Bubble Tea Straws In Virginia Beach, Va Area?

Decorating By VaBelle Updated 10 Mar 2011 , 10:35pm by Cealy

VaBelle Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 8:13pm
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I would like to try using bubble tea straws, but I have looked in several different asian supermarkets in the area and haven't found any. I've seen the milkshake straws in Bed, Bath, and Beyond and didn't know if there is a difference. Does anyone in the area know where I might find some?

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IDOCAKES2 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 9:10pm
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You can use the Milkshake Straws from BB&B. I just used them and they worked very well.


nicoles0419 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 9:46pm
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i buy them on ebay they are really cheap.

PistachioCranberry Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 10:56pm
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Do you know where Pho 79 is off of Va. Beach Blvd and Kellam? If so, the oriental grocery store behind it sells them. I bought packs from them some weeks ago. I still haven't used them, so if you can't find any I could spare a pack.

Occther Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 11:24pm
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Panera Bread uses them in their fruit smoothies. If you have one, see if they would sell you some.

Cealy Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 12:16am
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Try party supply stores, I actually found them cheaper there than at the asian market for more per package!
If you can't find them Id be happy to mail you some!

VaBelle Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 12:50am
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Thanks everyone! Y'all are so generous!

PistachioCherry - I do know where that is! I was just out that way today, but didn't know there was grocery store back there. I'll have to venture out tomorrow.

Homemade-Goodies Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 8:43am
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What do you use the bubble tea straws for???

Occther Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 11:38am
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Use them for stacking cakes. Easier to cut than dowels. A lot cheaper, too!

VaBelle Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 1:41pm
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Homemade Goodies - I've seen so many people talking about using bubble tea straws as dowels. I don't like using the wood dowels at all and the plastic tubes by Wilton can get expensive and are awfully big for a 6", which I typically use them for. So I'm going to try the straws. I've resisted for a while because I wasn't sure a straw would offer enough stability, but when I thought about it, I realized that they'll work like the tubes, filling with cake offering more stability. I'm going to use them for a cake next week so I'll let you know how it goes.

Cealy Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 12:06am
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I've used them quite often, they work great, and come in great colours too-you can almost match icing colours every time!

BrindysBackyard Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 12:24am
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quick question...are milk shake straws the same as the bubble tea straws?

Cealy Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 10:35pm
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No, Bubble tea straws are about the diametre of a dime or 10 cent pc.
They have to be large to let the jumbo tapioca pearls to slide up in bubble tea. (Ottawa Canada has the best bubble tea!)

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