Only In Japan! This 'Sake-Flavored' Kit Kat Actually Contains Alcohol!

Only In Japan! This 'Sake-Flavored' Kit Kat Actually Contains Alcohol! Kit Kats seem to be popular in Japan with a variety of different flavors, and now a sake flavored chocolate bar. Inside this unique chocolate bar is sake powder that is between the chocolate and the wafers, giving the Kit Kat bars a delicate sake flavor. This chocolate bar recipe mixes the sweetness of chocolate with the aftertaste of sake. For people who like sake, that is good news. There is a warning on the chocolate bar label that says the Kit Kats contain 0.8 percent alcohol, so you do not want to give these Kit Kat bars to children or people who are sensitive to alcohol. There’s also a unique bottle shaped package, which comes with nine mini Kit Kats. Kit Kats are popular in Japan, with Kit Kat sandwiches, a Kit Kat specialty shop in Tokyo, and a wide variety of Kit Kat flavors to try. Some of the unique Kit Kat recipes include edamame soybean, purple sweet potato, strawberry, citrus, pear and sninshu apple to name a few.

Sake is a Japanese rice wine recipe that is made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Sake is different from wine, in that it is produced by a brewing process more similar to beer, where the starch is converted into sugars, before then being converted to alcohol. The alcohol content in sake is typically between 18 to 20 percent, whereas wine is usually between 9 to 16 percent, and beer being 3 to 9 percent. In the Japanese language, the word sake may be used to refer to any alcoholic drink, while the beverage called sake in the English language is usually termed nihonshu for Japanese liquor. Under the Japanese liquor laws, sake is labeled with the word seishu which means clear liquor. In Japan, where sake is the national beverage, sake is often served with special ceremonies and is gently warmed in a small earthenware or porcelain bottle called a tokkuri. The sake is then sipped from a small porcelain cup called a sakazuki. When a person rejects an offer of sake, it is considered an insult to the person by implying that they are beneath you.

Chocolate has a long and rich history. The history of chocolate begins in Mesoamerica around 1900 BC. Chocolate has been prepared as a drink for nearly all of its known history. At an archeological site in Mexico on the Gulf Coast of Veracruz, a vessel was found at an Olmec that dates all the way back to chocolate's preparation by the pre-Olmec people as early as 1750 BC. On another archeological site on the Pacific coast of Chiapas, Mexico, there was evidence of cacao beverages that dated all the way back to even earlier, to 1900 BC. The chocolate residues that were found and the kind of vessel in which the items were found show the initial use of cacao as not only being a beverage but the white pulp around the cacao beans that was likely used as a source of fermentable sugars for an alcoholic drink.

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