Starbucks Japan Unveils Limited-Time Matcha Ichigo Cream Frappuccino

Starbucks Japan introduces the limited-time Matcha Ichigo Cream Frappuccino, combining matcha and strawberry flavors, available from May 15 to 28, 2024. The drink's release date is a play on words, with "ichigo" meaning "strawberry" and also referencing the date May 15.

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Starbucks Japan Unveils Limited-Time Matcha Ichigo Cream Frappuccino

Starbucks Japan Unveils Limited-Time Matcha Ichigo Cream Frappuccino

Starbucks Japan is introducing a new, limited-time drink called the Matcha Ichigo Cream Frappuccino, available nationwide from May 15 to May 28, 2024. The drink combines the classic Matcha Cream Frappuccino with strawberry sauce, creating a harmonious blend of bitter matcha and sweet-and-tart strawberry flavors.

The release date of May 15 is a play on words, as "ichigo" means "strawberry" in Japanese, but can also mean "one" ("ichi") and "five" ("go"). This new drink follows the release of the Strawberry Frappuccino on May 8, inspired by the tradition of eating strawberries and cream at Wimbledon.

The Matcha Ichigo Cream Frappuccino will only be available for a short time, from May 15 to May 28, 2024. The price of the Frappuccino is 678 yen (US$4.35) for takeout and 690 yen for dine-in. The drink's green-and-red hues make for an eye-catching beverage that is sure to be a hit with Starbucks fans in Japan.

"This new drink takes Starbucks' classic Matcha Cream Frappuccino and elevates it with the addition of strawberry sauce... and it can only be enjoyed at this time of year," stated a press release from Starbucks Japan. Berry lovers who miss the limited-time Matcha Ichigo Cream Frappuccino can still enjoy the Strawberry Frappuccino until September 3, 2024.

The Matcha Ichigo Cream Frappuccino is the latest in a series of innovative and seasonal drinks offered by Starbucks Japan. The combination of classic matcha and fresh strawberry flavors makes this a must-try for Starbucks enthusiasts and those looking to beat the heat this summer. With its limited availability, the Matcha Ichigo Cream Frappuccino is set to be a popular choice at Starbucks locations across Japan.

Key Takeaways

  • Starbucks Japan introduces Matcha Ichigo Cream Frappuccino, available May 15-28, 2024.
  • The drink combines matcha and strawberry sauce for a unique flavor.
  • The release date, May 15, is a play on words with "ichigo" meaning strawberry and "one-five" in Japanese.
  • The Frappuccino costs 678 yen (takeout) and 690 yen (dine-in).
  • This limited-time drink is a seasonal offering, perfect for summer in Japan.