Saturday, 27 May 2017

Japanese KitKat - Sakura Matcha

If you follow me on Instagram you'll know that I'm obsessed with all things matcha, it's a flavour that I absolutely love and the fact it's used in abundance in Japan absolutely delighted me. Another flavour that was also being used a lot whilst I was over there was Sakura, due to it being the start of Cherry Blossom season.

KitKat Sakura Matcha

For those of you that don't know Sakura = Cherry Blossom and it delivers a light, floral flavour as opposed to being anything like the fruit with the similar namesake - Cherry. 

KitKat Sakura Matcha

I found this KitKat at Narita (Tokyo) airport as it was an airport exclusive (along with a few other flavours I picked up) and unlike the other unusual flavoured KitKat I found this came in a small box as opposed to the large multi-pack. Due to the packaging format being a similar size to our 4 finger KitKat, I thought that is what it would be - 4 fingers; however on opening it up I found once again that it three mini  individually wrapped 2 finger bars.

KitKat Sakura Matcha

The KitKat is covered in Matcha and Sakura flavoured white chocolate and has a light green colour, much lighter than the Matcha KitKat I've tried in the past.

KitKat Sakura Matcha


KitKat Sakura Matcha

The lightness in colour was also consistent with the lightness of the eat, this certainly isn't a KitKat that's strongly flavoured, it has a light, sweet floral flavour with a very,very subtle Matcha flavour. It was pleasant but nothing I was particularly blown away by and I think unless you were told what the flavour was you wouldn't really have much of an idea what you were eating. I maybe would have liked the flavours a bit more punchy but it was still another fun KitKat to try!

KitKat Sakura Matcha

Taste - 6.0/10
- A bit too subtle for my liking, I know Sakura isn't a really strong flavour but I think the flavours could have been dialed up a bit.
Texture - 7.3/10 - Classic light KitKat wafer paired with a good coating of chocolate.
Appearance - 7.2/10 - The box was pretty; although I would have liked if the KitKat had come in 4 finger format.
Price - 7.1/10 - I paid about ¥170, around £1.20.
Overall - 6.9/10 - Another fun sounding KitKat but it didn't massively deliver in terms of flavour.

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WHO FOR? 
Still fun to try if you like trying different flavoured KitKat.

WHERE TO BUY? 
An airport exclusive in Japan, not sure whether you can pick them up at all major airports but I got mine from Narita (Tokyo).

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