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!

3 comments:

Katsuyo said...

Hey, Ellen! How's it going? I wouldn't mind trying some of those exotic KitKats! We picked up a green tea KitKat before we left Japan, but we haven't tried it yet. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

Karen said...

Ooh! Cyber Candy in London had Japanese KitKats. YumMY. I remember for sure having the cappuchino flavor and scarfing it down at great and enjoyable speed. Keep your eyes open for sure!

Am distinctly alarmed to realize that Henrik is 14, remembering meeting him at TWO, but happy birthday, Henrik!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, KitKats are Zsolt's favorite. I showed him that Web site, and now he's asking me where we can get those flavors. I guess I'll have to tell him we need to visit you to get some! -Happie :)