Otona no Amasa Raspberry KitKat by Nestle Japan

Flavours for many main­stream snacks in Japan are tai­lored specif­i­cally to an adult pal­ate that prefers things less sweet and more rich, bit­ter or sour. Glico Japan has its Otona Adult Milk Pocky and Nes­tle has its Otona no Amasa KitKat series, which trans­lates lit­er­ally to ‘Sweet­ness of Adults’.

First up here in that series is Otona no Amasa Rasp­berry KitKat, a white choco­late fla­voured with rasp­berry juice with freeze-dried rasp­berry through­out enrob­ing wafers that sand­wich a lay­er of freeze-dried rasp­berry cream. (Do for­give the bat­tered appear­ance of the KitKat, as it barely sur­vived the few days it was left at room tem­per­a­ture dur­ing our scorch­ing Syd­ney sum­mers before find­ing refuge in the fridge.)

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This KitKat is packed with rasp­berry fla­vour. The rasp­berry juice gives the KitKat its ini­tial sweet­ness as it melts. That’s quickly fol­lowed by the refresh­ing acid­ity of the freeze-dried rasp­berry dus­ted through­out the white choco­late, and then the hit from the very tart freeze-dried rasp­berry cream sand­wiched between the wafers. As the tart­ness dis­si­pates, the sweet­ness of the rasp­berry white choco­late creeps back to leave you with the per­fect after­taste that’s nei­ther too sweet nor tart.

The mini-bar of Otona no Amasa Rasp­berry KitKat was man­u­factured in Japan and pur­chased in Osaka, Japan in 2014.