KitKat time again! This time we have a bag of 13 mini KitKats from Japan supplied by J-List. I’m told this particular flavour is in honour of the Winter Olympics in Canada and is made with real maple syrup, but not being a Japanese reader, I have no way of confirming that. What I can tell you is they’re 69 calories and very cute.
Open the bag, and the unmistakably sweet aroma of maple syrup greets you immediately – despite each mini KitKat being sealed in its own wrapper. Open one and it just gets more intense. I swear these smell more like maple syrup than maple syrup itself!
The mini KitKats just look even cuter when unwrapped. Although some might argue that being white, they’re not “proper” chocolate (something we’re going to see a lot of in this week of Japanese chocolates), frankly I don’t care.
They taste just like you’d expect – a sweet, white, crispy KitKat infused with maple syrup. The maple flavour isn’t quite as strong as the aroma, but that’s probably a good thing – it would need to be hewn out of solid maple to taste that… mapley. It’s difficult to tell if it’s the white chocolate or cream between the wafers that’s flavoured, but my guess is both.
I enjoyed it, but I have a very sweet tooth. Those of you who only eat 70%+ dark chocolate will probably die just by looking it. But you’d be missing out because it’s a fun little snack.
Make no mistake, these are a very sweet, mapley treat. But they’re small enough that they’re not sickly. Not unless you scoff the whole bag like I did. Whoops.