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Product Review: KitKat Ginger Tea, Matcha, Custard Pudding, Butter Cookie, Strawberry & Sake

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Recently I purchased six Japanese KitKat flavours that I’ve been wanting to try for a little while. There are more flavours available, but I bought: Ginger Tea, Matcha, Custard Pudding, Butter Cookie, Strawberry and Sake.

Nestlé – KitKat Ginger Tea
Price: ± €6,- per pack of 13
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Wheat Flour, Lactose, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Ginger Extract, Maple Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Yeast, Emulsifier (Soybean), Spice Extract, Baking Soda, Flavour, Yeast Food.

This KitKat does taste like ginger, but it isn’t a very dominant flavour. It’s more of a hint of ginger, which doesn’t overpower the chocolate at all. It’s recognizable as the flavour it was intended to be, but as someone who isn’t a big fan of things that have a lot of ginger in them this was definitely still very tasty and enjoyable to eat.

Nestlé – KitKat Matcha
Price: ± €6,- per pack of 12
Ingredients: Palm Oil, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Salt, Lactose, Skim Milk, Powdered Green Tea, Coca Butter, Powdered Green Tea Paste, Yeast, Cacao Mass, Lecithin (Soy), Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Flavour, Yeast Food, Tocopherol.

If it hadn’t been for the green colour and the packaging I might not have realize this KitKat was supposed to be Matcha flavoured. It has a very faint tea flavour to it, but it’s not something I’d easily recognize as Matcha tea specifically. I’m sure plenty of people would love to taste this KitKat, but it wasn’t my favourite.

Nestlé – KitKat Custard Pudding (Easter)
Price: ± €6,- per pack of 12
Ingredients: Sugar, Fructose, Vegetable Oil, Glucose, Maple Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Caramel Powder, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier (Soybean), Gardenia Colourings, Flavourings, Baking Soda, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Powder, Yeast, Wheat Flour.

Yum! These were definitely delicious and anyone I shared one with agreed. Initially when you open the wrapper you smell the caramel you’d usually see on top of a custard pudding, but as you bite into it you taste the pudding. The caramel flavour returns at the end again, lingering in your mouth for a little while after you’ve finished eating it.

Aside from the flavour these also had the cutest design. In my package there were nine designs present in total, including the ‘Lucky Easter’ design. All of the designs were super cute, as were the designs on the wrappers.

Nestlé – KitKat Butter Cookie
Price: ± €6,- per pack of 12
Ingredients: Sugar, Lactose, Vegetable Oil, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Wheat Flour, Cookies, Powdered Liquor (Rum, Dextrin, Alchocol), Yeast, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier (Soybean), Flavour, Baking Soda, Food Yeast, Thickener.

As the packaging and instructions imply: these KitKats can and should be baked before consuming. Trust me: I tried them without baking them first and the flavour wasn’t great. This can be a bit tricky to do as you have to find out what works best with your oven. Make sure not to preheat your oven and to place them on a baking tray lined with aluminium foil. For me the best way turned out to be to bake them for 8 to 9 minutes, setting my oven at 200 degrees Celsius. After which I took out the tray, let them cool and then took them off the aluminium foil to try them.

The flavour, once baked, is very nice. They actually taste like a butter cookie and it has a little bit of an aftertaste of white chocolate to it. This KitKat is a bit on the sweeter side, as some of the sugar gets caramelized in the oven.

Nestlé – KitKat Strawberry
Price: ± €6,- per pack of 12
Ingredients: Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Lactose, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Wheat Flour, Dietary Fat, Salt, Strawberry Juice Powder, Processed Dried Strawberries, Yeast, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier (Soybean), Natural Colourings (Beetroot, Red Yeast), Acidulant, Raising Agents, Flavourings, Modified Starch, Baking Soda, Nutritional Yeast.

I usually love everything strawberry flavoured and I loved these too! I was expecting a sweet strawberry flavour, but was pleasantly surprised by the slightly sour strawberry flavour of this KitKat. So try not to expect a KitKat that has the super artificial sweet strawberry flavour.

Nestlé – KitKat Sake
Price: ± €9,- per pack of 12
Ingredients: Sugar, Lactose, Vegetable Oil, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Wheat Flour, Fat Liquor (Sake, Alcohol, Dextrin), Yeast, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier (Soybean), Baking Soda, Yeast Food.

When you open the wrapper you smell the alcohol immediately and that’s also what this tasted like to me: alcohol. I have to admit I was curious about this one, but as I don’t drink any alcohol myself I didn’t enjoy the flavour since this one does really taste alcoholic. For reference I had someone who actually likes sake try this flavour and they confirmed it does taste like sake. So, if you like sake: definitely try this one out!

All of these flavours were definitely worth trying, because they are so different from KitKats you buy in stores here. Luckily you can purchase one of each kind in some webstores, which makes it easier to just try one without having to buy a lot of them and potentially throwing money away.

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