Saturday, May 24, 2008

Give Me A Break- Break Me Off A Piece of that (Matcha) Green Tea Kit Kat Bar!

Matcha Kit Kats! Since its 1935 birth in the UK, the Kit Kat bar has been a favorite of candy lovers far and wide. While it has long been a staple in the candy isles of America, it is even more popular overseas. I have become fascinated with all of the various Kit Kat flavors available in Japan...well, or so I've heard. But I did find Green Tea Kit Kats at 7-11 earlier this week, so this is just the beginning.

Over the last few years, Kit Kats have become very popular in Japan, a phenomenon that has been chalked up to the coincidental similarity between the name "Kit Kat" and the Japanese phrase kitto katsu, roughly translating as "I hope you succeed!" Apparently they're used for good luck nowadays.

Green tea has been associated with weight loss, anti-infection, immune-boosting, and cholesterol-lowering benefits. It's become very popular here in Japan as the green tea product is in full-force.

I know what you're thinking, "That's great, but what did it taste like?!" It's a lighter chocolate, almost tasted like white chocolate to me, and even the inside was green. I didn't taste much green tea, but maybe my palate doesn't know any better. It was sweet though, and I'll be buying more!!!.

Hopefully over the next couple of years while we're here I'll be able to add to my Kit Kat collection...I'm anxious to find apple, wine and banana flavors.


Kelipso said...

Wine?! I saw that there's melon and mango. But wine?! Strange!! You'll have to tell me if you like mango when you find it. I think it sounds really good!

Shari said...

I'm thinking these will make good Christmas goodies (hint,
Can't wait to read about the other Kit Kat bars!