McDonald's Cherry Blossom-Seasoned French Fries Mimic the Taste of Spring

By: Laura McQuarrie - Apr 23, 2015
References: mcdonalds.co.jp & brandeating
In celebration of the arrival of spring, McDonald's Japan is now selling seasoned french fries that taste like cherry blossoms. What gives the seasoning its flavor is a blend of dried nori seaweed, actual sakura blossoms and salt, which sounds like it would be a pleasant combination of salty and sweet flavors. This seasoning comes in a small packet that can be purchased for the equivalent of about $0.25, making it easy to season fries with just the right amount of flavor.

Since blooming cherry blossoms have become a symbol of the spring in Japan, this flavor has become an extremely popular one in Asia for all sorts of classic summer treats from Häagen-Dazs ice cream to burgers and beer.