How is it that Kit Kats are one of the most viral snacks to come out of Japan when they're not even originally Japanese? Nestle Japan has raised the humble chocolate-covered wafer to an entirely new level. The nearly endless stream of new and unique flavors means a new Kit Kat craze is happening at least once a year. They have seasonal flavors coming out four times a year, regionally exclusive varieties that can only be bought from certain prefectures, brand partnership flavors, seriously, it doesn't end!
With so many Kit Kats on the market, I tried to get my hands on as many as possible for the sake of this series of reviews. Maybe I'm a skeptic, but let's face it, they can't all be delicious, can they? I mean, come on, Cough Drop flavor? But if you're like me, you'll want to try it anyway just to say you did.
Since we'll be going down quite a rabbit hole with these Kit Kats, I've divided my reviews into different parts. Today, I'll be tasting and reviewing matcha Kit Kats.
Yes, matcha gets its own category because Nestle made THAT many of them. Not gonna lie, it gets kind of difficult to find different words to describe the same flavor so many times, so I'm going to organize this by degrees of strength, from weakest matcha flavor to strongest.
Matcha Otona No Amasa Kit Kat
Ground Uji Gyokuro tea leaves are infused into the chocolate batter and add an aromatic bitterness to this incredibly addictive green tea Kit Kat. It's the lightest in my matcha Kit Kat spectrum.