Thursday, May 19, 2011
DRAGON BALL TEA HOUSE
Pearl Milk Tea with Jelly. Rating: 6/6
Fresh Watermelon slush with bubbles. Rating: 6/6
I know, I know. Bubble Tea is carcinogenic. What with the preservatives in the tapioca pearls (not that plain ol’ tapioca is itself bad) and the carcinogenic Taiwanese emulsifiers employed in the ingredients used to make these delicious concoctions, you’d think I wouldn’t drink these things.
Well, it must be what a smoker feels like…though I have never smoked in my life, to crave one of these on a hot day.
We knowingly eat too much junk food, and reassure ourselves that “in moderation” things will be okay.
Oh who knows.
I was raised on enriched white Sunbeam bread spread with butter and sprinkled with white granulated sugar , KFC, McDonald’s, Tang, Swanson T.V. Dinners, Church’s Chicken and Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce and white rice. I ate the melamine-spiked White Rabbit Candies. I ingested those carcinogenic Bo Chai Yuen when I was feeling ill. I don’t doubt that I have overindulged “in moderation” over my lifetime. Despite eating plenty of veggies, nuts, berries, fish and seeds; drinking green tea everyday and running or exercising especially prior to children, I wonder what that threshold is.
Hey, I maintain a food blog. Just looking over my pictures, I can see I have eaten a good deal of carbs…especially on the weekends. Sure I give most of the sweets away. But eating out—who knows what those restaurants are putting in my food?
So, a bubble tea once in a while I guess is a drop in the bucket.
I’ve always known the dangers of Bubble Tea, but now with the new information about all the other carcinogens in the other ingredients besides the bubbles, I am too wary to frequent my favourite Bubble Tea house. Check out the Canadian Government list here.
I suppose though, I could order a fresh fruit slush, WITHOUT bubbles (preservatives not approved by the Canadian Govt), milk powder (plastics),and jelly (preservatives again), I’ll be okay.