Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nestle Mixed Juice KitKat

Mixed Juice KitKat

Every time I review a snack, I try to approach it with an open mind. Whether it's something I know well or something I suspect I won't like, it helps to try and forget expectations and taste as if everything were brand new. Of course, a little prejudice is normal and unavoidable - taste buds are strongly tied to memory.

I ordered some Mixed Juice KitKats from NapaJapan, knowing full well that they wouldn't be a likely hit with me. It was quite a challenge to forget that notion as I sampled it, but review blogs are 99% subjective, so I don't feel too bad about it.

Mixed Juice KitKat

The KitKat smelled like sweet fruity cream, and at first, all I could taste was white chocolate. After the chocolate melted a bit, the fruit flavors emerged, but I could only pick out banana and a hint of peach. When mixed in with other fruits, banana tends to dominate, so I wasn't surprised.

It wasn't bad, just very sweet and heavy on the banana. In a lot of ways, it reminded me of the vegetable juice KitKat of last year, without the nasty aftertaste. Overall, it was a forgettable KitKat and one of the weaker offerings so far this year.

Check out more reviews at Jen's KitKat Blog, Japanese Snack Reviews, Tasty Japan, and Razterized.


KitKat website


Orchid64 said...

It's interesting because I mainly picked up the apple. As you say, reviews are mostly subjective. I think all of our tongues have different sensitivities! I think though that everyone I've read a review for this from felt it was pretty average though I haven't read every review. ;-)

ebidebby said...

I think my taste buds automatically pick out and reject banana-flavored things that aren't actually bananas. I read another review where the reviewer only tasted peach. The overall consensus does seem to be "meh."