KitKat sandwiches — KitKat topped with whipped cream and candied orange peel and stuffed between two slices of white bread — were something you could purchase at First Kitchen in Japan during early 2015. Those KitKat sandwiches used a special version of KitKat — KitKat for Cafe.
KitKat for Cafe was made under the supervision of Japanese confectioner Yasumasa Takagi and differs from regular KitKat by having vanilla-flavoured biscuit mixed into the chocolate coating. Now, the KitKat sandwich was no longer available for sale by late 2015. But, I could still try the bars themselves at First Kitchen. After purchasing, the sales assistant retrieved a refrigerated one for me.
The KitKat for Cafe is much crispier than a regular KitKat as a result of the biscuit kneaded into the coating. It recalls the sturdier dark chocolate KitKat without the added bitterness. The effect of the crispier coating is a Kitkat that can withstand dipping into hot drinks — although I had mine by itself — and give texture to the unremarkable combination of whipped cream, candied orange and bread.
This mini bar of KitKat for Cafe by Nestle Japan was produced in Japan and purchased in Kyoto, Japan in 2015.