

I know they have "grass jelly" though. It's black and it tastes....hard to describe. But it's good in some drinks.
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Q B wrote:Hey, i hope this doesn't sound stupid but i heard that bubble tea has pork in it due to the geletan ball thingys, sorry for sounding ignorant, can someone comment on this?
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They are tapioca...

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