Wa-ichigo KitKat by Nestle Japan

Tochigi pre­fec­ture is the top pro­du­cer (in terms of out­put and qual­ity) of straw­ber­ries in Japan and so known as the ‘Strawberry Kingdom’. Within this king­dom is a vari­ety of straw­berry called tochi­otome, well-loved for its clean shape and beau­ti­ful col­our, big size and sweet and tender flesh.

These Wa-ichigo KitKat by Nestle Japan is fla­voured using straw­ber­ries of the tochi­otome vari­ety and suit­ably named: wa-ichigo trans­lates to Japanese straw­berry and the vast major­ity of straw­ber­ries pro­duced and con­sumed in Japan are of the tochi­otome vari­ety.

Each KitKat has wafers sand­wich­ing a tochi­otome straw­berry cream and enrobed in a white chocol­ate fla­voured with tochi­otome straw­ber­ries.

These Wa-ichigo KitKat have a rich straw­berry fla­vour with the lus­cious straw­berry notes build­ing to the sweet and slightly acid­ic fla­vour of straw­berry jam as you reach the wafers and the sand­wich­ing straw­berry cream melts to a smooth mouth­feel, leav­ing bright notes of straw­berry long on the pal­ate. The straw­berry notes in the centre are fresh and bright, bal­an­cing the mel­low sweet­ness of the straw­berry milk notes in the enrob­ing white chocolate

Compared to the Strawberry Cheese Cake KitKat, this Wa-ichigo KitKat has a fresh­er straw­berry fla­vour that’s less creamy both in fla­vour and tex­ture. I’ve not tried the Amaou Strawberry KitKat to be able to compare.

This box of Wa-ichigo KitKat by Nestle Japan con­tained 3 mini bars. It was pro­duced in Japan and pur­chased in Osaka, Japan in 2015.