Strawberry Maple Special KitKat by Nestle Japan

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KitKat comes in a dizzy­ing array of fla­vours if this series on KitKat fla­vours on nashino­hana is any indic­a­tion. Yet, while you can get some KitKat fla­vours that are lim­ited to a spe­cif­ic region in Japan, you can also get fla­vours that are part of their ‘Special’ series, which are avail­able only from their Kit Kat Chocolatory stores in Japan. There were three stores when I vis­ited in 2014 and anoth­er two have opened up in 2015.

One of these fla­vours, which is still sold, is a Strawberry Maple Special KitKat with straw­berry and maple syr­up fla­voured cream sand­wiched between wafers, then covered in straw­berry and maple syr­up fla­voured white chocolate.

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This KitKat tastes like a straw­berry fla­voured white chocol­ate sweetened with maple syr­up and flecked with straw­berry through­out (as opposed to straw­berry infused maple syr­up). It’s a dis­tinct straw­berry taste from the first bite that leaves you with the fra­grant after taste of maple syr­up. Unfortunately, the flecks of straw­berry are for visu­als only and don’t seem to any­thing to the fla­vour or tex­ture. But that’s all right — it’s a very enjoy­able KitKat. It’s very sweet, although not cloy­ingly so — sweetened with maple syr­up, it takes on its clear fla­vour, which doesn’t linger much longer after eat­ing it.

The box of Strawberry Maple Special KitKat con­tained 4 mini bars. It is a spe­cial edi­tion for the KitKat Chocolatory and was pur­chased in Tokyo, Japan in 2014.