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KitKat Exotic Kyushu Sakura

Or Exotic Sakura Assort, to give it its proper title. Each of the four regions now has a Sakura version of the Exotic collection, meaning half the box contains the “caramel white chocolate with orange and mango” that dissolved my teeth before, and the other half is those delicate pink cherry-flavoured ones.

All rather excessive, if you ask me. I’m not quite sure what the idea is behind this version, but when it comes to entirely unsuitable and random flavour combinations that leave us wanting less, it’s what we’ve come to expect from anything with Takagi’s name on it.

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KitKat Exotic Kyushu さくらアソート

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KitKat Exotic Tokyo Black and White

Now there are two versions of Exotic Tokyo to choose from when you meander through the giftshops of the capital’s airports – the yellow-boxed edition, containing rich milk chocolate and raspberry flavour, and now the blue-boxed white chocolate version.

And I know it’s going to upset some people, but I reckon the white one is far better. The raspberry flavour creme filling clashes with the milk chocolate in comparison to the match with the white.

Come on, say it with me now. I may finally have made my peace with white chocolate.

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KitKat Exotic Tokyo

KitKat Exotic Kyushu

This KitKat reminds me of a celebrity. Not a particular celebrity, but a type. The type that comes from a down-to-earth, humble background, goes on to worldwide fame and fortune and in the process goes irretrievably barking mad.

So immediately you detect the hand of nutter gourmet Takagi. And here he extends his ‘Exotic’ series to us oft-neglected southerners with “caramel white chocolate with orange and mango”. A bit like when a child comes in from the garden and offers you a mud pie made with real mud, it catches you unawares, you smile and say thank you very much. Well, not much like that actually, because these are really rather edible, though they’ll test even the sweetest tooth.

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KitKat Exotic Kyushu