Friday, March 19, 2021

Pucker Up - Lemon Crisp Kit-Kats

Lemon Crisp Kit-Kat - Walgreens

Hi everyone! I disappeared again. (Sorry!) In my defense, my one-year pandemi-versary is coming up and reflecting on the past year has put my head in a weird place. I am still surrounded by candy and things I want to post about, but editing the photos and typing posts requires a level of focus that I just don't have right now. I'm trying to schedule a bunch of reviews over the weekend to fix all that, but in the meantime, there's a new Kit-Kat in town! 

I know there is a Key Lime Pie version hitting the shelves soon, or maybe it's out now (I'm not entirely sure), but I just so happened to spot it's citrusy cousin, lemon, at Walgreens. 

The packaging has changed slightly, and I really like it. The plastic bag has taken on a longer, more Kit-Kat-like shape, and it seems a bit smaller than usual too. The less sack-like appearance made this easier to photograph (greatly appreciated) and it looks less beat-up and sloppy on the store shelves. Plus look at that adorable bee image on the back of the bag!   

Inside are individually wrapper bars?...fingers? What do you call these? I'm going to go with "bars" because "fingers" sounds a little too unappetizing at the moment. 

Unlike past flavors, there are no cutesy mascots or character faces on the individual packaging. Just a bright yellow-y lemon background, subtle citrus imagery, and the iconic Kit-Kat logo. Compared to past seasonal offerings, this is actually quite classy and looks nice against all the pastels in my candy bowl.  

When opened, the aroma is fairly mild, unless you get up close and personal (which is the only way I review candy, by practically snorting it right into the bloodstream). The scent is recognizably lemon, but it's a brighter, creamier and more sour than what I expected. Like a less zesty Lemon Pledge, but in a good way. 

It's a known fact that I eat Kit-Kat bars rather... uniquely. I separate the bars/fingers, then I nibble the thicker chocolate layers off the sides, and use my teeth to separate and eat the center-wafer-portion in 2-3 bites. It's not a pretty process, and I refrain from doing it in public for fear of judgement, but in my opinion, it's the best way to savor a Kit-Kat bar, especially an oddly flavored one. I am not well versed on the Kardashians, but I was told that they eat them the same way I do. (Not sure how I feel about that.) Anyway, my normal Kit-Kat method is actually NOT the best way to savor this one. 

When eaten my "unique" way, the lemon flavoring comes off as more mellow. Which is still delicious, but it really shines when eaten "normally." 

On it's own, the outer confectionary layer is very sweet and mild, with a tart lemon after taste. It's more bright and juicy, kind of like Lemonheads, but much creamier thanks to the white confectionary base. It's a beautiful spring-y take on lemon and a refreshing change of pace from the usual zesty-notes.

Then you have the thin, crispy, wafers, and thin creme filling. The filling in-between the layers is actually a tan-ish color, and has a mild flavoring I can't quite place. It kind of looks like the normal milk chocolate, but it doesn't taste like it. Maybe it's a sort of wafer-y graham-like flavor, but it's not advertised on the packaging. The information states: crisp wafers in lemon flavored white crème. (Note the fancy accent over the "è"  and lack of "white chocolate.")

Although I can't quite put my finger on what is going on in the layered wafer portion, there is no denying that these are yummy. They're exactly what I had hoped they would be! A bright, creamy and juicy lemon-flavored Kit-Kat. 

If you're a fan of lemon coolers, and lemon Girl Scout cookies, you will be very happy with this one. It's not exactly a revolutionary new product, but it is still delicious and I highly recommend it for your Easter candy dish this year! 

Fans of these would also like: Lemon Square Dessert Delights Gum, LemonHead Twists, Lemon Delight Peeps, Lemon Oreos, or Pink Lemonade Pop-Tarts 

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