JuMex: Upgrading Boba Cup to Large Worth It?

The following receives BiA's JuMex stamp of approval:

Have you ever gone to a Boba place and had to deal with the choice of whether to get regular or large size? First you have to decide whether you want a large at all. Second, if you decide you want it, you have to ask yourself if its worth the cost.

Well fear no more, Mr. Mac "Cheap Ass" O'Bryan will help you solve this problem once and for all. I took two empty cups from Quickly to compare the volume. I filled them up with water and determined their volume with a measuring cup. The large cup is 22.5 ounces and the regular cup is 17 ounces. Here is a picture to remind you the relative size differences between regular and large, and to remind you how gangster boba is in general:

Caution: Choking on Boba may be hazardous to your health.

So to solve our problem, I am going to employ some simple algebra. We need to find the starting base price for regular size, that would make the price difference the same ratio between the two sizes if the price difference was 50 cents (the going rate for Quickly and many places).

Look to the left for the math.

We can now clearly see that if the cost of the regular size is $1.55 you will be getting an equal deal if you upgrade to the large at a 50 cent cost. This is good, because boba is usually around $2.50 to $3.00 at most places! The only exception is the $1 milk tea boba. Don't upgrade, just get two.

Until next time, pinch those pennies!


J.Frosty said...

duh! go L cup!!!!

Willy Bob said...

Wow...you have to be really cheap to actually figure this out. lol