Costco's Shortage of This Beloved Frozen Treat Is Over

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In case you haven't heard, there's a major shortage of Boba Tea across the country, and it's not only affecting restaurants but grocery stores like Costco as well. The warehouse chain has a frozen version of the treat, The Brown Sugar Boba Ice Milk Bar, that's been sold out for a while… but it's finally been spotted again by some laser-focused shoppers! (Related: 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.)

Reddit user @s_howl said they found them in the Kirkland, Wash. location (also known as the former Costco headquarters), while, others say they've seen them in areas of Washington, Utah, Georgia, Minnesota, California, and Oregon.

The Brown Sugar Boba Ice Milk Bars, which come in a pack of 12 and cost about $13.99, aren't a new product. For those who have tried the frozen treat, some say they're fans of its taste (like pancakes and syrup), while others aren't. Considering there's a nationwide Boba shortage, though, the treats are certainly a hot button item.

"Brown Sugar Boba Ice Milk Bar – don't like it," one user said about two months ago. "I'm not a boba fan but my girlfriend is. She wanted some ice cream but we spotted the Brown Sugar Boba Ice Milk Bar and was intrigued by it. I could see her disappointment and wished we had bought regular ice cream bars."

Others feel differently. "Buy them all. I only bought one and heavily regretted it," user @FUnkymonk22 says.

The tapioca Boba balls (and the tapioca starch they are made with) that are the main ingredient of Boba Tea are hard to find right now thanks to a shipping block on the West Coast. Retailers have been preparing customers for the shortage for weeks, but that hasn't done much to soften the disappointment. Although the Costco Brown Sugar Boba Ice Milk Bars are in frozen form, they may help hold you over until the shortage is gone. They aren't available on Costco's website, so you'll have to head to your local warehouse to find them.

The frozen version isn't the only item making its return to warehouses right now. Here are 10 Popular Products Coming Back To Costco This Year. And to get all the latest news about Costco delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!

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Costco's Shortage of This Beloved Frozen Treat Is Over