I know, I know, what am I doing posting about a candy that was a limited edition during the summer, and in Japan no less. Well, lets just say as we creep deeper and deeper into winter, I can’t help but look back and wish it was summer! I hate the colder months and I miss the green trees and the warmer weather.
I remember getting these back in June as a birthday gift from a dear Japanese friend of mine. I got the box on route to a weekend in the Poconos with my boyfriend. We stopped for lunch at a local sandwich shop and I sat outside in the bright sun and opened this box. It was like uncovering a treasure and I pulled out these different Kitkats that my friend so kindly saved and mailed to me.
Espresso Kitkat: This has a white chocolate base. It smells sweet like cookies and creme, and strangely no coffee aroma. The flavor is definitely coffee, and the flavors are strong one they hit your tongue. The coffee is strong in flavor with compliments of cream from the white chocolate. You know what it’s like? It’s like eating coffee ice cream in Kitkat form.
Apple Vinegar: I know this may sound very strange as a flavor for a candy. In Japan vinegar is considered a health food, and many drink it for its supposed benefits. This Kitkat is also white chocolate based, and has a yellowish tint to it. It smells sour and fruity. The taste is like sour apple, it’s not vinegar per se, perhaps in the first second it touched you tongue you get the zing of the vinegar. It tastes like an apple jolly rancher, so while it wasn’t horrible, it didn’t impress me much.
Cherry: I’m not quite sure how this cherry Kitkat is different from the others. I think it’s the packaging. It’s very pink in color, like Pepto Bismal. It smells fruity and floral, of berries and cherry. It’s kinda artificial, with a hint of banana and cream in there. The flavor is not so much cherry, actually more tropical. I get notes of banana, pineapple, cherry and strawberry, oddly just like he aroma.
Tiramisu: A single finger, that’s more tall than wide. It’s white chocolate and smells sweet, creamy and of coffee. It tastes very strongly of coffee…like a real cappuccino or coffee ice cream. It’s sweeter than the Espresso one mentioned above. It has a really authentic coffee bitterness to it int the after taste and it’s quite nice.
Matcha Latte: Same format as the Tiramisu, and it’s also white chocolate based. It’s light green in color and smells sweet and very lightly grassy. The flavor is kinda odd. It’s doesn’t really taste like anything. No, wait, it does. It tastes like those bland rainbow sprinkles you get on top of ice cream. It’s slightly sweet, kinda starchy tasting.
Jasmine Tea: I was expecting this Kitkat to be white chocolate based, but wait, whaa? It’s milk chocolate? Ok, surprised! It smells sweet and milky at first, then the smell of jasmine hits you like a train. And wow, it’s extremely floral and authentic. The flavor is sweet and lightly chocolately, but the whole this is just seeped (get it? haha) in jasmine flavor. It’s very strong and leaves an odd aftertaste. It’s…kinda off putting actually and I’m not sure I really like it. It’s interesting, but not something I’d return to.
Kitkat Cookies Wholegrain: This is formatted as one medium sized finger as opposed to two mini ones. smells like a normal Kitkat,sweet, chocolatey and a little hint of cream. This Kitkat is all about texture. There’s a layer of crumbled cookies atop the wafers. It’s like one of the graham cracker crusts you can buy for cheesecake in the store. It doesn’t add flavor or anything, but a grainy crunch to the bar. It’s just like a normal tasting Kitkat but with that extra cookie grain to it.
So there you have it. They were tasty and I’m glad I tried them. I’m sure if you’re hardcore enough you may be able to find them on Ebay still.
Rating: Might Eat Again