Kinako Ohagi KitKat
A few weeks ago, I tried the new Pepsi Azuki and the Ginger Ale KitKat. You won’t find Pepsi Azuki in store shelves any longer, but Ginger Ale KitKat is still available. I also found a Kinaho Ohagi KitKat (I think the last one?) at a local konbini (convenience store) which I believe was first available in early October, the start of autumn.
Pictured on the box above is a traditional Japanese sweet, which is a rice-based cake (mochi) in a ball covered with kinako powder and filled with red beans. Kinako is also known as soybean flour, with a taste like peanut butter. Ohagi are autumn treats made with sweet rice and azuki (red bean) paste.
There was only a slight hint of peanut butter and red bean, but I tasted mostly chocolate, like regular KitKat. I guess my taste buds aren’t very fined tuned. Anyway, it was sweet and I liked it, since I like both peanut butter and red bean.
If you are really interested in the many different KitKats available in Japan, read Jen Ken’s Kit Kat Blog.