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 we're going for the Sake Kit Kats!
The first of Japan's "premium" sake Kit Kats, this flavor is made with real sake from a Toyama brewery. This brewery is over a century old and is the maker of Masuizumi sake, which gives this chocolate its intense flavor. You can smell the sake scent just by opening the packaging. The flavor has a slight fruitiness, but also a little bit of astringency that you'd expect from a drier sake. Though it is white chocolate, it's definitely not as sweet as other sake Kit Kats (which I think is a good point). This and the following sake Kit Kats all contain alcohol. The original sake flavor contains 0.4% alcohol per bar.