Taiwanese Dessert Chain BlackBall is opening its first North Texas shop at 100 Legacy Dr. in Plano. It’s the shopping center where the Japanese supermarket Mitsuwa Marketplace is located.
According to the spokesperson of the shopping center, BlackBall store is currently under construction and should be ready to open some time this fall.
BlackBall was founded in Taiwan in 2006. It is considered by many as one of the biggest dessert chains in Taiwan, with more than 100 outlets and kiosks worldwide.
It opened its first U.S. store in San Gabriel, California back in 2015.
The main ingredient used at BlackBall is ‘Grass jelly.’ It isn’t made from grass at all, as the name might suggest.
It comes from the dried leaves and stalks of the Chinese mesona plant — a member of the mint family — which are then boiled to prepare a liquid that turns into a dark brown jelly once it has cooled.
Grass jelly is served in hot and cold beverages, with shaved ice or simply with sugar syrup, fruits or evaporated milk.
Grass jelly is believed to have medicinal and cooling properties. Those cooling properties make it ideal for summer.
Stay tuned for more updates on the opening of BlackBall Plano!