Kit Kat Maple Syrup
See others in the funny Japanese Kit Kat series here: Strawberry, Caffe Latte, Noir, Blackcurrant.
You might be mistaken for overlooking this one. Kit Kat White, it says. But no! Look up in the top right. Can you see what looks like some golden coloured syrup being poured and a small red Maple leaf? Well, maybe not, cos the box opening goes right through it, but it's there. Yes, this one is maple syrup flavour! Mmmmmm....
My gripe with all these exciting Kit Kat flavours is that they too often use a white chocolate base to carry the flavours. Now, I can understand it in the case of Maple Syrup, but some of the others could have been distinctly improved by using "real" chocolate instead of the nasty white stuff (no, I'm not a fan.)
So, my first taste of this was underwhelming. It tasted like white chocolate. Bleah. But then an aftertaste takes over, of quite delicious, natural-tasting maple syrup. This was the "subtle flavour" my friend preferred when he didn't like the caffe latte flavour so much. He really liked this one. I quite liked it. It's certainly one of the more interesting flavours I found. A good souvenir.
My score: 6.5 out 10
His score: 8 out of 10