Today, on April 21st, 2022, McDonald's Japan Corporation announced it would begin selling three new sweets in a new project collaborating with Japanese local specialties, the Tsujiri Green Tea Latte McShake® featuring famous Kyoto matcha brand Tsujiri, the Kikyō Shingen Mochi Pie featuring the traditional Japanese sweet Kikyō Shingen Mochi from Yamanashi, and the Tokyo Banana Waffle Cone (Ice Cream) featuring Tokyo's "most popular" souvenir sweet, Tokyo Banana, at McDonald's stores nationwide for a limited time starting from April 27th, 2022.

The new McShake and pie are particularly appealing to fans of Japan's more traditional flavors.

Tsujiri Green Tea Latte McShake®

Although there have been matcha-flavored shakes at McDonald's Japan before, this shake definitely raises the bar. The Tsujiri Green Tea Latte McShake® (マックシェイク®辻?利抹茶ラテ makku sheiku tsujiri maccha rate) will allow you to savor the sophisticated taste of matcha tea from the famous Uji tea-growing district supervised by Tsujiri, a long-established tea shop in Kyoto. Enjoy the harmony of the sweet milk and the subtle bitterness and aroma unique to Uji matcha tea.

Price: 150 JPY (S), 230 JPY (M)

Kikyō Shingen Mochi Pie

The Kikyō Shingen Mochi Pie (桔梗信玄餅パイ kikyō shingen mochi pai) brings one of Japan's favorite mochi sweets to McDonald's. Although it's enjoyed nationwide, Kikyo Shingen Mochi is made by Kikyōya in Yamanashi Prefecture and contains chewy mochi sprinkled with roasted soy flour and drizzled with kuromitsu black syrup.

When you bite into the crispy crust, you'll discover two fillings, one featuring soft, chewy mochi flavored with aromatic kinako and the other featuring the molasses-like kuromitsu syrup. Enjoy this Kikyōya sweet in a McDonald's pie!

Price: 160 JPY


From April 26th, a commercial on the theme of "taking a mini trip" through Japan to enjoy local specialties will begin airing on Japanese TV. You can watch it on YouTube here:

For more information on the campaign, visit the official website here.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.