2016-04-05

First Kitchen Cheese Fondue Bacon Egg Burger

First Kitchen is continuing a series of bacon egg burger specials that dates back to 1977. The current incarnation is a cheese fondue with pumpkin, egg plant on bran buns. The Danish brand is in commercials, indicating ingredients from Denmark (presumably, the cheese). ファーストキッチン チーズフォンデュ風ベーコンエッグバーガー
http://www.first-kitchen.co.jp/

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2016-04-02

Lotteria Cheese in Thick Patty Burgers

Lotteria is offering a limited series using thick cheese-filled (cheddar, Camembert, Gouda, cream cheese mixture) burger patties. The varieties include various toppings: demi-glace sauce (made with simmered red wine, apple and bouillon), demi-glace sauce plus an egg sunny side up, and tomato plus meet sauce. ロッテリア チーズイン厚肉
https://www.lotteria.jp

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2016-04-01

McDonalds Teritama Burgers


McDonald's is has introduced new twists on its annual teritama burger special. Teritama (short for teriyaki and tamago or egg) burgers have been a seasonal special since 1996. In most years, it is enough of a draw in and of itself. However, this year McDonald's seems to be putting a bit extra into every offering and the number of special offerings seem to be multiplying. Most likely an effort to generate excitement and draw attention away from disappointing earnings and profit numbers from the past year which have made headlines.

In any case, this year there is a Camembert cheese version, a chicken version and if you pay a little extra, you get ume or plum flavored fries and a cherry flavored drink, both of which are designed to go well with the flower blossom viewing season. マクドナルド てりたま
http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/

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2016-03-31

Snow Brand Nagalatte BOTTLATTE

MegMilk Snow Brand has introduced a new line of  resealable, screw top latte series. There is a coffee latte and a royal milk tea latte. The branding is a bit confusing. NAGALATTE appears to refer to the concept in general - a superior latte that can be slowly consumed while relaxing or reading a good book. BOTTLATTE appears to refer specifically to the screw top bottle version. But since there are no other versions, they are essentially one and the same. Nevertheless, I have already seen them on store shelves and it appears to be competing directly with Meiji's White Moment screw top latte series. The coffee is sourced from Columbia and the tea is sourced from the Assam region of India. 雪印メグミルク ながラッテ ボトラッテ

http://www.bottlatte-nagalatte.jp/

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2015-10-18

Yamazaki Disney Halloween Fair

Yamazaki is using Disney characters for special versions of popular pastries: Baumkuchen, roll cake, pie and chiffon cake. These pastries use pumpkin from Hokkaido and Japanese wheat. ヤマザキパン 
バウムクーヘン シフォン パイ ロールケーキ

http://www.yamazakipan.co.jp/

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2015-10-17

Lotteria Halloween Party

Lotteria, the fast food chain owned by Lotte, is offering what it calls a Halloween Party. Chicken packs, chicken nugget packs and french fry packs are available in buckets with detachable Halloween glasses. For me, the interesting offering is a special shake Koala March wafer covered chocoates on top. Koala March is one of Lotte's most popular chocolate snack brands originally introduced in 1984. So this is an interesting cross-branding opportunity. ロッテ コアラのマーチ

http://www.lotteria.jp/

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2015-10-16

KFC Halloween Barrel

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Japan is offering a special Halloween barrel at the end of this month. The barrel contains four pieces of original flavor chicken, two chicken crisps, two french fries and two biscuits. The special Halloween features appear to be the decorations and the the biscuits, which are pumpkin flavored. ケンタッキーフライドチキン ハロウィンバーレル

http://www.kfc.co.jp

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2015-10-15

Suntory Pepsi Ghost

Pepsi (via Suntory in Japan) is holding a promotion involving five new mystery flavors, collectively called Pepsi Ghost, in plastic PET bottles are decorated with different ghost images. The online companion site is in the form of a researcher's notes on product development with the ingredients blacked out. People can participate (as "research test subjects") on Facebook or Twitter to guess the mystery flavors. No prizes are mentioned. ペプシゴースト サントリー

http://www.pepsi.co.jp/ghost/

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2015-10-14

Morinaga Halloween Special Chocolates Candies

Morinaga has Halloween versions of all its top chocolate and candy brands. No further details on the products are offered, but Halloween versions of their Angel Pie, Ototo, Choco Ball, Hi Chew, Packncho brands are on offer. 森永 おっとっと エンジェルパイ チョコボール ハイチュウ パッキンチョ

http://www.morinaga.co.jp/

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2015-10-13

Nestle Pumpkin Pudding KitKat

For Halloween, Nestle has introduced a pumpkin pudding flavored KitKat variety. ネスレ キットカット パンプキンプリン

http://d.nestle.jp/

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