Give us a break … just when we thought 2020 travel restrictions couldn’t serve up any more disappointments, Nestle has created a limited edition Whisky Barrel Aged Kit Kat that’s only available in Japan.
From December 15 the premium chocolate creations will be on sale at KitKat Chocolatory stores throughout Japan, with a price tag of ¥300 a pop, which is less than $4 in Australian currency.
The Kit Kats are made from Ghanaian cacao nibs that have been aged for 180 days in whisky barrels from Islay, the Scottish island known for its smoky, peaty single-malt whiskies. The barrels were rotated once a week, to ensure that all of the cacao had a chance to touch the inside of the barrel and would end the aging process with the deepest, richest flavour possible.
The creation was overseen by former Iron Chef competitor Yasumasa Takagi, a pastry chef who has been described by SoraNews24 as “the Willy Wonka of Kit Kats.”
The Whisky Barrel Aged Kit Kats are the first Kit Kat Chocolatory product to be produced overseas, with the packaging stating that they are made in the United Kingdom.
Fortunately our other boozy foodie find of the week, salmon caviar steeped in Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin, is available for Christmas supping.
And keep your fingers crossed that whisky-flavoured Kit Kats are such a huge hit that they’re released worldwide.