Sakura Cherry Blossom Burgers and Drinks at McDonald's

Carey Finn
The original version of this article first appeared on Japan Trends.

Spring always brings a flurry of sakura (cherry blossom)-themed products, from sweets to stamps, phone apps and more. But we never imagined there would be a pink cheeseburger any time soon!

As the cherry blossom season (which kicked off around March 20th) makes its way up the archipelago of Japan (recently hitting the capital and creating mad hordes of picnicking drunk weekenders), McDonald’s is celebrating the real arrival of the warmer spring climes with a sakura burger.

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What could a cherry blossom burger be like?! Well, in a nutshell the Sakura Teritama is a pink bun with sakura mayonnaise sauce. Inside you taste buds will experience a fried egg, ginger teriyaki pork, lettuce and cherry blossom radish mayo. It first went on sale in 2012 but this year’s version is apparently slightly different.

In addition to the Sakura Teritama burger, there are also cherry blossom cherry soda and float drinks and desserts.


What are your thoughts on these pink products?

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