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Bubble tea syrup is unsafe – Chatime vs Gong Cha Bubble Tea

I like bubble tea and recently there’s this bubble tea craze where there’s these two new bubble franchise blooming in Malaysia. Chatime vs Cong Cha!

I was wondering is this safe for us to drink as recently there’s a lot of news saying that a lot of products are not safe to be consumed as there contain some substance that will bring harm to ppl. So the question is, “Is Chatime & Gong Cha Safe to drink in Malaysia?”

Bubble tea syrup is unsafe

PETALING JAYA: A Taiwanese product commonly used in bubble tea drinks sold in the Klang Valley has been confirmed by the Health Ministry to be contaminated with the carcinogen diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).

In a statement, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the product had been identified as the “Strawberry Syrup” manufactured by T & M Resources Corporation and imported by Elegant Solution Trading.

Two other products suspected to be contaminated by DEHP were Chuang’s Square Cookies the brown sugar, all-wheat, almond and sesame variants; and Natural Beauty Drink Powder and Natural Beauty Fruit and Vegetable Powder.

“The ministry has instructed the companies concerned to recall their products immediately while samples have been taken for analysis. All retailers have also been advised to halt sales of the food products with imme-diate effect.

“Customers who have bought the items are advised not to consume them,” Liow said.

The manufacturers for the products were Chuang’s King Tai Chang Food Co Ltd and Prince Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, while the importers are Syarikat Nguan Seng (1990) Sdn Bhd and Billion Synergy Sdn Bhd.

Liow also said that another 15 food products from Taiwan had been tested and found to be free of contamination, including New Choice Pudding, Lychee Syrup, Honey Peach Syrup and Black Tea imported by Elegant Solution Trading.

Other products free from contamination include Power Bifidus Yogurt Drink, Kinohimitsu Japan D’tox Juice and eight Cosway Oriyen products.

Other food products found not contaminated include Singlong Ho Egg Noodle, Sun Chi Song Hua Ban Noodles, White Jade Noodle and MIC’s Taiwan Lemon Wafer.

Source : TheStar

I have checked with both outlet facebook and they declared that they are safe and passed the DEHP test. They are free from DEHP so those bubble tea lovers can continue to enjoy Chatime or Gong Cha! =)

日出茶太 Chatime Bubble Tea

In the year of 2008, Chatime 日出茶太 holds a conviction for creating a whole new concept of eastern healthy drinking space. Currently, Chatime set up nearly a hundred branches of tea stores all over Taiwan & over three hundred oversea branches including China, Hong Kong , Macau, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia etc…and continue growing.


Chatime Bubble Tea

Chatime Bubble Tea

日出茶太 Chatime Malaysia Outlet:
– Pavilion Kuala Lumpur; 4th Floor,Connection
– Berjaya Times Square; Lower Ground
– Sunway Pyramid New Wing; First Floor, Blue Atrium
– The Gardens Mall; Lower Ground
– SStwo Mall
– SS15, Subang Jaya
– First Avenue, Penang

日出茶太 Chatime Malaysia Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/chatimemalaysia
日出茶太 Chatime Malaysia Twitter : http://twitter.com/chatimemy
日出茶太 Chatime Official Webpage : http://www.tea-time.com.tw/eng/index.php

Gong Cha Bubble Tea

Gong Cha 貢茶 is a popular bubble tea chain that was established in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 2006, and since 2009, has since swept Malaysia’s neighbouring countries – Singapore , Hong Kong, China, Macau and The Philippines.

Gong Cha Free from DEHP

Gong Cha Bubble Tea

Gong Cha Bubble Tea

貢茶 Gong Cha Malaysia Outlet
– SS15, Subang Jaya
– 2nd Floor, The Gardens Mall

貢茶 Gong Cha Malaysia Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/GongChaMalaysia
貢茶 Gong Cha Malaysia Twitter : http://twitter.com/GongChaMalaysia
貢茶 Gong Cha Official Website : http://www.gong-cha.com/

So people continue to enjoy your Bubble Tea from Chatime or Gong Cha!~

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  1. another chatime outlet = Taylors univeristy Lakeside Campus =)

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  2. Likes the thumbs up photos … u can become their ambassador liaw la.

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    • Hehe thanks! If I can la lol :p

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