Sunday, July 11, 2010

Aloe Vera Yogurt Kit Kat

Until I came to Japan the only thing I knew about aloe vera was that it's good for sunburns but apparently you can eat it. They put it in yogurt here in Japan, sometimes by itself and sometimes chunks of aloe mixed in with your regular fruit yogurt. I've always shied away from eating it because, well, the idea of eating something I previously only thought of as a topical medicine didn't sound appealing. It still didn't sound appealing even after I saw the latest Kit Kat mini - the Aloe Vera Yogurt Kit Kat. They sat in my kitchen while I ate every other Kit Kat and snack I had while I worked up the courage to try it.



The Aloe Vera Kit Kat comes in a bag of 12 minis. Each is 69 calories. They are tinted a greenish color and smell like a bad sunburn. I didn't get a good sense of any yogurt, which is too bad. Mostly it had a very sweet white chocolate flavor with a hint of something else. Since I don't eat aloe vera often I'm assuming that's what it was. It had a sharpness to it and tasted slightly medicinal although that could be my preconceptions of aloe vera getting in the way. It wasn't bad but it wasn't something I want to try again, especially since the aloe vera hung in my mouth long after I finished the bar.

I wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless you are accustomed to and like eating aloe vera or you are feeling adventurous.

Final Score: 4

10 comments:

  1. Well that's disappointing. I thought this one would be a winner as I love the aloe drinks :/

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  2. Aloe Vera Kit Kat??? I haven't tried it - but saving Aloe Vera for sunburn does sound a lot more sensible!

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  3. Actually, I kind of like this. Then again, I love things with a floral taste. If this was covered in milk chocolate, it would have been awful.

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  5. I used to be afraid of the edible aloe vera products, but I enjoyed the taste of the aloe vera drink that had pieces floating about in it.

    The texture of the pieces of aloe vera is like skinned grapes, and the juice is very similar to grape juice with floral notes.

    What's missing from the drink is the medicinal smell because I think it's snubbed out by a different smell..probably the other % of fruit juice in it.

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  6. I am still trying to find an aloe vera kit kat bar. They don't seem to be anywhere in my Arizona area.

    - David

    Aloe Vera Juice Benefits
    Holistic Nutrition and Health

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  7. Yape!!!!! i am also trying kit kat ,really nice choco.i am also using aloevera as a skin and face.it's a really nice.

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