Nov 4, 2018
Right now, my nearest Starbucks location is in Nagaoka - a 45 minute local train ride away. Because of that, I don’t get to indulge in every seasonal latte or Frappuccino that comes out there - but Japan’s convenience stores have me covered. There’s usually a pretty impressive range of seasonal lattes at a fraction of the cost of a Starbucks drink - and the one I tried most recently was the chestnut latte from Mt. Rainier.
I really liked this one - usually I’m on the fence about some of Japan’s chestnut flavored eats and drinks at this time of year, but I was a fan. I found it to have just the right amount of sweetness, and I also thought the packaging was very cute and autumnal.
Anyone else been enjoying any chestnut flavored eats or drinks in the past month or so?
After spending the last several years in the beating heart of Tokyo, I will be spending the next three in the countryside of Japan. I adore this country and all it has to offer - and I'm always learning more and more about life here as I go along!
Almost got this too, but I feel like chestnut flavor would get lost with coffee flavor. Maybe I will try it now that you were into it.
I've been obsessing this season about making marrons glacés, or candied chestnuts, and I've found that using a little of the sugar syrup (or crystallized sugar, depending on whether I screw up the recipe) in coffee or a cafe au lait is really delicious! I haven't seen this where I am but I'll keep an eye out and give it a whirl. I don't normally put sweetener in my coffee (I drink Tully's Black from the vending machines), but I'm a chestnut fanatic so I'll try it once. :)