Over this past weekend I had the true delight to finally try out some Japanese Kit-Kats all thanks to a friend of mine! If you’re anything like me you can never get tired of the crispy wafer covered in mouth watering chocolate that just seems to have just the right amount of cocoa and the right amount of sugar to keep you satisfied every single bite. This company knows what it’s doing when it comes to delicious treats! The only downside of living in the US is you’re very limited to what flavors you can purchase. Other than the green-tea, orange, mint, hazelnut, and strawberry ones I’m able to purchase at my local Asian supermarket I want to be able to have my taste buds venture out to more …. other tasty flavors that the company has to offer. As most know Japan is a huge fan of the american snack even having their own Choclatory dedicated to the candy. Japan is also no stranger when it comes out to veering off from the main stream and being able to try out different combinations with this beloved treat. With over 200 flavors how could you go wrong? Check out the rest of the review after the jump!
This past weekend I was able to try out 7 different flavors of the snack and boy did I have this crazy sugar rush after trying them all out. Out of the 7 flavors I’ve only had 1 so far, the green tea matcha kit-kat. The flavors that I had were: Rum soaked rasins, Japanese chili, Wasabi, Baked cheesecake, Baked strawberry cheesecake, Green-tea matcha, and strawberry cheesecake. All of these were fully enjoyed down to the very last bite. Now, onto the review!
First up, we had “Rum soaked raisins”. I was a bit skeptical of the flavor at first since I’m not too big of a fan of raisins. For some reason they just taste really gross to me. But mix this with some white chocolate and you have a stroke of genius! First bite I could instantly taste the raisins but then followed immediately by the sweet taste of the white chocolate. As you finish up the bite you get hit with a very sweet rum after-taste that is just heavenly. If you’re a fan of white chocolate you’ll definitely fall in love with this flavor.
Next up we have Japanese chili. This was one where I wasn’t too sure how to feel about this. Chocolate and spicy? That just sounds absurd, but this one wasn’t too bad itself. I didn’t bother capturing a picture of this because of how damaged the Kit-Kat was. Sorry! But upon opening the package you can really smell the strong scent of cocoa. It’s coated in dark chocolate and looks pretty much the same as a regular kit-kat would look. Upon taking the initial bite there’s is a strong taste of dark chocolate. Other than that there’s no difference between the flavor until you swallow it. You begin to feel a little burning sensation but not enough to make your eyes water, it’s some how JUST enough for you to still enjoy the candy bar. After finishing the candy bar the burn begins to grow more and more but never enough to the point where it becomes unenjoyable. Give this one a try if you love sweet and spicy foods!
Next up is wasabi. I thought to myself “wasabi? I don’t even like wasabi with my sushi. I doubt I’ll like it with my kit-kat!” But it wasn’t too bad. Upon the initial bite it didn’t taste any different from a white chocolate kit-kat which by that, I had no complaints about at all.
Well that about wraps it up for the first part! Be sure to keep an eye out for pt 2 coming out tomorrow! Thanks for reading! Also be sure to let me know what your favorite kit-kat flavor is in a comment!