If you think of a Kit Kat as a chocolate covered wafer and nothing more, then you obviously have never tried a Japanese Kit Kat bar. In Japan, these popular candy bars come in a diverse and awesomely bizarre assortment of flavors – soy sauce, cantaloupe, and corn (yes, corn), to name just a few. Most Americans wouldn’t want to snap off a piece of that. However, one exotic variety that’s both strange and enjoyable (to many people, at least) is the green tea Kit Kat.
Westerners might think of green tea Kit Kat bars as nothing more than novelty food, but people in Japan and other parts of Asia have a different view. There, Matcha green tea is a popular flavor for sweets like chocolate bars and ice cream. In other words, if you’re going to have a buttload of flavors for Japanese Kit Kats, it’s only natural that green tea would be one of them.
In the United States and elsewhere, you can buy these green tea candy bars online through Amazon.com and other retailers. Those who have tried other green tea confections likely know what they’re getting. Others may be surprised at how yummy this unusual flavor can be. Still others are going to balk at the grassy aftertaste. However, one thing no one can say about them is that they’re not interesting.
Unfortunately, these imported treats are a little pricey for day-to-day noshing. However, they’re perfect for special occasions, and make sweet gifts for Japanophiles, foodies, and adventurous eaters in general. The only downside is that the bars can melt or get broken in the mail. However, that’s a relatively small risk to take in exchange for getting someone a weird food gift they aren’t likely to forget.