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Many of our readers may be aware that Japanese consumers are quite fond of unique and creative Kit Kat products and flavors. But now, Nestle Japan has come out with what could be described as not just a new flavor but a new “species” of Kit Kat. And why are we calling it a new species? Well, it’s because you’ll need to do just a little bit of cooking to fully enjoy these Kit Kats. Yes, Nestle Japan’s newest Kit Kat offering, the “Bake ‘N Tasty Mini Kit Kats Custard Pudding Flavor” (Kit Kat Mini Yaite Oishi Purin Aji) is a Kit Kat that you heat in a toaster oven before eating! After hearing that, the only question we had was, of course, “How soon can we get our hands on some of these?”

The new Kit Kats are set to become available in stores across Japan starting March 24, and they’ll cost 525 yen (US$5.11) for a packet containing 13 mini Kit Kats ready to be “baked”. The innovative sweet is the creation of renowned Japanese patissier Yasumasa Takagi, who also produced the Kit Kat Chocolaterie, the world’s first and only Kit Kat specialty store, which we visited in January this year.

According to Takagi, what makes these Kit Kats special is that when heated in a toaster, the sugar content in the chocolate hardens into a solid candy-like state faster than the chocolate on the surface melts, resulting in a chocolate and wafer biscuit combination with a texture resembling a cookie and a sweet caramelized smell. Mmm … that description alone is enough to get our mouths watering!

And it really isn’t difficult to prepare them either. Apparently, all you need to do is stick the Kit Kats in a toaster on a piece of aluminum foil and heat them for two to two and a half minutes until they turn a nice brown color.

▼ The instructions for heating the Kit Kats
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Well, we definitely will be trying these once they come on sale, and we’ve also heard that they’re selling a “cream cheese” flavored version of these bakeable Kit Kats for a limited time at the Kit Kat Chocolaterie, which, not surprisingly, people have been lining up to buy. We guess we’ll just have to quickly get our hands on those too! Hopefully, we’ll be able to let you know how they taste once we’ve had a chance to try them. If they’re anywhere as good as they look, they should make one heck of a delectable snack!

Source and photos: Nestle Japan press release