It's always a good day when you find a new flavour of KitKat, but yesterday I found two! (And actually, it wasn't that great a day, for after trekking for 90 minutes en route to a company lesson out in the sticks, I got the call that the lesson is cancelled. At least I got to catch up on some reading.)
First up, we have 大納言小豆, Dainagon Azuki flavour (scroll down). 小豆 or Azuki beans are these little red beans that are used as filling for several kinds of cakes & confections. This particular KitKat uses a white chocolate coating with specks of the beans mixed in. Not my favourite.
The other flavour is 黒糖, Kakuto or Black Sugar from Okinawa. As soon as you open the wrapper, you get a strong whiff of sugar and it reminded me of the brown sugar we'd put on our porridge as kids. Pretty powerful stuff and too sweet for my tastebuds, it might taste good in a coffee though.
If you have some time, why not check out the KitKat museum. On the left you can go back to 1973 when KitKat first came to Japan. Or by clicking on the right, you can go on a World Tour to Malaysia, Germany or England to find out what's new in faroff lands.
Here's The Rolling Stones with Brown Sugar: