5 Instagram-Worthy Treats To Indulge On Just In Time For The Cherry Blossom Festival

It’s officially spring, so that means pink everything. Get geared up for the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn, New York with these six pretty-in-pink confections.

The Sakura McFloat

McDonald’s hopped on the #PinkDrink train just in time for cherry blossom season with the new, limited-time Sakura McFloat from McDonald’s Japan. Available through April, the pink drink consists of cherry soda topped with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. The chain also released a Sakura McFizz, which is basically an ice cream-less version of the McFloat #lame.

McDonalds in Japan tho… 💕🌸👅💖

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The Pink Pitaya Bowl

Similar to an acai bowl, the Pink Pitaya Bowl is a breakfast trend you’ll definitely want to check out. Made from pitaya (read: dragon fruit), this pumped-up breakfast bowl is packed with immunity-boosting vitamins, improves weight loss and reduces high blood pressure. Bonus, it’s super easy to make.

When all you want to do is EAT 🐷☔️🌧

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The Pink Drink (The OG)

Known as the OG of all things Instagram-worthy and pink, Starbucks created the Pink Drink – a spin on Starbucks’ Strawberry Açai Refresher, subbing water with coconut milk, served with your choice of fresh strawberries or blackberries.


The Matcha Pink Drink

Made with three parts traditional Pink Drink (Strawberry Açai Refresher, with coconut milk) atop one part matcha coconut milk on the rocks, the “new” Pink Drink is a green and pink ombré dream.


Unicorn Toast

If you have yet to encounter the magic that is Unicorn Toast, then you’re missing out. Created “on accident” by photographer and stylist Adeline Waugh, Unicorn Toast is simply a piece of toast slathered with cream cheese dyed with hot beet juice, turmeric, chlorophyll drops, spirulina powder, freeze dried blueberry powder and a duo of beet juice and freeze dried strawberry.

“I called the colorful toast ‘watercolor’ in my caption, and my friends on Instagram quickly dubbed it ‘unicorn toast’ as the combination of the pastel hues clearly resembles that of a unicorn’s mane,” Waugh told Well And Good.

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Tabitha Shiflett is a graduate of the Dub (The University of North Carolina Wilmington, UNCW). She's written for Her Campus, CBS Local, and Elite Daily. She is currently enrolled in the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism MA program at The New School in New York City.
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