McDonald's Citrus Cheesecake McFlurry

Good morning everyone,

It's looking like we can expect rain today for most of the morning and into the afternoon before stopping. There's also a chance of rain tomorrow as well and then it'll be hot and overcast from Friday. When is the sun coming out? Who knows? Maybe Monday...

Say hello to summer with the sweet tang of a new cheesecake McFlurry made with a very special Japanese citrus fruit.

This summer, McDonald’s Japan is showcasing a very special local Japanese product from the sunny prefecture of Miyazaki on the southern island of Kyushu. Called the hyuganatsu, the special citrus fruit takes its name from the area in which it originates, Hyuga, which is an old name for Miyazaki Prefecture, and natsu, the Japanese word for summer. The “Hyuga Summer” fruit is believed to be a hybrid between the pomelo and the Japanese yuzu citrus fruit, first appearing by chance in a garden in 1820. Now, the sweet and juicy, yet slightly sour fruit is one of the region’s most famed products, and is the star ingredient in the current McFlurry release from McDonald’s Japan.

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The Hyuganatsu Cheesecake McFlurry contains a creamy, soft ice cream, blended with a special sauce made with fresh hyuganatsu from Miyazaki that perfectly captures all the sweet, sour and fragrant notes of the Japanese citrus. The icy dessert will also feature a cheesecake filling made with locally sourced cheddar cheese and cream cheese from the Oceania region, and will be topped with pieces of soft sponge-cake to provide a rich texture to the summery treat. Out of all the delicious ingredients, which are served up in the signature frozen McFlurry style, it’s the sauce that is the highlight, with pieces of peel, fruit juice and puree carefully blended to bring a real, natural flavour to the dessert.

I had one last night on my way home from work (on Tuesdays, I have to ride my bicycle all the way from Ujina to Koi, so it's a long ride and I need a break). I loved the last McFlurry-the Azuki Bean and Macha one-I probably ate 4 or 5 of them. And I loved this one too. I'm so glad that McDonald's Japan has decided to add more Japanese flavors to their menu. I can't stand Oreo Cookies in my ice cream...and that was pretty much all they used to put in them. On the downside, it's blowing my diet...ha ha!

Have a great day!


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