Even though I get asked (quite a lot) why on earth I would want to go to Japan, the truth is that it is – most of the time – really difficult to explain (and I will leave a proper answer for a future post.) To be honest, I don´t know what kind of response people expect from me, so this morning when I saw this ad on Facebook, I decided that, in the meantime, if someone asks me again (especially before Spring time), I am going to say: I want to go to Japan to finally try the Sakura Frappuccino! I do not even think people in Spain will know what Sakura means… oh well.
Sadly for me (I am very much still stuck in Spain), it is actually Sakura Frappuccino season, and Starbucks Japan has just released their seasonal cherry blossoms selections, and I´d be lying if I said that I am not jealous at all. The only thing we have got in Starbucks Spain is sugarless-caramel and cinnamon syrups… (I mean, really?) Moreover, Starbucks Spain does not even offer Green Tea Frappuccino (which was my absolute favorite when I lived in USA.)
Apparently this year, Starbucks Japan offers piping hot Caramel Sakura Chocolate Latte, icy cold Caramel Sakura Chocolate Frappuccino, and Sakura Chiffon Cake to choose from. I read somewhere that last year they had a Sakura White Chocolate Latte with real sakura petals and leaves as well as a strawberry flavoured topping and pink strawberry infused whipped cream. Well folks, all I can say is I cannot wait to try these amazing Sakura beverages. They sound absolutely delicious. In addition, Starbucks also offers merchandise according to its seasonal drinks, in this case, they stock a limited edition sakura line, which comes with glasses, mugs and gift cards in pale pink and spring colors. If you want to check it out, click in the following links:
- Starbucks Japan facebook
- The story of each beverage and cake
- Starbucks Japan website
- Sakura Line Merchandise
Happy Sakura season to everyone in Japan!