Generally speaking, when you're thinking about themed cafes here in Japan, it'd be fair to suggest that imagery of any number of Sanrio's adorable mascots, or iconic anime characters such as Cardcaptor Sakura probably come to mind -- right? They're a guaranteed pull for customers, and fans go crazy for the limited-time menus and exclusive goods made available at these cafes. IKEA Japan has obviously been paying attention to this trend, and this Halloween, they intend the jump in on this action with a limited-time spooky new menu featuring some interesting takes on their standard dishes.
Flipping a small selection of some of IKEA Japan's most popular dishes, we see an all-new pitch black curry, pitch black hotdog, and pitch black monster ice cream. Additionally, other items such as desserts and pastries will also be getting the pitch black treatment, so it'll be interesting to see how they all hold up following the slight color changes. The promotion will be running throughout the month of October and will be available at all IKEA's nationwide until Halloween is officially over.
IKEA Japan isn't the first company out here to try their hand at creating pitch black recipes, with Burger King Japan's classic 2014 "Kuro Burger" being a prime example. That isn't to be confused with the Burger King black burger that came out in North America in 2015 though, as we all know how that turned out for the unfortunate hordes of people who tried the burgers out. With prices remaining at the same 200 - 300 yen price point they've always been at, I might just end up spending my Halloween this year locked away in an IKEA instead of the streets of Shibuya -- yeah, that sounds nice.
Those interested in checking out further details on the promotion can head over to IKEA Japan's official website.