The Great Japanese KitKat Taste Test

Japanese kitkats

I recently made a trip to Japan and for some inexplicable reason, I decided to buy every flavour I could find. By the time I came home, I had 12 different kinds to try.

My household decided to do a taste test to see which ones were the best. Maybe surprisingly, there was some variation in what people liked.

Here are the results:

Flavour L (Aged 8) H (Aged 12) J (Aged 41)
Dark Chocolate Yum Yum Yum
Wa-ichigo (Strawberry) Yum Yum Party in my mouth
Wasabi No No Hell no
Rum Raisin Yum Ok Ok
Cheesecake No Ok Ok
Purple Sweet Potato Yum Yum Yum
Sweet Potato Yum Ok Ok
Hojicha Tea No No Ok
Sakura Match Ok Yum Yum
Green Tea No Yum Yum
Uji Matcha Ok Yum Yum
Red Bean Ok Yum Yum

My youngest clearly has more discerning tastes. Which, if you’ve ever seen him at dinner time, discerning is a polite way of putting it.

As for me, I’d like a few more boxes of the Wa-ichigo flavour. Time to plan another trip back to Japan.

Published March 17, 2016
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The Sage said on March 17, 2016

There are of course plenty of ways to order Japanese goods over the internet while you're still in the planning stages.

Nelson Menezes said on March 17, 2016

How come you missed watermelon flavour? My sample of one gave it a combined score of "yum-wtf".

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