Get ready for some green fruity freshness from McDonald’s Japan.

The season for sakura-flavored treats in Japan may be over for the year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of other new yummy treats to try out there — like the McShake Kiwi that will be on sale from McDonald’s Japan starting April 26 this week.

While there have been numerous McShake flavors offered over the years, this is the first kiwi-flavored shake that McDonald’s Japan has come out with, and they’ve used fully-ripe kiwis from Ehime Prefecture located on the island of Shikoku.

Ehime is the largest kiwi producing prefecture in Japan, and they’ve used only select kiwi fruits with sugar content higher than a certain level to make the shake, so you can be sure that you’re in for  a sweet treat!

They’ve actually started offering the shake in Ehime starting April 21, ahead of the rest of the country as announced in the tweet below.

They’ve also shared on their news release page some images from the TV commercial set to start airing very soon.

▼ Mmmm… that kiwi smoothness looks delectable!

▼ And here’s also a Twitter post with a short video showcasing
the beautiful fruit and also the finished product.

The McShake Kiwi will be available at McDonald’s locations across Japan starting April 26 until mid-May at a price of 120 yen (US$1.10) for a small cup and 200 yen for a medium-sized cup.

The tangy flavor of kiwi should make for a refreshing shake, and combined with the lovely green color, the McShake Kiwi should be a delightful way to quench your thirst as the weather becomes warmer. We hope visitors to Japan in the next month have the chance to try this newest fruity beverage offering from McDonald’s Japan… and maybe we’ll have to have another taste test too!

Source: McDonald’S Japan news release 
Featured image: Twitter/@McDonaldsJapan
Insert images: McDonald’s Japan website McSweets page, McDonald’s Japan news release