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Wagamama Launches Katsu Curry Smoothie And People Aren't Sure How To Feel

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Wagamama Launches Katsu Curry Smoothie And People Aren't Sure How To Feel

The flavour of Japanese katsu curry is one of the most beloved among foodies, and Wagamama have clearly taken note.

The restaurant chain announced a new drink this week - a katsu smoothie packed with apples, bananas, pineapples and... katsu curry sauce. Thankfully it's all for a good cause.

Wagamama has announced their new katsu curry flavoured smoothie (Credit: Shutterstock)
Wagamama has announced their new katsu curry flavoured smoothie (Credit: Shutterstock)

The Instagram caption reads: "We can't meet at our restaurants just yet. so, we reimagined a classic. introducing the katsu smoothie. made for walking + talking."

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'Conversation starter' is definitely an understatement judging by the comments. Many Instagram users tagged their friends in utter shock.

"This can't actually be real," wrote on person.

"Mmmmmm imagine the breath from that," another commenter joked.

A third person pondered: "I mean I do love a Katsu chicken, but do I love it enough to drink a Katsu smoothie hmmm"

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The katsu smoothie is not an April Fool's joke (Credit: Wagamama)
The katsu smoothie is not an April Fool's joke (Credit: Wagamama)

One confused commenter asked: "Is this to be poured over the chicken because the word smoothie is throwing me off."

Some commenters assumed that the unusual smoothie was actually an early April fools joke, with one person adding: "You've got to be kidding."

"April fools is next Thursday," one commenter quipped.

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The Wagamama Instagram account responded with: "We wouldn't joke about katsu!"

Tyla can confirm this thirst trap is real and is not an April Fools' joke.

Wagamama tagged the youth mental health charity Young Minds UK in the caption, announcing that all the profits from the 'conversation starter' smoothie will go to the charity.

The Young Minds Instagram account replied in the comments, writing: "Best smoothie ever".

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The katsu smoothie contains apples, pineapples, bananas and katsu curry sauce (Credit: Pexels)
The katsu smoothie contains apples, pineapples, bananas and katsu curry sauce (Credit: Pexels)

A recent Young Minds survey reports 67 per cent of young people with experience of mental health problems believe that the pandemic will have a long-term negative effect on their mental health.

If you fancy trying the Katsu smoothie for yourself, it is available exclusively on click and collect in twenty restaurants, located in key university cities all over the UK between 24th March and 7th April.

Tom Madders, Campaigns Director at YoungMinds said: "Our partnership with wagamama has already been really successful in helping us reach more and more young people, and the Katsu Smoothie will certainly get people talking!"

Featured Image Credit: Wagamama

Topics: Food And Drink, Tasty

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