UPDATED: June 16, 2021 at TK
It was nearly a year ago that Dunkin’ began testing Strawberry Popping Bubbles to create bubble tea-inspired drinks. It must have been a hit at the select locations, because now they’re coming to participating Dunkin’ spots nationwide!
Beginning on June 23, you can add the strawberry-flavored popping bubbles to any drink your heart desires. So whether you want to add a fruity explosion to your classic Iced Tea or jazz up your Peach Passion Fruit Refreshers even more, this is the special touch you didn’t know you needed. If you opt to add the Strawberry Popping Bubbles to your beverage, you’ll get it served with a pink and orange paper straw that is wide to accommodate the bubbly experience.
“As the destination for flavorful beverages to keep folks running all season long, we’re kicking off summer with something extra fun by offering our guests Strawberry Popping Bubbles. With an exciting explosion of strawberry flavor, Popping Bubbles are a new way to make favorite Dunkin’ iced or frozen drinks even cooler,” Jill Nelson, vice president, marketing & culinary at Dunkin’, said in a press release.
ORIGINAL STORY: July 2, 2020 at 10:57 a.m.
Dunkin’ has a menu that’s filled with a seemingly endless list of drink items, but it’s now stepping into uncharted territory (for them, anyway). The coffee and donut spot is testing out bubble tea in select locations.
Bubble tea has a tea base that’s blended with milk, fruit, and fruit juices, and the bottom is decorated with chewy tapioca pearls. While Taiwan is known as the boba capital of the world, bubble tea has made its way around the world — and now to one of the most well-known chains in the United States and beyond.
The drinks that are being tested this summer are Popping Bubble Iced Tea and Dunkin’ Refreshers, Sparkling Dunkin’ Refreshers, Summer Shandies, Bubble Iced Coffee and Tea, and Layered Iced Tea, according to MassLive.
The Popping Bubble Iced Tea is made of Dunkin’s classic iced green tea that is paired with the new strawberry popping bubbles. Those popping bubbles “burst in your mouth for an explosion of strawberry sweetness with each sip,” Dunkin’ said in a statement. “Guests can also enjoy Popping Bubble Dunkin’ Refreshers, with strawberry popping bubbles added to Dunkin’ Refreshers’ combination of iced green tea, flavored fruit concentrate, and B vitamins for a boost of brightness and energy. Both are served with a special, extra-wide Bubble paper straw.”
These beverages will available at select locations in Massachusetts for a limited time. MassLive has laid out exactly which locations are carrying which drinks, so you can find the one that’s calling your name. They’ll be on the trial menu from July 1 to Aug. 18. With any luck, they’ll be a hit in the Northeast and roll out on a more national level.
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