Why Bubble Tea is the Perfect Summer Drink

Swap out sweet tea for a drink that’s equally refreshing, thirst-quenching and flavor-packed. Our favorite Taiwanese beverage, bubble tea is the perfect drink to beat the brutal summer heat of Texas.

The Pinnacle of Freshness

Not only is bubble tea itself majorly refreshing, but all of the ingredients we use are as fresh as possible! Even our tapioca balls are made in-house in small batches to ensure consistency in both taste and quality. Served up with an extra-wide straw, our bubble teas should be consumed quickly to retain their freshness. Topping our recommendation list is our Aloe-Ha refresher which is infused with fresh strawberries and freshly diced aloe vera.

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Majorly Customizable

One of the many incredible aspects of bubble tea is how customizable it is! With a wide variety of refreshing concoctions available, we have plenty of bases and toppings to choose from. Whether you prefer a classic tea base, a tart lemonade base or an energy-jolting coffee base, we’ve got just the thing for you. A long list of mixers such as fruit, pops and boba provides plenty of opportunities to tweak your beverage to your taste preferences and express your individuality.

Switch It Up

You can sip on fruit-infused water or iced coffee any day of the week. Why not try something new and sip on bubble tea instead? While it’s not new to the beverage scene, we still have plenty of first-time customers who have never tried bubble tea before. Switch up your hydration habits and try the best bubble tea in Texas instead.

With our six locations across Texas, it’s never been easier to pop into Fruitealicious for a refreshing bubble tea.  Remember, we’re open seven days a week year-round and are here to help you navigate the unrelenting heat this summer will bring!

4 Things to Know About Bubble Tea

Whether you’re trying bubble tea for the first time or you’ve been slurping tapioca balls from your favorite class milk tea for ages, we’re confident you don’t know all there is to know about bubble tea. We thought we’d share four fun bubble tea-related facts for the benefit of the novice and advanced bubble tea aficionado alike.

Classic Milk Tea

Trying something new can be overwhelming, especially when just about everything on the menu looks like something you’d enjoy. If you’re looking to try a classic and ever-popular bubble tea, trying a classic milk tea is a great place to start. It is the most traditional form of the popular beverage that so many in states have grown to know and love. The perfection combination between sugar, milk powder and black tea, no two classic milk teas taste exactly the same.

Toppings Differentiate Bubble Tea

There are hundreds of thousands of bubble tea combinations out there, we come up with original combinations regularly! One of the things that differentiates bubble teas most, however, are the toppings. Tapioca is one of the most common toppings but fresh fruit, jellies and popping boba are common, too!

Quality Matters

Especially when making the tapioca balls, using high quality is essential to a quality bubble tea drink. It helps that here at Fruitealicious we make our tapioca fresh and in small batches each and every day.

Fruitealicious Makes the Best Bubble Tea

That’s right, we might be biased but be stand by it! Offering our delicious bubble tea in six different locations across Texas, it’s more convenient than ever to scoop up some bubble tea to sip on. With the summer heat quickly approaching, we highly recommend you figure out which location is most convenient for you to visit, and fast!

Refreshing Tropical Blends from Fruitealicious

Is it too early to start thinking about summer? We think not here at Fruitealicious! While we serve up tons of tropically-inspired smoothies and slushies year-round, we’re especially excited to serve them as the heat of summer approaches. Think cold, refreshing mixes featuring mango, coconut, pineapple, passionfruit and strawberry. Our dedication to using only the freshest ingredients ensures that you’ll appreciate each delicious blend.

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Mango Passionfruit

Mango and passionfruit, a delicious and dynamic duo in any tropically-inspired beverage! As one of the most popular fruits in the world, mango has long been a staple in beverages and dishes alike. Papaya, grown throughout Central and South America rounds out the sweet taste of the mango. We’re also incorporating mango into a few other delicious combinations like green apple mango, mango pineapple, kiwi mango and peach mango.

Pina Colada

Nothing is quite as synonymous with the tropics as a pina colada. The perfect marriage between coconut and pineapple, it’s a refreshing option to welcome in the summer months ahead. Coconut is electrolyte-packed, making it a hydration power fruit!

Lychee Strawberry

Exotic and nutrient dense, the lychee fruit comes from tropical areas of China. Packed with health and medicinal benefits, our sweet tasting lychee strawberry blend is the perfect ode to tropical days ahead.

Have a tropical combo you don’t see on our menu? Dream it up and our team will whip it up! We take customer creativity very seriously around here and encourage you all to think outside of the box whenever possible.

Connect With Us on Social

Are you following Fruitealicious on instagram @fruitealicious? If not, you could be missing out on some pretty awesome discounts and free upgrades. Our specials don’t just apply to our tropical selections but all of our menu items! Be sure to tag us in your photos, we love seeing that our customers love Fruitealicious as much as we do.

Thank You to Our Awesome Fans For Your Unwavering Support!

Have we mentioned lately how much we appreciate our fans? Our Austin location opened back on March 3rd and the response from you all has has been overwhelming. In the over two weeks since our opening, lines at Fruitealicious continue to be out the door! 

Thinking back to the opening of our very first store nine years ago,your support is truly humbling. To all those that visited us on our very first day and the many that continue to come back, thank you! We could not do any of this without your support. From day one, our goal has always been to make our customers happy. We can proudly state that we accomplish that goal every day across all of our six locations, evident in the wide smiles of the customers that walk through our doors. It is apparent through your support that you love us as much as we love you! Pictured below are Carmen (owner) and Brandon happily working away at Fruitealicious.

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With growth come some minor growing pains. As we work through smoothing out some processes at our new store in what we consider to be our soft opening phase, quality drinks and stellar customer service remain at the core of everything we do. In this exciting growth phase, we’re looking to add some talented staff members to our team. We take staff happiness and development very seriously around here and are looking for positive, hard-working individuals to grow with us. If you’re on the lookout for the opportunity for an exciting career, we would love to have you apply! 

If you haven’t been by to see our Austin location yet, what are you waiting for? We’re located in the Crescent at 6929 Airport Blvd, Ste #110, Austin, Texas 78752. 
 

Our Austin Store is Officially Open!

The Fruitealicious team is thrilled to announce that we have officially opened our sixth location in Austin, Texas! We are thrilled to be opening this location in partnership with 99 Ranch Grocery, a California-based grocery store chain carrying specialty products from Asia.  Fruitealicious has been redefining refreshment in Texas for ten years and we are so excited to bring our concept to  a new city.

Featuring A Delicious Menu

On ice, frozen and tea-based are just a few Fruitealicious offerings. We have literally thousands of variations including milk-based beverages, coffee, lemonades, chillers and smoothies. With tons of flavor and mixer options, there are so many combinations to concoct! Our menu even features health and wellness mixers like protein, B12 energy, wheatgrass and chia seeds. If you’re in the mood for something fruity, we highly recommend you try the El Diablo. Mango-centered, the El Diablo is the perfect marriage between spicy, sweet, sour and salty flavors. Have a mean hankering for a chocolate delicacy? Our Chocolate Covered Strawberries blend uses fresh strawberries and decadent dutch chocolate.

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We’re Hiring

If you’re looking to work for a company with a culture driven by teamwork, collaboration and a positive environment, you’ve come to the right place! Visit the careers section of our website to learn more about what working at Fruitealicious is like. The scores of employee testimonials will speak for themselves! We’re looking to hire top talent for our newly opened Austin store. Are you based somewhere else in Texas? We have stores in Carrollton, Frisco and Fort Worth, too. Reach out to us to discover opportunities at our other locations.

Stop by and see us! Our Austin location is in the Crescent with an address of 6929 Airport Blvd, Ste #110, Austin, Texas 78752.

3 Energizing Fruitealicious Tea Combos

On some days, you wake up to your alarm on the first ring and jump right out of bed. You kick off the morning ready to take command of your day and power through a long to-do list. On other days, not so much. You might be dragging a little bit and procrastinating on starting your day. An energizing tea combination from Fruitealicious might be just what you need to get some needed pep in your step!

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Jasmine Tootea Fruitea

With a green tea base, our Jasmine Tootea Fruitea is a flavor-packed beverage you’re sure to love. Shaken with jasmine and honey, it has a sweet scent and is infused with our seasonal, fresh fruit bits. It’s doubly beneficial as green tea has high levels of antioxidants, helping to strengthen your immune system.

Black Sugar Tri-Fecta

What is the tri-fecta, you ask? Boba, flan and grass jelly, a Fruitealicious specialty! Our black sugar tri-fecta is a Taiwanese specialty that is a featured item on our menu. Served on ice, we blend hot milk tea with melted black sugar for soft and sweet notes. The tri-fecta adds unique taste and texture to this beloved, refreshing drink!

Make Your Own

If you’re feeling creative, you can always mix up your own tea concoction. Simply pick either black tea or green tea as your base, choose a flavor such as lychee, guava or kiwi, to name a few, and add in some mixers! If you really want to max-out your tea you can even add some B-12 energy. B-12 energy is one of many mixer options we have at Fruitealicious. Still unsure of what tea combinations to try? Two of our favorite energizing tea recommendations are mango black tea and raspberry green tea.

For all of our on-the-go fans, we have a ton of energizing tea combos to try. The next time your day is needing a boost, stop by any one of our Fruitealicious locations in Texas.

Top 5 Reasons to Become an Avid Fruitealicious Fan

Custom Boba Combinations

Every single drink we make for our customers is custom and made-to-order. While we have an extensive menu of combinations we’ve concocted, we always encourage our fans to get creative! With over 10,000 possible combinations that can be modified to create your idea of the perfect boba treat. As if all of those options weren’t enough, remember that you can make your boba tea hot, cold or frozen.

Locally Grown

We started out with a single location in Carrollton and have since grown to 5 (soon to be 6) locations in Texas without outside investment! How did we do it? By staying committed to our fans, team members and core values. Check back soon as we’ll be announcing the opening of our newest location in Austin.

Fresh, Quality Ingredients

Quality is a top priority here at Fruitealicious. We invest a lot of time in sourcing fresh ingredients and high-quality boba to ensure an end product that we’re proud of. Many of our suppliers are based in Taiwan and ship our product straight to us, where we make tapioca in small, fresh batches throughout the day.

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Love Your Drink Guarantee

Yes, you read that correctly! Sometimes the ideas we cook up in our heads don’t translate how we envisioned in real life, that applies to boba team experimenting. If you don’t like your drink, let us know. One of our awesome team members will whip you up a new drink that you’re sure to love.

We Love You, Too!

One least reason to become an avid Fruitealicious fan is because we love our fans! We regularly run specials to show you all that. Come into any one of our stores on #fruitealiciousfansfriday and show that you follow us on social media for a free large upgrade! Be sure to follow us as we regularly announce other specials and updates on social media.

Java-Based Fruitealicious Drinks for Coffee Lovers

Many of our biggest fans also happen to be huge coffee lovers! Did you know we serve up delicious iced and frozen coffee-flavored creations at Fruitealicious? No matter how you choose to customize your beverage, we can promise that one of our coffee-based drinks will give you a much-needed jolt of flavorful java.

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Cold or Colder?

A refreshing alternative to a piping hot cup of coffee, an iced or frozen coffee from Fruitealicious is the perfect companion on your morning commute. First thing’s first, you’ll need to tell our team member whether you prefer your beverage iced or frozen. You can’t go wrong, both the iced and frozen versions are equally refreshing in the Texas heat we all know and love.

Pick a Coffee Flavor

With a range of five flavors to choose from, there is no shortage of options to customize your drink exactly the way you want it. You can choose mocha, hazelnut, vanilla, caramel or caramel macchiato as your flavor base to build upon.

Thousands of Mixer Combinations

Yes, you read that correctly, there are literally thousands of combinations you can choose from to imagine a completely new drink. This will not be your average coffee drinking experience. We have different types of jellies, boba and fruit for you to choose from. Tapioca, flan pudding and strawberries are just a few of our favorite mixers to take your next iced or frozen coffee to the next level. Is health and wellness a priority for you in the New Year? You can have your beverage made with almond or soy milk.

We’re inviting coffee enthusiasts far and wide to come visit us at any of our five (soon to be six!) locations for a unique twist on your favorite drink.

Casting Call for Talent!

Calling all talent! You could be our next star. Fruitealicious star, that is! As you may already know, we’re turning the corner on opening our newest Fruitealicious location in Austin, Texas. We’re bringing the same strong company culture, incredible menu and core values that have helped us succeed at our other five locations. As we put the finishing touches on our brand new space, we anticipate an opening date of late January, early February. The final, and most important, piece of the puzzle is recruiting a fantastic team!

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If you have an interest in working in a fun environment with hard-working, dedicated team members, a job at Fruitealicious might be just what you’re looking for. Beyond teaching you how to make unique, delicious bubble tea beverages, our employees also learn lifelong skills such as work ethic and teamwork. We’re not just tooting our own horn! Our employee testimonials speak for themselves. Built on a foundation of peace, our goal is to empower each of our employees and live our core values of persistence, effort, attitude, communication and empathy every day. Creativity is a big part of what we do on the daily. Whether their concocting new drinks from thousands of possible drink combinations or helping pick out music at one of our stores, team members are encouraged to flex their creative muscles!

Here at Fruitealicious, we strive to offer our customers an incredible product and top-notch service in a fun and supportive environment. If all of this sounds right up your alley, we’d love to hear from you! Don’t have prior work experience? Don’t let that stop you. We’ve been there before, too. As long as you’re a go-getter who believes in our core values, we want to learn more about you. Ready to get things kicked off? Fill out an online application today.

 

New Year, New Location!

What better way to kick off 2018 than with the opening of a new Fruitealicious location in a brand new city? Austin, if you haven’t heard already, we’re coming for you! The New Year will mark our tenth year in business and we think this growth opportunity is the perfect way to celebrate this monumental anniversary. Our new store is opening in partnership with 99 Ranch Grocery, a California-based grocery store chain carrying specialty products from Asia.  

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Our location may be new but our menu reflects the same incredible options Texans have enjoyed across all of our locations! Whether you’re in the mood for hot, cold, or frozen bubble tea, we’ve got you covered! While we have the classics covered, we also have unique smoothie and slushie options like frozen hot chocolate and lychee strawberry. Creative customers are our favorite customers. We love it when you build your own unique creations, too! Our beverages can be completely customized. Simple choose a base, flavor and mixers to develop a delicious masterpiece of your own!

We are currently in the process of building a great team for our new Austin location and are recruiting team members! If you have a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and are looking to work with great people, Fruitealicious might be just the place for you! Visit our website to find out what we look for in an employee and reach out to us if you think you might be a good fit.

The Austin store is still under construction and we are excited to be finalizing the details in preparation for the opening. It will be located in the Crescent at 6929 Airport Blvd, Ste #110, Austin, Texas 78752. Follow us on instagram at our handle @fruitealicious where we will be posting updates related to our new store and sharing special promotions with our fans!

Coming Soon! Austin Fruitealicious Location

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Austin, are you ready for us? The Fruitealicious team is thrilled to be bringing our killer drinks to your fine city! We’ve been serving up the most unique fruit drinks in Texas for nine years now and can’t wait to bring them to Austin. Every single drink we serve is custom and made-to-order, with over 10,000 possible combinations!

99 Ranch Grocery Partnership

This new store is launching in partnership with 99 Ranch Grocery, a California-based grocery store chain carrying specialty products from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Our partnership is particularly exciting as it will be their first location in Austin, too! With an expected opening in January, our newest location will be in the Crescent (f/k/a Highland Village Shopping Center) with an address of 6929 Airport Blvd, Ste #110, Austin, Texas 78752. This spot will be our sixth Fruitealicious location, all of them located in Texas!

Talent Needed

Fruitealicious wouldn’t be the extraordinary company it is without our dedicated, hard-working employees. What do we look for in an employee? For starters, someone who buys into our core values! A positive, “can-do” attitude is a must, too! Have little to no work experience? That’s perfectly fine, we were all there once too. Our goal at Fruitealicious is not just to provide a job but to help our employees build and develop skills that will help them thrive in future roles as well. Check out the careers page on our website to learn more.

Join us in Redefining Refreshment.

Whether you’re a prospective employee or a customer, we can’t wait to meet you and become a member of the Austin community! While construction is still in the works, we expect to open Fruitealicious Austin in January and will be sure to keep you in the loop on updates.

Five Frozen Features from Fruitealicious

Fortunately for us, our corner of the country tends to see some pretty mild temperatures in the winter, allowing us to enjoy frozen treats from Fruitealicious all year round! We’ve rounded up five favorite frozen features from our menu for you to try!

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El Diablo

Not for the faint of heart, this spicy frozen treat packs a bit of a punch! This delicious collaboration of sweet and spicy is tropically-inspired and mango based. A roller-coaster of taste, the El Diablo will take you on a ride featuring a little bit of everything, sweet, salty, and spicy!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries is a combination of dutch chocolate and sweet strawberries, need we say more? If you’re looking for the ultimate chocolatey indulgence, this is most definitely the right choice for you!

Spotted Cow

The Spotted Cow combines two of our favorite things, smooth caramel and sweet tapioca! Topped with flan pudding, this frozen treat is doused in rich caramel. Tapioca pearls add even more texture to this creamy blend.

Purple Oreo

Don’t let it’s vibrant color scare you away. Purple Oreo is the perfect marriage between Taro and a favorite chocolate cookies, oreos! Creamy and sweet, Taro is made from a root that tastes a lot like vanilla, offering just the right amount of creamy taste to this blend.

Strawberry Shortcake

No stranger to a timeless classic, we really enjoy this satisfying frozen creation. A berry-packed treat, Strawberry Shortcake is the perfect mix of strawberries and whip cream! Warning: this may bring back memories of long summer days spent baking in the Texas sun.

If you’re still reading and haven’t already jumped in the car to drive over for one of these, we applaud you. Don’t you worry, each of our five (soon to be six!) locations is open seven days a week! Stop in today to try one of these five tasty frozen treats.

Our Core Values: The Fruitealicious 5

Fulfilling our mission of empowering people to live their lives to the fullest would not be possible without staying true to our five core values! Our values of persistence, effort, attitude, communication, and empathy serve as the guiding star for all that we do at Fruitealicious. 

Persistence

Especially when working to overcome adversity, we truly believe that persistence is a key ingredient! Regardless of how difficult a feat may seem, we recognize the power of getting up and persisting time and time again to succeed.

Effort

We’re sure that you’ve heard the saying, “you get out what you put in.” A commitment to putting forth maximum effort at all times is essential to our company culture. Our team members come to work every day and put their best foot forward to get the job done!

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Attitude

We believe that a positive attitude goes a long way, not just at work but in our personal sphere of influence. That’s why when you walk into any one of our Fruitealicious locations; you’ll be greeted by one of our smiling, helpful team members. We hope that our positive attitude and good vibes will stay with you long after you’ve slurped up your boba tea.

Communication

There’s no arguing the importance of communication in establishing positive and productive relationships with others. We’ve found this to be true in the foodservice industry as well! 

Empathy

You’ll notice that many Fruitealicious team members are young, that hiring move was intentional! We were all young once too looking for our first job so when we started this business we knew we wanted to give young people opportunities. Beyond wanting to help them thrive in their first job, we want them to gain life skills along the way! Acting with empathy is just one of the five values we instill in our employees. 

Fruitealicious would not be the extraordinary company that it is without the support of our incredible customers and hardworking staff! We are thrilled to serve communities that support the core values we espouse. 

Peace, Love, Boba: it’s in our mission, after all! Stop in and visit us at one of our many locations to see our mission and values at work. 

Scary Good Milk Teas

During the spookiest month of the year, milk tea is known to keep the ghouls, goblins and ghosts away! All jokes aside, a creamy milk tea is appropriate any time of the year. Be sure to stop in and try any of our delicious iced milk teas.  

Classic

In our humble opinion, you can never go wrong when ordering a classic milk bubble tea. With a strong flavor of tea, this traditional option is very creamy and rich in taste. If you can’t choose between all of the delicious milk tea options we have at Fruitealicious, the Classic is a great place to start!

Almond

Almond milk tea is a great option for vegetarians and vegans alike as it is dairy-free. With a slightly nutty twist, this milk tea option won’t disappoint! We highly recommend topping your almond milk tea with some chia seeds which will add an energy boost and contain protein and fiber.

Coconut

Looking for a tropical take on your milk tea? Try the coconut milk tea and let your imagination take you back to memories of your summer beach trip. Adding mango and pineapple jellies is highly encouraged!

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Taro

Made from taro root, taro milk tea makes for a thick, creamy concoction. Described as sweet and creamy, taro has a unique flavor but is said to taste like vanilla by some people. Don’t hesitate to add some tapioca to your taro tea to give this thick treat some added texture.

Matcha

It seems like matcha is all the rage lately. It’s antioxidant and detoxifying properties offer up two health-related reasons to order the matcha milk tea! Don’t let it’s vivid green color scare you away, matcha milk tea is another tasty option on our menu.

Whatever halloween-related frights you face this month, a yummy milk tea will bring you plenty of comfort whether you’re kicking back at home or donning your goofiest costume bopping around town.

The Low-Down on Tapioca

If you’ve ever had bubble tea, you probably think of tapioca as those delicious, chewy balls found in your glass. No? Perhaps you’ve enjoyed the small pearls in tapioca pudding. Regardless, you may still be left wondering, what exactly is tapioca?  

 

Cassava Root (Yuca)  

Tapioca is actually a starch that is extracted from the cassava root, known in some parts of the world as yuca. The root is mainly grown in tropical and subtropical areas throughout Asia, South America and Africa. Originally produced in Northern brazil, most tapioca production now comes from Brazil, Thailand and Nigeria. In many parts of the world, yuca is a staple food source.  

 

From Root to Tapioca 

After being harvested, toxins are removed from the cassava root before the starch is processed. The starch is what we’re interested in because it is formed into the ball-shaped pearls we put in bubble tea! Pearls, however, are only one form that tapioca comes in. It can also be formed into powder, sticks or flakes.  

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Tapioca Uses 

We’ve already discussed two uses for tapioca, tapioca pudding and bubble tea. Tapioca is also known to be a very effective thickening and can be used to thicken soups. This should come as no surprise but our favorite use for tapioca is using pearls in our bubble tea, of course! Here at Fruitealicious, we believe that fresh ingredients are key to creating a tea that is both refreshing and delicious. You’ll find that we cook our tapioca in small batches throughout the day to ensure that they are fresh for our customers at all times.  

 

What do tapioca balls taste like? In our opinion, they taste like caramel! That flavor has a lot to do with them being infused with brown sugar. Whether you have yet to try tapioca or you’re a tapioca connoisseur, we look forward to treating you to some of our bubble tea. Find us at any one of our five locations and look for our sixth location coming soon to Austin! 

Take Your Bubble Tea from Summer to Fall

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At Fruitealicious, bubble tea is our drink of choice all year round. With so many options to choose from, your favorite drink can change with the seasons. Here are our suggestions for taking your bubble tea from summer to fall.

Summer Sips

With the last days of summer zooming by, now’s the time to take advantage of the warm weather to enjoy your favorite light and refreshing drink.

Jasmine Tootea Fruitea – Enjoy this sweet and fruity take on green tea. This drink consists of shaken jasmine green tea with honey, infused with seasonal fresh fruit bits.

Aloe-Ha Refresher – It’s all in the name! This refreshing drink is packed with hydrating aloe vera, fresh strawberries and aloe vera again – just diced this time.

El Diablo – Embrace the summer heat with this spicy, sweet, sour and salty treat. This blended drink is packed with yummy mangos, and the color alone will make you smile.

Fall Favorites

Don’t give up your bubble tea dreams when the weather gets a little colder. We’ve got the perfect drink to pair with crisp air and fall leaves.

Black Sugar Tri-Fecta – Come over to the dark side. Cloudier skies call for this sultry combination of black sugar milk tea, boba, flan and grass jelly.

Purple Oreo – Match the hazy days of fall with this purple frozen masterpiece. As an Asian twist on a classic, the Purple Oreo is a cookies and cream drink with taro.

Pumpkin Spice – A staple flavor of fall, our seasonal pumpkin spice drink is a sure sign that the weather is changing. Cozy up to this holiday-inspired classic for a limited time.

Whatever the weather, we’ve got a drink that will surely hit the spot. You can even create your own as your mood changes with the season! We can’t wait to see you here. 

History of Bubble Tea

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Bubble tea (or boba as it’s known to many) is our specialty here at Fruitealicious! We love the variety of flavors and tasty nature of this drink. But how did bubble tea come to be? Let’s take a look at the history behind the refreshment we’ve all come to love.

Bubble tea was invented in Taiwan during the 1980s. As the story goes, the founder of the Chun Shui Tang Teahouse in Taichung, Taiwan visited Japan and saw that they served their coffee in a similar fashion. The teahouse’s product development manager then set to work figuring out exactly how to apply this method to serving tea. The result was the addition of sweetened pudding and tapioca balls into iced tea. The teahouse branched out into a franchise, and the bubble tea drink quickly became the most popular item on the menu.

From its simple beginnings, the bubble tea ingredients list has expanded significantly. Bases include different kinds of black tea, green tea, white tea and even coffee. It is common practice for milk or a milk substitute to be used in making bubble tea, but not all teahouses include this ingredient.

The flavors that bubble teas come in vary greatly. Fruit flavors are among the most popular, including flavors such as strawberry, peach, lychee and banana. Other flavors may include taro, chocolate, lavender and rose. The range of flavors depends heavily on the preference of the individual teahouse. Many teahouses offer blended versions of their drinks as well. Typically, the “bubble” pieces in bubble tea are made up of tapioca balls. However, other options exist, such as flavored jelly or taro balls.

As you can see, bubble tea has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1980s Taiwan. With such a variety of options, everyone is sure to find their favorite drink in the bubble tea family. Stop by your local Fruitealicious and try one out today!

Win Free Stuff with Fruitealicious!

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Who doesn’t love winning contests and getting free stuff? At Fruitealicious, we’re all about making our customers feel special – because you are! Follow along on our Instagram to see what fun stuff you can win right now. We’ve got three regular contests that you can enter – let’s take a look at them now!

#FruitealiciousLove

We want to know how you show your Fruitealicious love! Post a picture of your artsy drink and use the hashtag #FruitealiciousLove to be entered for the chance to be the winner of the month. Winners get cool (and useful!) prizes such as gift cards for – you guessed it – more Fruitealicious!

Winner Wednesday

Let us liven up the middle of your week. Whether you’re trying to make it through a long week at school or getting over hump day at work, we’ve got the fix you need. Every Wednesday we post a new contest on our Instagram, so don’t forget to keep checking back. In the past we’ve asked for wacky drink combos, best friend tags and more. The prizes for Winner Wednesdays change too – so make sure you don’t miss out!

#FruitealiciousFriday

Okay, so this one isn’t technically a contest, but if it were – everyone would be a winner! Every Friday, stop by Fruitealicious and have your drink upgraded to a large for FREE. Just show your cashier the #FruitealiciousFriday post from our page. No we call that a win!

So here’s what you have to do. Step one, find us on Instagram at @fruitealicious. Step two, hit that follow button and add our bubble tea goodness to your feed. Step three, check our page often for current contests!

We’ll break it down for you one more time – every month, hashtag #FruitealiciousLove on your artsy drinks shots to win a gift card, every Wednesday check our account for that week’s contest and every Friday just stop on by for a free large upgrade.

And no matter what, we think you’re always a winner with a Fruitealicious favorite in your hand!

The Values of Fruitealicious

At Fruitealicious, we’re proud of our yummy and refreshing variety of drinks. But we’re also proud of our staff and the values we strive to instill in each and every one of our employees. We’ve watched as countless employees go on to reach amazing heights in their lives after working at Fruitealicious. Let’s take a look at our core values!

Persistence

We encourage the ability to overcome adversity. Any job comes with its challenges, but it’s how you learn and grow from those situations that truly sets you apart.

Effort

We want to develop a great work ethic in all of our employees. We consider effort a measurement of how hard you try when you don’t want to.

Attitude

You can’t always change your situation, but you can control how you react to it. That’s called attitude, and we prefer ours positive and productive.

Communication

Communication is super important in a work environment, and good communication skills help all of the relationships in your life.

Empathy

When we care about others, it drives us to do our best work for them. Encouraging empathy at work translates into great customer service.

Together our core values form the acronym P-E-A-C-E. We strive for a peaceful and productive work environment everyday. It’s these values that keep our customers impressed and loyal, and that prepare our employees for their future endeavors. Here are a few testimonials from past employees of Fruitealicious!

The skills I learned at Fruitealicious, especially those to do with teamwork and work ethic, have been a key part of where I am in my career now. – Kaitlin

I learned what a good work ethic was and how to achieve it through optimism, perseverance, and accountability. – Henry

I would not take back my experience as a Fruitealicious Mixologist for anything in the world. It melded me into the hard-working, dedicated, and positive person I am today. – Gema

So stop on by and meet the staff we’re so proud of! We can’t wait for you to experience our excellent customer service and of course, our amazing drinks. See you soon!

Best Bubble Tea in Dallas

Bubble tea takes refreshment to a whole new level. The tea or fruity base combined with chewy mix-ins is like any other drink you can get. At Fruitealicious in Dallas, we take bubble tea to places it’s never gone before – giving you a one of a kind experience every visit.

How We Started Our Bubble Teas

Jon and Carmen started with a vision. They wanted to create unique beverages with a balance of texture and flavor. In 2008, they took the first step to bringing their vision to life when the opened the first Fruitealicious location in Carrollton, Texas.

Making Beverages Fun

We’re all about bending the rules – at least the ones related to beverages. Every one of our locations in the Dallas area is focused on giving you a one of a kind experience every time you come see us. We pride ourselves on best in class service and we do this by hiring our biggest fans.

Almost Endless Boba Combinations

Have you seen our menu? It’s huge! And everything on it can be combined to create the perfect boba treat for your tastes on any given day. Or if you’re not feeling like boba, there are almost infinite combinations of lemonades, slushes or shakes to be created. All together, it’s more than 10,000 drink combinations.

Quality Matters

With all those combinations, we are equally as focused on providing high-quality boba to all of Dallas-Fort Worth. Our tapioca balls are cooked in small batches throughout the day to ensure you get the perfect mix-in every time. All of our fruit is chopped fresh daily – we don’t even have refrigerators! And our fruit jellies and popping boba are ordered from high quality sources. Many of our suppliers ship direct from Taiwan – the home of bubble tea.

 

Next time you’re looking for a truly unique beverage experience, come see us at Fruitealicious. We’ve got the best bubble tea in Dallas.