Biz Chocolate…from Kit-Kat Japan

22 Feb

Kit-Kat Japan offers many unique “only-in-Japan” flavors.

(Click here to see some of them.)

Sometimes, rather than a unique flavor, they’ll offer a unique packaging…such as one for students about to take an entrance exam. It has a space for the parents, or whomever the giver is, to write an encouraging message.

Well, Kit-Kat Japan is now offering 「ビズチョコ」 (“Biz Choco(late)“).

biz-choco

This is for company workers to give to co-workers, managers to give subordinates, etc.

The packaging is black because it’s bitter chocolate.
They have 「ビズチョコ」 (“Biz Chocolate”) available in milk chocolate in red packaging…but since it’s aimed at adults, the bitter chocolate is probably more popular.

Some of them have 「グッジョブ」 (“Good job!”) written on them.
And they all have a space for the giver to write a message.

The Kit-Kat for students is popular in Japan…click here to read the post I wrote that explains why.
But I wonder if this one aimed at employees and co-workers will be popular, too.

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14 Responses to “Biz Chocolate…from Kit-Kat Japan”

  1. blissflower1969 February 23, 2013 at 5:23 am #

    We have an internal fundraiser that we call Candygrams, and it’s pretty much the same thing. You fill out a form telling why your (coworker/boss/subordinate) is awesome and a piece of candy gets attached. It’s nice that KitKat eliminates the middle man. Great idea!

    I still miss the wasabi KitKats. I really wish they had the weird flavors here. I liked the green tea ones too.

    • tokyo5 February 23, 2013 at 11:43 am #

      I don’t know about “Candygrams”.

      Is it popular in America?

      Actually, I don’t think these “Biz Choco” Kit-Kats will be popular in Japan … it’s not really Japanese style.

      I’ve written blog posts about the many Kit-Kat flavors in Japan; and I live in Tokyo, so I could easily buy them … but I never tried any of the flavored Kit-Kat in Japan.

      • blissflower1969 February 24, 2013 at 8:51 am #

        I don’t know if CandyGrams are popular everywhere, but in our office they are HUGE! We always sell out.

        If you feel adventurous, the wasabi ones are pretty amazing. We also liked the green tea and the plum ones. The mochi ones were disappointing. We like mochi, but the KitKats are just a little too gritty.

      • tokyo5 February 24, 2013 at 9:44 am #

        Well, I like wasabi and I like ume plums … so, maybe I will try them one of these days!

  2. Musings February 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    And I do happen to love Kit Kat. Dark chocolate Kit Kat would really grab me. I remember buying a cherry (I think) flavored Kit Kat to bring back as an omiyage for my kids.

    Someone asked me to explain Girls Day and Boys Day on my blog since I did a post about drawing my own Girls Day card for my granddaughter. I’m a little confused though. I understand they still celebrate Girls Day in Japan. However, it’s not a national holiday. On the other hand May 5th is a national holiday. But is it Boys Day? Or is it Children’s Day? If so, do the boys not have their own day?

    I don’t suppose you could do a guest post for me on my blog explaining all that?

    I mean… just a short one to explain what is celebrated when and the change in holiday names. I can fill in the rest from what I know. I’ll link back to you, of course.

  3. tokyo5 February 23, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    >Dark chocolate Kit Kat would really grab me.

    I don’t eat chocolate often…but, when I do, I like dark, bitter best.

    > I understand they still celebrate Girls Day in Japan. However, it’s not a national holiday. On the other hand May 5th is a national holiday.

    Yes, March 3rd was called “Girls Day” and May 5th was called “Boys Day”…and May 5th is a public holiday (day off) but March 3rd isn’t a day off.

    >But is it Boys Day? Or is it Children’s Day? If so, do the boys not have their own day?

    “Girls Day” is now called 「ひなまつり」 (“Doll Festival”).
    “Boys Day” is now called 「こどもの日」 (“Children’s Day”).

    >I don’t suppose you could do a guest post for me on my blog explaining all that?

    Sure.

    • Musings February 24, 2013 at 9:13 am #

      Ahhhh… Thank you! I can just cut and paste what you just wrote and link back to you.
      Orrrr…. if you could do a short explanation and e-mail it to me.

      I would LOVE it.

      • tokyo5 February 24, 2013 at 9:45 am #

        OK.
        I’ll write it and email it to you.

      • Musings February 24, 2013 at 11:29 am #

        Thank you!!!

      • tokyo5 February 25, 2013 at 11:11 am #

        No problem.

        I emailed it to you just now.

  4. Alice February 27, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    Tomo Choco, Biz Choco, what’s next?
    Oh, I read t that the second-stage entrance examinations for national and public universities kicked off last Monday. So was their another round of Kit Kat (kitto katsu) choco?

    • tokyo5 February 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

      Yes, every year at this time they sell the Kit-Kat aimed at students taking school entrance exams.

  5. lovelycomplex22 March 2, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    Hey I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award – check it out ;)

    http://nihoninlondon.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    • tokyo5 March 2, 2013 at 11:37 am #

      Thank you!

      What is the “Versatile Blogger Award” ?

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