Boba and milk tea have become wildly popular across the entire United States. Chains featuring the drink and tapioca balls have popped up at locations just about everywhere, and there's even creative versions like creme brûlée topped boba that have captivated the country.
In a sign that big brands are really starting to look at the popular beverage topping, Dunkin' has begun testing a couple of drinks that contain boba on the East Coast.
Available now through mid-August, according to Mass Live, two variations are being served: Bubble Iced Coffee, and Bubble Iced Tea. Dunkin' confirmed to Foodbeast that these are made with brown sugar-flavored syrup, and the boba are brown sugar-flavored as well.
Dunkin's description of the drinks are as follows: "Dunkin’s signature beverages are sweetened with brown sugar syrup and new brown sugar-flavored bubbles for delicious sweetness you both can sip and chew. Both tasty new beverages are served with a special, extra-wide Bubble paper straw."
The drinks are part of a larger batch of different beverages being tested across the Northeast. Dunkin's take on boba is offered at five locations in New York, as well as five locations in Massachusetts. Those locations can be found below:
|4 Harding Ave.||Ludlow||MA, 01056|
|112 N. Genesee St.||Utica||NY, 13502|
|1701 Black River Blvd. N||Rome||NY, 13440|
|751 Meadow St.||Chicopee||MA, 01013|
|55 Maple St.||East Longmeadow||MA, 01028|
|694 Page Blvd.||Springfield||MA, 01104|
|1155 Erie Blvd., W||Rome||NY, 13440|
|81 Oriskany Blvd.||Whitesboro||NY, 13492|
|9221 River Rd.||Marcy||NY, 13403|
|568 Belmont Ave.||Springfield||MA, 01108|
Dunkin' is not the first major American chain to have sold boba in the US, as Panda Express has had it at their Tea Bar locations for a while now. However, this is the first time a major fast food chain is offering the drinks out of one of their regular locations.