KitKat Cacao 72 % Chocolate with Cacao Nibs

Recently, I have learned that Kit Kat Dark Chocolate comes with “70” in many countries. But here, the number is 72. 

Today, I will introduce the Japan edition Kitkat Cacao 72 % chocolate I picked up at a supermarket.

Kitkat Cacao 72

Kitkat Cacao 72

With the elaborately drawn picture of a cacao pod on the front, the Kitkat Cacao 72 package is easily recognizable at first glance.

Kit Kat with Cacao Nibs

Cacao is a superfood, and this Kit Kat sounds healthful with a twist of its nibs or finely crushed roasted cacao beans in the chocolate covering.

I think the product named Chocolate Kouka from Meiji influenced the number 72, as it is Japan’s best-selling high cacao-content chocolate.

Unlike Meiji Chocolate Kouka, Kit Kat has wafers inside, and thanks to the stuff, I found these somewhat easier to eat. (Honestly, I tried this Kitkat for the first time.)

Kit Kat Mini Cacao 72 Percent Chocolate Bar

The texture of the outer chocolate part is distinctive due to the cacao nibs contained, but as a whole, the Kitkat Cacao 72 bar is harmonized and tastes pretty good.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Kit Kat Cacao 72 Ingredients Nutrition Facts Label

Cacao mass, Sugar, Wheat flour, Cocoa butter, Milk sugar, Cocoa powder, Vegetable oil/fat, Cacao nib, Whole milk powder, Yeast, Emulsifier, Baking soda, Yeast food, Flavoring (Partially including Wheat, Milk component, and Soybean)

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Piece (12.0 Grams)
Calories 66 kcal
Protein 0.91 g
Fat 4.4 g
– Saturated fat 3.8 g
Carbohydrates 6.3 g
– Sugar 5.3 g
– Dietary fiber 0.4 – 1.5 g
Salt equivalents 0.004 – 0.014 g
Cacao polyphenol 97 mg

(Reference Page: Nestle Japan )


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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