As you can probably tell, I enjoy seeing how American companies express themselves on foreign soil. As much as I love seeing what insanity McDonald’s has come up with next, Starbucks is also a great source of tasty and interesting treats.
Their Valentine’s day treat was an adorable little personal sized Viennese Sacher Torte, the traditional chocolate cake I fell in love with during my high school exchange year in Austria.
It’s not perfectly accurate, but it was quite delicious, especially if you paid the extra 50 yen to add whipped cream. It might seem a bit dry without it, but “mit schlag” is a necessity when it comes to Sacher Torte! Does it look yummy? Would you like to try it?
And look at this adorable New Year’s greeting on our latte! That is the kanji for the Zodiac figure of the rabbit, which is the Zodiac animal for 2011. And they made the bunny’s ears into the 11 in 2011! How cute is that?
Are there any particularly awesome treats at your local Starbucks? The new Sakura line just came out for Spring time, and I can’t wait to try it this weekend!