Has it really been 2 months? Well, my spring hiatus is over, and I've got a backlog of reviews to get through. Even when I don't post, I'm taking pictures and documenting about 75% of the candy I eat, so if you're still reading, thank you very much, and you can expect more posts this summer.
The daughter of one of my sister's coworkers went to Japan for a school trip, and she bought some treats for my sister while she was there. My sweet sister was kind enough to share them with me, and I was especially excited to try the Kyoto edition Yatsuhashi KitKat. Yatsuhashi is a famous souvenir snack from Kyoto made of rice flour with cinnamon and sugar. It comes in raw and baked forms, and this KitKat draws from the baked version.
The bars smelled like cinnamon, but the first bite was intensely sweet. White chocolate KitKats are known to be overly sweet, but this one was intense. After getting past the sweetness, there was a strong, pleasant cinnamon flavor. Normally, the sweetness would put me off, but in this case, I was reminded of my favorite childhood cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It was uncanny.
The little brown flecks in the chocolate that you see in the picture seem to be bits of crunchy yatsuhashi, which were firmer than the wafers, making for a nice variety of textures. It was different from any other flavored KitKat I've tried, and with the white chocolate, I was also reminded of cinnamon ice cream. Sure, it was too sweet, but I'm cutting this one some slack for the nostalgia factor.
I love sweet treats so this sounds good! Great post too.
I was thinking CTC even before you mentioned, I hope this one pops up in one of my local Asian Groceries - though being a regional variety, I'm sort of doubting it.
Glad to see you posting again.
OhSoBella - If you love sweet, you'd definitely love this! Thanks.
Rodzilla - Thanks for commenting! it's good to be back. You could try NapaJapan or Jbox to see if they get it in stock.
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