Originally from Taiwan, Come Buy is a bubble tea shop that aims to produce quality drinks for consumers. Using world renowned teas from around the world as well as fresh ingredients from contract farms, it sells a wide range of unique flavours.
Having established outlets around Asia and even America, Come Buy guarantees satisfaction with every cup.
Taste-wise, it's really average, just as it is with value. It's about the same as your average neighbourhood bubble tea shop. What earned its higher rating is definitely 1) the pearlsssss and 2) their adorable name. Frankly I only bought from them at all because their name made me laugh when I saw it.
I'll buy from them if I'm craving bubble tea because even the so-called high end bubble teas don't make me feel like I'm drinking nectar from Heaven. This is value for money, even if the taste is nothing spectacular.
I wouldn't say the drink is exceptionally nice. But it's decent and can quench my thirst temporarily. Besides that, I honestly can't find any reason to go back to ComeBuy. Perhaps I was hoping for an unexpected surprise that would catch me offguard and make me fall in love with this drink? But sadly, it didn't.
Many of us grew up having drunk Yeo's lychee drink at least once, however, it seems to while on one hand being nice, it is also too sweet and comes as a bottled drink.
However, at Come Buy, the lychee drink seems fresh and is very thirst quenching. Their service is slower than gong cha, but the drinks portions coupled with the price makes it value for money.
The pudding milk tea they offer is perhaps one of the best I've had in all the bubble tea shops though. The pudding is smooth and not too sweet, while the tea is above average. With its slightly lower price, the quality of its bubble tea is actually worth it. But still, I'd prefer other shops.
If you are feeling bored with the usual bubble tea flavours of KOI or GongCha, ComeBuy may provide you with a refreshing alternative, offering a few unique favours worth testing out.
Now that we've gotten past the monstrosity of a name, COMEBUY does offer some experimental new flavours that provide something new to the bubble tea scene. The flavours there offer a refreshing new take on bubble tea. Although most of the odder flavours are more of misses than hits, they do have some great ones that completely hit the spot.
The portion sizes are also really competitive, and they rival KOI or GongCha.
While it is not as cheap as Cup Walker, it definitely tastes much better. Their Milk Tea is refreshing and the sugar level was just right - not too sweet, the right amount to prevent it from being bland. I really enjoyed my cup. Its pearls were also very chewy and COME BUY is quite generous with their pearls. The queue is also usually not that long, and you don't have to wait as long as you have to when you buy KOI or Gong Cha. If you're looking to try other bubble teas, COME BUY is a good alternative.
The first time I tried COMEBUY was when it was on promotions (Yes, I'm the typical Singaporean that is always willing to purchase discounted goods). I bought chocolate milk tea, my favourite, and was eagerly looking forward to a "taste buds- pampering" session and I took my first sip with much anticipation.
Well, the first taste was good; within expectations, but nothing spectacular. It was probably, just a little better than the ordinary chocolate milk tea I would have gotten from other shops.
As I continued to swallow down the beverage (and my disappointment), I somehow realized that the chocolaty taste started to lose its appeal and it tasted more diluted.
Maybe it is after all, because I'm not such a great fan of bubble tea which lead me to the slightly negative conclusion on COMEBUY chocolate milkshake.
To be very honest, I have never, (since then) tried anymore of their drinks. So maybe, other drinks that they sell around in their shops are better and worth the bucks!
Another good thing about Come Buy is their cup size. Initially, I did not want to pay $3 odd for a drink because I thought I could get cheaper at KOI, but then I realized that I was paying that amount for their large size, which is equivalent to that of KOI's! Really worth it, and I'd rather purchase their large than their standard size, because it's only a dollar difference for most of the flavours, I believe.
If you're tired of the popular names in terms of bubble tea, come buy something different at Come Buy (pun intended)! Your taste buds won't be disappointed!