Thursday, 4 April 2013

Japanese Kit Kat Dark Chocolate and Taro Mix from Oyatsu Cafe

Yipee!! Thanks to @grocerygems for introducing this website!! Grocery Gems has a 15% discount code ("GROCERYGEMS") you can use which is unlimited and can be used worldwide!! Wow! I'm amazed. Unfortunately I am a bit stupid and had entered the discount code into the wrong box. Instead of going onto the Shopping Cart page (which is where you are given the option to "use coupon code" or "calculate shipping") I somehow got onto the Checkout page and had entered the discount code in the comments!! Dumb Geek!! I bow my head in shame... :( ごめんなさい!(gomen'nasai - I'm sorry). But I will show you where to go at the end of this post.

Anyway, back to the snacks. (^_^)v

Japan Centre sells their Kit Kat for a very expensive price. But after being introduced to this site they sell their Kit Kat (there's only two flavours by the way - matcha green tea and dark chocolate) for a cheaper price at US$6.99. Postage and packaging is even cheap! Vastly cheap!!!!!

So as usual, here's a packet of 13 mini dark chocolate Japanese Kit Kat. I also bought myself a UK version to compare.
Packet of 13 Japanese Dark Chocolate Kit Kat's

On the back of the package

Definitely mini!
The Japanese version tastes so much better!! It has a real biscuity taste that makes you want more. The dark  chocolate itself is not as dark as the UK version. And both smell rather different. The Japanese version tastes more like milk chocolate than dark... The UK one tastes rather sweet and bitter, and it takes away the biscuit taste. They are both of the same width, but the Japanese one is smaller than the UK one. The UK one is heavily coated with dark chocolate.
So small XD

Comparing the UK and Japanese version

The Japanese one...

More dark chocolate in the UK version (right) than the Japanese one (left)
Verdict: I like the Japanese one more!

Now here's something different. It came in a little nice bag. 
Cute paper bag!
I was intrigued by this Taro Mix. And yes you may have guessed why... It was the wasabi flavour that caught my attention! I love all wasabi snacks! These snacks are a bit different as they are made of cod paste and are coated in different flavours. These cost US$3.49 for the 5.
5 mixed Taro
Okonomiyaki-san Taro (お好み焼きさん Mr Japanese Pancake) - smells like worcester sauce or okonomiyaki sauce. Tastes a bit salty and fishy like dried cuttlefish that you can get in Asian stores. It's a bit sticky to the teeth at first too.
Okonomiyaki-san

A piece of dried cod paste
Yakiniku-san Taro (焼肉さん Mr Roast)- smells sweet, like candy floss. Spicy. Has a very kimchi like taste! ^_^. Lightly fishy and salty taste to this one. Reminds me of sweet dried pork slices that you can get in Hong Kong.
Yakiniku-san
Sudako-san Taro (酢だこさん Mr Vinegar) - very wet to the touch. Vinegary wet surrounding. It tastes very vinegary. So if you like pickles you will definitely like this one! (By the way, wasn't the girl in The Ring called Sudako?! O_o)
Sudako-san

Wet vingery taro
Kabayaki-san Taro (蒲焼さん Mr Grilled) - wasn't sure what flavour this next one was, but I started sucking on it. And it tasted like the roast meat one. Reminds me of Hong Kong snacks...!
Kabayaki-san
Wasabi Nori Taro (わさびのり wasabi paste)!! - No strong wasabi smell. But there is a strong wasabi taste to it! Prepare to get some water.
Wasabi Nori ^_^
Finally to enter the discount code, click on "CART", then you must go to "Calculate Shipping" as shown in the screenshot below.

Then select "Use Coupon Code", and then enter "GROCERYGEMS". Then finally go to CHECKOUT. It's that simple, and I didn't even notice!

Happy, happy shopping!! ^_^

Arigatou gosaimasu Katherine (thanks Katherine ^_^).


4 comments:

  1. Thanks!! This is such a great post. I love the guide that you give for the Grocery Gems code, thanks so much for doing that. Hopefully it will help anyone who gets stuck :)

    I also really enjoyed your comparison of the two Kit Kats (I love comparison reviews!). The Japanese version sounds much nicer. I'll have to try one of those myself :D

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    1. :D That's ok! I was making a guide this morning at work, and thought I could do the same.

      The Japanese one definitely tastes good! I have 11 more to go (not sharing sorry ^_^)...

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  2. There is a Kit Kat of the same size as the UK version,
    Mainstream of recent is a small size.
    Wow,TARO mix is expensive...In japan, can buy 30 at the same price,
    it's very very cheap,because it's a snack for kids.

    Aaron very likes wasabi taste too,
    I gave some snack of wasabi taste,he he he.

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    1. Oh wow. Must go to Japan and get them all in the big size. XD
      Most Japanese products are expensive in the UK, but used to high prices!

      I never knew Aaron liked wasabi... You are a very big fan! :D

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