Pumpkin Pudding KitKats


I really need to write some entries that aren’t KitKat-related, but they keep appearing in my life!



Pumpkin Pudding KitKats

These were at Uwajimaya on Friday, just a bit late for Halloween, but I’m not going to complain. I’ve always been a big fan of pumpkin-flavored dessert, as long as it doesn’t go crazy with the pie spices — too much nutmeg can kill almost anything! From Japan, Pumpkin Pocky is still my favorite flavor of that treat, and last year we got Pumpkin Cheesecake KitKats, which were non-descript but were still better than the fakey orange-colored Halloween bars we get in America.

The packaging is super-cute, with each of the 13 pairs of wrapped mini bars illustrated with kawaii costumed characters, pumpkins and ghosts. Opening the foil you get a nice whiff of cocoa and cream. Coated in what (I think) the bag says is a mix of white chocolate, cocoa and pumpkin pudding, it looks like milk chocolate but isn’t at all bitter. In fact, the difference between the flavor and appearance kept confusing me as I ate.

Inside, there’s supposed to be pumpkin powder mixed into the cream filling. Hard to say, since the coating is much stronger in taste than what’s inside. The overall flavor effect is on the sweeter side, but not excessively so — very rounded and smooth. On the other hand, the pumpkin is extremely subtle, and there are no pie spices either (not necessary, by any means, but it would have added character), so it’ll probably be hard to remember what was so special about them in a few days. I would really like it if they gutted up one of these years and went with a truly earthy pumpkin flavor. Nestle, do you hear me? Roasted kabocha KitKats?

Still, if you filled my trick-or-treat bag with these, I wouldn’t complain!

More KitKats.

tags: candy , japan , kitkats

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