sweets

Starbucks Korea’s Year of the Dog puppy cupcakes look adorable, get stabbed in the face【Videos】

Videos show lunar New Year treats require a forceful stabbing that breaks hearts while making mouths water.

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Starbucks Japan’s new sakura donuts look so good it’s like cherry blossom season is already here

Sakura sweets lineup also includes mouth-watering cherry blossom cake with two sakura-sourced ingredients.

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Survey suggests Tokyo women expect men to spend big on Valentine’s Day return gifts

Participants say that even if a guy were to spend three times as much on a thank-you present, it still wouldn’t be enough.

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Japanese guy’s ex makes him Valentine’s Day chocolate with anime girls flipping him off

Apparently the breakup wasn’t as mutual as he thought, man discovers when getting home-made Pop Team Epic chocolate.

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We try the new sakura Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan【SoraNews24 Taste Test】

The new limited-edition beverage takes its inspiration from a traditional Japanese springtime confection.

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Making instant green tea pudding in the snow, just like they would have had to in ancient times

Meg decides to get back to basics by using the natural cooling power of snow to create a delicious matcha dessert.

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Tokyo cafe offers all-you-can-eat pie, makes us wonder why we should ever eat anywhere else

Yeah, all those boutiques in Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku district are nice, but this is our new favorite place in the neighborhood.

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Japanese women warned about the dangers of dumping failed Valentine’s Day chocolate down the sink

As the old saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, not through sewage pipes.

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This Valentine’s Day, tell him you don’t love him with Japanese women’s “chocolate maggot” recipe

A tasty, clever way to say “We’re just friends” in a country where women give chocolate to both lovers and platonic male acquaintances on February 14.

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Poyo! A match made in Dreamland with a giant Kirby and manju cake set

The universe’s cutest Star Warrior, and star of Nintendo games, Kirby uses his Copy Ability to become huggable…that or it’s an adorably soft toy.

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Japanese confectioner has firm rebuttal to Godiva’s anti-obligation chocolate ad in Japan

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the Tokyo-based candy company says “You do you, and we’ll do us.”

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Survey reveals Japanese men really want home-made chocolate, but are women willing to make it?

In Japan, women give chocolate to men on Valentine’s Day, but are guys going to get what they really want?

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Meg tries the new convenience store-exclusive Matcha Green Tea Steamed Bun【SoraNews24 taste test】

One of Kyoto’s best confectioners delivers a whole new way to enjoy green tea sweets.

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Starbucks sakura milk solves the Starbucks dilemma travelers face in Japan

New dessert beverage lets you enjoy a uniquely Japanese taste without having to sit around in the same chain you have back home.

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Celebrate Valentine’s with Menya Musashi’s truffle-infused chocolate ramen【SoraNews24 Taste Test】

Tokyo ramen chain Menya Musashi’s chocolate ramen is back for Valentine’s, this time with roast duck and truffles for a savory and sweet noodle experience!

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New line of super-Japanese chocolates comes infused with wasabi, sake, and even seaweed

Plus tried-and-true dessert flavors like green tea and cherry blossom.

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Dassai sake matcha truffles bring two esteemed Japanese companies together for limited time

Premium Japanese rice wine and high-quality powdered green tea make for a truffle that’s bursting with traditional flavours.

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Box of sweet steamed sushi cakes disappoints Japanese customer with false packaging

Proof that what you see isn’t always what you get.

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Godiva runs full-page ad asking Japanese women to stop buying so much Valentine’s chocolate

Belgian confectioner maker says enough is enough with Japan’s practice of women giving male coworkers “obligation chocolate.”

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Traditional Japanese rice cake gets a western twist — with cream cheese and blueberry filling!

Here’s what you get when western cream cheese meets a traditional daifuku rice cake!

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