Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Random Picture 58


Some readers may have noticed that there haven't been many KitKat reviews as of late. The truth is that the Japanese KitKat scene has been exceptionally boring. The most recent release was a fudge chocolate and almond one which was clearly a fusion of the bitter almond release and the kuchidoke KitKat. The flavor combination sounds nice enough, but is pretty humdrum.


Beyond that, the regular KiKat has been issued as three mini bars in the same size box rather than two packets of two longer fingers. Woohoo for innovation. :-p There has also been a green tea mini "assortment" (pictured at top) which is two marginally different tasting types of green tea KitKats. I haven't tried them, but I'd be shocked if they tasted greatly different than the ones I've sampled before. Finally, there are some "big little KitKats" on the market in orange, strawberry, and regular flavors. Frankly, the strawberry KitKats are so over-released that I cringe when I see one show up in yet another lame variation.

So, I'm afraid that Nestle Japan appears to have lost its imagination for the time being and that explains the lack of reviews. When something interesting comes along, I'll cover it. Until then, I'm not wasting my calories. ;-)

5 comments:

Dollars to Yen said...

Here here! I couldn't agree more!

prettyprettyyumyum said...

Interesting....I'm sure it will pick up again soon with a completely random and unexpected combo!

Laura said...

where did you buy those green tea kit kats? Sunny? I've been looking desperately in Fukuoka but haven't had any luck ):

Laura said...

where did you buy those green tea kit kats? Sunny? I've been looking desperately in Fukuoka but haven't had any luck ):

Orchid64 said...

Laura: Those were on sale at Seiyu supermarket, but I didn't buy them. I've seen them in many places around Tokyo - convenience stores even sell them (they don't often sell bags of minis in konbini).

Good luck finding them in your area!