Yeah okay, so it’s Wednesday. Don’t dwell on the half of NBW missed; think of the bubble-filled days that remain. Yep, in 2000 the makers of Koosh Bubbles initiated National Bubble Week. Why not? Who doesn’t like bubbles? They’re cheap, not destructive, and provide hours (seriously hours) of entertainment for kids. Is it a coincidence that NBW coincides with Spring Break? I think not!
For instance, look at what happens when you blow bubbles into sugar instead of soap: adorable bubble cake!
Or how Dior loves bubbles, too.
Bubble Tea is a tea based drink that is infused with fruit and sweetener. At first the mix was shaken, thus creating tiny bubbles, but since the tiny bubble has evolved to become large tapioca or taro ‘pearls’ (the black variety) placed at the bottom of the drink to give the illusion of larger, longer lasting bubbles. Now the drink’s calling card is its fat straw to accommodate all the ‘bubbles’.
Those who’ve tried it, swear it’s addictingly delicious. And in the 20 years since its debut, Bubble Tea has become to the Taiwanese what Starbucks is to Americans.