Japanese KitKats

Japanese KitKat Reviews

At work we have offices all around the world, and one of those is in Japan. I’ve done a lot of work for them over the past few years, so when the opportunity came up to go across and help them with an office move I put my name forward. Unfortunately my colleague ended up getting the gig, but he was good enough to bring back some interesting munchies for the team – namely some novel KitKat flavours.

The bars are much smaller than what we’re used to, perhaps an inch and a half long. They do come in boxes of about 12 packs so they may be some sort of snack-size version for lunchboxes. I couldn’t just scoff them without sharing the experience, so I brought them home and Nic and I demolished them last night – here’s what we thought of each flavour.

First off, Green Tea:

Green Tea KitKat

Green Tea KitKat Unwrapped

As you can see, the Green Tea KitKat is a speckled green colour, and despite the groovy green packet it basically just tastes like a white chocolate KitKat. Slightly disappointing.

Next one up, Strawberry (or Wa-Ichigo as the packet says):

Strawberry KitKat

Strawberry KitKat Unwrapped

As you can see, this bar is as pink as you’d expect. It basically tastes like a McDonalds strawberry milkshake, made solid and wrapped around a wafer. Sort of sickly, but oddly nice.

Third one up, who knows what flavour it’s supposed to be?

Blossom KitKat

Blossom KitKat Unwrapped

This one says ‘Sakura Matcha’ on the packet, which Google informs me is a combination of Green Tea (Matcha) and Cherry Blossom (Sakura). That explains the surprise when opening the packet to find that the bar is green rather than pink. However, this one mostly tastes of some sort of berry, slightly fruity but again with the white chocolate overall. Very nice!

Finally, Blueberry Cheesecake:

Blueberry Cheesecake KitKat

Blueberry Cheesecake KitKat Unwrapped

By this point we thought we’d basically got the hang of this game – the bars all basically taste like slightly perfumed white chocolate. Not so with this one! When you open the packet, you’re hit with the smell of what can only be described as parmesan cheese! Yes folks, this one actually smells like cheese – and not the kind you might be expecting! I can’t read the ingredients so I have no idea what it’s made of, but suffice to say it smells a bit offputting. Nevertheless, we pressed on and to our delight we found that this actually tastes like cheesecake! Definitely the best of the bunch, despite the odd aroma, if you see one of these then I’d recommend snapping it up!

Overall then, these were fun flavours that showed a little of Japanese culture and we enjoyed trying them all. I am reliably informed that they also make Wasabi KitKats so I will keep my eyes open for those.

It looks like you can get hold of these flavours and more from SushiNoms if you’re tempted!