Category: Ingredients

Bubbling Up in Europe

Long popular in Asia (and in Asian tea shops in various Chinatowns throughout North America), bubble tea seems to be finding quite a following in Europe these days—consumers in Germany and other European countries could even find bubble teas in places like McDonald’s. Now, major ingredients maker Döhler has its own spin on bubble tea, which was a key attraction at its booth at Brau Beviale in Nuremberg, Germany in November. 

The star of such teas are the burst-in-your-mouth alginate pearls in an array of flavors such as cherry, strawberry, mango and lychee. They consist of the alginate shell with a liquid core containing natural flavors and colors. They’re manufactured in one of Döhler’s European plants, adhering to European requirements concerning food production (The bubbles produced in some Asian plants had been a source of controversy in Europe as they didn’t necessarily adhere to the European food and beverage standards).

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