McDonald’s Japan to Release Pink Triangular Strawberry and Chocolate Pie

29.November.2019 | FOOD

McDonald’s Japan is releasing a new strawberry flavour of its popular triangular chocolate pie dessert on December 4, 2019: the Sankaku Choco Pie Amaou.

 

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.

The new flavour is made with strawberry powder made from Japanese amaou strawberries which are known for their distinct flavour and subtle sweetness and sourness. McDonald’s Japan released an ordinary strawberry flavour last year, but this one promises to be even richer in flavour.

The choco pies will be released in a special pink strawberry packaging for a limited time.

McDonald’s is also still selling the Sankaku Choco Pie Black which we covered last month. It contains almonds and sweet melted chocolate cream. These are also available for a limited time onlyーuntil late Decemberーso don’t miss out on these McDonald’s-exclusive treats!

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    09.October.2019 | FOOD

    McDonald’s Japan’s deliciously-loved triangular chocolate pie is making a return this year in an all new cookie’s and cream flavour, in addition to the regular chocolate flavour, both of which will hit branches across Japan for a limited time from October 15.

    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.

    This year sees a tasty new entry to the chocolate pie series, one filled with a sweet-smelling vanilla cream containing smashed Oreo® cookies. This creates an enjoyable texture of the smooth cream and the crunchy pie.

    There is of course the hugely popular original flavour known as “Black” which contains almonds and sweet melted chocolate cream. Once you order your pie of choice you’ll be left wondering where to start eating from!

     

    Each pie also comes served in their own special packaging, both of which are limited in stock.

  • McDonald’s Releases Luxuriously Chocolatey Winter Drinks

    20.November.2019 | FOOD

    McDonald’s McCafé by Barista serves up delicious coffee around the clock. From November 27, a heart-warming, chocolatey lineup will be arriving in McDonald’s restaurants across the country which own a McCafé by Barista. The four new drinks to spice up your winter are: the Premium White Chocolate Frappé, Premium Chocolate Frappé, Premium Hot Chocolate and the Premium Iced Chocolate.


    Whether it’s a frappé, hot drink or an iced drink, pick your favourite to match your mood.

    The Premium White Chocolate Frappé consists of white chocolate sauce and milk mixed with smashed pieces of chocolate. The drink is topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce made from high-quality couverture chocolate. Finally, two chocolate sticks garnish the drink.White chocolate shavings dust the drink, creating the wonderfully wintery image of snow. Take a sip of this high-quality, Instagram-worthy drink to enjoy the chocolate melt in your mouth. The pieces of chocolate floating in the drink will add a wonderful texture to your experience.

    From the left: Premium Iced Chocolate, Premium White Chocolate Frappé, Premium Chocolate Frappé, Premium Hot Chocolate.

     

    The Premium Chocolate Frappés, Premium Hot Chocolate and Premium Iced Chocolate drinks are just as luxurious as the Premium White Chocolate Frappé and enjoy the same beautiful toppings.

     

    Get in the winter spirit with one of McCafé by Barista’s luxurious, winter-limited drinks.  

     

    *The above images are not real and are representations of what the drink will look like. 

  • McDonald’s Japan to Release Hot Cinnamon Melts Dessert For Wintertime

    14.November.2019 | FOOD

    Roll up to McDonald’s in Japan from November 20 to enjoy the return of the delicious Cinnamon Melts dessert, coming to all branches across the country.

    McDonald’s Melts series is a popular dessert in Japan. It introduced the new Double Chocolate Melts earlier this year. Customers have been waiting for the return of the elusive Cinnamon Melts since 2017, the first time the flavour made an appearance in seven long years. Well, their wish has finally come true. Look forward to tucking into soft pastry glazed with cinnamon sugar and drizzled in a sweet cream cheese syrup.

    When customers open a box of these delicious delights, their noses are met with the tempting cent of cinnamon. Served warm, they are the perfect choice for tackling the harsh cold weather.

     

    Compare their test with the Double Chocolate Melts which were released on November 6 and are still available for a limited time, or pair them with a cup of Premium Roast Coffee which the fast food chain revamped this year with a richer and more delicious flavour.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger Turns Into Rice Burger in Japan

    27.October.2020 | FOOD

    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.

  • 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.

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    07.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Popular global chocolate brand Snickers® joined hands with the the TV anime series Dr. Stone on Monday for a special collaboration.

     

    Dr. Stone is a hugely popular manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi and serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga has over 7 million copies in circulation. The first season of the anime series aired in 2019, with a second slate to begin broadcasting in January 2021.

     

    For the collaboration, the voice actor for Senku in the anime series voiced character lines for a Snickers® commercial.

    In the commercial, we see Kusanagi of the Japanese comedy duo Miyashita Kusanagi turned to stone in the Stone World. If you’ve watched or read Dr. Stone, you’ll know that Senku always knows what to do, and is ten billion percent sure that his plans will work, so of course in this there was only a single answer: to feed Kusanagi a Snickers® bar! Check out the results in the commercial below.

    Snickers Japan is also holding a Twitter campaign for the collaboration. 40,000 lucky people in Japan who answer the page’s quiz questions correctly will get to win a Snickers coupon. Additionally, 100 people will be randomly selected to win a special prize.

    Are you looking forward to season two of Dr. Stone next year? Follow us know on Twitter or Facebook and let us know!

     

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gorge On McDonald’s Japan’s Moon Gazing Burgers and McMuffins This Autumn

    30.August.2020 | FOOD

    McDonald’s Japan is celebrating Japan’s annual Tsukimi (moon-viewing) festival this autumn by releasing a Tsukimi-themed menu line-up of four burgers and McMuffins, two desserts, one side, and two drinks, on September 2, 2020.

    The food lineup captures the Japanese custom of moon-viewing during autumn. McDonald’s Japan celebrates the festival every year, and this year is not only bringing back their signature “Tsukimi Burger” and “Cheese Tsukimi,” but the all-new scrambled-egg packed “Fuwatoro Tsukimi” burger and the “Tsukimi McMuffin” which was last seen back in 2017.

    McDonald’s will also serve their first ever McFlurry® made using warabimochi, the McFlurry® Tsukimi, drizzled in brown sugar syrup. The Tsukimi Pie from last year is also back on the menu, filled with red bean paste and mochi. Customers can also order tempura flavoured fries, and to wash it all down, the McFizz® or McFloat® Kyoho Grape.

     

    To promote the limited-time menu, McDonald’s Japan released a cute online commercial starring Ken Mitsuishi and Yukino Kishii who play a father and daughter respectively. Check it out below.

  • McDonald’s Japan Reveals Doraemon Yogurt Flavoured McShake®

    16.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Last week, McDonald’s Japan revealed Part One of its Doraemon collaboration in celebration of the series’s 50th anniversary which included a collection of Happy Meal toys. They have now revealed Part Two of the McDonald’s Doraemon Festival which will see the arrival of yogurt flavoured McShakes® on August 19 at most McDonald’s restaurants in Japan.

    The Doraemon McShake® in Japanese is named “Yogurudo,” a portmanteau of “yogurt” and “Doraemon.” Its refreshing yogurt flavour is perfect for summertime. Small size cups feature original illustrations of characters from the series, such as Doraemon himself and Nobita. These cups are already being served for vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate flavoured McShakes®.

    Don’t forget about the science-themed Happy Meal sets either which come with one of nine toys. That includes a secret toy which you have to get in your Happy Meal to find out what it is.

    McDonald’s Japan is also holding a Twitter campaign for 100 random people to win a ¥2,000 McCard. All you need to do is be in Japan, follow their official Twitter account, and retweet this Tweet with the hashtag #ヨーグル_ドでドひんやり and comment how you want to cool down this summer. The campaign is running until August 18 at 23:59 (JST).

     

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  • McDonald’s Doraemon Happy Meal Sets Include Cute Themed Toys

    10.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    McDonald’s Japan will begin serving Happy Meals with science-themed Doraemon toys in them starting from August 14 for “Part 1” their McDonald’s Doraemon Festival which is being held to celebrate Doraemon’s 50th anniversary.

    There are nine toys in the science series, and that includes a secret toy which you have to get in your Happy Meal to find out what it is.

    The toy line-up includes Doraemon with his Take-copter which spins when you press a button, a mysterious torch which shines shapes when you turn it on, an artist tool that lets you draw Doraemon’s face, and many more fun items.

    All toys come with a leaflet that explains how to use them. And on August 15 and 16, those who order a Doraemon Happy Meal can sign up to win a special Doraemon DVD.

     

    In “Part 2” of McDonald’s Japan’s Doraemon collaboration, they will serve up some Doraemon-inspired desserts.

  • Make Your Own Original KitKat at Tokyo’s KitKat Chocolatory Miyashita Park Shibuya

    31.July.2020 | FOOD

    Nestlé Japan is opening a new branch of KitKat Chocolatory inside Shibuya’s new shopping mall Miyashita Park on August 4, 2020.

    KitKat Chocolatory is a direct-to-consumer chain, serving premium, handcrafted KitKats made with top quality ingredients and production methods under full direction by Takagi Yasumasa―the owner and chef of LE PATISSIER TAKAGI. Its product line-up features a range perfect as gifts to friends, family and co-workers, or as a treat to yourself.

     

    Japan is home to eight KitKat Chocolatory branches. The new Miyashita Park Shibuya branch will open as the fourth in Tokyo, as well as the first where you can create your own KitKat products.

    My KITKAT: ¥2,000 (Before Tax)

    “My KITKAT” comes as the world’s first KitKat service where consumers can create their own original chocolate bars.

    KitKat Waffle: ¥1,000 (Before Tax)

    KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Soft Cream: ¥630 (Before Tax)

    KitKat Chocolatory Miyashita Park Shibuya will also sell a variety of unique and exclusive KitKat desserts, like luxurious soft serve ice cream topped with couverture chocolate. It will also offer a cafe menu created by Nespresso, where customers can pair Chocolatory desserts with seasonal coffee menus, and more.

    Shibuya-esque wall art will decorate the interior of the shop, making for plenty of photo opportunities.

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