McDonald's

Currently, a "red snow" crab croquette burger is available at McDonald's stores in Japan. It will be sold for only a limited period of time until early January.

Editor - August 01, 2014

China's past expiration date chicken issue has been making a lot of noise around the world, and it's well-known that McDonald's in Japan was getting chicken from the problematic Chinese company.

Because of that, recently, McDonald's in Japan has begun selling Tofu Nuggets. It uses a mix of minced Alaska pollack, tofu, carrot, and edamame. Teriyaki-style ginger sauce comes with it.

McDonald's in Japan is going to release 4 burgers, 3 side dishes, 6 drinks/desserts, and 1 breakfast dish, which are made in the image of 8 FIFA World Cup participating countries, starting on May 27. That includes burgers with soccer ball shaped buns.

Soccer ball buns are cute!

Each item will be available for a limited time only (dates are subject to change).
 

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Yoriko Takahashi - March 24, 2014

McDonald's Japan is currently selling new spring drinks, Sakurambo Frappe and Sakurambo Mocha. Sakurambo means cherry in Japan. It is available for a limited time only and will be sold until late April.

Sakurambo Frappe is a non-coffee frozen drink based on home-grown cherry syrup. Strawberry candy is sprinkled on the whipped cream.

A slightly pink-colored burger called Sakura Teritama is going to be released tomorrow until mid-April from McDonald's Japan.

The basic teritama burger is one of the most popular seasonal burgers from McDonald's that you can buy in Japan.  It is a pork patty coated with Teriyaki sauce and cooked egg.

Now they have announced the release of a very special Cherry Blossom version - Sakura Teritama!