Though the modern Kit Kat brand originated in 1911 by a UK confectionary company called Rowntree’s, they weren’t distributed in Japan until 1973. In 1988, Nestlé purchased Rowntree’s and acquired global control of Kit Kat.
Many Kit Kat aficionados are familiar with the standard Green Tea Kit Kats but may not have heard of this rarer combination of Green Tea and Kinako. Kinako is roasted soybean powder and adds a creamy bittersweet taste similar to peanut butter that helps balance out the Kit Kat’s usual sweetness.
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