Tapioca pudding became mostly a “thing of the past” when the Japanese captured the East Indies. About 93 to 97 percent of our tapioca before the war came from the East Indies with the remainder from Brazil and the Dominican Republic.
"Waxy Corn In Puddings, Muffins,"
Farm Science Reporter: Vol. 5
, Article 6.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmsciencereporter/vol5/iss4/6