Welcome to the latest Chic Pixel Taste Test! Today, I’ve finally gotten around to trying the “Otona no Amasa,” or “sweetness for adults,” matcha Kit Kats, which were launched in Japan in 2012. Don’t be put off by the name – this isn’t some kind of X-rated Kit Kat flavor, but rather part of a popular series of Kit Kats launched in 2010 in Japan that are aimed at those with a more “refined” palette and are supposedly less sweet than the regular flavors. Last time I did a Taste Test, I tried the Kyoto matcha Kit Kats, so let’s see how the Otona no Amasa matcha flavor compares!
|Sorry for the nicked Kit Kat! I promise I didn’t take a bite out of it before
snapping this photo.
So, how does the Otona no Amasa matcha Kit Kat stack up? I think it’s delicious! It’s not nearly as sweet as a normal western Kit Kat, and the matcha flavor is delicate enough not to be overwhelming but at the same time strong enough to recognize. I wish I had a packet of Kyoto matcha Kit Kats so I could taste one after another and give a definitive impression as to whether the Otona no Amasa one is actually less sweet than other Japanese Kit Kats, but I’m inclined to guess that it is.
|Japanese Kit Kats always have a space on the back for writing messages!|
If you like matcha flavor, I definitely recommend these! They may be available at your local Asian grocery store, but if you can’t find the Otona no Amasa matcha flavor, you can order them from J-List online, along with other Japanese Kit Kat flavors.
I’m headed to Japan for two weeks in June, and I’ll be sure to find as many whacky Kit Kat flavors as I can, so you can expect more Taste Test posts in the upcoming months!