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Nov 25, 2015

Give Me a Break!


When was the last time you put a candy bar in the oven? Seriously, when was it? I would like to know because for me it happened about two weeks ago. To be honest I've never been a huge Kit Kat fan. I don't hate them or anything but they've just never been one of my favorite candy bars. However that changed once I moved to Japan. Kit Kat has a bit of a history in Japan as being a candy that is given out as a good luck charm to students. Kit Kat (when pronounced in Japanese) sounds a bit like "kitto katsu" which translates to assured victory, basically if you eat a Kit Kat before a test you'll pass! 

That being said, there is a seemingly endless flavor of Kit Kats in Japan. From green tea to pumpkin pudding, red bean, strawberry, citrus and everything in between. About 99% of those flavors are seasonal so it can be extremely difficult to get your hands on most of those flavors.

Fortunately for me I was able to find pumpkin pudding flavored Kit Kats this fall. Not only did I buy them I discovered baking instructions on the back. Yes, you read that correctly. There are baking instructions for Kit Kats. I was skeptical at first but after trying them I don't think I will ever be able to eat them the same way ever again. Baking them did something to the taste of the Kit Kat. It enhanced it! The rather subdued taste of the pumpkin was amplified and the warmth increased its flavor. 

Like I said I was never a huge Kit Kat fan. But this changed everything. If you are interested in how the baking process is done check out my video. I made it because I feel like other should know about this amazing way to enjoy Kit Kats. If you try it let me know, I would like to know what flavors work and which ones don't!




Higgins

Higgins

Andrew Higgins has been living in Japan full-time since 2012. He is a junior high school ALT, softball coach, lover of okonomiyaki (Osaka style), and all things Girls und Panzer. He makes YouTube videos about living in Japan. You can follow his adventures at facebook.com/HigginsInJapan


6 Comments

  • Yuju

    on Dec 17

    Hi Higgins! I remember that you were talking about FPS on Twitter. Snack picture remind me that for somehow. Sorry, btw did you buy rainbow six serge.

  • Higgins

    on Dec 17

    @Yuju I haven't picked it up yet. I'm probably going to wait till the price drops a bit.

  • maynestacy

    on Jan 12

    I can't wait to try this. Thanks!

  • Higgins

    on Jan 12

    @maynestacy Great! What flavor are you going to use?

  • maynestacy

    on Jan 14

    Well our local supermarket doesn't have any novelty flavours just now. I'd like to try it with a flavor that has white chocolate so we can see how they change color when toasted. I wonder if other chocolates can be baked in the same way. I am partial to the little squares with slanted sides that are about Y40 each and come with various flavours (watermelon, pumpkin, cheesecake, soy bean flour) with mochi in the middle.

  • Higgins

    on Jan 15

    @maynestacy I bet it would work with any flavor. Just be warned...you may never eat them untoasted again. Also, watch them so they don't burn!