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Nestle KitKat

After hav­ing tried over twenty dif­fer­ent fla­vours of Nestle KitKat in Japan, we finally come full circle to the ori­gin­al Nestle KitKat.

The Nestle KitKat has milk chocol­ate enrob­ing two wafers sand­wich­ing a lay­er of com­pressed chocol­ate milk powder.

The KitKat has a high­er cocoa con­tent than milk chocol­ates in the West and com­bined with the chocol­ate powder com­pressed between the wafers, cre­ates a rich­er and round­er chocol­ate fla­vour that avoids the overly sweet fla­vour of chocol­ates in the West.

The ori­gin­al KitKat is about the only fla­vour for which Nestle Australia pro­duces with a sim­il­ar coun­ter­part, so a com­par­is­on is in order. The Australian Nestle KitKat con­sists of milk chocol­ate enrob­ing wafers sand­wiched by a cream cre­ated using smashed up KitKats that failed qual­ity assur­ance pro­cess in pro­duc­tion.

The res­ult­ing KitKat is a sweeter fla­vour with a lower cocoa con­tent, most evid­ent through the light­er col­our of the enrob­ing chocol­ate. The sweeter chocol­ate is almost too sweet and likely accen­tu­ated by the smashed up KitKats. The KitKat by Nestle Japan is pre­ferred for its rich­er fla­vour and more bal­anced sweet­ness.

This pack­age of Nestle (JPKitKat con­tained 1 mini bar. It was pro­duced in Japan and gif­ted by col­leagues vis­it­ing Hong Kong in 2017. This pack­age of Nestle (AUKitKat con­tained 4 fufull-sizeingers. It was pro­duced in Australia and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2016.