Yes folks, I’m back on the Japanese KitKats. I might be addicted! First up, the Hokkaido Melon & Mascarpone Cheese KitKat.
As with all the KitKats this week, I bought them from my usual Japanese snack stop; Tofu Cute. Usually though, they’re all in gift boxes!
This set of 3 Kit Kats is presented in a beautiful gift box, with a space on the back for writing a personal “to” and “from” message.
Swift reminder; Japanese KitKats are usually two fingered bars, around 11g in weight and just over 5cm in length. They’re small!
Opening the wrapper, we’ll go for the sniff test… and it smells like the bit of orange melon near the green rind. Like a slightly under-ripe cantaloupe.
Please keep in mind I have no idea what a Hokkaido melon should taste like, but judging from the picture and the scent, it must be some sort of relative to the fruit I’m familiar with.
Oddly, it tastes just like an orange fleshed melon. I mean I should have been expecting that, but for some reason my brain just couldn’t combine ‘melon’ with ‘KitKat’.
It has a sweet, creamy element that tastes like the usual cream flavoured white chocolate that goes on lots of these little KitKat bars. I wouldn’t have guessed at it containing mascarpone, but I also wouldn’t have said it was straight up white chocolate.
It’s probably worth mentioning the chocolate on these KitKats seems softer than the sort we’re used to in the UK. It melts more readily too.
It’s weird. I’m not sure if I like it, but it does taste of melon… make of that what you will.
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