Japanese Kit Kat taste test

KitKatsWhen we were in Osaka back in September, I was dazzled by the array of Kit Kats available to the ordinary biscuit-eater. Suitcase and fund limitations meant that I could only bring back three of these exotic specimens, but here’s my ‘expert’ verdict on those plus Chris’ comments. Lucky you!

Blueberry Cheesecake

Looks:
Touristy. This Kit Kat came in a Mount Fuji-shaped box AND there’s cherry blossom on the wrapper. Frankly if you don’t buy some of these at Osaka International, you’ve got no business blundering around Dotonbori shouting ‘OHAYO’ at innocent shop staff.

Smells:
If you described the taste of blueberries to a futuristic Smell-O-Tron-type robot, this is what it’d waft back in your face. Chris says it ‘smells like shampoo’, which makes way more sense.

Tastes:
Delicious! Sweet and cheesecakey, Chris claims it’s ‘more like a fancy dessert than some crappy old wafer’. Nice work, Kit Kat boffins.

Strawberry

Looks:
Pastel pink. The wrapper has lots of strawberries on. I don’t know what else you want from me.

Smells:
Like a Strawberry Shortcake doll. If you’ve never smelled one of those, I can’t help you. No one can.

Tastes:
Like a really good strawberry milkshake. Apparently this is the favoured Japanese Kit Kat of the MacFormat editorial team. High praise indeed!

Matcha Green Tea

Looks:
Green and terrifying. DISCLAIMER: Despite being a greedy bastard with very few food dislikes, I was mortified to find that I just can’t stick matcha green tea. This is a massive problem in Japan, where it’s offered at every turn and also smuggled into seemingly-innocent food items. ‘Ah, I’ll certainly have some delicious ice cream – BLARGH, DAMN YOU MATCHA!’ Etc. My expectations are low for this Kit Kat.

Smells:
Outdoorsy. Slightly savoury.

Tastes:
Slightly of chocolate and tannin but mostly BLARGH, DAMN YOU MATCHAAAAAAAAA. Chris thoughtfully observes it’s like ‘a zombie Kit Kat’. Agreed.

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