Friday, October 20, 2006

KitKat Cappuccino

Why is the American KitKat packaging so boring? I mean, look at this box that the Malaysian version of KitKat in the limited edition flavor of cappuccino came in. You may not be able to tell, but it’s actually embossed as well (click on the photo for a larger version).

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I’m a fiend for coffee, but since I limit myself to two cups a day on weekday and one a day on weekends, I need to get my coffee fix in other ways too. There are very few coffee bars, so I’m always keen to try these limited edition ones. The American KitKat came out with a limited edition coffee flavor last year, which I rather liked.

This limited edition flavor is made by Nestle and comes in two individually wrapped two finger bars. Upon opening the wrapper it smells not like coffee but more like maple and yogurt. These are not bad smells, kind of tangy ... very sweet and with a woodsy essence. But still, the espresso scent of a cappuccino was missing. It tasted sweet, a little grainy but the crunch of the wafers was nice. The tang was a little odd, but not unpleasant. Overall, I’d say this tasted more like a Spanish flan than cappuccino. This is not a bad thing ... I love flan.

If I were presented with this bar again, I don’t think I’d buy it. It misses the chocolate note that I buy chocolate bars for but still a good thing to have at least once.

Note from the package: this candy is certified Halal.

Name: KitKat Limited Edition XI - Cappuccino Flavour
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: gift from Santos (thanks!)
Price: 24.75 Philippine peso (about 50 cents)
Size: 1.2 ounces
Calories per ounce: 144
Categories: Chocolate, Cookie, Coffee, Malaysia, Nestle, Limited Edition

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:55 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I don’t know why people give so much stick to Kit Kat and their never ending barrage of flavours and “extra crispy” varieties. Even if a lot of them taste nothing like their names, it’s the “thought that counts”.

    Browsing on eBay earlier I saw a Halloween themed pumpkin flavoured Kit Kat. Now I’ve heard of sweet potato/pumpking based desserts/puddings with brown sugar etc, but how does it transfer into wafer and chocolate?

    Comment by GTO on 10/20/06 at 9:52 am #
  2. That’s a shame that it didn’t taste much like coffee.

    At least you have a gorgeous box to keep now! smile

    Have you tried the new KitKat Mocha? Boy, is it YUMMY!

    Comment by Sera on 10/20/06 at 7:12 pm #
  3. GTO, I can’t WAIT to taste that Pumpkin Kitkat. I’ve heard AMAZING things about it!!

    Comment by Sera on 10/20/06 at 7:13 pm #
  4. I noticed that American wrappers are so blah but foreign wrappers seem to have so much design.

    Comment by claudia on 10/22/06 at 11:29 am #
  5. I am going crazy for trying to get these awesome flavors!!!
    I cant find any store that will ship these to the USA! Please help me!!!
    Thank you
    jbaboun at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Jose Juan on 7/11/08 at 9:16 pm #

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