Monday, July 12, 2010

Matcha KitKat Bar

KitKat Bar Matcha

Despite having tried pretty much every matcha offering from Nestle Japan since 2006 (they haven't changed much), I can't say no to green tea, so the matcha KitKat bar was a natural choice for me in my most recent order from NapaJapan. It's gotten too hot to ship chocolate, but I'd been saving this for a day when I needed a pick me up.

Another reason I saved the bar was its large size; 263 is a lot of calories to eat at once, especially compared to a normal 4 finger KitKat. I ended up splitting it with my husband.

KitKat Matcha Inside

The bar smelled the same as the smaller matcha KitKats, and at first, I loved that there was a ton of matcha chocolate. After a couple bites, though, it was too much of a good thing. The large size really made the white chocolate overwhelmingly sweet.

Still, the matcha flavor was good. It was subtly floral and mild in the chocolate, but stronger and almost like real matcha powder between the wafers. It was subtly floral, as usual, but I must say that the miniature version is much better. There was just too much chocolate and not enough wafer in the big bar.


KitKat website


Tasty Japan said...

Yum, looks good!! I'm in the matcha zone today :) Pity it was so sweet!

ebidebby said...

It really made me want the mini size Matcha KitKat, but I think in small doses, the big one would be okay.

I know what you mean about being in the matcha zone :)