Ah yes, KitKat, That weird Japanese obsession.
We’ve reviewed plenty of variations on this theme before – in fact, a couple of years ago we spent an entire week reviewing Japanese oddities primarily made of of KitKats in weird and wonderful (but mostly weird) flavours. We never got around to writing about this particular flavour though – white chocolate KitKat with matcha green tea.
A few weeks ago, I was given two of these bars by different friends quite independently (Thanks MiMi & Peter!), which is obviously some kind of sign that it needed to be reviewed. So here goes.
As with many of the Japanese KitKats, the colour is quite striking. The bright green isn’t the most appetising colour in the world, but by KitKat standards it’s still quite restrained. The flavour is also quite subtle – in fact, it’s difficult to discern much flavour at all at first. It’s not too sweet, but there’s no real flavour from the chocolate.
But right at the end you’re greeted by a subtle matcha flavour. It’s a flavour that stays with you long after the KitKat has gone and then just seems to get stronger. What starts off as quite a pleasant flavour develops into something that hangs around just a little too long, like garlic. In fact, the only way I found to get rid of the aftertaste was to have another piece of KitKat – clearly part of Nestlé’s master plan to make me eat more.
Having said that, it’s certainly not the most offensive chocolate I’ve ever had, and although it’s not something I’d buy for myself, it’s an interesting introduction to the world of crazy KitKats. If you’re into that kind of thing.