Today is the one everyone is waiting for…
Wasabi Kit Kat.
These were the ones I was on the lookout for in Japan. The idea of a wasabi Kit Kat just sounded too out there not to be ace. But I had no luck finding them in my travels. That was until that fateful day flying home where I found them in the airport. I bought two boxes as I knew these would be, if not popular, the ones people would be most curious about.
The box says they are Tamaruya-honten Wasabi. I think Tamaruya-honten is a brand or wasabi manufacturer, so this is another team up (like the kinda suspect aloe yoghurt kit kat). And this is limited to the Shizuoka Kanto district. They must like their wasabi there.
When you open up you get the nice green wasabi kit kat staring at you. Another white chocolate based kit kat. The smell is a hint of wasabi… not overpowering, but you can definitely smell it.
But the taste… I have given this one to a few friends already and the reaction is usually the same. They eat and look at you and say “wasabi? really”. The a few seconds go by. Then that wasabi taste hits. Pretty strongly. There is absolutely no mistaking it that it is a wasabi kit kat.
There isn’t any of the heat, but that horseradish taste hits. And I like it. The taste does hang around a bit too long, but it is probably exactly what you think a wasabi kit kat will taste like. Is it my favourite? Nah. But is it unique? Oh yeah. I am sure this will be a polarising one.
Taste: 3.5 / 5
Strangeness: 4.5 / 5