Nestlé Japan is to launch a KitKat drink that combines vegetable and fruit juices with chocolate cream, named KitKat 'vegetables galore'.

Nestlé KitKat Jujitsu yasai will be released in Japan on 24 August and is a collaboration between Nestlé and drinks maker Itoen.

"This collaboration will enhance each brand equities," a Nestlé Japan spokesman told just-drinks today (21 August).

"KitKat, especially, can enhance its healthy image, which the Jujitsu yasai brand has in abundance."
Itoen's Jujitsu Yasai line was introduced in 1992 and has proved popular with consumers.

The companies claim a single pack of the KitKat drink contains the equivalent of the recommended daily intake of vegetables specified by the Japan's health ministry.