Häagen-Dazs reminds us that Sakura season is coming soon

This year is the 30th anniversary of the release in Japan of internationally loved ice cream brand, Häagen-Dazs.

To celebrate it, today they released 2 new seasonal flavors - 30th Anniversary Sakura (Sakura means cherry blossom in Japanese) and 30th Anniversary Rose. These 2 flavors are Häagen-Dazs's first flower-flavored ice creams.

Powdered cherry blossom petals, cherry sauce and salt are mixed in the softly-pink-colored Sakura flavored ice cream. It also has Sakura flavored sauce topping.

For the Rose flavored ice cream, there are 2 kinds of roses included. It is a strawberry-based ice cream that contains the aroma of Damask rose, and has a vivid pink sauce topping with the aroma of Turkish rose.

 

 

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