Hooray! It is finally springtime! Gone are the days of wind and cold, blustery weather full of rain and snow! Plum and cherry blossoms are are starting to make their presence known all across the country. How about pairing our lovely sakura season with Japan’s favorite confection and infuse the uniqueness of Japanese green tea? Welcome to Sakura Matcha Kit Kat! Did you know that over 600 Kit Kat fingers (or individual bars) are eaten around the world every single second? Can you imagine how much of that would be this fantastic flavor combination alone, especially in a Kit Kat obsessed country like Japan?
This unique flavor is only available during cherry blossom season and is quite a crowd pleaser. As the name suggests, the main ingredients are two of the country’s most revered products. This Kit Kat is made up of a very finely ground premium matcha and cherry blossom flavors. The matcha flavor is not as overpowering compared with other matcha flavors in the Kit Kat chocolate arsenal. This allows the cherry blossom flavor to come through. The white chocolate base is somewhat sweet with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. The slightly salty sakura flavor mixed with the cinnamon and vanilla notes cut through the sweetness of the white chocolate. Perfect with the subtle flavor of the matcha used.
The packaging itself is like it’s interior, pretty but not overpowering. The beautiful light pink background with a cup of inviting green tea with the requisite whisk, surrounded by soft sakura blossoms makes you want to dive into the box and celebrate the gorgeous season. Each box comes with individually wrapped pieces consisting of 2 matcha coated chocolate fingers each.
So if you’re looking for something fun to try during sakura season that is quintessentially Japanese, then give these a try. They are available for a limited time only so hurry to your local Kit Kat chocolatery or specialty stores. You won’t regret it. Itadakimasu!