The popularity of Halloween has been growing in Japan over the years, and Swedish furniture giant IKEA is getting in on the fun. Their stores will be hosting a Halloween Fair from September 2nd until October 31st 2021, and there will be a range of themed menu options for visitors to enjoy.
The goodies on offer include:
A bat-themed panqué (Mexican-style pound cake)
¥ 700 (regular price) or ¥ 500 for IKEA members
The cake is black thanks to bamboo charcoal, and comes topped with cream, berries, and cookies shaped like a bat and an eyeball.
An autumn classic in many parts of the world, this tart fits the season perfectly.
Kuroneko (black cat) pudding
This pudding is black sesame flavored, and also comes topped with a black sesame sauce.
There's nothing too scary about these! They're candied sweet potatoes, providing the perfect mix of a crispy, sweet outer, and fluffy insides.
Black chiffon cake
The cake is made from black bamboo charcoal and topped with lingonberry jam and cream.
¥ 200 each
These come in several different colors and they're topped with an "eyeball".
Black basil toast
This item also gets its distinctive color thanks to black bamboo charcoal.
¥ 120 per piece
These ultra-realistic (and ultra-creepy) cookies use slivered almonds to look like fingernails.
Purple sweet potato ice-cream
The cone for the ice cream is black for some added spook-factor.
This consists of finger-shaped cookies and soft serve ice cream, topped with a blood-red berry sauce. Mildly terrifying, but surely delicious.
It's also important to mention that the Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Harajuku store locations will only have a limited version of the Halloween menu.