I’ve always believed that, since we have to eat, we might as well enjoy it and so I try and put as much care and imagination into everything I eat and cook as I can. That doesn’t mean I never get lazy and phone for a takeaway, I do – perhaps more often than I should admit to, but when I do, I look forward to it! My parents brought me up encouraging me to try new things and over the years I have developed to the point where I get incredibly excited when ever I come across a food I have never heard of before. Usually this results in me grabbing a new ingredient from the shelves and running home to google it, or ordering something from a restaurant menu that makes everyone within ear-shot give me funny looks but when I heard that in Japan there are literally dozens of flavours of kit-kat on the market at any one time, it resulted in an obsession. I immediately resolved to try them all and spent a scary amount of money acquiring as many flavoured kit-kats as I could get my hands on from various internet sources.
The first batch arrived today and as I delve into the weird and wonderful world of Japanese snacks I will post my thoughts and pictures here. The first little prize I laid my hands on was the mini Ramune Kit-Kat. I had to look this up, but apparently “Ramune” is a popular Japanese soft drink that has an amazing way of opening it – you have to pop a marble into the bottle to get at the juice – and a sort of lemon-lime flavour. First of all, miniature kit-kats are adorable. Secondly, these miniature kit-kats are a wintry blue colour and when you break the seal they immediately fill the air with a sour/sweet smell. Initially, I thought they were maybe a little bit too sweet and a little bit too bubble-gummy, but as the flavour develops it becomes tangy and you could swear that the kit-kat was actually fizzy. This was its saving grace and why I am glad there is more than one of the little cuties!
Ramune Kit Kat