K - Asia - Bars

Kit Kat "Ramune"


Taste: 2

Texture: 5

Novelty: 4.5

All scores out of 5

June 18 2009

Before I even start with this treat I should mention the fact that I don't really understand it. I should also mention that it's been a while since I've had a Ramune soda so I don't know if I'll remember what it tastes like. I do remember the joy of pushing the marble through the bottle to open up the Ramune, and the disappointment when it exploded on me and when I couldn't re-seal it because... well you just can't do it with Ramune. To help you better understand Ramune here it is in one sentence: Ramune is a clear soda that is kind of fruity flavoured, the gimmick with Ramune is to open it you have to push a marble that is jammed in the top down into a middle chamber thus allowing the fairly flavourless beverage up.

Having bitten into this bar I think I'm having some Ramune flashbacks. It seems like it's pretty spot on as far as the flavour goes. For those that have never tried Ramune I would say that flavour is closest to Bubble Gum. They couldn't easily re-market this in North America as bubble gum flavoured Kit Kat. So I guess it's worth pondering if Ramune (or bubble gum) flavoured Kit Kats are really a good idea.

At first I'm going to have to say yes. I say yes because it's a step out of the ordinary and I'm sure there are many kids and candy fanatics out there in the world that would love to try it. However I don't think I'd want to eat a whole lot of these. The flavour would get annoying quick and the novelty is already wearing off and I've only eaten two small fingers.