Popping Boba

Popping Boba is the latest trend in the chilled dessert, frozen yogurt, bubble tea, and beverage category!

Each Boba has an edible transparent shell, filled with its own exhilarating flavour. Popping Boba adds a burst of tantalizing flavour to any food or beverage, transforming it into a unique edible experience. They are not only delicious but super fun too!

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A Taste of Our Exciting Boba Flavours

Brown Sugar Popping Boba

Brown Sugar Popping Boba

Mango Popping Boba

Mango Popping Boba

Passion Fruit Popping Boba

Passion Fruit Popping Boba

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What are Popping Boba?

Popping Boba are best described as little juice filled jelly balls which pop in the mouth and come in a variety of colours and flavours.  Also known as ‘pearls’ or ‘bubbles’, they were developed as a fun addition to Bubble Tea as an alternative to traditional style ‘boba’ which are solid chewy balls made from tapioca.

What is Bubble Tea?

Bubble tea originates from Taiwan where it was invented in the 1980s and has since gained popularity across Asia and more recently the USA, UK, Europe & elsewhere.  Bubble tea shops offer a variety of hot or cold, fruit or milk style drinks made with a black or green tea base.  Customers choose which bubbles they would like to add e.g. tapioca pearls or popping boba & maybe even jelly, custard or red beans.

What can you use Popping Boba for?

Popping boba are made in a similar way to the spherification technique pioneered by fine dining restaurants in the 1950s and the resultant fruit or other flavour ‘caviar’ makes a frequent appearance on savoury & dessert menus worldwide today.  Chefs apply the magic of food science to turn a mixture of agar, calcium salts & either natural fruit juices or their own recipe liquid concoctions into spheres with a thin skin that bursts when pressure is applied.

So, in the same way that chefs enhance menus with their homemade caviar, we can use popping boba to add a unique textural element to a whole range of food & beverage applications including fruit cups, yoghurts, salads, cocktails & smoothies.  Popping boba uses do not need to be limited to restaurants, bars & dessert parlours & definitely not just Bubble Tea shops.  They can be used in a whole variety of packaged food & drinks for multiple retail outlets – they’re only limited by our imagination!


Why buy Popping Boba from Pecan Deluxe?

We supply popping boba made with natural colours and flavours compliant with European food regulations, manufactured at our sister site in the USA. 

We can make colours & flavours to suit your application – just ask



Get Inspired

This secret ingredient provides consumers with a unique experience by adding visual appeal and texture with a pop! See some of the delicious applications for our Popping Boba.

Boba Yoghurt Split Pots

Boba Yoghurt Split Pots

Popping Fruit Juice Cups

Popping Fruit Juice Cups

Bursting Breakfast Smoothie Bowls

Bursting Breakfast Smoothie Bowls

Super Popping Cola Fizz

Super Popping Cola Fizz


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We hold a top grade BRC accreditation which is further complemented by stringent internal quality management and food safety systems. We pride ourselves on using ‘clean label’ ingredients including natural flavours and colours. Our nut products are produced in a fully segregated facility and we operate strict allergen controls to meet our customer requirements.

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Pecan Deluxe Europe supplies an impressive customer base of well-known high street brands, quick service restaurants and market leading manufacturers across Europe, the Middle East and beyond.

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