Pronto, one of Japan’s most popular coffeehouses is now selling Kit Kat croissants. While coffee and light fare is what the chain is best known for, it also serves a selection of pastas and pizzas, and at night transforms into a bar with free-flowing alcohol. In other words, Pronto is all about diversifying its offerings, and some of the newest additions to the menu are its Kit Kat croissants.
At the moment, there are three flavors – chocolate, matcha green tea and sweet potato. Each croissant comes with two bars of chocolate of your choosing and can be enjoyed at room temperature or even toasted if you prefer. They are all identically priced at 170 yen (US$1.40) each.
Would it be going too far to say you haven’t lived until you’ve eaten a matcha green tea Kit Kat? It’s certainly not an exaggeration to say you haven’t lived well until you’ve tried Japan’s signature flavor. Thankfully, Pronto is happy to give you the opportunity with the matcha Kit Kat croissant.
The team-up between the English-born candy, French-developed breadstuff, and Japanese tea works incredibly well. It’s not as sweet as the milk chocolate version, and the soothing yet enticing scent of matcha means it’s a treat for your nose and your taste buds alike.
Both types of Kit Kat croissant are available at all Pronto branches from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Like with many Japanese snacks, they’re only supposed to be around for a limited time. However, Pronto hasn’t set a cutoff date yet, so if enough people keep buying them maybe they’ll get a semi-permanent spot on the menu.