Thinking further about the food question...I did become addicted to bubble tea this year, after hating it with a passion. It was early days in the trend, about 10 years ago, when I first tried it and found it disgusting.
I guess the process has improved, or been brought over from Taiwan in a more authentic way, because now I can't get enough. I go to Tea Fusion in Edmonton City Centre for my junk. I've been uncertain about trying it elsewhere because I'm afraid they will use flavour syrups or powdered tapioca and it won't be as fresh and delicious.