Starbucks has a delicious array of treats to enjoy with your coffee or take home to share!
You probably know that Starbucks Japan makes delicious coffee and tea, but have you tried their food? They have a lot of delicious food on the menu, and like their drinks, there are both staples and items that change according to the season.
As such, Starbucks has a “Seasonal recommendations” menu so you can make the most of their ever-changing menu. For the winter 2022 season, they have a tasty range of cakes, sandwiches and cookies that seem hard to resist, starting with the Houjicha cake with caramel mousse (495 yen / US $ 4.28 per installment). In this decadent dish, a roasted green tea cake is drizzled with sweet and sour caramel and topped with a layer of roasted green tea mousse, caramel milk mousse and whipped cream. If you love the flavor of houjicha, then you will probably die in front of this cake!
If you prefer matcha to houjicha, you might like their Choux Cup Matcha Cream & White Choco-Nuts (355 yen). This mug comes with six cream puffs in total, three each of two flavors: Matcha and White Choco-Nuts. Matcha Cream Choux has a matcha flavored choux pastry topped with a matcha cookie and filled with a white matcha chocolate cream.
White Choco-Nuts cream puffs are composed of an almond-praline cabbage, filled with a white chocolate almond praline cream and topped with a cookie containing flaked almonds. It looks tasty! The cup is sold only in certain restaurants, however, so if you want to try them out specifically, be sure to check out the website before setting off to find them.
the Apple and Berry Pound Cake (385 yen) can be a great option if you’re looking for something a little lighter to go with your drink. Made from a dough mixed with cream cheese, apple jam and dried cranberries, then baked and glazed with a cream cheese and cream frosting, this chewy pound cake will be definitely the perfect addition to a nice hot cup of coffee.
For something with a little more crunch, there’s the Crispy Strawberry Churro (300 yen). It’s crispy and delicious with a strawberry coating and chocolate chips for an extra burst of color. They look delicious. These are also limited by the location of the cafe, so be sure to check if your local store has them.
Starbucks Japan is also offering a Japanese-style candy this winter: the A butter sandwich (300 yen). This is a soft, chewy bun sliced and filled with a mixture of koshian (creamy red bean paste) and tsubuan (coarse red bean paste) and, of course, butter. The scent of the roll, combined with the sweetness of red bean paste and the richness of butter, make for a surprisingly luxurious combination.
Two savory sandwiches are available to you if you want something for lunch: the Tuna & Green Sandwich (545 yen) and the Chicken & Green Sandwich (545 yen). The tuna salad is made with green beans, onions and black olives, seasoned with mustard and mayonnaise, and topped with leaf lettuce and red onions, all on soft bread.
Chicken salad consists of sliced and steamed chicken dressed in a rich sauce of soy sauce, eggs, onion, vinegar, mashed carrots, garlic paste, sesame seeds . Served on soft bread with a carrot salad, purple cabbage and green lettuce, this sandwich is sure to make a delicious lunch.
Fans of cookies will probably like the Milk Cream Cookie Sandwich (225 yen). With a smooth, creamy and sweet creme de lait filling sandwiched between two crunchy cookies, you can’t go wrong with this as a teatime treat.
If you’re looking for something to take back to the office to share, Starbucks also offers the Assortment box of cookies of 4 types (1,800 yen), Starbucks Cheesecake (2,950 yen), and the Starbucks Chocolate Cake (2,950 yen). Matching cookie tin includes butter cookies, matcha cookies, chocolate macaroons, and mixed berry ball cookies, all in a stylish Satrbucks tin, perfect for sharing with friends or giving as a gift.
Both cakes are only available at the Starbucks online store but look absolutely delicious, with their creamy and rich filling on a crunchy cookie base. If you are hosting tea at home, you will wow your guests with either of these two options!
Check out these items at a Starbucks near you (or online in the case of cheesecake and chocolate cake), but they’ll only be available for a limited time, so don’t wait if you want to try them out! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to try one of their winter Frappuccinos, Houjicha meets Caramel Cream Frappuccino. Houjicha fans are having fun at Starbucks this year!
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