Today we arrived in Kyoto, and I found a few other flavors of KitKat to try – more variations on green tea.
Matcha Green Tea (Kyoto exclusive)
Hojicha, roasted green tea (Kyoto exclusive)
Green tea mini KitKats
This third one may not qualify as another flavor. From the picture on the package, it looked like it might be green tea on the outside and chocolate on the inside. But I tried it and that doesn’t seem to be the case. The inside filling isn’t green, but it also isn’t chocolate. Maybe this one is Matcha + Hojicha!
I also got a small box of the Premium Mint ones so I can try it and (maybe) leave the larger bag of them intact until I get home.
Small package of Premium Mint. A friend observed that in Japan “mint” is represented by a bluer green than in the US. We’re guessing this is to help distinguish it from green tea.
A popular topic of conversation among my co-workers, in the days leading up to my trip, was interesting Japanese KitKat flavors. I promised to bring some back with me when I return. Here are the flavors I’ve found so far:
Kumamoto Green Tea
Purple Sweet Potato
I’m particularly excited about the green tea and the mint ones because a lot of the special flavors are white chocolate and tend to be a little too sweet. These two both have flavor between the layers, but chocolate on the outside. I haven’t tried any of these yet, but I’m looking forward to it!