Tuesday, November 14, 2006

KitKat Mocha

I think I’ve reached my limit on KitKat varieties. The disorder is called KitKat Variation Fatigue. I think part of it may be because so many Limited Editions are not as good as the original. If I had my druthers, they’d bring back the Dark Chocolate KitKat which predates the invention of Candy Blog.


A few weeks ago I reviewed the nicely wrapped but less than stellar KitKat Cappuccino from the South Pacific. I may as well repeat that description here as it certainly applies to the American KitKat Mocha:

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.

It’s a maple chocolate KitKat. Not coffee. Not espresso. Not cappuccino. Not mocha. In fact, I think the only coffee drink you could call this would be Maple Latte ... hold the espresso.

For no reason, I’m marking this one a notch down from the Malaysian variety. Maybe it’s because it doesn’t come in a cool box. Maybe it’s because this one is certified Kosher and not Halal. Maybe it’s because I find PGPR on the ingredients label. Or maybe it’s because my car now smells like pancakes.

So that’s it. I’m not buying anymore Limited Edition KitKats. (Really! Okay, maybe. But it’d have to be really good.)

Here’s the sum of everything I’ve reviewed to date:

KitKat Coffee (USA) - 9 out of 10 - LTD

KitKat Tsubu Ichigo (Strawberry) (Japan) - 9 out of 10 - LTD

American KitKat & UK KitKat - 8 out of 10 - PERM

Orange KitKat (Canada) - 7 out of 10 - LTD

KitKat Matcha (Japan) - 7 out of 10 - LTD

KitKat Mint (USA) - 7 out of 10 - LTD

KitKat Cappuccino (Malaysia) - 6 out of 10 - LTD

White Chocolate KitKat (USA) - 6 out of 10 - PERM

KitKat Bites - 5 out of 10 - PERM

KitKat Orange & Creme (USA) - 5 out of 10 - LTD

KitKat Milkshake (USA) - 2 out of 10 - LDT

For the record, the only ones that I have bought again were the Coffee KitKat and the regular old American variety. I’ve also tried the Extra Crispy and Extra Creamy but was so underwhelmed I didn’t feel like reviewing them.

Name: KitKat Mocha
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: 7-11 (Hollywood)
Price: $.89
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 147
Categories: Chocolate, Cookie, Coffee, United States, Hershey's, Kosher, Limited Edition, KitKat

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:17 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I wonder what genius decided that maple = coffee?  I would think coffee influenced flavors would be easy to match in a chocolate bar - just add coffee, right?

    Comment by April on 11/14/06 at 7:26 am #
  2. Awwwhhh, no more KitKats? I personally just LOVE the limited editions, I like seeing what they try to do with it though. I love trying them, despite the fact that the “regular” just can’t be beat.

    I got ahold of the Pumpkin KitKats and I’m surprised how good they are is! I think it may be something only a die-hard pumpkin lover like myself would enjoy though. Pumpkin and chocolate together is a little strange. I was blown away by how “pumpkin-y” it smelled when I opened the package! I am enjoying them, nevertheless.

    Comment by Sera on 11/14/06 at 9:01 am #
  3. Wow. I thought you’d covered quite a bit of the KitKat territory. But you should check out the Wikipedia KitKat page. The list goes on… and the pictures are a nice addition. Of course, there’s no indication of taste. Now I have to go back and check out other major chocolates (Reese’s !!)!

    Comment by Kate on 11/14/06 at 10:29 am #
  4. Looks like they reused the packaging from the malt one (which tasted coffee-ish…).

    Comment by Grace on 11/14/06 at 11:23 am #
  5. Have you seen all the crazy lemon meringue kitkats etc?  There are so many overseas I can’t even deal with how much I don’t have.  It sort of makes my candy collecting depressing in a way. 

    also have you seen the elvis reeses?  I’m going insane looking for them on the net… I want to find them in the worst way.

    Comment by Dawn Ashkenaz on 11/14/06 at 11:43 am #
  6. I’ve had a Kit Kat Mocha on my desk for a month and I just can’t bring myself to try it because I figured it would be bad!

    Comment by patti on 11/14/06 at 1:20 pm #
  7. I was so excited a couple of weeks ago to come across a cookie dough kitkat, but it was such a huge disappointment. It had a layer of nondescript cream filling with runny caramel on top. So blah, and not at all what I was expecting.

    Comment by Sarah on 11/14/06 at 2:57 pm #
  8. I don’t like KitKats and I don’t like coffee, but I really like maple flavoring in candy….... but hmmm…... not enough to buy this. Why risk having my coffee or KitKat aversion kick in? :^)

    Comment by Tricia on 11/14/06 at 4:15 pm #
  9. I didn’t like the mocha either…bleh..But I am dying to try the pumpkin ones!

    Comment by Shannon on 11/14/06 at 5:56 pm #
  10. Come on!  You have to try ALL of the Japanese limited edition Kit Kat bars.  You know they’re going to come out with an oolong tea Kit Kat and you can’t resist that unusual variety.

    Comment by Marvo on 11/14/06 at 7:18 pm #
  11. Don’t give up hope yet, Cybele! Get to a Mitsuwa and find a bag of Lemon Kit-Kats! We’ve got a bag sitting in our fridge right now. It’s possibly the best variation I’ve ever tried. I think I could eat these every day for the rest of my life and not get tired of them. So good!

    Comment by Bruce Anderson on 11/15/06 at 5:16 am #
  12. Wow!  I’ve never seen all of these amazing Kit Kat varieties…
    are they on the West Coast or what?  I’ve just found the Mocha ones and that’s about it.  Lemon Kit Kats sound derishus.

    Comment by Joanna on 11/15/06 at 2:16 pm #
  13. I tried the Mocha KitKat one time and loved it. I can’t find them anywhere.  Who has them in Idaho????

    Comment by Marianne on 10/21/07 at 8:28 am #
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