This Luxury Car Brand from Toyota Actually Sells Shaved Ice Desserts in Japan

They're limited edition kakigoori served at Intersect by Lexus.

4-21-26 Minami-Aoyama, Minato District, Tokyo
Open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. (1st floor cafe shop & garage) and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (2nd floor bistro lounge). Schedules may vary. 

Did you know that in Japan, LEXUS (yes, the luxury car brand from Toyota) sells…food?! In fact, this summer they are offering special featured shaved ice or
kakigoori! Two types of smoothies that use rare types of sugar and incorporate fresh fruits such as melon and papaya are the new items announced as INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO Summer Limited Menu

Following the original mindset and the attitude of the car manufacturer, INTERSECT shaved ice called
THE SENSES stimulates—as the name implies—all five senses with melt-in-your-mouth, fluffy base, and rich, thick grape espuma

THE SENSES shaved ice, ¥1,200.

plays with color, smell, sound, texture, as well as taste for the ultimate experience. 100% grape juice from Austria’s Gruener Feltliner variety made into espuma (“foam” in Spanish) tops natural ice sourced from Karuizawa. As soon as you put it in your mouth, the tiny bubbles pop, and you can hear the sound and enjoy a mouthfeel unlike any other. Delaware grape, Pione grape, and Kyoho grape are placed on top as a final touch. Special powders included as a garnish act like magic, making the purple espuma red in color, and changing the taste from grape to lemon. There is also a red “magic fruit” that, when eaten with the sweet and sour lemon-flavored ice, turns it into a different kind of sweetness. The ingredients are all-natural without any additives. 

Also in their line-up are
Rare Sugar Smoothies, which include the Emerald Melon, Pistachio, and Guava, a sublime combination of the “king of fruits and the queen of nuts,” and Papaya, Lychee, and Flat Lemon, for a tropical taste with a refreshing touch of acidity. It is also topped with tapioca balls! 

Emerald Melon, Pistachio, and Guava, ¥700

Papaya, Lychee, and Flat Lemon, ¥700

is envisioned as a place where customers experience the lifestyle which LEXUS represents. It continues to provide finely-selected food ingredients in order to satisfy customers with new impressions and surprises.

You can check out their website here.

Originally published on PR Times.

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