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Starbucks Japan American Cherry Pie Frappuccino

April 13, 2017

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Hi everyone!

So, we saw that this was making the rounds of social media last week, and we saw the signs all over Japan for Starbucks’ new American Cherry Pie Frappuccino. Not all over Japan, per se, but we saw them in every Starbucks, and in our area I think there are five locations all within five minutes of walking. No joke. Buy a drink at one and drink it while you walk to the next, and you won’t finish your drink. It’s nuts.

Anyhow, Starbucks comes up with tons of different specials every month, and they’re always super interesting. We barely ever try them. We mostly just go to a Starbucks and get plain coffee. But we’ll look at the pictures and say AHH PRETTY and then never order it. Except for today!

For real though, it’s impressive how excited people get about new specials at Starbucks, McDonalds, Baskin Robbins, etc. I don’t really care much for specials in Starbucks back in Canada, except for Christmas where they don’t sell Cranberry Bliss Bars anymore AND DON’T YOU SAY THEY DO because last time we were there for Christmas we’d ask every location and they’d be sold out. I CALL SHENANIGANS!

I’ve typed in so many caps locks in this blog post, many hours after I drank that that super sugary Frappuccino. The sugars haven’t worn off.

Altogether, I wouldn’t necessarily get this drink again. If I’m going to Starbucks, I need caffeine. This is just a treat, and if I want to have a treat, I can find better treats elsewhere, like Cremia, for example. This was fun to try and to see, but otherwise I’ll never have one again. Let me know if you’ve tried one here in Japan (for the three of you in Japan watching our videos, hi!). Otherwise, here are some extra scenes from this video. We’re almost done another video, in fact. I’m hoping it’ll be up this weekend before we go off to Kyoto to film at some really pretty restaurants. Yay!

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  1. I was so envious when I saw this video because I thought that special edition flavors weren’t a thing in North America. But this week Starbucks released a limited edition UNICORN FRAPPUCCINO in the states! I love the spirit of adventure and the excitement of trying new things that I’ve seen in your videos, so I’m about to head out and give it a try <3 Thanks guys!

    4 months ago
  2. I have tried Passion Flakies before. I think they were strawberry flavour. The bun was very flakey and very sweet. Every single time, the top of the bun would stick to the roof of my mouth and just melt; then I had to scrape it off with my tongue and after that, slosh some water inside my mouth to get rid of it all.

    4 months ago
  3. I love trying their new Frappuccinos! Their limited ones are a bit on the sweet side (like that s’mores Frappuccino one summer) so usually once is enough but I REALLY REALLY want one of those sakura ones you drank before!! So pretty!

    4 months ago
  4. I WAS about to say that I do not live near a starbucks, but then I remembered the only starbucks in at a 100 km radius happens to be around the corner xD

    4 months ago
  5. Hello from Chiba, Japan! I’ve been watching your video for a long time, but it’s my first time to leave a comment. Please excuse my funny English(^_^;) You two seems to enjoy Japan more than other Japanese… Every time I watch your video, it teaches me to enjoy everyday life. Anyways, I love your video, fashion, and life style, and hope you two stay healthy and happy. Thank you for your wonderful videos, and I hope you two will not hate Japan because of the frequent earthquake(*_*) It was great to know that somebody knows Japan is not just the country of Anime and Ninja(^o^;

    4 months ago
    • Thank you for the lovely comment! We’re in a very happy place right now, in our lives, and I’m glad you can see that in our videos :D

      4 months ago
  6. Cute video. I can’t think of any reason of “difference in quality” or what not for there to be so few people commenting here on the blog these days. Although, I found the blog EXTREMELY SLOW up until I got fibre to my door (DSL before). It might have been the ads loading or that Meemers scroll bar but it was impossible to even scroll due to lag. Works fine on my blackberry (got a new phone). The only thing that has changed for me in the last year is the lack of notification when a new video drops. Maybe since people get notified via youtube, they get linked there first and since now everyone is there, no one feels the need to go back and check out the blog, or if they do, they don’t comment since they already spontaneously commented on youtube? Definitely it seems like most of the people who were commenting here before have all migrated to youtube. It probably wouldn’t hurt to mention once in a while that your blog is still here with more photos and, y’know, nice blogs. Or maybe people forget that it’s “EatYourKimchi.com” instead of EatYourSushi.com – or maybe they didn’t know you from when you were in Korea? You should be able to track where people link to the video from, right?

    4 months ago
    • We’re having big issues with the server, and the site is down a lot lately. We’re trying to figure it out for a while now, but we’re working on it. I think that’s what’s been making the site load slower.

      I also think the site’s association with our videos was stronger before. Our channel was eatyourkimchi, and so was our site. But now we’re just Simon and Martina, and the eatyourkimchi.com thing doesn’t correlate with a lot of new viewers, you know?

      4 months ago
      • Shower thought: What about “Food & Adventure Program for Awesome People”, you’re awesome for going on the food or adventure and we’re awesome for watching! LOL! (and you’ve changed but not changed the acronym and you have a title that relates to your long time viewers and describes what your videos are about?)

        4 months ago
        • That sounds like a good idea. We’ll mull it over for our next ideation session (we take time for ideation sessions weekly) :D

          4 months ago
      • I don’t want to jump on the youtube-alarmist wagon but I definitely think that it would be a smart idea to keep this blog (and Nasty Community) going and get it back up to where it was. You worked hard to build up your community, and youtube certainly was a big part of that, but I think that you should consider the diversification of your online presence and separate ad revenue stream as worth maintaining. I love your blogs personally, they add a whole extra dimension to the videos and while they are probably even more edited than the videos themselves, I feel somehow that this space has more freedom of expression because it is your own. I don’t know if that makes sense, it’s just a feeling. I really miss everyone that was here before. Not just because I don’t want to get involved in subscribing to youtube, but because the comments there are a whole ‘nother beast and not one that really appeals to me. I guess that disqus or RSS was the notifier previously but I’m sure that there are tons of free widget/apps/code functions out there that would do the same. For example, your store must have this function for purchase notifications. You could also get the domain SimonandMartina.com if that’s available and cross-link it with eatyourkimchi.com. The meemers scrollbar is cute and neato, but completely unnecessary for my enjoyment of your site. I suspect it was how you limited how many comments to load (to ease the server load) when it was crazy in here but paging works just as well and doesn’t cause issues with adobe plugins. As a coder, I can tell that it’s tying up a lot of resources by being on standby or monitoring to see if it needs to do something all the time. If you do plan to make any improvements to your site, I would heartily suggest updating the search. If I want to find a specific video of yours from the past, I have almost no hope of finding it on youtube without the specific title now and on your site, I feel like I have to physically comb through the dates because the search is so cantankerous. A title listing of your videos by type sorted for age or alphabetically would be really helpful. And I know why you disolved some of your titles but honestly “Food Adventure Program For Awesome People” is brilliant no matter what acronym it makes. I’m sure that there are all KINDS of regular titles that make hanky acronyms, it should have been fine as long as you don’t highlight it too visibly. Now you don’t have any titles at all and it’s not as memorable or as organized when taken as a whole with the rest of the video content out there. Ok, I should get some sleep, I’m the one getting hanky now ;) Just some stuff to think about.

        4 months ago
        • I agree. I’d love to see this site get back to what it was, but I think it’s changed directions as we’ve changed directions. The site was very busy before, primarily because people voting for Kpop. (Which isn’t to say that our videos on YouTube are suffering because we stopped Kpop; our videos are actually doing better than ever before). Also, our TL;DRs were largely affected by people’s contributions on the site, their questions and responses and such. Basically, this site’s hayday of activity was when it was a means for us to gather people’s input and make videos out of that input. Since we don’t do that much from input anymore, but more from what inspires us, it’s hard for people to justify contributing as much as they once did, you know?

          But I do agree with wanting to get more activity on this site. It’s something we’ll discuss more with Rose in the upcoming weeks, now that we’re going to work more closely with her again :D

          4 months ago
        • Just to quickly clarify – without a title to your “show” or “shows”, your videos seem more like random “homemade” content and less like “tv shows” and tv shows is 100% where the market is and is going to continue to go. When it’s like a “tv show” people will tune in more regularly just out of habit. If blowback is frustrating you when you can’t post on a schedule, I can see that, but I don’t think that you want to go all the way to the other end of the spectrum because I think that it hurts more than it’s worth.

          4 months ago
    • It most definitely is youtube notifications. This is maybe my first time in 2017 that I visited the blog, but have watched all their video’s up until now.

      4 months ago
      • I think YouTube is doing a good job with notifications and keeping people in the loop. The website doesn’t provide as much notification (in fact, I don’t think it provides any). The real call to actions to come to the site are after people have already watched the video, and people are looking for some extra information, you know?

        4 months ago