17 May 2014

Supermarkets of Mystery ~ Kit Kats from across Tokyo and the Chocolatory, Ikebukuro

Japanese Kit Kats are bloody good when you can find them. Even better is when generous friends bring us back a selection from Japan and the new Kit Kat Chocolatory in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.


What follows in this blog post is a chocolate binge. Not just any chocolate, but a selection from the variable range available across Tokyo and at the Kit Kat Chocolatory in the Seibu Departo in Ikebukuro,Tokyo.



Eleven types of Kit Kats, how can we ration these out? Just as well there's two bits to each for sharing.



From the top:
Strawberry Cheesecake - one of the ones we left until last. While nothing like a real slice of Japanese cheese cakey, it will do nicely.
Rum and raisin flavour -  the grapes have the word 'Tokyo' in the vine tendrils. A white milk chocolate without a strong flavour, but a pleasant sweet smell.
Cinnamon Cookie - one bite was wow for the cinnamon hit. A white milk chocolate base with crunchy bits.



From the top:
Wasabi - the heat of the wasabi works so well with chocolate, like pepper and chilli they just go together.
Kyushu Strawberry - the white milk chocolate is a light pink, with a strong strawberry scent.
Hot Japanese Chilli - a dark chocolate bar with a noticeable chilli heat, it mostly appears as you finish off the bar.



From the top:
Hojicha Roasted Tea - a subtle tea flavour in white chocolate, one of our new favourite flavours.
Purple Sweet Potato - glorious flavour, a purple bar of joy. We love sweet potato desserts and this one didn't let us down.
Citrus Gold Blend - more used to the pairing of orange and dark chocolate, to have citrus flavours with white milk chocolate was intriguing and it worked. We've tried fruit flavoured Calpis, apple milk and papaya milk so fruit and milk flavours is not such a strange concept.



Special from the Chocolatory, Sakura Green Tea and Chilli. These are made with extra special chocolate and are only available from the shop. The green tea was a slight cut above the normal green tea version which we love.

Many thanks to our generous pals Davatronix and Kimmiko for bringing these back for us. It was hard for them to give them away. Less hard for us to eat them.

We've found Kit Kats in Sydney from Conveni 8 in the Pittsway Arcade, Maruya in York St and Tokyo Mart in Northbridge. They are often in the sweets section of Asian food supermarkets, and be prepared to pay more than for a normal bar of chocolate.

9 comments:

  1. i usually hate chilli in desserts but i really liked the chilli kit kat! super jealous of your range!

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    1. I love a hit of chilli in chocolate or in ice cream, then again I'm a savoury over sweet kind a gal.

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  2. The cinnamon cookie flavour is awesome! especially with the little crunchy bits in the chocolate

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    1. It was hard to share just one of each, so cruel!

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  3. Hojicha Roasted Tea!!! That is one of my favourite new discoveries - I had a Hojicha latte in HK and it was so good.

    The kitkats you have here are amazing! The best one I found whilst in japan was a passionfruit white chocolate one.

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    1. Don't you wish you had friends like these? The roast tea is one of my favourites too.

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    2. Your friends are amazing =)

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  4. I walked up and down York St trying to find Maruya. A quick Google search revealed it's actually called Maruyu on 533-539 Kent St - just in case anyone's interested. :)

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    1. It seems it has moved recently! A bit of a bigger store now. We will update address and any names wrongly so.

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