I remember being all a flutter upon finding dark chocolate Kit Kats during a brief visit to Canada last summer. They were great, a pleasure to find a variation on an old favorite. And a much more rewarding experience than the stinky yucky Bacon Caesar Salad Pringles… shudder.
Well… check these babies out! Adzuki Bean, Fruit Parfait and Green Tea flavors of Kit Kats.
The Adzuki Bean and Fruit Parfait came in traditional Kit Kat size, vs the Green Tea with Adzuki Bean ones that were a smaller size and came in a bag. The imagery on their bag is of green tea shaved ice topped with adzuki beans and condensed milk- a common treat that we spotted being served at several of the temples we visited. The Green Tea ones were by far my favorite… not too sweet, smooth, with a hint of smokey tea flavor. This combination of flavors won a place in my heart when I first sampled them ala Haagen Daz. The pairing of deep caramel like flavors with the more identifiable green tea flavor are soon to be finding their way about my kitchen here at home! I’ll have to see how far I can stretch my tiny 4 oz jar of adzuki paste. Not enough I can tell already.
The other two Kit Kat flavors were unfortuantely too sweet to really enjoy. The sugar level was surprising given that most of the deserts we had had up to that point were delightfully scaled down in their sweetness. The Fruit Parfait definatley had a melange of fruit going on, strawberry, melon, and a hint of banana. And they really were as pretty as the package indicates them to be.
These were a fun play with new takes on old favorites.