Hold the Pumpkin Spice Latte: Starbucks Japan Offers Pumpkin Sandwiches

Starbucks Japan is taking a different approach to the pumpkin spice bandwagon
Pumpkin Sandwich

Starbucks Japan

The pumpkin sandwich is made with kabocha, lettuce, and a mixture of honey, soy milk, cream cheese, and almonds.

While Starbucks Japan might be offering roast chestnut lattes and Frappuccinos, they are also ringing in fall with a different kind of pumpkin-inspired treat — a pumpkin sandwich.

The sandwich is made with Japanese pumpkin called kabocha, lettuce, and a mixture of honey, soy milk, cream cheese, and almonds between slices of barley bread, reports Brand Eating. These sandwiches retail for 440 yen, which is about $3.67 in U.S. dollars.

Brand Eating also notes that Starbucks Japan offers a single-serve pumpkin pie latte, which is available in convenience stores. It even comes with its own green straw.

It’s a different take on the ever-so-popular pumpkin spice latte and other concoctions chains make this time of year. Previously, Burger King Japan and Umami Burger created their own pumpkin burgers.

Burger King Japan’s version used kabocha; bacon; lettuce; a “nut sauce” made with sesame seeds, peanuts, almonds, cashews, and hazelnuts; and a beef patty. Umami Burger sandwiched together kabocha tempura, garlic aïoli, spiced mascarpone, coffee glaze, and their signature beef patty.

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