A friend recently surprised me with a gift of some matcha-flavored chocolates, and I was so excited to open the box and find them!
I'd read about, but never actually sampled, green tea Kit Kat bars. Well, the new flavor from Nestle Japan is not just a chocolate bar with green tea on the inside. This one has a green tea flavored chocolate coating on the outside! (And boy, is it good, with a nice, lightly sweet and green tea taste.) With my treats came a fun article explaining that Kit Kats in Japanese are pronounced Kitto Katsu, which means "You will surely win," so parents and children in Japan buy Kit Kats on test days and game days!
I also received a package of the fun Matcha Latte flavor of Aero chocolates. The Aero candies are so named because if you let the aerated chocolates melt in your mouth, you can feel the bubbles melt!
I hope I never get too old to enjoy trying new candy, especially when it combines chocolate and tea! And guess what? I saved a couple of each to go in this week's Saturday giveaway, so be sure and check back tomorrow! My friend says if you want to try these yourself, look for an Asian market with a Japanese proprietor. I can promise you'll be glad you did!