I’m more partial to frozen cheesecakes for their more muted cheese flavour. The first and only time I tried a baked cheesecake in Hong Kong when I was about ten years old, I’d found the taste of cheese so overwhelming that it put me off until these Strawberry Cheese Cake KitKat by Nestle Japan.
These KitKats consist of wafers sandwiching a strawberry flavoured and cheese infused cream, enrobed in a cream cheese flavoured white chocolate.
They were previously released as a region-limited edition for Yokohama, but have been re-released in a box shaped and designed after Japan’s most impressive natural wonders, Mt. Fuji, with other famous modern and historical landmarks of gracing each of the spring and autumn themed sides.
These Strawberry Cheese Cake KitKats smell of strawberry with a lightly tangy and mellow cream cheese note, like of an actual strawberry cheesecake. As the white chocolate enrobing the wafers melts, a smooth and rich — but almost not at all cheesy — dairy flavour is released that reminds of the texture of a cheesecake. Creamy strawberry notes emerge as you crunch through the crisp wafers and combines with the sweetness of the enrobing white chocolate to create an intensely sweet — almost too sweet — rich and creamy flavour akin to a thick strawberry yoghurt with a mild gritty texture. The presence of the cream cheese is in the smell only, which I appreciate. The sweetness and richness of the KitKat, though, means it’s not a flavour where you can eat one after another like the
The cream cheese is prominent in the smell only, but the sweetness and richness of the KitKat means it’s not a flavour where you can eat one after another like the Otona no Amasa Green Tea Kitkat.
This box of Strawberry Cheese Cake KitKat by Nestle Japan contained 9 mini bars. It was produced in Japan and purchased in Osaka, Japan in 2015.