We’ve written about Mr Cheesecake before, otherwise known as Tokyo’s most elusive treat. These handmade desserts are only available for booking online every Sunday morning, but they’re known to sell out in minutes. Seasonal specialities include spiced chai cheesecake in autumn, or cacao raspberry closer to Valentine’s day, but these special editions are even harder to come by than the original, a vanilla and lemon base folded with white chocolate.
In a rare collaboration, the sought-after cheesecake maker produced a series of ice cream cones and cups for 7-Eleven, which the convenience store stocked for a limited time in December. The cheesecake ice cream proved to be so popular, however, that 7-Eleven is once again offering the frozen treats at select stores from Tuesday February 16.
The ice cream cup (¥270) features the original cheesecake flavour, made with fermented milk and sour cream for a rich tanginess, with bits of cookie crumb base mixed in. The waffle cone ice cream features the special seasonal Valentine’s Day flavour of dark chocolate and raspberry (¥288). While the 7-Eleven ice creams are ever-so-slightly more attainable than the original cheesecake, you won’t want to wait too long before getting your hands on these – there’s no way of knowing how quickly they’ll disappear.
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