Why does Japan always get the best Kit Kats?
Not only does the land of the rising sun get over 200 flavors since the year 2000 (including the magical matcha green tea flavor), they also have the first Kit Kat boutique in the world, where you can to find any flavor of the candy your heart desires.
Now, Japan gets to be privy to an entirely new kind of Kit Kat -- the kind that you bake.
That's right, Japan is getting Kit Kats that you bake.
The newest Kit Kat varietal from Nestlé Japan is, according to Rocket News 24, called the "Bake 'N Tasty Mini Kit Kats Custard Pudding Flavor."
They'll be available later this month in Japan for about $5, and you'll have to bake them in a toaster oven for a few minutes before you can eat them. According to their creator, Nestlé Japan Pâtissier Yasumasa Takagi, the pay off is that some of the sugar in the candy caramelizes before the chocolate melts, leaving you with "a chocolate and wafer biscuit combination with a texture resembling a cookie and a sweet caramelized smell."
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Sounds like black magic to me.
I'm guessing chances are nil that they'll make it state-side, so I'm waiting for the day someone from Japan blogs about eating them so I can stare at my screen and live vicariously.