I love bubble tea, and Costco has carried some awesome bubble tea-related products in the past couple of years. The Boba Bam Instant Boba Pack offers an easy way to make bubble tea at home, and Shaomei introduced me to bubble tea ice cream with their Brown Sugar Boba Bars a while back. Now Shaomei is back with a bubble tea ice cream variety pack – the Boba Lovers’ Treats Frozen Dessert Bars. This variety pack includes the brown sugar boba bars, which are definitely in my Costco food product hall of fame, but adds green and black tea flavors too.
Sean picked up this box of Shaomi Boba Lovers’ Treats Frozen Dessert Bars last time he went to Costco solo and I immediately recommended the brand as being the same as the Brown Sugar Boba Bars that my Costco first started carrying in 2021 and are ridiculously popular!
Other frozen treats from Costco are the Melona Frozen Dessert Bars, So Delicious Dairy-Free Dipped Salted Caramel Frozen Dessert Bars, Tru Fru Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Traditions Mega Ice Cream Sandwiches, No Sugar Company Keto Scream Barz, Traditions Organic Fudge Bars, Traditions Variety Ice Cream Pack and the Iceberg Fun Pack.
Location in Store
The Boba Lovers’ Treats are in the frozen aisle with all the other ice cream and popsicles. The item number is 2521605.
Let’s start with what all three bars have in common. The ice milk is nice and sweet and creamy. I’m actually surprised the bars don’t use real ice cream with how creamy they are. The tapioca pearls are the little balls you see in the bars in the photos.
They’re soft, chewy and have a mild tapioca flavor. They’re the same in all three of the bars. It’s hard to describe why, but if you’ve ever had bubble tea, you’ll understand how enjoyable the pearls are to eat.
The brown sugar boba bars are probably the ones regular ice cream fans will like the most. You can definitely taste the brown sugar flavor; it’s sort of like a caramel ice cream.
The matcha latte boba bars definitely taste like green tea. The ice milk is creamy but not very sweet and has that distinct matcha taste. If you can imagine ice cream made with real green tea and not a lot of sugar, that’s what you’re getting.
The black tea latte boba bars are similar to the matcha ones. They have a strong black tea flavor. I’m not a tea aficionado, but I think it reminds me of a basic English breakfast tea or something like that. Again, the ice milk is creamy and there isn’t a ton of sweetness.
The 840-milliliter box comes with 12 bars, four of each flavor and costs $9.99 Canadian at Costco, so they’re not cheap!
Each bar is individually wrapped, the box comes with three flavors and each flavor has its own separate smaller box. You get four bars of each flavor. The best-before date is 16 months from the date we purchased them, the bars need to be kept frozen and are a product of Taiwan.
I think kids would probably like the brown sugar bars but not be huge fans of the matcha or black tea since they taste very tea-like!
The matcha latte flavor contains 130 calories, four grams of fat, 23 grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, 15 grams of sugar, one gram of protein and and 35 milligrams of sodium per bar.
The black tea contains 130 calories, three and a half grams of fat, 23 grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, 15 grams of sugar, one gram of protein and 30 milligrams of sodium.
The brown sugar boba bar contains 140 calories, five grams of fat, 23 grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, 15 grams of sugar, one gram of protein and 45 milligrams of sodium.
These aren’t healthy and have less-than-ideal ingredients but that’s kind of to be expected. A few unsavory ingredients I’ll point out are sugar, artificial flavor, palm oil as well as a bunch of chemical-sounding thickeners and emulsifiers.
The bars contain milk and may contain peanuts, hazelnut, sesame, egg, soy, wheat and gluten.
Give it a try!
The brown sugar boba is by far my favorite ice cream bar in this box. It’s a sweeter and more traditional sort of dessert flavor than the other two. With that being said, the black tea and matcha boba bars are very well done. I appreciate the quality of the ice cream and the powerful tea flavors. I think tea fans will really enjoy them and even prefer them to the brown sugar boba bars if they’re not big on sweets.
Which of these boba ice cream bars would you be most interested in trying?
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