Monster Energy Releases Exclusive Japanese Flavour ‘Super Cola’

16.March.2021 | FOOD

Asahi Soft Drinks has revealed a new flavour of Monster Energy, “Super Cola,” which will go on exclusive sale in Japan on March 30.

 

Monster Energy Super Cola Tin Bottle (500ml)

The beverage is a unique cola blend that offers the perfect combination of refreshment and boost of energy. The tin bottle features the classic Monster design coloured red as reminiscent of cola.

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    01.April.2021 | FOOD

    Kyoto makeup brand Yojiya is now selling its own collection of snacks and drinks which it released via its website last week.

    Yojiya Matcha Sandwich Cookies | ¥1,400 (Tax Included)

     

    Yojiya Cafe Latte Chocolate Cookies | ¥1,350 (Tax Included)

     

    Yojiya Matcha Milk | ¥950 (Tax Included)

    Yojiya’s snack line-up is made with the idea of being able to enjoy high-quality food products at home. Their collection includes crunchy matcha and cafe latte cookies along with matcha milk, the latter of which is made with famous Uji matcha from Uji, Kyoto. Perfect for a tea/coffee break or as a souvenir.

  • Snoopy Cherry Blossom Marshmallow Latte and Lemonade Serve Up at PEANUTS Cafe Nakameguro This Spring

    22.March.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    PEANUTS Cafe Nakameguro is now serving up two new cherry blossom beverages for the spring season: the Sakura Lemonade and Sakura Charred Marshmallow Latte, both of which are now available to order until April 11.

     

    Sakura Charred Marshmallow Latte ¥700 (Before Tax) / Sakura Lemonade ¥650 (Before Tax)

     

    PEANUTS Cafe Nakameguro serves limited-time drinks every cherry blossom season in Japan, and this year is no different. Both beverages capture the cute pink tones of the country’s national flower which invite feelings of springtime walks and Hanami flower viewing.

     

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  • SOUR & HIGUMA Doughnuts Pop-Up Shop to Open at THE LIVELY Fukuoka Hakata

    20.March.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Lifestyle hotel THE LIVELY Fukuoka Hakata is opening a two-day pop-up shop in collaboration with the sour mixed drinks shop SOUR and the Tokyo-based doughnut shop HIGUMA Doughnuts on March 26 and 27.

     

    The pop-up will serve up a special springtime selection of menu items from both brands, with SOUR bringing their refreshing drinks made with fresh fruits and HIGUMA Doughnuts with their high quality ingredients from Hokkaido.

     

    The Menu

    HIGUMA Doughnuts

    Plain Doughnut: ¥250

    Sugar/Cinnamon Sugar/Salted Black Soy Bean Soy Flour Doughnuts: ¥300

    Special Honey Mascarpone Doughnut: ¥350

    Hokkaido Vanilla Ice Cream/Strawberry Mascarpone Doughnuts: ¥600

    Double: ¥800

     

    SOUR

    Salted Cherry Blossom Lemon Sour: ¥500

    Edible Spring Flowers & Herbs Sour: ¥800

    Super Strawberry Sour: ¥1,000

  • Starbucks Japan Reveals Banana Almond Milk Frappuccino®︎ For Spring 2021

    16.March.2021 | FOOD

    Dear readers, the time has finally come once again—the Spring season at Starbucks Japan officially begins on March 17, which means we can expect plenty of tasty-looking beverages to drool over. This begins with two coffee delights: the light and uplifting Banana Almond Milk Frappuccino®︎ and the subtly sweet Honey Oat Milk Latte, both of which will hit Starbucks branches across Japan this Wednesday.

     

    Banana Almond Milk Frappuccino®︎ | ¥620 (Tall Size Only)

    The Banana Almond Milk Frappuccino is exactly what it says on the cup. A bright, uplifting combination of naturally-sweet banana and the nutty flavour of almond milk. The drink is topped with Starbucks’ first-ever almond milk whipped cream and finished with a topping of banana chips fried in coconut oil for texture.

     


    Honey Oat Milk Latte | Short ¥430, Tall ¥470,  Grande ¥510,  Ventii®︎ ¥550

    The Oat Milk Latte made a delicious appearance at Starbucks Japan last year for a limited time where coffee-loving customers could customise their beverage. This year, it arrives in a new flavour: added to the shot of espresso and oat milk is an irresistible squeeze of honey flavoured-sauce which has a slight fruity flavour to it.

     

    This is just the start of the Spring season at Starbucks in Japan, there are sure to be even more drinks to come so stay tuned.

  • Japan’s Moomin Stand Takeout Drinks Chain Releases New Beverages For Spring 2021

    13.March.2021 | FOOD

    The Japanese Moomin-themed drinks chain Moomin Stand released two new seasonal drinks on Friday (March 12) for the spring season as part of its “Spring Arrives in Moominvalley” event. The two drinks feature a cute cup with a Moomin looking out the window as well as a straw with Moomin, Snufkin, and Little My walking together.

     

    Moomin House Blue Raspberry Smoothie | Regular Size ¥630, Large Size ¥750 (Before Tax)

    A refreshing blue raspberry smoothie made with yogurt and mixed berries. The cup comes with a cute Moominhouse lid.

    Moominvalley Spring Soda | Regular Size ¥550, Large Size ¥670 (Before Tax)

    Spring has arrived in Moominvalley, so the locals are out for a stroll together as featured on the straw design. This drink is made with springtime pineapple and nata de coco.

  • McDonald’s Japan Releases Coffee Jelly Pudding Frappe

    11.March.2021 | FOOD

    McDonald’s Japan continues its flurry of delicious releases to its diverse menu with the addition of the new Coffee Jelly Pudding Frappe which hit McCafé by Barista® branches of McDonald’s on Wednesday (March 10).

     

    The sweet beverage takes rich-tasting Japanese custard pudding, known as purin, and turns it into a drink. It’s topped with fluffy whipped cream and dunked with chewy pieces of coffee-flavoured jelly which sit temptingly at the bottom of the cup waiting to be enjoyed. Together with a drizzle of caramel sauce, the drink is a perfect balance of sweet and full-body. A must-grab for the arrival of the warm spring weather.

  • CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice Releases Valentine’s Day Chocolate CoCo Dinosaur Beverages

    08.February.2021 | FOOD

    Tastea Trustea Japan released two new beverages on Friday (February 5) for Valentine’s Day at CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice in Japan: the CoCo Dinosaur and Tapioca CoCo Dinosaur.

    CoCo Dinosaur ¥520 / Tapioca CoCo Dinosaur ¥580

    The two teach beverages are made with a rich chocolate sauce and fresh milk. They are topped with chocolate and brown sugar syrup for a sweet combination of flavours and textures. An enjoyable beverage that is both refreshing and Instagram-worthy for Valentine’s Day.

  • LEMONADE by Lemonica Releases Sweet Spring Lemon Version of its Signature Freshly Squeezed Drink

    30.January.2021 | FOOD

    LEMONADE by Lemonica, a shop in Japan that serves lemonade made with its own original recipe, is now serving its “Sweet Spring” version of its freshly-squeezed Namashibori Squeezy lemonade as the best season for citrus fruits in Japan has arrived.

    Namashibori Squeezy: Regular Size ¥444 / Large Size ¥509 (Before Tax)

    The Namashibori Squeezy is one of LEMONADE by Lemonica’s most popular menu items, made with freshly-squeezed citrus fruits. The shop uses only the best picks of each season, and right now is the ideal season for citrus fruits which calls for the return of the “Sweet Spring” edition of its signature beverage. Sweet Spring is actually the name given to a specific variety of Japanese citrus fruit which is a combination of mikan and hassaku orange. It has a naturally high sugar content and is rich in flavour, adding pure sweetness and a tangy kick to the beverage without being bitter. It’s known for being a rare fruit due to the difficulty of growing and harvesting it, so it’s not often seen in the markets in Japan. They are normally shipped in January and February and are mostly grown in Kyushu as the island enjoys a lot of sun.

     

    LEMONADE by Lemonica doesn’t make its lemonade by adding syrup to lemon juice. It uses whole lemons to create its own original recipe. It highlights how lemons have a lot of different parts which when combined can provide many different flavours including the lemon flesh, juice, peel, white sponge, and stem.

     

    And for the winter season, LEMONADE by Lemonica is introducing some limited-time desserts to its menu made with sweet strawberries.

    Snowberry Lemo Pina / Snowberry Hot Lemonade

  • Calpis Soda Announces Blissful New Beverage Series For Adults

    17.January.2021 | FOOD

    Asahi Soft Drinks has announced the release of a new drinks series called Calpis Soda Shifuku no Jikan (“Blissful Time”) with the first flavour, lemon, to hit shelves in Japan on January 26, 2021.

     

    The new milky, carbonated soft drink series is aimed at grown-ups looking to wind down and relax with a nice chill drink. The lemon flavour is made with lemon peel extract, adding a citrusy refreshing kick to the bubbly and smooth experience.

     

    If you’re in Japan then be on the lookout for this blissful new beverage.

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  • Brown Sugar Syrup Matcha Latte Arrives at Tully’s Coffee in Japan On Christmas Eve

    12.December.2020 | FOOD

    Tully’s Coffee Japan is adding a new seasonal drink to its menu on December 26: the “Brown Sugar Syrup & Soy Flour Matcha Latte.”

    Brown Sugar Syrup & Soy Flour Matcha Latte (Hot/Iced) | Tall ¥520 (Before Tax)

    Matcha beverages at Tully’s Coffee are all made with Uji matcha from Kyoto. The powder is prepared in-house at Tully’s Coffee, ensuring that the original taste and fragrance of the matcha is fresh. Their new seasonal beverage takes their classic Uji Matcha Latte and sweetens it with brown sugar syrup and Hokkaido soy flour.

    Brown Sugar Syrup & Soy Flour Matcha Suwakuru® (Frozen) | Tall ¥540, with tapioca +¥100 (Before Tax)

    Adding tapioca pearls creates a perfect combination with the syrup and soy flour, creating a taste and texture that’s like the traditional Japanese confection warabimochi.

    Uji Matcha Kouign-amann | ¥290 (Before Tax)

    Tully’s Coffee is also baking up some seasonal treats, like a Japanese-style Kouign-amann and red bean paste-filled doughnuts.

    Milk Red Bean Paste Doughnuts | ¥300 (Before Tax)

    The doughnuts are also made with milk from Hokkaido.

    2021 Year of the Ox Mug | ¥1,500 (Before Tax)

    And to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Ox, the coffee chain is also rolling out a cute ox-themed mug.

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion to Collaborate With Mt. Rainier Caffe Latte On Limited-Edition Coffee Cups

    07.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    The popular chilled coffee beverage Mt.RAINIER Caffè Latte is teaming up with the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion to release limited-edition coffee cup designs from December 15, 2020.。

    Mt.RAINIER launched in February 1993 as a pioneering brand of chilled coffee in a cup. Since then, the company has introduced countless flavours which retain the authentic quality of a drink you would sip on in a cafè.

     

    Neon Genesis Evangelion is a mecha anime series that was first broadcast in 1995. The latest entry to its film franchise, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, will be released on January 23, 2021. The franchise’s collaboration with Mt.RAINIER serves as promotion for the highly-anticipated film.

     

    The collaborative coffee cup designs will feature on three different beverages: the Mt.RAINIER Caffè Latte, Mt.RAINIER Caffè Latte Espresso, and Mt.RAINIER Caffè Latte Non-Sugar, all of which have two designs each for a total of six possible designs.

     

    Mt.RAINIER is hosting a special campaign over on its Japanese website where 1,995 Evangelion fans can win some exclusive merchandise.

  • Sarutahiko Coffee Releases Pistachio and Mixed Berry Coffee Beverage For Christmas

    03.December.2020 | FOOD

    Sarutahiko Coffee released a Christmas-exclusive seasonal flavour of its popular Jellatte dessert drink on Tuesday (December 1) which it’s calling the “Maroron Merry Pudding Jellatte.”

    Maroron Merry Pudding Jellatte | ¥750 (Before Tax)

    The beverage is the second in this year’s Christmas themed drinks to be released by Sarutahiko Coffee. It uses a coffee jelly base made from Ethiopian coffee beans and contains layers of mascarpone cheese from Italy, a chocolate sauce made from Cacao Hunters chocolate, milk pudding, four kinds of mixed berry jellies, pistachio milk pudding, milk foam, and to top it all off, chocolate pieces and pistachios.

     

    The pistachio and mascarpone bring a richness to the dessert drink which blends deliciously with the freshness of the berries and full-bodied coffee for a combination that’s like a warm and cosy Christmas hug.

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