We’ve been told of the health benefits of green tea, and even the benefits from dark chocolate.
Spotted in Japan earlier this year was a KitKat – Green Tea flavor. The chocolate bars are a bright green color – but to the disappointment of many – are only a limited edition.
How do they taste?
A friend of mine who was visiting Japan brought one back for me to try.
First off, The green tea used in these KitKats is matcha powder, which is a concentrated version of green tea. (see also Caffeine Informer for the caffeine content of Matcha Tea.) Many Japanese desserts use matcha powder as a flavoring and color ingredient.
To me, Green Tea KitKat just tasted like slightly green tea flavored white chocolate. It was really sweet and in fact, sweeter than a regular KitKat.
Are Green Tea Kit Kats Healthier?
While there would be just a slight antioxidant benefit from the matcha powder, they certainly aren’t health bars – KitKats are mostly sugar.
The Green Tea KitKat rates alongside other such food oddities as chocolate-flavored cheese.