Food Review: Detective Pikachu & ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY Collaboration

26.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FEATURES / FOOD

Hi, everyone. I’m Midori from MMN’s editorial department. The upcoming live-action film Detective Pikachu is drawing a lot of hype right now. It will be released first in Japan on May 3 and worldwide on May 10.

 

As we wait impatiently here in Japan for the release, Harajuku’s hugely popular ice cream shop ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY has announced a collaboration with the movie. They are selling a limited-edition Detective Pikachu ice cream so I headed straight there to try it!

 

ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY opened in Harajuku two years ago and to this day business continues to flourish with lines of people waiting outside.

 

Roll ice cream is made by pouring liquid ice cream onto a freezing cold plate. It is then scraped off and scooped into a roll shape.

 

Once they take your order the staff begin making your ice cream right in front of you. It’s fun to watch!

As part of the collaboration, the Omotesando (Harajuku) and Shinkyogoku (Kyoto) branches of the store have their own Pokémon photo spots. Find your favourite Pokémon and snap some photos!

The staff were all wearing Detective Pikachu t-shirts. They looked so cute!

 

For this collaboration you can pick between strawberry and chocolate as your ice cream base.

I went for strawberry. The staff began by spreading out the strawberry ice cream onto the cold plate.

They then scooped it up into a round roll! It looks really difficult to do.

After adding lots of colourful toppings my ice cream was ready!

Cute!!

This one here has the chocolate base.

You can get a cute photo if you sit your ice cream next to the Pikachu in the Omotesando shop. If you look really closely you can see that the marshmallows have Pikachu printed on them. It seems a waste to eat something so adorable!

 

After taking my fill of pictures it was time to taste! I found that the sweetness of the yellow peaches and mango sauce go perfect with the sourness of the strawberries. It’s an easy dessert to eat that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids alike.

My mouth was filled with all kinds of textures as I worked through my ice cream. I felt a crackling sensation and it turns out that the whipped cream is topped with popping candy! I definitely wasn’t prepared for that. This is the perfect Pikachu ice cream, it’s really fun to eat.

 

This ice cream is available until May 10. If you aim to go there during Golden Week you shouldn’t have to line up too much, so I recommend visiting then♡

 

Treat yourself to some Detective Pikachu ice cream and enjoy the film when it’s released!

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    The ice cream is inspired by Pikachu’s electric type move set through a mix of yellow peaches, strawberries and whipped cream. It’s topped with a cute neon sign and a Pikachu marshmallow.

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