Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Japanese Azuki Bean Sandwich Kit Kat

It's been a while, but here's a new (to me) Kit Kat flavor from Japan!  

Don't let the "bean" part make you think it's a savory item- Azuki beans are often sweetened and used in a LOT of Japanese sweets, usually as a filling.  I love pretty much anything in Japan with azuki bean paste, or "an" as it's called.  Rolls, mochi, cakes, waffles, crepes, and so much more!  This Kit Kat flavor mimics the taste of an azuki bean sandwich, as shown on the box.

Being a fan of azuki bean sweets in Japan, I really like these Kit Kats.  The smell and taste are really pleasant, sweet but also nutty, as azuki beans really are.  I think the nutty/toasted flavor helps to bring out the "sandwich" portion of this snack as well.  These Kit Kats have an impressively complex taste that is really different from other Kit Kats, for sure.  I'm so glad I got to try these!


  1. Are these beans similar to the ones found in baozi? I lurv those! Sounds interesting.

  2. I really loved the red bean flavor too! Thanks for letting me try it. =)

  3. Fun! It's amazing all of the flavors of Kit-Kat bars!

    1. I wish they would sell them in the US!