Thursday, September 29, 2011

Experiencing the Edamame KitKat

We were given these sweets from Dra. Aranas, our pretty derma who came back from Japan. And there it was, the KitKat we were all excited about (even though we didn't even know what flavor it was! ha ha!) But basing on the photo on the box we initially thought that it was Wasabi Flavored :p

I really got interested to research about more of the weird flavors KitKat in Japan has:

  • “vanilla” (which must contain something other than vanilla since the bar emerges in a pure white form)
  • “banana” (sporting a pastel yellow look)
  • strawberry” (made with .048% real fruit)
  • “sakura” (a seasonal shame)
  • “apple” (fortified with vitamin C in case citizens begin to confuse confectionary with produce)
  • “swirled melon” (from the swirled melon tree native to the Niger River)
  • “blood orange” (no thank-you)
  • “eraser” (the Kit-Kat design is imprinted on erasers throughout the nation. Unfortunately, erasers are non-caloric and cannot be further discussed).
  • “matcha” (an abomination of culture)
  • and finally, “edamame.”----there it is!! (after confirming with Dra. Aranas)
taken here

Edamame KitKat

Edamame (枝豆?) (English pronunciation: /ˌɛdəˈmɑːmeɪ/) is a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod commonly found in JapanChina, and Hawaii. The pods are boiled in water together with condiments such as salt, and served whole.
Outside East Asia, the dish is most often found in Japanese restaurants and some Chinese restaurants, but it has also found popularity elsewhere as a healthy food item. (source)

Sugar Rush! Me, Kirsty and Love

Over all, Edamame KitKat tastes like white chocolate, just a bit sweeter and creamier and didn't taste like a legume at all.

Thanks Dra. Aranas for the sweet pasalubong! :)


  1. looks yummy! i love kitkat :)

  2. @kath yummy talaga sis! was nice to try something new :)