Food & Wine
Woolworths sends shoppers wild over $8 beverage
Woolworths shoppers have gone into a frenzy after a video posted to TikTok revealed the supermarket now stocks bubble tea kits for just $8.
New Zealand brand Avalanche are the ones behind the DIY Bubble Tea Kits, with Woolworths across Australia exclusively stocking them in Milky (Original), Strawberry, Peach, Caramel, Brown Sugar, Mango, Matcha and Taro flavours. Each pack comes with five servings.
Adelaide food TikToker Brittany Boyle was the one who shared the clip, saying her experience with the popular beverage was "fantastic".
“PSA for all my bubble tea lovers,” Boyle posted. “Woolworths now sell bubble tea kits.”
Speaking to Pedestrian TV, Boyle said the taro and peach flavours were "delicious".
“But I’d definitely recommend using milk instead of water for the milky teas and instead of microwaving the pearls soak them in hot water,” she added.
“[It] tastes so much better that way.”
In a statement, Woolworths Merchandise Manager, Cormac Deery, told news.com.au they “love seeing customers enjoy the new Avalanche Bubble Tea and sharing their excitement online”.
“Customers are clearly enjoying the product and flavours available too as there’s been a noticeable spike in demand on the range, particularly over the weekend,” he added.
“We have no doubt TikTok has played a large part in the awareness of the range.”
The range has hit shelves in all states and territories bar Western Australia. But there's no need for concern, as shoppers can expect to find it within the next 24-48 hours.
Boyle’s video was viewed by close to two million people, many of them commenting how excited they were about getting their hands on the product.
“Looks like I’m taking a trip to Woolworths in the morning then,” one of the 15,000 people to comment wrote.
“I’m so mad that it’s 11.45 pm now and I have to wait till tomorrow to get some,” said another.