Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Strawberry Cheesecake Kit Kat - Yokohama Limited Edition

I recently took a trip up to Tokyo to visit a friend. I warned her before I came that I would be hunting Kit Kats so she wasn't surprised when I insisted on going in every conbini we came across. Although a fat lot of good it did me since I didn't find a single one I didn't already have. I had better luck in the train station though. They had lots of regional specialties on sale for those travelers looking for some last minute omiyage.

A few of them I had already tried, like the Soy Sauce Kit Kat and the Wasabi Kit Kat. And then there was the Sweet Potato Kit Kat that looked similar enough to the Roasted Sweet Potato Kit Kat that I didn't think it was worth the money to try it again. (If anyone has tried this one and wants to let me know if I made the right decision that would be great!)

But they did have Strawberry Cheesecake Kit Kat, which although it is doing very poorly in my poll, I just couldn't pass up. They actually had two choices available. The large box of 12 for 870 yen or a smaller box of 5 for 370 yen. The smaller box is actually made for mailing to your friends, which I think is a cute idea. I know I like getting candy in the mail!

The Strawberry Cheesecake Kit Kat is a specialty of Yokohama. With 69 calories a bar, this Kit Kat is another white chocolate Kit Kat but unlike the other strawberry varieties I've tried, it wasn't pink colored, just plain white. This is similar to how the Blueberry Cheesecake Kit Kat looked. Unlike the Blueberry Cheesecake Kit Kat though there was more of a noticeable strawberry taste although I still could do with a little more cheesecake flavor than what I got. What little there was tasted more like yogurt although it did a good job of balancing out the sourness of the strawberry flavor that I've tasted in other Kit Kat strawberry varieties. Overall it was a good snacking experience. I won't have any trouble finishing off my little mail pack. (Sorry friends you won't be getting any Kit Kats in the post anytime soon.)

Final Score: 7


  1. where was that first picture taken? i'm dying to find some for christmas presents, but i can't find them in any of my local stores. is there a station/combini you recommend?

    and have you already tried the ginger ale and itoen apple/carrot juice kit kats? the ginger ale ones are delicious (almost christmas-y with the ginger)

  2. Where did you find Ginger Ale? In Tokyo now and have been on the hunt but have yet to find them. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks and happy hunting.

  3. Hi - I took these pictures in Tokyo station, inside the wicket of the Tokaido Line Shinkansen. You might find them outside the wicket but I don't know where. Sorry!

    And for the Ginger Ale Kit Kat I found in Toyohashi. I don't live in Tokyo and only visit a couple times a year so most of the Kit Kats I try I order over the internet or find in the Nagoya area. My advice is to just go in as many conbinis as you have time to.

  4. When are you going to review the green tea Kit Kats??? I'm dying to know what you thought cause it was a HUGE hit in my office, but some friends weren't as big of fans. You need to break the tie.

  5. Ack! Sorry I have a backlog of Kit Kats to try. I had kind of forgotten about the Green Tea one. I will try to eat this week and maybe have a review up soon. When I started this blog I wondered if I was really going to have enough to keep it going. Now I'm finding I can't keep up! I have four Kit Kats to eat and review in my kitchen right now.

  6. Hello,

    I have tried those sweet potato kit kats and I have to say the milk chocolate ones are very good with nice depth in flavor (better than the kit kats here in america), but the white chocolate version was so bad that I just gave the rest of those away (japanese candy buys you popularity at my school, LOL!)

  7. I've never been there it's interesting to know they have so many varieties of kit kats some of the flavors sounds very good.

  8. Japan sure has a lot of different and unusual flavors for their sweets, but it's part of their charm, in which your tastebuds will go through a journey like no other. As a lover of sweets at our household in Lakeland, Florida, whenever I'm done with my trip to the dentist, my mother bakes me a delicious cake, which is my favorite... strawberry cheesecake. As I grew older, my mother started to teach me how to bake and cook different stuff; preparing me for adulthood, in which I'll be the one who'll be baking for my kids as a reward for their accomplishments.