Japanese Kitkats [Part 2]


Welcome again dear readers to part 2 of my kit kats obsession – this post is more on flavours that I had randomly stumbled upon in convenient stores and supermarkets. When I first moved to Japan my fridge was just full of bags of kit kats but can you blame me? They were everywhere!

Many different types of pokemon exist and like pokemon we have different types of kit kats. Another type is called “Adult Sweetness” – I know, such a seedy name. These kit kats can be found in supermarkets at $3 a bag (cheap) whereas regional kit kats were about $8 a box. First up, the green tea kit kat with it’s subtle bitter green tea taste within the creamy white chocolate. From some facebook friends you can now get these in Adelaide at either Little Tokyo or the Kawaii shop although it is very pricey at $12 a pop.

Matcha Japanese Kitkat

Matcha Japanese Kitkat

Matcha Kit Kat

The dark chocolate adult sweetness kit kat just tasted like dark chocolate, nothing too special really.

Dark Chocolate Kitkat

Dark Chocolate Kit Kat

The weirdly named white chocolate kit kat was actually cookies and cream. It advertised using Hokkaido milk but it tasted pretty normal to me, again nothing too special.

White Chocolate Japanese Kitkat

White Chocolate Japanese Kitkat

White Kit Kat

The raspberry kitkat yum! The white chocolate gave it a mild milky sweetness with the sour-sweet raspberry cream layered within the crispy waffled biscuit. Delicious-ness in all it’s glory :)

Raspberry Kitkat

Raspberry Kitkat

Seasonal flavours also exist- it’s a bit like how some pokemon only come out at night but when day comes poof it’s gone. Arriving at the end of summer I was lucky enough to hunt down the vanilla icecream kit kat. Crunchy waffle cone pieces were melted into the white chocolate which was cute to see. However, in reality it tasted like powdered milk (ew).

Vanilla Icecream Kitkat

Vanilla Icecream Kitkat

Vanilla Ice Kit Kat

Happy Halloween and what better way to celebrate but with a pumpkin pudding flavoured kit kat. Pumpkin flavoured chocolate with pumpkin cream layers but sadly it had a really weird artificial taste.

Pumpkin Pudding Kit Kat

Pumpkin Pudding Kit Kat

Pumpkin Pudding Kit Kat

Even king sized kit kats came in various flavours in Japan – yes, you can possibly see it like a kit kat evolving. Salt and puff kit kat was one of the more normal sounding ones around. There were no rice bubble-like things in my kit kat (LIES) although the salted chocolate was nice. At the same time I found a crispy waffle kit kat but what does a crispy waffle flavour taste like? The kit kat itself was a normal kit kat but a tad more crunchy due to the extra waffle cone layer within.

Salt and Puff Kit Kat and Crispy Waffle Kit Kat

Salt and Puff Kit Kat and Crispy Waffle Kit Kat

Matcha crispy waffle – don’t let that packaging fool you as this was delicious. This baby was a combination of the matcha kit kat and crispy waffle kit kat – basically very crunchy giant kit kat covered in matcha chocolate with matcha cream inside. Need I say more?

Matcha Crispy Waffle Kitkat

Matcha Crispy Waffle Kit Kat

I’m not sure where this type of kit kat fits in and this is pretty much where my pokemon example dies :( It was a small baby kit kat with a labelled Uji matcha latte flavour (boy these Japanese guys love their matcha but who can blame them). More bitter than other matcha kit kats due to the dark chocolate layer below – I wasn’t the biggest fan of this as it didn’t really taste like a matcha latte to me.

 Uji matcha latte kitkat

Uji Matcha Latte Kit Kat

There you have it – the last instalment of my kit kat adventures. Hopefully in the future I can try out more weird and wonderful flavours and become the ultimate kitkat-mon :D

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