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
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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)|
|Salt equivalents||0.007 – 0.024 g|