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Posted: 19:10 Wed 20-Apr-2005. Price: 120 yen. Location: Fukuoka, Japan. Nutritional unusualness: "Coffee" actually quite high in ingredients list. Contains 18 mg sodium, 34 mg calcium, and two other things that aren't in katakana so I have no hope of understanding.
"bobince" reports: Oh lordy, yet another in an endless series of Japanese limited edition KKs, and it's back to coffee again. Are Nestle running out of ideas (cf. the only-slightly-different Hokkaido White variant)? Where are the curry flavour Kats we were promised eh? There's a pungent, smoky coffee aroma about the unwrapped bars, but the taste itself is weaker and milkier. Very little detectable chocolate taste remains. This is followed by a surprisingly strong burnt coffee aftertaste at the back of the mouth. I'm not a big fan of coffee-based sweets, so I found this ever-so-slightly unpleasant, but at least unlike the bizarre green tea one it's a pretty faithful rendition of the milk/ espresso in a cup of cafe latte.

..."bobince" is back with confirmation of previous rumours of this latest Japanese innovation, while "James Sharp" reassures, regarding Tokyo's Kit Kat Crispy Sand: "Sand" in this context is just a reduction of "Sandwich", disappointingly, and not a new line in beach-flavoured Kit Kats. It's exactly as you'd imagine - rather than chocolate encasing wafer, the wafers encase the chocolate. Like a sandwich.


Posted: 20:13 Wed 20-Apr-2005 by "maberk" # permalink comment
Comment: yay! kitkat madness goes on!i wander if it would be very different from the australian Capuccino one...
Posted: 22:28 Wed 20-Apr-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: sound good to me. I thought the UK and Australia Cappucino ones were great
Posted: 03:07 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: VikiChan has a small supply, so get 'em while they're hot! They've also shown up on eBay already too.
Posted: 05:36 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm orderin some
Posted: 09:09 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh no not again. I'm sick of hearing about Kitkats.
Posted: 09:59 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: Well hey Phillerena, you don't have to read the it then!

Besides, it's not as if they're on your door step...


ps. some of us love to hear about these Kit Kats

Posted: 10:58 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey cool it I was only joking. I would probably be interested in the Kitkats too but after trying green tea and the melon flabour I think I've been put off for life. No Kitkat is better than the UK Kitkat, unless someone can prove otherwise.
Posted: 12:04 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Did anyone see that Money Programme special about the snack industry on BBC2 last year where they showed the Kit Kat boffins in their research labs trying out loads of different flavour combinations? One guy had come up with some kind of Kit Kat chocolate string - strong enough not to melt as soon as you touched it, but bendy enough to coil round and round.
Posted: 14:11 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i'm with you phillerena, i wouldn't mind if all this variety monkey business was going on with m&ms but kit kats are really not very nice no matter which way you gussy them up.
Posted: 14:36 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: I say bring it on Kit Kat Krew!

Black grape or blueberry ....mmmmm

Posted: 17:58 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "Vikichan in Japan" # permalink comment
Comment: Thanks for the plug Rob!!! Mike, I'll have your box wrapped up tomorrow night! And I'll have these with picture on my site by the weekend!! :) Also tasted these at the market the day before they were released! I thought they were quite tasty!! Good night, from over in Japan!
Posted: 18:06 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Mmm new types of m&m's would be nice, perhaps one with chewy caramel inside. Magnetic I never saw that programme. Kitkat string?!
Posted: 18:47 Thu 21-Apr-2005 by "Anna" # permalink comment
Comment: * Kit Kat chocolate string - strong enough not to melt as soon as you touched it, but bendy enough to coil round and round.*

And we complain about artificial sweeteners! How the hell do they make bendy chocolate?!

Posted: 09:23 Fri 22-Apr-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: they did do dulce de leche caramel m&ms in the states for a while (i got them from cybercandy). they were grim though.

there's so much untapped m&m potential - toffee, coconut, marshmallow, choc orange, choc mint, yoghurt!

Posted: 10:04 Fri 22-Apr-2005 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: Still a little upset that they haven't even introduced many of the less imaginative m&ms to the uk market. The likes of peanut butter and even almond would be much appreciated. And instead we get those crispy ones. The novelty of those wore out a while ago. Would love to see choc orange ones. Or some sort of christmas special edition style ones.

Yes, m&ms need a swift kick up the arse. KitKats need to be put back in their place. And as a side note, I wouldn't mind the KitKat lunacy if they weren't so unimaginative. I'd like to see one covered in marshmallow instead of chocolate or something. Anything but the old wafer-in-flavoured-chocolate thing. Let's face it, being nestle, chocolate isn't their strong suit.

Posted: 10:37 Fri 22-Apr-2005 by ">>Bob>>" # permalink comment
Comment: I totaly agree with you steve! marshmallow kit kat mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm- m
Posted: 10:49 Fri 22-Apr-2005 by "Perry" # permalink comment
Comment: Jam Kit Kat Custard Kit Kat Cinnamon Kit Kat Licorice Kit Kat Peach Kit Kat Coconut Kit Kat Raspberry Kit Kat
Posted: 11:36 Fri 22-Apr-2005 by "maberk" # permalink comment
Comment: kitkats raspberry, coconut, marshmellow, nutella, dulce de leche, that would be heavennnnnnnnn but they decide to keep us wasting our time and saliva with the disgusting Luscious Lime and some other flavours
Posted: 21:58 Fri 22-Apr-2005 by "sharonB" # permalink comment
Comment: GINGER!!! wheres all the ginger flavoured choccy bars?? .Ginger is so under-rated and tasty there should be more ginger used in confectionary!!
Posted: 21:59 Fri 22-Apr-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah who knows maybe gingerbread Kitkat is around the corner.
Posted: 01:04 Sat 23-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: I'm all for coconut Kit Kat. Ginger sounds good too if they use stem ginger.
Posted: 12:46 Sat 23-Apr-2005 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: A year on and finally, diet drinks from coca cola (exsept diet coke) have all been renamed with the word zero at the end, dr pepper zero, lilt zero, fanta zero. speaking of fanta coca cola have launched fanta zero: summer berrys flavor to add with the fanta range. Come on coke we want diet cherry coke, and normal lime coke and hmmmmmmmmmm cherry vanilla coke?! wish they brought mountain dew and lucky charms back! pepsi cola needs more drinks added like vanilla, and cherry pepsi or even they axed pepsi blue!
Posted: 16:30 Sat 23-Apr-2005 by "Vikichan in Japan" # permalink comment
Comment: Speaking of Coke products, we got a new Canada Dry this weekend here in Japan called Ginger Ale Lite! It is delicious! It says "Calorie Off" like Coke C2 and seems to be about the same calories, 17Kcal per 100ml. I love Ginger Ale so this is fantastic for me!! I'll try to get a picture and put it up on my site by tomorrow night! :)
Posted: 22:29 Sun 24-Apr-2005 by "bobince" # permalink comment
Comment: Put me down for the ginger and marshmallow versions. mmm. And the Caramac one which I missed needs to be permanent. And a non-horrid lime one would be nice an' all.

According to breaktown.com, however, next month's limited edition flavours will be Crispy Bees, Choco-Zinc and Crab And Dung Special Sand.

Posted: 22:57 Sun 24-Apr-2005 by "sharonB" # permalink comment
Comment: I always thought that a ginger version of malteasers would go down nicely .... MMmmmmmm
Posted: 17:37 Mon 25-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: Caramac is still around! I saw bucket loads in Tesco a couple of days ago.
Posted: 11:14 Wed 27-Apr-2005 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: Maybe snackspot needs to consider launching a "Knott's Landing" style spinoff site devoted entirely to kitkats.
Posted: 14:20 Wed 27-Apr-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: yeah.. call it "The KitKat Konnection" (for those in the "K"now!) or something equally daft. ;o)
Posted: 06:04 Mon 02-May-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: now the coffee flavor is coming out everywhere. Japan, Australia, maybe the US, already in the Uk
Posted: 08:25 Mon 02-May-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: The only coffee flavour we get in the UK is Kubes and those are dying out.
Posted: 16:20 Mon 02-May-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: I've got some of those pre release US one on the way over if anyone wants one.
Posted: 03:28 Tue 03-May-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: how did you get those? I may want a couple
Posted: 03:57 Wed 04-May-2005 by "Rob W " # permalink comment
Comment: I contacted the guy that outbid me and he agreed to swap a few for some UK KitKats.

Just gotta try and convinced the original seller to part with some of the other flavours. He still has them I believe. We exchanged a few emails a couple of week ago, then nothing...

Posted: 15:31 Thu 12-May-2005 by "shellie" # permalink comment
Comment: New "Yogurt KitKat" in Japan, a VIKICHAN exclusive (Thanks, Viki!) at http://vikichan.freeservers.com/pocky.htm - as I haven't seen any relevant announcement on Nestle's breaktown page, though I don't really speak Japanese. Looks like white chocolate, and they're minis. What do they taste like, Viki?
Posted: 08:08 Sat 14-May-2005 by "Vikichan in Japan" # permalink comment
Comment: Shellie, They just came out as of Wednesday here in a very limited area. Not sure if it is a test market or just that stores need to sell out of the other flavors before they can fit these in! They are a yogurt taste which is similar to the Lemon Cheesecake which were discontinued last year. They are supposed to taste delicious cold, as they are promoting them for summer. They are a nice smooth taste. I love yogurt, yogurt drinks, frozen yogurt.. anyway so I could be prejudice! Not sure if they will come out in the regular size bars in boxes. Usually it is the other way around, the boxes come out then the bags for some flavors so this is an unusual start! Trying to keep everyone updated on Japan Snacks!! :)
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