Oyaizu Seicha Serves Green Tea Ice Cream Cones with Edible Gold Leaf

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 10, 2017
References: oyaizu.co.jp & en.rocketnews24
Japan's Oyaizu Seicha launched a range of seven gelato green tea ice cream cones using premium ingredients. One of the most popular treats from its range is the 'Classic Strong Matcha,' which boasts a brightly hued base of green tea gelato that is said to be slightly bittersweet.

For the summer, this best-selling gelato dessert is being upgraded with the addition of an authentic coating of edible gold leaf. Now, the 'Gold-leaf Matcha' is being offered as an extravagant, refreshing summertime treat for $8.

While gold leaf is often reserved for decorating cakes and other high-end desserts, it is now commonly used to add value to inexpensive items. Other examples of foods that have been enriched with gold leaf include both sweet and savory snacks like tacos, pizza and chocolate bars.