KitKat Variety PackPublished on July 4th, 2010.
Before you go to Japan, you probably look at KitKat like it’s just one of those chocolate bars that every once in a while release a limited edition with white chocolate or similar, less interesting, flavors. Since Japan is oh so very different, they always have many variations of it, so I decided to get myself a variety pack with the current six available flavors.
This variety pack is one of the featured products over at White Rabbit Express and is priced at $10.50 (that’s about 150 yen a pack). The flavors vary by season, so if you’re looking into getting this exact pack yourself, you probably have to place your order before the summer ends.
Those who have “Have a break, have a KitKat” on the side of the box feel very retro, it’s something about that font they’re using… right?
Well, let the tasting begin!
I think it’s best if I start off with the original so I know what to compare the others with. Not much to say about it though, I’m sure you all know what it’s like :) It’s very tasty, that’s for sure.
The white chocolate KitKat starts off with a very pleasant scent of vanilla. It has a very soft consistency but it lacks taste, but I’m not really a big fan of white chocolate. It’s kind of wimpy, but not bad-tasting.
The Sakura Green Tea KitKat is perhaps the most interesting flavor in this variety pack, and most likely the only green KitKat ever made. But after actually taking a bite, it’s not that interesting anymore. It’s very sweet, but it doesn’t taste much at all.
After tasting the white chocolate and sakura green tea, I have no idea what to expect of the “semi-sweet” KitKat. I’m guessing it’s not as sweet as the original, but not really bitter? Let’s see… Well, the first impression is that it smells like a piece of good dark chocolate, and compared to the other ones so far, the chocolate is a bit harder. In the end, this is just the dark chocolate version of KitKat, it tastes a lot like Men’s Pocky with a slightly stronger aftertaste, I’ll go with this one with the coffee when I finish up this post.
I have a feeling this is going to be a nuttier version of the semi-sweet KitKat. It smells a lot like the good old Swedish “Nöt-Créme” candy (nut cream) and it’s definitely more bitter than the semi-sweet version. The nut crumbs get stuck in your teeth, but it tastes good.
And last but not least, the Framboise KitKat. The package itself feels better in your hand with it’s slightly groove surface that glitters when put in the right light. The chocolate itself is actually brown and not pink as one would expect and has a strong scent of raspberry. It basically tastes like a good cake, yum.
As a whole, this variety pack is a success, but I was disappointed in the sakura green tea and the white chocolate versions. My end result goes like this:
- Bitter Almond
- White Chocolate
- Sakura Green Tea
If you’re more of a fan of the really sweet stuff, I’m sure you’d turn this list 90 degrees though^^