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Kit Kat "Iyokan"


Taste: 2.5

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 3.5

All scores out of 5

This isn’t the first orange Kit Kat I’ve ever tried, but it is the orangiest. Normally orange Kit Kat bars taste like milk chocolate with a hint of orange, but these taste more like an orange candy, with the texture of a Kit Kat bar. There’s even that slightly bitter aftertaste you get when you’re eating an orange. It’s a fairly intense orange taste, and might not be for everyone, particularly if you don’t like oranges or citrus fruit.

I should actually be a little more specific with the flavour, it certainly is more mandarin orange or tangerine than your classic orange flavour. That makes sense since the Iyokan is actually a hybrid of these two citrus fruits. I find these two citrus fruits have a sweeter flavour in real life, with only a hint of sour at the end, much like this bar. So I guess what I’m saying is that flavour wise this bar succeeds in tasting like what I’d imagine a Iyokan would taste like.

The thing is, I’m not sure if it works perfectly as a chocolate bar. In fact I would say that this Kit Kat is really only a chocolate bar in texture alone. It falls more into the candy bar realm because it tastes like you’re eating a candy with a really weird texture. It’s funny, I still can’t decide if this is a failure or not.