The KitKat Matcha Green Tea bar is going to be the newest addition to Nestle’s collection. Considering the adventurous chocolate bar was successful for 15 years in Japan, eight European countries are now set to see what all the fuss is about. And the UK is one of those eight! Some of the others are Italy, Switzerland and Germany to name a few. Carry on reading for a greater insight to the matcha powdered treat that Nestle have provided for us…
So, what is the fuss about KitKat Green Tea?
The extraordinary matcha green tea KitKat is one of the many 350 weird and wonderful flavours provided in Japan. Some of these flavours consist of baked sweet potato, melon, cheese, chestnut and apple vinegar! Who would have thought vinegar would be associated with chocolate? All these flavours have been developed over 15 years and distributed widely across the country. If successful, the delicious treat will be carried over to other countries and therefore trialled outside the UK as well!
The KitKat is available in two, three and four-finger bars and has a subtle hint of Matcha powder which adds and exciting, unexpected hint of flavour when taking your first mouthful. The colour of this treat comes from the Matcha tea within it.
What is “Matcha”?
Matcha originates from China and has been in Japanese culture since the 14thcentury and is known for the growth of its leaves. This is because they are grown in shady conditions from the plant camellia sinensis. Matcha tea means to have ‘powdered’ tea which was traditionally used as a type of medicine which was used to treat people when ill. Matcha can also be incorporated into food and has a great source of caffeine within it.
To find out more information regarding Matcha visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matcha.
Are you brave enough to try it?
A green tea flavoured chocolate bar is enough to make you turn your head in disgust. We know. But there must be some method in the madness. China have sworn by Green Tea KitKat for 15 years and there must have been some demand for Nestle to introduce the bar in eight European countries. If you try it, you might just like it. Who knows whether we’ll be stocking it in our vending machines and Micro Markets one day?