We’re bubbling with excitement to tell you about National Tapioca Day on June 28 when you can explore this less popular – though no less delicious – carb. Made from the cassava plant, tapioca is versatile, though tapioca pudding is the most popular American dish made with this ingredient, including savory dinner dishes. Tapioca pudding combines tapioca pearls with liquid to form a delicious, creamy mix. For many, tapioca is a love/hate relationship. Perhaps once as a child, you plunged your spoon into it, expecting the smooth vanilla pudding you’re used to. Instead, you got a mouthful of squishiness. Such an experience could leave you traumatized and wary of the dessert for years to come. If this rings true for you, then National Tapioca Day is your time to be brave and give it another try. If you’re in the camp that has been a fan of tapioca from day one, then you’ll have no problem celebrating. Maybe you’re even a connoisseur, and can already tell falooda from taho. Either way, June 28 will bring ample opportunity to either expand your palette and try something new, or spend time savoring a long-time favorite.