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.

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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.