10 Of This Year’s Best Sakura Sweets From Japanese Patisseries, Cafes And More

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Criollo Sakura Strawberry

The perfect spring combination of strawberries and cherry blossoms are incorporated into this delicate creation by Criollo’s Chef Santos. Made with a smooth mousse and sweet and sour sakura-strawberry compote, this treat is elegantly modest as it makes use of the natural flavor of the ingredients. Available at the Criollo store in Nakameguro until late April.

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Tokyo Banana Sakura Flavor

If you’ve been to any big station or airport in Tokyo, you would have definitely seen this popular souvenir at some point. For those heading home this Spring season or anyone looking to indulge in sakura, try the new sakura flavor Tokyo Banana! The soft sponge filled with banana-flavored custard has been infused with cherry blossoms, adding a special spring touch to the classic favorite. Available at Haneda and Narita Airport as well as Tokyo Station and more until late April.

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Starbucks Sakura Cherry Frappucino

Following the other blossom themed release, Sakura Milk Pudding Frappuccino, the second sakura themed beverage for 2020 is now out! The new “Sakura Cherry Frappuccino” has a slight strawberry and cherry flavor with a gentle sweet and sour taste that’s perfectly refreshing for spring. The drink is also topped with some sweet confetti for a touch of fun! Available at all Starbucks stores until mid-March.

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Toraya Sakura No Sato

If you’re wanting to try a more traditional Japanese sakura sweet head on down to a Toraya store. Toraya is a traditional confectionery store founded in the 16th century in Kyoto. They have released a few spring-themed items …continue reading