KitKat’s Newest Flavor Sounds Too Gross To Be Real

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By Cooking Panda

KitKat has been commissioned to come up with some interesting new flavors, and while they’re working out the best ideas, we’re scratching our heads over the latest …

RocketNews24 reports that Thailand has requested a few new flavors of Nestle KitKats in order to increase tourism. I’m not sure if a new KitKat flavor is a reason to travel to Thailand (but the beaches and resorts totally are), but the flavor ideas seem a bit off the wall.

Three fruits have been mentioned as possible flavor options: the tamarind, which is a sweet and sour fruit, the mangosteen, which is sweet and absolutely loved … and then the “king of fruits” in Asia … the durian.

If you aren’t familiar with this giant smelly fruit, you’re in for a real treat. It’s huge and spiky and is said to smell like such things as decay, sweaty feet, or as Jessica Chastain puts it when feeding it to Jimmy Kimmel, “a garbage can.” Sound tempting? I hope not.

Despite the overbearing smell, the fruit has many fans. Deemed the “bleu cheese of fruit,” Chastain describes it as tasting like onion, garlic, pineapple and avocado mixed into one custard. I’m not sure what part of that sounds mouthwatering, but it must be the king of Asian fruits for a reason.

Now, it’s being reported that Nestle is working on a mockup of a durian-flavored KitKat, which would certainly bring mixed reviews. Exactly what part of this fruit would they be trying to capture? Would a durian-flavored KitKat make people want to travel to Thailand?

To paint a better picture for you, imagine a fruit that is so pungent, it isn’t allowed in some subways and hotels in Asia. It actually has the power to smell up a big space such as either of these places …and the smell is not pleasant. Jessica Chastain and Jimmy Kimmel actually wore gloves to eat one so that the smell wouldn’t rub off!

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So, what do you think? Would you want to try a durian-flavored KitKat bar? I think I’ll pass on this one.

Source: RocketNews24 / Photo Credit: Laur/Twitter

Tags: durian, kit kat, nestle, New Flavors, thailand
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