Zunda Kit Kat for TohokuPosted: June 22, 2011
Oh happy days – my lovely friend sent me a Zunda (ずんだ) Kit Kat from Japan! :D This Kit Kat is extra special, because it is being sold to help raise money for Japan. ￥10 from every bar goes to Red Cross Japan.
So what is zunda? Well, in the words of Alice from SuperHappyAwesome “Zunda is basically mashed up, unroasted, sweetened soy beans. It’s a staple in the Tohoku area apparently, and a common sweet like Anko or red bean paste in other parts of Japan.“
The Kit Kat is made with white chocolate which has a sort of pale green hint to it, and the general taste is… beany. It reminds me of something which I can’t quite put my finger on (perhaps edamame?!), but I like it. [Edit: I’ve just worked out what the flavour reminds me of – it’s those Calbee edamame crisps you can get in Japan!!]