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The Sweetie Jar- Japanese Kit Kats

First into the Sweetie Jar go my collection of Japanese Kit Kats. I have become quite obsessed with these little beauties! I’ve tried 21 flavours which doesn’t even scratch the surface. There are literally hundreds in Japan.

My favourite flavour so far is Cinnamon Roll and the worst in Matcha Green Tea. I won’t go into too much detail because you can read about my Japanese Kit Kat obsession on the blog.

I’m very excited by Japanese sweets at the moment so there will be many more going into my Sweetie Jar if I can get my hands on them!

Japanese Kit Kats

The Sweetie Jar- An Introduction

As I’ve got older I’ve started ‘collecting’ things. My collections are of a foodie nature; teacups, vintage plates, Japanese Kit Kats, with my latest fad being sweets. This really stems from my fascination of the Japanese confectionary market. They have so many imaginative products and they appeal to me because of the variety of flavours. It’s not just Kit Kats. Have you seen how many Pocky flavours there are?

It’s not only Japanese sweets either, I’ve tried some very interesting sweets from other parts of Asia, Scandinavia and America to mention a few. If I like something and there are lots of flavours or varieties I’m hooked. I’m lucky enough to have travelled a fair bit in my life and I’ve come across some really interesting finds.

I’m really enjoying seeking out foreign and unusual varieties of sweets and I’ve decided to keep track of my finds here on my blog with a collection of posts.

I’m on the hunt for anything new, unusual, or ¬†sweets I’ve tried previously on my travels for my Sweetie Jar. If you have any recommendations or good sources, please get in touch and help me out.

My Japanese Kit Kat Obsession- Adult Sweetness

Something else I’ve learned about Japanese Kit Kats is they tend to repeat flavours but with a slight variation. As far as I can see they have done this with the Adult Sweetness editions. The range is aimed at an adult palette and so isn’t as sweet as other Kit Kats. My source this time was Ebay and I tried Passion Fruit (Adult Sweetness), Green Tea (Adult Sweetness) and Shinshu Apple.

Passion Fruit (Adult Sweetness)

Passion fruit adult sweetness

This one is very sweet. So much for adult sweetness! I think I would feel quite sick if it was any sweeter. It has a strong flavour coming from the creme in between the layers of wafer. It’s yellow in colour and I think it’s white chocolate but I can’t be sure.

Matcha Green Tea (Adult Sweetness)

Green tea adult sweetness

I’ve written about Matcha Green Tea flavour already. This Adult Sweetness version was worse if anything. At least the sweetness of the last one was masked a bit by the sugar. Yuck!

Shinshu Apple

Shinshu Apple Kit Kat

After the green tea Kit Kat this one was very refreshing. It has a mild apple flavour which goes well with the milk chocolate. Definitely the best of the three.

You can read more about my new obsession here:

My Japanese Kit Kat Obsession- Just the beginning!

My Japanese Kit Kat Obsession- Part II

My Japanese Kit Kat Obsession- The First Three!

I am totally overwhelmed by the endless list of Japanese Kit Kat flavours so it was quite hard to know where to start. I quickly found that despite there being hundreds, some are easier to get hold of in the UK than others with the rarest fetching a princely sum. I decided to start at the cheaper end of the scale for my first sample.

I’m glad I did because what I didn’t realise until they arrived is that Japanese Kit Kats are significantly smaller than the ones we are used to over here. They have two fingers and are about half the length of ours so really quite tiny.

Anyway, here’s what I tried…

Cinnamon Roll

This one is really nice. A good choice to ease myself in because it is a pleasant familiar flavour. The cinnamon is really strong and it has crunchy bits in the chocolate representing the ‘roll’.

Purple Sweet Potato

I was expecting this to taste like sweet potato as we know it but apparently a purple sweet potato is sweeter and fruitier than our orange variety (I have never tried one so I have no frame of reference). It is native to Okinawa island and is therefore a regional limited edition. Exciting!

It is certainly very sweet and has a fruity flavour not unlike plum. It’s nice but I can’t tell you whether it tastes like a purple sweet potato having never tried one.

Amaou Strawberry

There are lots of strawberry varieties. This one is quite subtle mixed with white chocolate. It’s incredibly sweet but the flavour fades quickly and is quite forgettable.

You can read more about my new obsession here:

My Japanese Kit Kat Obsession- Just the beginning!

My Japanese Kit Kat Obsession- Part II

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