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  • [S]: Cherry Blossom Season is upon us now. We're about to go on and try some seasonal cherry blossom items right now

  • We're super excited. Let's go!

  • [M]: To the bike-mobile!

  • Na na na na na na na na na!

  • [Funky song]

  • [S]: So this here is Baskin Robbins Sakura ice cream.

  • This has not been on the menu for over 20 years.

  • It actually has cherry and actual flower in here as well, not cooking flour, but like, the--

  • [M]: Cherry blossom ? [S]: Cherry blossom flowers in here.

  • [Simon singing]: I have some ice cream. I have some ice cream. You cannot get none of my ice cream!

  • You cannot have none -- and that's the part of the song where you drop the ice cream, but I'm not dropping my ice cream

  • [S]: Oh yes. [M]: Wait, wait. I need to take 4 million food porn shots--

  • [S]: No, it's going to melt! [M]: Yes, I do. It's not gonna melt, you know why?

  • [S]: Why? [M]: 'Cause it's a freezing cold day!

  • [M]: I did never have Sakura ice cream, have you? [S]: Me neither.

  • [M]: Ever. I don't even know what to expect

  • [S]: Here go

  • [M]: Are you serious right now?

  • [S]: This is actually quite good. It tastes like cherry, but almost like cotton candy.

  • [M]: What?!?

  • [S]: It's a smooth

  • [M]: Is it almost overwhelmingly like when you have a lavender kind of.. or rose?

  • [S]: Yeah, it's almost like a rose, but except rose food is gross.

  • [M]: So then, this is nothing like rose cuz you're eating it

  • [S]: No, very smooth and delicate

  • [S]: Oh let's see, there's cherry parts.

  • [S]: Oh wow!

  • [S]: Not tart at all!

  • [S]: Nothing about this is tart, it's all just like... smooth.

  • [M]: Okay give me a piece. [S]: Wait.

  • [M]: Give me a scoop. [S]: Hold on I have to keep on tasting it.

  • [M]: Bring it to my mouth.

  • [S]: Okay here you go.

  • [M]: That is really good. [S]: Isn't that shocking?!

  • [M]: It almost tastes like strawberry's best friend. Like it's not strawberry, but it is strawberry.

  • [S:] You know what it tastes like? It's almost like strawberries and cream. [M]: Yeah. But with cherry.

  • [S]: Oh yeah. [M]: That is lovely!

  • [M]: I realized we might not have even explained what Sakura is.

  • So you guys might have heard of cherry blossoms before, and they're all over the world but they're really big in Japan.

  • A lot of the drinks and the specialty items in Japan can have a little bit of cherry in them, or actual some of the blossom.

  • This is the Starbucks Sakura and Strawberry Latte.

  • Seems like a pretty great combination to me.

  • It's got these little tiny like white chocolate shaved flakes on top and like a strawberry cherry syrup.

  • [heavy breathing] It's so pretty!

  • Wait before I dig in, let me show you the whipped cream's actually tinted pink!

  • Oh my god, it's so pretty. First I'm trying the whipped cream part.

  • Oh yeah.

  • That's strawberry whipped cream. That's amazing.

  • This feels like something you'd make up in your mind as a kid.

  • "What does it taste like, Princess? It tastes like strawberry whipped cream with cherry shreds on top."

  • You think I can order just like a cup of the whipped cream?

  • [S]: Hi I'd like a coffee, just uh... hold the coffee and put on whipped cream. [M]: No.

  • [M]: Of course you can, you can do anything at Starbucks. I'd be like...

  • I want a tall Sakura Latte. No milk, no espresso... Mhm.

  • [M]: And then that's it! And then I would just get whipped cream in a cup... Okay.

  • I'm not sure if there's coffee in here, because this is way too delicious.

  • It tastes like if you took a cherry and strawberry flavored marshmallow

  • and then you covered ice cream with that - like vanilla ice cream - and you melted that down into a cup.

  • [S]: How does it taste compared to the Baskin Robbins one?

  • [M]: It's a lot creamier, I can taste more strawberry in here, I think.

  • Baskin Robbins one had more of like sharp cherry, like a sour taste at some of the cherry bits, this one's a lot sweeter.

  • But it's not unpleasantly sweet.

  • [S]: I'm now going to try a Sakura Pepsi, this is the first time that Pepsi has ever released something Sakura flavored.

  • And it's not dark! It's just... pink! [M]: It's so pretty!

  • [S]: And on the back, let me see if there's any cola flavor in this... and I have no idea what the hell I'm reading.

  • So let me just give this a shot. [M]: Careful its... been shaken.

  • Kinda has a Pepsi-ish - you know what this smells like?

  • This smells like those fake Cola candies

  • [S]: You know those like chewy Colas that you taste? [M]: Oh yeah.

  • This smells like that. Okay let me give this a taste.

  • That's weird that tastes - it still tastes... like Pepsi.

  • It tastes like Pepsi but it still has that like light florid feel to it.

  • I would totally dig drinking Pepsi if it tastes like this.

  • [M]: Really? Er mah gerd... Okay. [S]: This is a better Pepsi than regular Pepsi.

  • [M]: Whoa I need like--

  • [S]: How do you even describe that?

  • [M]: Tastes like bubblegum

  • [S]: *imitates Martina* Tastes like bubblegum!

  • [M]: That's exactly what it tastes like!

  • [S]: I didn't think this was gonna have any Pepsi taste at all but they still somehow maintained the integrity of Pepsi, while making it pink and fluffy

  • [M]: You know what's great is we bought this for like a really cheap price and I've seen them online already being, like, sold for $5

  • [S]: We got, like, 3 more bottles in our fridge. If you wanna buy 'em, $100 a pop!

  • [S]: Get it? A "pop"?

  • [M]: Yes -.-'

  • [M]: Now if you're not into eating and drinking sweet things, maybe you just love cherry blossoms, like me!

  • I just love cherry blossoms!

  • For their deep philosophical representation of how life is fleeting, and we all too, will die.

  • Then maybe you should pick up some limited edition cherry blossom things. Like these sweet shoes!

  • Err mah gerd! Aren't these..gorgeous?

  • Notice how they're on the table because I've never worn them outside of the house before

  • And they're on my limited edition cherry blossom table runner from Daiso for a dollar

  • Beside my limited edition chopstick holders that were also a dollar

  • And I'm going to enjoy myself a limited edition beer, covered in cherry blossoms. Which I don't think is cherry blossom flavored, but it's so pretty

  • Grrrr!

  • Cheers to cherry blossom season in Japan!

  • I will now purchase all your things, Japan.

  • Just beer.

  • Just beer.

  • If you want to learn more about cherry blossom season in Japan, specifically when will the cherry blossoms be blooming?

  • Click on our blog post below and we will have a scientific study, linked to the actual dates of cherry blossom season of 2016

  • Yes there are scientists that do that. That's how important it is.

[S]: Cherry Blossom Season is upon us now. We're about to go on and try some seasonal cherry blossom items right now

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