KitKat Japan doesn’t only release limited editions of their candy bars, but also regional only products. One of those hails from the island of Miyajima, near historical Hiroshima. A version of KitKat was marketed here based on a local dessert called “momiji manju”. This is a maple leaf shaped pastry filled with red beans.
In the KitKat version red beans were mixed in with the biscuit mix, while the pastry flavorings were paired with the outer shell of white chocolate. With each bite I took I could only taste one thing: red bean. Not the sweet kind I had tasted before, but the roasted, earthy kind. It’s safe to say I didn’t like it all that much. I guess red bean desserts still haven’t fully grown on me.
Fear Factor – 2 / Taste Test – 4