KitKat (caramel)

Posted in 2.5 Wasabi Pea Rating, KitKat, Sweet at 12:00 am by Boo

My J-List enabler Guinea Pig added these to the great December showcasing order of J-List snacks because who wouldn’t want to try caramel KitKats? KitKats are tasty and caramel is also tasty. It should have been a match made in heaven but alas, it was more like an arrangement made in Newark.

These were mini KitKats so they came in a big bag of little treats.

With a pumpkin so maybe they were Halloween KitKats. They also came with a pretty cloyingly sweet generic caramel smell that is pretty pervasive. I’ve had one unwrapped while photo shooting a few snacks and now my workspace smells of low end caramel. And that is the problem with these KitKats…poor caramel. It’s a little too sweet, a little too manufactured and a little too much like caramel donut frosting rather than tasty delicious caramel. Meh.

We noticed that there were several different wrapper messages which amused us somewhat. Neither me nor my Pigs reads Japanese (or reads it well, two are learning) so we had no idea what they said.

Here are the KitKats saying their peace anyhow in case one of you Junkies can read the language. Maybe they are like fortune cookies? With the message on the outside so you don’t have to open them? That was a nice thought actually. It can’t bode well when I get all the leftover KitKats to dump anonymously in the work candy jar. I’m just sayin.

The Pigs and I know caramel can be done better than this and that Nestle has the wherewithal to do so but for whatever reason, they didn’t. We suggest you pass these KitKats by for any of the other KitKats because bad caramel isn’t worth it.

Rating of 2.5 wasabi peas out of a possible 5 wasabi peas.


  1. Orchid64 said,

    January 10, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    The messages are all just little nonsense things. One of mine said something like “Halloween is a time when kid’s dreams come true.” That’s what the first packet in your picture says.

    I translated some of the bag a bit in my review here:


  2. Boo said,

    January 10, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    CoooOOOoool, thanks for the translation. I’ll go hop over and take a look at your review, see if you thought they were as meh as we did.

  3. Deb said,

    January 12, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I had these too, but didn’t ever get around to reviewing them. But I agree with you whole-heartedly. KitKat has done much better as far as caramel, and I was quite disappointed with these.

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