McDonald’s Japan’s new offerings feature Tsujiri matcha, roasted soy flour mochi, and Tokyo Banana
McDonald's Japan Corp will begin selling three new sweet treats, the Tsujiri Green Tea Latte, the Kikyo Shingen Mochi Pie, and the Tokyo Banana Waffle Cone in its stores nationwide for a limited time starting from April 27.
The Tsujiri Green Tea Latte McShake features the famous Kyoto matcha brand Tsujiri, while the Kikyo Shingen Mochi Pie has the traditional Japanese sweet Kikyo Shingen Mochi from Yamanashi. Meanwhile, the Tokyo Banana Waffle Cone features Tokyo's "most popular" souvenir sweet, Tokyo Banana.
Fans of Japan's more traditional flavors will appreciate the new McShake and pie.
Although McDonald's Japan has previously offered matcha-flavored smoothies, this one takes the cake. Enjoy the sweet milk's harmony with the faint bitterness and aroma of Uji matcha tea.
The Kikyo Shingen Mochi Pie is a McDonald's version of one of Japan's favorite mochi desserts. Kikyo Shingen Mochi is created by Kikyoya in Yamanashi Prefecture and consists of chewy mochi covered with roasted soy flour and drizzled with kuromitsu black syrup. It is popular throughout Japan.
Underneath its crispy crust are two fillings, one featuring soft, chewy mochi flavored with aromatic kinako, and the other featuring the molasses-like kuromitsu syrup.