rainbow bagel

No Comments

Here’s How the Cotton Candy Bubble Tea Float Is Magically Made

(Photo: Luisa Rollenhagen)

(Photo: Luisa Rollenhagen)

By now, everyone and their mother has tried the candy-colored extravaganza that is the rainbow bagel. For your next sugar-induced fever dream, we suggest ordering up the Cotton Candy Bubble Tea Float at Vivi Lower East Side. Presented on a wooden board and served in a mason jar (of course), the awe-inspiring tower of cotton candy comes with a tiny jug of leftover slush topped by a cute swirl of whipped cream. Cookies-and-cream ice cream, Pop Rocks, and a color-changing spoon are also involved.

The insane calorie bomb was created by Connie Shan, manager of Vivi Lower East Side, who originally hails from Hong Kong. She sells hundreds of them each week. “We tried to conceive something completely different with bubble tea,” she said of her creation. “Hong Kong has all this stuff already. People are getting all kinds of different things with cotton candy, like coffee.”

So how does this Franken-beverage get made? And how does it taste? Check out our video to find out.

No Comments

Rainbow Bagels Are BACK! But Sorry, the Churron Only Exists On Broad City

(Photo: Courtesy of The Bagel Store)

(Photo: Courtesy of The Bagel Store)

Get ready for your Instagram feed to once again be flooded with play-doh-like technicolor baked goods: The Bagel Store is back in business. The Williamsburg shop has become an obsession among both Brooklynites and out-of-towners, who’ve been lining up for blocks in order to get their hands on candy-colored rings of carbo-joy. Call them the new cronut or the new “churron,” the churro-macaron hybrid that had everyone queuing up on Broad City last night.

Keep Reading »