Friday, April 30, 2010

Nestle Raspberry & Passion Fruit KitKat

KitKat Raspberry and Passion Fruit

Even if a Japanese KitKat flavor sounds good, you never really know how it's going to turn out until you try it. I suppose this is true for just about everything, but personally, I'm not particularly good at knowing which flavors I will enjoy.

For example, I love a good caramel macchiato, but the KitKat was pretty gross. Ume soda sounded like a stinker, but it actually wasn't bad. And I never expected to like Raspberry & Passion Fruit as much as I did.

Nestle KitKat Raspberry & Passion Fruit

The bar was a gorgeous shade of matte brown and smelled like bittersweet cocoa with hints of fruitiness. While chewing my first bite, I was pleased with the stick texture and rich flavor of the chocolate. Raspberry and dark chocolate is a fantastic pairing, as the fruit really enhances the tanginess of the chocolate.

The fruit flavors in this KitKat were surprisingly authentic and delightful. The raspberry tasted just like jam, and though I couldn't specifically pick out passion fruit, there were some lovely tropical notes that helped to mellow the tartness of the raspberry. The combination of bittersweet chocolate and tart fruit was just perfect here. It was absolutely delicious and one of the best, most memorable KitKats I've had in a long time.

There are many other reviews of this KitKat, so have a look at Chocablog, Pocky Watch, and Jen's KitKat Blog for a start.



Cindy said...

Picked up one of these on my visit to Japan during April. Haven't cracked it open yet 'cause I've been plowing through the corn & shoyu Kit Kats that were an impulse buy before leaving @ Narita.

ebidebby said...

I hope you like it! How do you feel about corn and shoyu? I prefer the shoyu myself - corn tasted like butter.

soapie said...

i love this kit kat! i found it in hong kong after valentines day. it's my fav kitkat flavor so far. it was delicious.. like gourmet chocolate, similar to lindt or godiva quality.

Danosuke said...

Seriously this one blew me away. So tasty.