QUICK REVIEW: Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Butter (Japan)

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What is Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Butter?

While in Tokyo recently, I made a stop at the Kit Kat Chocolatory store & café and brought home some goodies. Now, there’s always one errant flavor in the group that everyone raises an eyebrow at and this is it: butter.

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I’ll let the Google translation of the text inside the box describe them: “I kneaded butter powder between the layers of the wafers, making full use of the sweetness of chocolate, I finished it tastefully to feel the richness of butter.”

How is it?

The aroma inside the package reminded me of baking and raw dough. The taste was an instantly familiar one, yet novel to this format – creamed butter. When making cookies, you usually start by mixing sugar and butter together – creaming. Those of us with no willpower are very well-versed in the flavor of creamed butter, and this Kit Kat has captured it perfectly.

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I thought these would be less sweet and heavier on the butter, which is why I wasn’t sure about them at the start. I’m surprised at how much I enjoyed them. If you prefer your sweet/butter ratio on the savory side, you probably won’t like these. But if you’ve had your hand slapped by Mom or Grandma for dipping into the mixing bowl early, you’ll love them.

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Is there anything else you need to know?

I now regret only buying one box.

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Conclusion:

I’ll just say it – I loved Butter Kit Kats. If you’re buying gifts for a baking junkie, track these down. If you’re a novelty junkie, track them down. If you’re a butter junkie, they’ll still make you happy, but not as ecstatic as the baking freaks. But that’s probably OK since your heart might explode if they did.

Purchased Price: 400 yen (approx. $3.52 US)
Size: 46.4 g box (4 mini bars)
Purchased at: Kit Kat Chocolatory main store, Ginza, Tokyo
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (per 11.6 g bar) 65 calories, 3.8 grams of fat, 4-24 milligrams of sodium, 7.2 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.45 grams of protein.

7 thoughts to “QUICK REVIEW: Kit Kat Chocolatory Special Butter (Japan)”

  1. Again, I’ve never been clear why all the so-many flavor variations of products exist so often in Japan (and in some other countries), but are not made available for the U.S. Instead, we’ll be offered plain milk chocolate.

    1. Cuz Kit Kat is a Hershey product in the US and a Nestle* product everywhere else (*I’m not sure if Nestle sold off the Kit Kat line like their other brands of candy…)

    1. I’m a Japanese Kit Kat junkie and can usually find many of their flavors on Amazon or eBay. I have a backlog of new ones to try…am most excited about the grape!

  2. Many of the Japanese Kit Kat offerings have sounded too bizarre to be readily enjoyed by American tastes, but this one sounds like it might have a real fighting chance. Of course, owing to the scarcity of these products here in the homeland, we may never know…

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