Japanese Kit Kat Ume Plum Flavor Chocolate
When I went on an errand today, I came across a seasonal flavor of Kit Kat Chocolate in the snack aisle of a store.
Once finding it, I instantly thought the product was a Japan limited edition because it recreates the taste of the fruit representing Japan’s winter season, Ume (梅).
Kit Kat Mini Ume Flavor Chocolate
And this time, I chose and bought that Kit Kat Ume (梅) flavor chocolate for this blog article.
According to this tweet by KitKat Japan, the Ume Kit Kat hit the shelves on January 18th of this year (2021).
Ume, also known as Japanese plum or Japanese apricot in English, is a deciduous tree that blooms in the chilly winter months, earlier than Sakura in the spring.
Unlike Sakura, Ume bears fruit after blooming. The plum fruit doesn’t become sweet and is sour even when fully ripened.
Because of that, it is usually processed, often used as a flavoring for candies, or eaten as Umeboshi or jam.
Ume Kit Kat Chocolate Bar
In fact, these KitKat chocolate bars use Ume plum flavoring and have a green hue associated with actual Ume plums.
The cream-filled wafers inside also contain Ume powder, and the overall snack is sweet and tart, like a green apple.
Finally, it leaves a refreshing aftertaste reminiscent of Ume’s sourness and deliciously recreates the taste.
|Sugar, Milk sugar, Vegetable fat/oil, Whole milk powder, Cocoa butter, Wheat flour, Ume juice powder, Yeast, Cocoa powder, Cacao mass, Okara soy pulp powder, Emulsifier, Flavoring, Acidifier, Baking soda, Colors (Safflower yellow, Cape jasmine), Yeast food|
|Salt equivalents||0.004 – 0.014 g|
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