taste test

Tokyo cafe’s sakura ice cream has actual flowers mixed in for the ultimate cherry blossom dessert

Whether you’re a diehard anime fan or couldn’t care less about otaku culture, you owe it to yourself to try this new treat in Akihabara.

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Japanese bakery’s giant strawberry cake looks the part, but does it taste it? 【Taste test】

We taste test the latest offering from Ibaraki Prefecture’s Farmkuchen Fukasaku.

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The new Namacha reminds us that not all bottled green teas are created equal 【Taste test】

Kirin’s fresh take on bottled green tea turns our expectations, and frowns, upside down.

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We try Krispy Kreme Japan’s new Easter doughnuts ahead of their release on March 23

Why have chocolate eggs this year when you can have adorable Easter doughnuts instead?

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Is Japan’s new pudding ice cream bar too much deliciousness to handle? 【Taste test】

With winter finally over, it’s time to start gorging ourselves on frozen desserts, starting with this combination of two of everyone’s favorite things: ice cream and pudding!

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New granola flavours from Japan include matcha green tea and corn soup with real bacon pieces

Popular Japanese granola brand releases new series of flavours with some surprisingly delicious ingredients.

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We try the sakura macaron and cherry blossom iced drink from Lindt Japan

Lindt blends its signature chocolate flavour with sakura and pairs it with a delicious macaron for the cherry blossom-viewing season.

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Carl’s Jr. Japan also has a breakfast menu, so of course we had to try it too【Taste Test】

Always hungry for more, we head back to the newly opened Carl’s Jr. in Tokyo to try the fast-food outlet’s morning menu.

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We try Nissin’s newest world flavors-inspired cup noodle: Chili Con Carne【Taste Test】

The newest in the instant noodle giant’s world flavors series of cup noodles promises gooey cheese and a spicy kick. It delivers on one of those things…

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We try the delicious new Japan-only sakura Pepsi【Taste test】

It turns out that Cherry blossom Pepsi tastes as lovely as it looks.

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Chocolatier Max Brenner welcomes spring with pavlova, cherry blossom & delicious green tea pizza

Because there’s no better way to welcome spring than with a sweet serving of sakura and matcha.

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Sakura McFizz and fries with plum seasoning on sale now at McDonald’s

The pink-coloured items are a beautiful way to spruce up the menu for spring.

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We try McDonald’s new Teriyaki Camembert Egg burger—does it taste like feet?

McDonald’s new “Camembert Teritama” burger has hit Japan, so our writers offered up their cast-iron stomachs for a taste test!

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Does Japan’s sliced chocolate taste as good as we’ve all been dreaming it would? 【Taste test】

The wait is finally over, as sliced chocolate goes on sale nationwide, and arrives in the RocketNews24 offices.

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Does Häagen-Dazs’ Matcha Green Tea Crumble deliver on its high-class name’s promise? 【Taste test】

America’s premium ice cream maker takes on one of Japan’s most traditional tastes.

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Neco Meshi: The line of Japanese snacks that both you and your cat can eat! 【Taste test】

Snacks that cats and people alike can enjoy? It might not be as crazy as it sounds.

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New whisky Koeda chocolates from Morinaga: almost as strong as light beer, much more delicious

We feel the effects of 3.1% alcohol just by eating a pack of the new premium range of chocolate “twigs”.

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New canned sakura liquor beverage appears in Japan, courtesy of Suntory 【Taste test】

Sakura Sakuranbo aims to please with two types of cherry flavors.

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Green tea chocolate-covered shrimp chips are the next big thing to hit shelves in Japan

Japan’s popular shrimp-flavoured snack now comes covered in a coating of dark green matcha chocolate.

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Green tea chocolate-covered potato chips arrive in Japan! 【Taste test】

It’s not like we really needed any more reasons to eat potato chips, but matcha and chocolate together make a pretty convincing argument.

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