Come with us as we bite into Pompompurin!
Earlier this month, McDonald’s Japan released a teaser for their next limited edition menu item, asking customers to choose which Pompompurin menu item they thought would make it to their menus in October. It turns out it was the McFlurry that was released, featuring Sanrio’s delightful beret-wearing cream-coloured golden retriever dog and promising all the delightful flavours you would expect from a character styled in the shape of a “purin” Japanese-style crème caramel pudding. We stopped by for a taste of the treat and were thrilled to find its adorable little face greeting us from the menu!
Once it was served, we couldn’t take our eyes away from the sweet. This was the cutest looking McFlurry we’d ever seen!
Not only was his bright yellow face smiling out at us from the outside of the tub, there was also an adorable little mini version of the character on the side, dressed up as a McDonald’s staff member.
Peering inside, we could see the McFlurry was going to be as sweet as the character that inspired it, with swirls of caramel sauce and a generous topping of mini marshmallows.
We pulled out a spoonful of thick ice cream, which was absolutely dripping with ingredients. The first mouthful was filled with caramel flavour, which was bitter on its own, but delightfully sweet when combined with the vanilla ice cream. The tiny little marshmallows provided a lovely chewy element to the soft dessert, while also giving it a pudding-like texture, which made it taste very similar to a “purin” Japanese-style crème caramel.
The custard sauce it contained was hardly noticeable, but it worked well to give the McFlurry a luxuriously rich flavour. While the icy cold dessert was sweet, it also had a depth of flavour that both adults and children will love.
On sale for a limited time only, this unusual McFlurry is worth every yen of the 290 yen (US$2.78) it retails for. Delicious, cute, and incredibly unusual, it’s everything we love about McDonald’s in Japan!
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