I don’t know what Uji-Kintoki Green Tea is, at least when compared to just ordinary…green tea. I doubt I’ll be getting many Google referrals from it though. I assume it has something to do with the tea leaves used, but in the end this is just a Kit Kat, how complicated can it be?
Hopefully not very, it looks like it may be strong. The wrapper is a dark green colour, and so is…the bar. Yeah, a green chocolate bar. It looks so tasty…still, in the interest of this blog…
The bar actually isn’t that bad. I bit into it, and my mouth was filled with a musty, bitter green tea flavour. It didn’t taste great, but I went through it, and all of a sudden it subsided a little and became creamy. Still with the green tea taste, just not the sort of bitter green tea feeling. That made the bar much better, though it’s still a strange one.
I don’t think I’d get this one again. It wasn’t bad, but it was just a little odd and not really to my liking. Then again I don’t like green tea that much anyway. If you do like it then there’s obviously a much higher chance you’ll like this, but I’m not making any promises.
P.S. I’ve since done some research before actually publishing this post. It turns out that this was red bean, maccha (green tea) and…condensed milk flavour. Well I guess that’s how I managed to get a creamy taste, but I’ll be damned if the condensed milk doesn’t put me off a bit. Also if you don’t feel a little ill from looking at the bowl of gloop in that picture that Nestlé of Japan have actually put on the front of these packs, then you have a strong stomach, because I know I feel just a little sick from looking at that.