The Signs As KitKat Flavors

Aries: Hot Japanese Chili

Taurus: Red Bean Sandwich

Gemini:  Wasabi

Cancer: Purple Sweet Potato

Leo: Citrus Golden Blend

Virgo: Cinnamon Cookie

Libra: Blueberry Cheesecake

Scorpio: Shinshu Apple

Sagittarius: Edamame Soybean

Capricorn: Hojicha Roasted Tea

Aquarius: Matcha Green Tea

Pisces: Strawberry Cheesecake

Champagne Raspberry Kit Kats

Truth be told, I have not been digging most of the fancy flavors the Kit Kat Chocolatories in Japan have been releasing recently. However, this month’s new Connoisseur concept, Champagne Raspberry, is a winner!

I love the clean, simply illustrated package design!

For this boozy berry flavor, Yasumasa Takagi, the patissier who creates these special Kit Kats for Nestle Japan, took his inspiration from Epernay, France, the capital of Champagne production…

Like other berry flavored Kit Kats of the past, I expected the actual candy bars to be pink…

Only I opened the package to discover they were made of dark chocolate…

Quite a surprise…

However, when you broke one open, the “raspberriness” was evident inside…

While I usually avoid dark chocolate at all costs, using it here was indeed the right decision, as its bitterness plays perfectly against the sweetness of the raspberry and champagne. It’s one of the most beautifully balanced Kit Kats I can recall eating in a long time.

Champagne Raspberry Kit Kats are currently available at all Kit Kat Chocolatory locations across Japan, but I’m afraid I can’t tell you for how long.