Would'nt it be awesome if GSA sold bubble tea straws also!?!
I could just add them to my orders of boxes and boards!
Just a suggestion
Yes! I have to order those dang things all by themselves, irks me! I ordered a case last time though, just to avoid possibly ever needing to reorder ever again!
Where did you order them from?
at the risk of sounding like a dummy, what is a bubble tea straw? I always see them referred to heare as a good substitute for dowels, but i just am not sure what ind of straw it is. tia
Boba Tea Direct
I go to an oriental grocery store here in Plano and buy them all the time. I get a ton of them for around $1.00 or $2.00.. can't remember!!!
Bubble tea straws are used in place of dowels. THey are great!!! Some swear by them.. some curse them !! Personal preference kinda thing!
I got my boba tea straws on ebay..
Then i had to buy a kit to try it it tastes okay.
some flavors i liked some i didn't but i like the straws
use them all the time
OK, this is a new one for me. I will look into a supplier for the website. Alan
Check party supply shops in your area. The one in my area (Niagara Falls, Canada) sells disposable plates, glassware, cake boards, serving trays etc. I have to special order them - $11 for 600 straws, no shipping costs. This sounds like a better way of getting them and cheaper too.
I get them at a Restaurant Depot for like 500 for around $10.00
i love bubble tea straws!!!!! any local asian food mart in your town will have them and they are CHEAP! 200 for $2! if you don't have an asian mart then try a chinese or japanese rest?
cakembymilan: they are wide straws they are used for bubble (boba) tea; a tea that has tapioca beads in it, so the straws have to be wide enough to get the beads and liquid through when one drinks it i've never had it, but those who have say it's good!
thanks so much upat2 i have been waiting a long time for that answer.
I've often wondered why GSA didn't carry them, too... considering how many posters here at CC use them. I couldn't find them at my closest Asian market, and I would love to save on shipping by adding them into my existing orders.
So, here's another vote for "Please carry bubble tea straws, GSA".
I have never heard of using boba straws. Do they work as well? I mean as far as being sturdy....
I LOVE my bubble tea straws. I found a bubble tea shop that sells big packages for $2 a piece and stock up everytime I'm in that area. They are much stronger than the slushie straws you get at convenience stores and way easier to cut than wooden dowels (I personally feel they are a lot more secure feeling than the thin wooden dowels but a lot of people still seem to like the wooden ones). I've used them on three tiers but being really paranoid I'll use the really thick white plastic Wilton dowels for anything bigger than three tiers