Starbucks Japan Announces Crispy Sweet Potato Frappuccino & Latte® for Autumn

12.September.2018 | FOOD / Uncategorized

Starbucks Japan have announced the second seasonal beverage in their “Artful Autumn @ Starbucks” drink series. The Crispy Sweet Potato Frappuccino® and Crispy Sweet Potato Latte will be released at most Starbucks branches across Japan on September 13.

 

The first line of drinks in the series included the Caramely Pear Frappuccino®, Caramely Pear Tea Latte and Caramely Pear Ice Tea.

Sweet potatoes are the perfect autumn-time ingredient that add a crisp texture and rich sweetness to the beverages. To fully bring out the delicious flavour of the potatoes, the drinks include kenpi, a type of candied sweet potato. They are also made with a sweet potato sauce which is made from sweet potatoes that are roasted slowly to draw out their full flavour.

 

The frappuccino comes with whipped cream topped with a sprinkling of kenpi. The cup also contains kenpi. This allows you to enjoy a crisp texture from the first sip to the very end while indulging in the delicious taste of sweet potato. The sweet potato sauce adds another layer of taste when it hits the espresso shot in the latte. They are a perfect combination.

Customers who purchase either of these beverages will receive an Artful Autumn @ Starbucks® rubber band. These are limited in stock.

*Available with any size.

*Not obtainable with certain coupons.

*Limited edition and will not be available again.

*1 rubber band per beverage.

Japanese pop and R&B singer Thelma Aoyama has also teamed up with Starbucks to create an original song playlist for the coming autumn containing 5 songs which can be enjoyed through the Spotify app while in Starbucks. You can listen to them from September 13.

 

■Information

Crispy Sweet Potato Frappuccino®

Crispy Sweet Potato Frappuccino (Hot/Iced)

Running: September 13, 2018 – September 30, 2018
Available: At most Starbucks branches in Japan

Starbucks Japan Website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/

 

STARBUCKS® x Thelma Aoyama Artful Autumn Collection

September 13 *5 additional songs

October 1     *5 additional songs

*All 30 songs can be enjoyed from October 1 to 17.

Full details can be found via the campaign page below (Japanese).

http://www.starbucks.co.jp/playlist/index.html

 

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    These autumntime drinks are all made with pear and maintain the fruit’s freshness. To add a bit more flavour they mixed caramel into each one.

     

     

    Caramely Pear Frappuiccino®
    Price: Tall ¥580 (Pre-Tax)
    The the whipped cream of this Frappuccino® is topped with extra caramel sauce to initiate that feeling that the first winds of autumn are blowing in.

     

    Caramely Pear Tea Latte
    Price: Short ¥440/ Tall ¥480 / Grande ¥520 / Venti® ¥560 (Pre-Tax)
    This hot beverage takes the form of English breakfast tea and combines it perfectly with pear. It smells like autumn.

     

    Caramely Pear Ice Tea
    Price: Short ¥440/ Tall ¥480 / Grande ¥520 / Venti® ¥560 (Pre-Tax)
    A refreshing combination of black tea and pear, this iced beverage cuts through those days where the heat of the sun runs long.

     

    If you purchase any of these drinks at a Starbucks in Japan on August 31, 2018, September 13, 2018 or October 1, 2018, you’ll receive a special Artful Autumn @ Starbucks® rubber band as a present based on the drink you purchased. These are available in limited quantities.

     

    *Rubber bands available with any beverage size.
    *Rubber bands not available when using certain coupons.
    *Rubber bands will discontinue once the offer ends.
    *One rubber band obtainable per drink you purchase.

     

    The pear drinks are the first of three new products coming to Starbucks. The two others will be released on September 13 and October 1 respectively.

     

    For now you can look forward to enjoying one of the three new autumn-filled beverages that perfectly marry pears with caramel.

     

    ■Information
    Caramely Pear Frappuiccino®
    Caramely Pear Tea Latte
    Caramely Pear Ice Tea
    Available: At most Starbucks branches in Japan
    Running: August 31, 2018 – September 12, 2018

    Website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp

  • McDonald’s Japan to Release 4 Limited Edition Matcha Beverages Including Matcha Latte

    11.September.2018 | FOOD

    McDonald’s Japan has unveiled four new beverages that will go on sale from the company’s McCafé by Barista chain from September 12 for a limited period. The drinks include Brown Sugar Syrup & Soybean Flour Matcha FrappeMatcha Latte FrappeIced Matcha Latte and Matcha Latte.

     

    Mcdonald’s Japan’s seasonal autumn-time matcha series of drinks is a huge hit every year. This year they are putting in even more matcha powder from Uji in each of the drinks to make the matcha flavour even more full-bodied.


    Brown Sugar Syrup & Soybean Flour Matcha Frappe: M ¥490 / L ¥530

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    Matcha Latte Frappe: M ¥450 / L ¥490

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    Iced Matcha Latte: M ¥390 / L ¥430

    The characteristic of the Iced Matcha Latte is the full-bodied flavour created by the bitter Uji matcha and milk. Like the Matcha Latte Frappe, the whipped cream is complemented by powdered matcha which gives a Japanese flavour to this dessert drink.


    Matcha Latte: S ¥350 / M ¥390

     

    The Matcha Latte is decaffinated and combines the flavourful taste of Uji matcha and subtly sweet milk.

     

    Try McDonald’s new matcha drinks while in Japan this autumn.

     

    ■Information

    McCafé by Barista Matcha Series

    Location: All Mcdonald’s chains with a McCafé by Barista (89 branches as of September 2018)

    Available: September 12, 2018 – End of November 2018 (subject to change)

    McDonald’s Japan Official Website: http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/menu/barista/

  • Matcha S’more Frappuccino® Arriving to Starbucks Coffee Japan

    02.August.2018 | FOOD

    Starbucks Coffee in Japan are introducing their new beverage Matcha S’more Frappuccino® on August 8. The drink is made with American summertime smores and rich matcha.

     

    S’mores are a popular campfire and BBQ treat in the US and Canada that consists of fire-roasted marshmallows and chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers. Starbucks Japan first introduced a S’more Frappuccino® to branches last year and they were a huge success.

    This year, they’re combining s’mores which maintain their great flavour and texture with full-bodied matcha and nonfat milk. This refreshing combination is the perfect summer beverage. It contains 1.5 times more matcha than the Matcha Cream Frappuccino® and is served with whipped cream. Together with the crunchy biscuit, crispy freeze-dried marshmallows and baked chocolate, you can enjoy layers upon layers of texture.

     

    Be sure to pick up this Frapp this summer while in Japan to enjoy at the summer and firework festivals.

     

    ■Information
    Matcha S’more Frappuccino®
    Running: August 8, 2018 – August 30, 2018
    Available: Starbucks restaurant in Japan (select branches not stocking)

    Website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/cafe/matchasmore/?nid=wh_01_pc

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    Premium Chocolate Cake

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    Mic relay spins words of hope

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    Social media posting campaign

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    You can keep update on the project and the anime series over on the official Japan Sinks: 2020 Twitter page here.

     

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    Minnie Mouse is known as an independent, charming spirit as well as a fashion icon. Positively Minnie is a promotional campaign launched by Disney for the global market which has Minnie inspiring all with her positive personality. She intends to teach us to live our best lives how we want to.

     

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    14.July.2020 | FOOD / MOVIE

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    The minions are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. From the packaging of the food to McShakes and toys, there’s just so much going on this summer.

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    Waffle Cone Chocolate Banana Ice Cream: ¥250 (Price may vary)

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