Ramune is a traditional Japanese carbonated drink that is in a distinctly shaped bottle with a marble in it. The taste is a pretty generic lemon-lime soda flavor, but it's something about the glass bottle that makes it taste extra cold and special. Ramune is commonly sold at matsuri (Japanese festivals) where you will see children begging their parents to buy them one.
This week's Kit Kat flavor is ramune. I sensed that I would not enjoy this flavor just by seeing on the package that this Kit Kat is colored light aqua blue. Gross.
When I broke open the package, the whole room wafted of bubble gum scent. I was immediately turned off. As I bit into it, I almost gagged. It tasted like the bubble gum flavored flouride that the dentist tricks you into choosing as a kid because it sounds fun. But the coating for ramune Kit Kat is even worse than the flouride because it tastes like it is diluted with corn starch, and then it dares to drape itself all over a perfectly good wafer. What a waste.
The only thing ramune-ish about this wafer is the fact that the color of the flouride-tasting goop mimicks the color of a ramune bottle. If I were a ramune soda I would boycott these ramune Kit Kat - it's an imposter, and an extremely bad one at that.