Nestle may be a Swiss multinational food and drink manufacturing conglomerate, but strangely, the brand’s KitKat is super big in Japan. So big that KitKat in Japan has known have gotten more exotic flavors than anywhere else in the world.
Speaking of which, two new exotic flavors have been revealed for the Japanese market: KitKat Chocolatier Rich Cheesecake Flavor and KitKat Chocolate Whiskey Barrel Aged. Yummy. Yummy. Yummy.
The KitKat Chocolatier Rich Cheesecake Flavor is a smooth and milky converter white chocolate that is said to “melt on the tongue” and features a combination of cream cheese powder and a special cheesecake flavor to create the rich flavor. It boasts the rich texture of KitKat and smooth premium cheesecake.
KitKat Chocolate Whiskey Barrel Aged, on the other hand, will appeal to whiskey connoisseurs and lovers of bitter-taste chocolate. This unique KitKat flavor is made using cacao aged for 180 days in the barrel that was used for aging whiskey.
During the 180 days, the barrel was rotated once a week to ensure all cacao touches the wall of the barrel. The result is a chocolaty snack that is bitter and yet extrude the aroma and taste of whiskey.
Both newly released flavors are part of KitKat Chocolatory, a premium KitKat specialty store, which pays close attention to the ingredients and manufacturing methodology under the guidance of chef Ysaumasa Takagi of “Le Patissier Takagi.”
The KitKat Chocolatier Rich Cheesecake Flavor and KitKat Chocolate Whiskey Barrel Aged are now available in Japan at KitKat Chocolatory stores, KitKat Gift Shop at Rinku Premium Outlets and from KitKat Chocolatory online store. The price is 300 yen (about US$2.90) a pop.
All images courtesy of Nestle [JP].