Rum Raisin KitKat by Nestle Japan

I’m not much of a drink­er. And by that I mean I likely aver­age one stand­ard drink all year. Unless I’m in Japan, and then my con­sump­tion increases because chu hai is deli­cious — it’s like soft drink with the slight­est hint of alco­hol and comes in all the fruity fla­vours you could ima­gine. Truth is, I don’t actu­ally like the taste of most alco­hol I’ve tried. So, I only enjoy alco­hol when it fla­vours some­thing else. Like rum in tiramisu.

Rum rais­in is a clas­sic taste and I like rum well enough in tiram­isu to try Rum Raisin KitKat. These are wafer bis­cuits enrobed in a rum rais­in fla­voured white chocolate.

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This Rum Raisin KitKat is a very rich white chocol­ate. The alco­hol­ic notes of rum come through more strongly as the smell that greets once you take it out from its wrap­per, than it does through the actu­al white chocol­ate. It’s only a very fleet­ing hint of rum as the chocol­ate begins to melt, before dis­solv­ing into the sweet fruity rais­in notes of the sand­wich­ing cream. It’s a very intense sweet­ness, though the small size of the bar keeps it enjoy­able. According to the box, the addi­tion of rum cre­ates a refined taste that’s per­fect for the image of Tokyo.

The box of Rum Raisin KitKat con­tained 12 mini bars. It is a lim­ited edi­tion for the regions of Tokyo, and was man­u­factured in Japan and pur­chased in Tokyo, Japan in 2014.