It’s Kit Kat time again! And yes, time for a review rather than more NaBloPoMo musings 😉
I love matcha or sakura themed anything, not to mention Kit Kats themselves, so these sakura matcha (cherry blossom/green tea) flavoured Kit Kats were a natural purchase for me. Always good to combine the things you love, right?
We got this cute little gift box (containing three mini kit kats) from Tofu Cute for £3.99.
The gift box is really pretty, with space on the back to write a message. I love the bright green and pale pink combination, there’s something so dainty and pretty about it ^_^
Japanese Kit Kats are relatively expensive little things, but at least with these gift sets it feels like you are getting/giving more of a luxury gift rather than an over priced and insubstantial one.
The inner wrappers continue the green/pink theme, with each one having the flavour stamped on it both in Japanese and in English. Cute and informative 😉
Isn’t the green colour lovely? It makes me think of spring 🙂
The Kit Kats are quite small, I measure the Kit Kat itself (out of the wrapper) to be around 5cm long, 3 cm wide. The wrapper is a lot bigger than the Kit Kat itself, which always feels like a bit of a lie, but they tend to pack enough flavour into these little bars that you don’t mind the smaller size.
As anticipated, I loved the flavour of these 🙂
The main flavour that came through was actually a very sweet white chocolate flavour; delicious, but not the taste you expect to find. The sakura comes through as a very mild and sweet floral note, with the matcha flavour an even milder background flavour.
The overall flavour is quite a delicate one, but it is well balanced and makes for a light yet satisfying sweet snack. There’s definitely enough flavour to be interesting, with none of the bitterness that often accompanies matcha flavoured snacks.
With the mild and sweet taste I think this would be a great way to introduce matcha sweets to people. Although I could see these being too sweet for a lot of people too!
Overall, I’d give these a solid 10/10.The gift box presentation is definitely the nicest way to buy Japanese Kit Kats, whether they are a gift or not. I’d say these would be best for lovers of white chocolate, as the green tea and cherry blossom flavours are both very mild compared to the sweet chocolate hit.
I’ll definitely be picking up these delicious little Kit Kats again! 🙂