Starbucks Japan Unveils Witch & Princess Inspired Frappuccinos® for Halloween

12.October.2018 | FOOD

Halloween begins on October 18 at Starbucks in Japan. The coffee chain will release the Halloween Witch Frappuccino® and Halloween Princess Frappuccino®.

 

The theme of these two beverages is “Which are you? It’s the day your decide.” Customers must decide which fate lies inside them – are they a witch or are they a princess? Both are completely different in appearance but are also each made with an apple compote.

 

Halloween Witch Frappuccino®: Tall ¥590 (Pre-Tax) *Tall size only

If you know you’re a witch, you’ll receive the dark coloured witch frappe. The drink is first filled with a striking blood red apple compote on top of which sits whole blended caramel cookie made into a frappuccino. It’s also topped with chocolate sauce which seeps into the whole drink to give it that witch-y look.

Halloween Princess Frappuccino®: Tall ¥590 (Pre-Tax) *Tall size only

If you’re a princess, you’ll get a cute princess frappe. The drink is made with apple compote along with white mocha sauce and whipped cream with sweet milky flavours. The pink and blue toppings also crown the drink for that extra princess mood.

 

So, which are you: a witch, or a princess?

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    Customers who order either of these beverages will also get their hands on the third wristband of the Artful Autumn @ Starbucks® series pictured above. These are limited in quantity.

    *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 is also teaming up with Starbucks again to add 5 more songs to her “recommended songs for autumn” playlist on October 1. Check it out here.

     

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    ■Information

    Creamy Pumpkin Frappuccino®

    Tall ¥580 (Tall Size Only)

     

    Creamy Pumpkin Milk (Hot/Iced)

    Short ¥440/ Tall ¥480 / Grande ¥520 / Venti® ¥560

     

    Running: October 1, 2018 – October 17, 2018

    Available: At most Starbucks branches in Japan

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

     

  • McDonald’s Japan Unveil Purple Sweet Potato McShake for Autumn Release

    20.September.2018 | FOOD

    McDonald’s new Autumn Purple Sweet Potato McShake will drop at branches across Japan from September 26.

    The beverage retains the characteristic and familiar creamy texture of the classic McShake but combines it with purple sweet potatoes and regular sweet potatoes to create the perfect drink for the coming autumn season.

    While this limited edition beverage is available it will arrive served in a special cup with a fallen petal design. You can enjoy the drink on its own or together as a set with the “Tsukimi Burger.”

     

    Embrace autumn-time with McDonald’s new purple sweet potato McShake!

     

    ◼︎Information

    Autumn Purple Sweet Potato McShake

    Running: September 26, 2018 – End of October 2018 (subject to change)

    Available: Most McDonald’s branches in Japan

    Serving Time: 10:30am – Closing Time (or until 1:00am the next day at 24-hour branches)

    Price: Small ¥120 / Regular ¥200

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

     

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