Sunday, November 9, 2008

Nestle Gianduja KitKat

Gianduja (Hazelnut Paste) KitKat

Before this KitKat, I had never heard the word "Gianduja" before in my life. Wikipedia tells me that it is "a sweet chocolate containing about 50% hazelnut paste" that is similar to Nutella.

I'm not a huge fan of Nutella, so I was a little wary of this one, but my husband loves the stuff, so he was very excited. This is another KitKat that has more filling and less cracker, but unlike the matcha version, this one worked.

Gianduja (Hazelnut Paste) KitKat

The hazelnut flavor wasn't strong, but it was very pleasant and just strong enough to give the cream a flavor. Both the chocolate coating and the chocolate/hazelnut cream were smooth, rich, and melty. It made for a very pleasant KitKat.

Unlike the matcha version where the green tea flavor was missing, the hazelnut flavor here was just enough. I'm sure I would have liked it more if I was more of a hazelnut lover. My husband really enjoyed it, though.


KitKat Website (Japanese)


Orchid64 said...

I love hazelnut and I want this one so bad! However, I've never seen it in my part of Tokyo. Sigh.

Great reviews, btw.

ebidebby said...

Thanks! I think this one is a little old and might not be available anymore. It must be tough to live in Japan when you love hazelnut! I heard hazelnut stuff is really hard to fine.

Anonymous said...

This one and the Black Tea are the ones I've been most interested in.

I had an Australian "KitKat Temptations" a while back that was hazelnut and just didn't quite measure up. Perhaps I've been spoiled by the real Italian stuff.

Fun stuff though!

ebidebby said...

With the exception of matcha, though, I've found that KitKats never stack up to the flavor they're going for.