Guess the Secret Flavour of McDonald’s New Gudetama McFlurry and Win Prizes!
05.June.2018 | FOOD
McDonald’s a teaming up with popular Sanrio character Gudetama to release a new honey flavoured McFlurry. It will go on sale at all McDonald’s branches in Japan on June 8.
The Gudetama McFlurry is made in the image of the lazy egg himself, deliciously made with rich milky soft serve and topped with two sauces and a secret ingredient.
McDonald’s Japan are also currently holding a campaign on Twitter for people to guess the flavour of the new product under the hashtag #ぐでたまってなに味? (‘What flavour is Gudetama?’) All you need to do is post your answer on Twitter along with the hashtag. Winners will be randomly selected to receive various gifts including a ‘Golden Gudetama’ as well as a McCard with an illustration of Gudetama. The flavour will be announced on June 13.
The Gudetama McFlurry was released early at McDonald’s on Takeshita Street in Harajuku on June 1. It will be released everywhere else on June 8. You’ll spot the branch instantly with the Gudetama illustrations decorating the restaurant.
There are six original cups that the new dessert will arrive in (though they are limited) to make your Gudetama experience even more fun. Also, from June 8, customers can receive one of six possible Gudetama toys if they buy a Happy Meal.
Fans of McFlurry and fans of Gudetama can look forward to enjoying this fun new collaboration.
Japanese Star Actor Kimutaku Features in McDonald’s TV Commercial For New Cafe Latte & Choi Mac Burger
14.January.2021 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan is teaming up with iconic Japanese actor and singer Takuya Kimura, also known as Kimutaku, once again following their collaboration with him in 2020. The star is featuring in a new commercial and campaign by McDonald’s that centres on rediscovering the value and taste of the fast food chain.
The first in a series of commercials hit Japanese televisions on Tuesday (January 12) for McDonald’s Japan’s revamped hot and iced Cafe Lattes. The second commercial will be released next Tuesday (January 19) for the Yakkii grilled ginger burger. The ¥200 burger is arriving on the menu at McDonald’s Japan the following day on Wednesday.
McDonald’s Japan Official Homepage: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
McDonald’s Japan Adds Crème Brûlée and Belgian Chocolate Pies to the Menu
13.January.2021 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan is bringing back its popular Belgian Chocolate Pie from last year and is also introducing a new Crème Brûlée Pie, both of which will hit the menu at all McDonald’s branches from January 13 for a limited time.
Crème Brûlée Pie | ¥150 (Before Tax)
Belgian Chocolate Pie | ¥150 (Before Tax)
The hot pies are filled with deliciously sweet cream and are a perfect, cosy treat during the cold weather.
Crème Brûlée Pie / Belgian Chocolate Pie
Serving: January 13, 2021 – Mid February 2021
Available: McDonald’s Japan
Price: ¥150 Each (Before Tax)
Official Website: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
Gudetama Doughnuts at Floresta Celebrate the New Year
Floresta Nature Doughnuts, a doughnut cafe that hand-makes doughnuts using organic ingredients, is baking up two new Gudetama doughnuts with New Year’s messages on them. They will be served from January 9 to 24.
Florest Gudetama Collab Doughnuts | ¥450 (Before Tax)
The doughnuts capture the lazy and lethargic energy of Gudetama. The crowning Gudetama is made from Japanese pumpkin and is sat on a bed of sweet white chocolate. Both doughnuts are also available as a set coming with an extra of any of Floresta’s signature doughnuts.
Relax and take in the new year together with Gudetama.
McDonald’s Japan Welcomes 2021 With White Chocolate Strawberry Lattes and Frappe
05.January.2021 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan is set to celebrate the New Year with a series of 3 white chocolate strawberry beverages at McCafé by Barista up and down Japan starting on January 6, 2021.
White Chocolate Strawberry Frappe | Regular Size ¥490
The White Chocolate Strawberry Frappe is made with a milk base laced with a strawberry sauce made from fresh strawberries and is topped with fresh cream, a drizzle of that sweet sauce, and white chocolate shavings. Enjoy a silky combination of sweetness and refreshing flavour.
White Chocolate Strawberry Latte | Regular Size ¥390
Similar to the frappe, the latte variant is a hot strawberry milk made from strawberry sauce, strawberry syrup, and refreshing milk. It’s topped with whipped cream, more sauce, and white chocolate shavings. And don’t worry if you’re not a coffee drinker as this drink contains no coffee – it’s just pure strawberry heaven.
Iced White Chocolate Strawberry Latte | Regular Size ¥490
A refreshing twist on the hot latte. It contains the same ingredients but is served iced instead.
White Chocolate Strawberry Series
Serving: January 6, 2021 – Early March 2021 (Subject to change)
Available: McCafé by Barista branches of McDonald’s in Japan
Official Website: http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
McDonald’s Japan Reveals 2021 New Year’s Fukubukuro Lucky Bags
15.December.2020 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan is collaborating with the camping and outdoor brand Coleman to release fukubukuro lucky bags for the New Year in limited quantities.
McDonald’s Fukubukuro 2021 | ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
Those in Japan can sign up to enter a lottery to win one of the bags up until December 22, 2020 at 23:59 (JST).
Tote Bag / Square Pouch / Mug
Fries Clock / McDonald’s Voucher
The lucky bags include a variety of merchandise combining McDonald’s and Coleman designs as well as an alarm clock, a McDonald’s voucher priced at ¥3,160, and more.
Gold McCard | ¥500
One in every ten lucky bags also contains a Gold McCard voucher worth ¥500 too.
McDonald’s Fukubukuro 2021
Web Applications: Until December 22, 2020 at 23:59 (JST)
Winners Contacted: December 24, 2020
Fukubukuro Delivered: January 1, 2021 – January 3, 2021
Campaign Site: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/campaign/fukubukuro/
McDonald’s Japan’s Gurakoro Burger Gets New Beef Stew Flavour
27.November.2020 | FOOD
The Gurakoro Burger is a seasonal item added to McDonald’s Japan’s winter menu every year. This year, they are releasing a new rich beef stew flavour on December 2 for a limited period.
“Gurakoro” is a portmanteau of the Japanese words for “gratin” and “korokke,” the latter being the Japanese version of a French croquette. The Gurakoro burgers are crunchy on the outside and melty on the inside. They first appeared at McDonald’s Japan in 1993 and have returned every winter since, popular for its combination of the Gurakoro patty which is filled with creamy ebi, cabbage, a special korokke sauce, and an egg sauce, all squished between a toasted bun.
Gurakoro Burger | ¥340
The burger was created with a new recipe in 2019 that makes the flavour richer. The number of egg yolks used for the egg sauce was also increased, as was the spiciness of the korokke sauce.
Beef Stew Gurakoro | ¥390
This year, McDonald’s Japan is adding a beef stew sauce made with a combination of red wine and demiglace sauce. Added to this is mustard, creating a delicious flavour that goes hand in hand with the creamy gratin korokke.
Gurakoro / Beef Stew Gurakoro
Running: December 2, 2020 – Early January 2021
Available: McDonald’s Japan (Select branches not participating)
Official Website: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/campaign/gracoro/
McDonald’s Luxurious Chocolate Frappes in Collaboration With GODIVA Are Mouth-Watering
20.November.2020 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan has revealed two new beverages which will be sold at McCafé by Barista branches of McDonald’s from November 25: the “GODIVA Chocolate Espresso Frappe & Macaron” and the “GODIVA Chocolate Espresso Frappe.”
This is McCafé by Barista’s first collaboration with the Turkish chocolate company GODIVA. The drinks were made under the supervision of Yannick Chevolleau, an executive chef and chocolatier pâtissier at GODIVA, bringing together a match made in heaven of rich chocolate and espresso.
GODIVA Chocolate Espresso Frappe – Regular Size (¥540)
The beverage contains a dark chocolate sauce which combines cacao powder and roasted cacao beans which is mixed together with fragrant espresso and milk before being topped with whipped cream drizzled in a couverture chocolate sauce made from 54% Belgian chocolate.
GODIVA Chocolate Espresso Frappe & Macaron – Regular Size (¥540)
You can also get it topped with a vanilla-flavoured macaron which adds sweetness to the rich beverage and looks even more Instagram-worthy.
GODIVA Chocolate Espresso Frappe & Macaron
GODIVA Chocolate Espresso Frappe
Serving: November 25, 2020 – Mid January 2021 (subject to change)
Available: At McCafé by Barista branches of McDonald’s in Japan
McDonald’s Japan to Release Tiramisu Flavoured Triangular Chocolate Pie
05.November.2020 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan is releasing a new tiramisu flavour of its popular triangular chocolate pie dessert at all branches in Japan for a limited time starting from November 11, 2020.
The chocolate pies have a crunchy exterior made up of layers and layers of delicious pastry. They’re filled with warm, melted chocolate to complete the tempting treat. Last year saw strawberry and cookies and cream flavours.
Loving Triangular Chocolate Pie – Tiramisu Flavour | ¥150
The tiramisu chocolate pie is filled with mascarpone chocolate cream and coffee cream, lending a delicious sweet and bitter combination. The tiramisu flavour is themed on “Love,” which is fitting as you’re sure to love whoever buys you one of these warm treats this winter.
McDonald’s Japan’s triangular chocolate pies are the perfect accompaniment to their Premium Roast Coffee, so if you’re in Japan this winter, stay cosy with a cup of coffee and one of these hot desserts.
Loving Triangular Chocolate Pie – Tiramisu Flavour
Serving: November 11, 2020 – Early December 2020
Available: Most McDonald’s branches in Japan
Official Website: http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/campaign/sankakuchocopie/
McDonald’s Japan recently re-introduced its hugely popular rice burgers last month, and they’re adding a new one to the roster. They are turning their most popular burger, the classic double cheese, into a rice burger too, which will hit McDonald’s menus in Japan on October 28.
McDonald’s Japan first introduced “Evening Macs” in February this year, a collection of rice burgers available from 5pm until closing hours. Due to their popularity, the fast food chain brought them back last month on October 7. Until now, there were three flavours to choose from: Rice Teriyaki, Rice Bacon & Lettuce, and Rice Chicken Filet-O-Fish. Now the Double Cheeseburger has joined the line-up.
Named the “Rice Double,” the cheeseburger is stuffed with two 100% beef patties and two layers of creamy cheese. And it’s all held together by special buns made from Japanese rice seasoned with soy sauce.
All four of the Rice Burgers are available to enjoy in Japan until early November.
Release Date: October 28, 2020
Official Website: http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
McDonald’s Japan Brings Back the Crème Brûlée Latte & Frappe For 2020
12.October.2020 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan has announced that it’s once again bringing back its crème brûlée coffee drinks to McCafé by Barista branches of McDonalds on October 14, 2020. The line-up includes the Crème Brûlée Frappe, Crème Brûlée Latte and Iced Crème Brûlée Latte.
The fast food chain’s crème brûlée beverages have been sold every autumn and winter since 2015 and are enjoyed for their perfect combination of sweetness and richness.
Crème Brûlée Frappe: Regular ¥460 / Large ¥500
The delightful Crème Brûlée Frappe contains a mix of caramel sauce, subtly sweet crème brûlée whipped cream, and crème brûlée syrup, all combined inside an espresso latte. Topping the drink is more crème brûlée whipped cream, caramel sauce and crushed cookies. The cookies have been baked lightly which together with the whipped cream change the flavours of the cream’s sweetness and espresso’s richness on each sip.
Crème Brûlée Latte: Small ¥350 / Regular ¥390
The Crème Brûlée Latte combines crème brûlée syrup with bitter espresso and fluffy foamed milk. It’s topped with crunchy cookies and whipped cream.ほ
Iced Crème Brûlée Latte: Regular ¥390 / Large ¥430
Like the hot drink, the Iced Crème Brûlée Latte contains the crème brûlée syrup and espresso but is served with cold milk. It’s topped with crushed cookies, crème brûlée flavoured whipped cream and caramel sauce.
Crème Brûlée Frappe / Crème Brûlée Latte / Iced Crème Brûlée Latte
Release Date: October 14, 2020
McDonald’s Japan Official Website: http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/menu/barista/
McDonald’s Japan Brings Back Evening Exclusive Rice Burgers in Three Mouth-Watering Flavours
01.October.2020 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan first introduced “Evening Macs” in February this year, a collection of rice burgers available from 5pm until closing hours. Due to their popularity, the fast food chain is bringing them back on October 7. There will be three flavours to choose from: Rice Teriyaki, Rice Bacon & Lettuce, and Rice Chicken Filet-O-Fish.
The burger fillings are your classic tasty McDonald’s toppings, but the buns are specially made from rice to create a completely new flavourful experience.
Rice Teriyaki | ¥390
A delicious pork patty lathered in a sweet and spicy teriyaki sauce and stuffed between two rice buns.
Rice Bacon & Lettuce | ¥410
A 100％ beef patty topped with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, and crunchy lettuce.
Rice Chicken Filet-O-Fish | ¥410
A chicken patty with a crunchy coating. The burger is filled with lettuce and aurora sauce.
The rice buns are made using 100% domestic Japanese rice and seasoned wit soy sauce. They go perfect with fries and cola.
This is a McDonald’s experience you can only have in Japan, so if you’re in Japan this year, be sure to head to your closest branch.
Rice Teriyaki / Rice Bacon & Lettuce / Rice Chicken Filet-O-Fish
Serving: October 7, 2020 until Early November 2020
Available: Most McDonald’s branches in Japan
Official Website: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
McDonald’s Japan Reveals Japanese Tea Infused Dessert Beverage Series
31.August.2020 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan has announced the release of four limited-time drinks which will be sold at McCafé by Barista branches of McDonald’s from September 2. The line-up includes the ‘Houjicha Frappe Shiratama Kuromitsu Kinako,’ ‘Houjicha Frappe,’ Matcha Frappe Shiratama Kuromitsu Kinako,’ and ‘Matcha Frappe.’
The beverage lineup is the perfect pink for an autumn-time dessert drink, each made with authentic flavours from Japan.
Houjicha Frappe Shiratama Kuromitsu Kinako | Regular ¥490, Large ¥530 (Tax Included)
Made using 100% Japanese houjicha powder and delicious milk, this houjicha frappe is topped with soy flour, sweet brown sugar syrup from Okinawa, chewy rice flour dumplings, and a squirt of whipped cream. This is the ultimate McDonald’s Japanese dessert drink, laced with fragrant houjicha tea with a creamy texture.
Houjicha Frappe | Regular ¥450, Large ¥490 (Tax Included)
Houjicha frappe is used as the base for this one, and if inished with whipped cream and a dusting of houjicha powder. The subtly sweet houjicha and creaminess of the whipped cream is a deliciously perfect match.
Matcha Frappe Shiratama Kuromitsu Kinako | Regular ¥490, Large ¥530 (Tax Included)
Just like the houjicha variant, except this time it’s a latte made with matcha and matcha powder from Uji, Kyoto. A truly all-star Japanese dessert drink.
Matcha Frappe | Regular ¥450, Large ¥490 (Tax Included)
The matcha frappe too is sprinkled with matcha powder from Uji, combined with full-bodied milk, and topped with whipped cream.
Available: McCafé by Barista branches of McDonald’s in Japan (124 branches as of August 27, 2020)
Official Website: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/shop/barista/