聖護院八ッ橋 (Shogoin Yatsuhashi) Kit Kats (Kyoto)Posted: January 8, 2013
I hardly ever post about Kit Kats I haven’t actually tried, but I was having a look at the Japanese Kit Kat website the other day and simply had to share these ones:
Anyone who has ever visited Kyoto should know what ‘yatsuhashi’ is – it’s the most popular traditional food souvenir. In the picture above, you can see these wafer-like things – they’re yatsuhashi. Yatsuhashi, named after a Japanese musician called Kengyo Yatsuhashi in 1689, used to be sold on the approach to a temple called Shogoin, and got the nickname ‘Shogoin Yatsuhashi’. These Kit Kats appear to have broken-up yatsuhashi inside the chocolate, which I can only imagine must taste amazing – kind of like a traditional version of cookies and cream.
I wonder if anyone reading this blog has been lucky enough to try Shogoin Yatsuhashi Kit Kats?