Japanese Kit Kat Daifuku Flavor Chocolate

Yesterday, I came across a newly released Kit Kat Mini Chocolate while shopping in a supermarket and grabbed one for sampling, as I had never seen a flavor like that.

This time too, the KitKat is a Japan-limited edition, for it recreates the taste of a Wagashi (和菓子) or traditional Japanese confection called Daifuku (大福).

Daifuku Mochi Kit Kat

Kit Kat Daifuku Flavor

Daifuku, also called Daifuku Mochi (大福餅), is among the most common Wagashi varieties, together with Manju (饅頭).

I remember Nestle Japan came out with Onsen Manju Kit Kat before, but this was the first time I saw a Daifuku flavor released from the maker.

Kit Kat Difuku Flavor Wrappers with Messages

The package contains ten pieces of individually packed Kit Kat mini chocolate bars, and this time each wrapper has a cheering message relating to Kit Kat, the winter-spring seasons, or Daifuku Mochi.

If I give examples, 

  • キット、サクラサクよ (Kit, Sakura Saku-Yo) translates into English as The cherry blossoms are sure to bloom.
  • 大きな福がキット、来る (Ookina Fuku ga Kit, Kuru), meaning Great fortune is sure to come.

Kit Kat Daifuku Flavor Chocolate Bar Composition

Regular Daifuku generally consists of sweet red bean paste wrapped in a thin layer of Mochi (glutinous rice) dough, and this Kit Kat captures the characteristics very well.

Specifically, the outer white chocolate contains Azuki (red bean) and Mochi flavorings, while the wafer snack inside incorporates Koshi-An (smooth red bean paste) powder.

Kit Kat Daifuku Mochi Flavor Chocolate Mini Bar

White chocolate and sweet red bean paste or Anko (餡子) are unexpectedly compatible and creates a delicious fusion of Western and Japanese.

It seems impossible. But as always, in the Kit Kat, Nestle Japan faithfully recreates the flavor of a Daifuku Mochi, and I could feel the essence of Wafu (和風) in this candy.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Kit Kat Daifuku Flavor Ingredients List

Chocolate (Sugar, Milk sugar, Vegetable oil/fat, Whole milk powder, Cocoa butter), Wheat flour, Vegetable oil/fat, Milk sugar, Sugar, Koshi-An powder, Cocoa powder, Salt, Yeast, Whole milk powder, Cacao mass, Cocoa butter, Emulsifier, Thickener (Xanthan gum), Flavoring, Baking soda, Yeast food (Partially including Wheat, Milk component, and Soybean)

Nutritional Values

Kit Kat Daifuku Flavor Nutrition Facts Label

Nutritional Values per Piece (11.6 Grams)
Calories 63 kcal
Protein 0.45 g
Fat 3.5 g
Carbohydrates 7.4 g
Salt equivalents 0.007 – 0.024 g


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.

2 Responses

  1. lester says:

    I like your site and the information you sending about Japanese products, culture.
    I have question to you, can you please post information about the most popular Electrolyzed hydrogen water -for KAGEN SUI Japanese people using on daily basis as water is most used element people using all around the world. What is the water generators brands Japanese people using.

    • Tomo says:

      Thank you for commenting.
      I remember electrolyzed hydrogen water/電解水素水 (Denkai-Suiso Sui)/還元水 (Kangen Sui) became a topic several years ago, but recently, I have rarely heard of the water. Based on the number of reviews on Amazon Japan, Panasonic’s generators appear popular, but now, I don’t see the water itself sold. Either way, I’ll go search next time!

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