Wednesday, February 25, 2009
KitKat bars flavored with red beans? Yes, it's true!
Hello! Recently I learned that Japan has several different flavors of KitKat bars. I'm not sure how this bit of information slipped by me since I seem to spend a fair amount of time in the candy aisle at our local convenience store. The only reason I can think of is that I might have glanced over the packaging as soon as I saw the word "KitKat." I mean, if there are all kinds of wonderful Japanese candies to try, why on earth would you waste your time with a KitKat bar? After doing a bit of googling, I discovered that there are many flavors of KitKats all around the world, and a nice person over at flickr has compiled a photo album of some of the varieties: http://flickr.com/photos/friedtoast/sets/72157594224722117/
Seiko brought me a gift of one of the KitKat bars flavored with Japanese red bean paste. The taste was unusual---not quite what I was expecting. Not bad, not great. I'll be on the lookout for more flavors. I promise.
Oh, I can't end my blog today without sending birthday wishes to my nephew Henrik. He's 14 today! Or tomorrow, what with the time difference. Argh. You know what I mean!
Posted by Ellen at 2:08 PM