Would you buy any of these?

6 Apr

I wrote a post before about some of the unique “Japan only” flavors of “Kit-Kat” chocolates in Japan (Click here to read it).

Well, as Kit-Kat Japan often does, they have introduced a few new flavors recently:

 

"Big Little Strawberry Kit-Kat"

 

"Maccha Assort" (6pcs of "Green Tea Kit-Kat" and 7pcs of "Milk Green Tea Kit-Kat")

 

"Yubari Melon Kit-Kat" (Yubari is a town in Hokkaido, Japan famous for it's melon)

Kit-Kat Japan isn’t the only company in Japan that offers unique “only-in-Japan” products.
Some others are Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Pepsi-Cola, McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Burger King.

Currently, Burger King Japan is offering two new styles of their “Whopper” sandwich in Japan:
the “All Heavy“, which has extras of all of the condiments on the sandwich…at no extra charge (¥420), and the “Meat Monster“, which has an extra hamburger patty, bacon and chicken…this one costs almost double the normal cost of a “Whopper” (¥820).

Burger King Japan's "All Heavy" Whopper and "Meat Monster" Whopper

Do any of these look good to you?

About these ads

24 Responses to “Would you buy any of these?”

  1. musings April 6, 2011 at 1:20 am #

    I have to admit that Kit Kats is my favorite bar although I rarely eat it since I’m pre-diabetic. Those flavors sound interesting. It’s disturbing to see those hamburgers in Japan now. The Japanese tend to look about 50 pounds lighter than Americans. Eating these burgers will probably add to the population girth.

    • tokyo5 April 6, 2011 at 1:49 am #

      Yes, the food that Japanese people eat now has become larger in portion size from when I first came to Japan. But, one important difference from Japan and Western countries is that Japanese people still eat healthy and have “junk-food” only occasionally.

  2. bartman905 April 6, 2011 at 6:00 am #

    Very cool new KitKats … which I miss so much now that I am not living in Japan anymore. Yes, I would buy it just to try it once at least.

    • tokyo5 April 6, 2011 at 9:59 am #

      You don’t live in Japan and you want to try those Kit-Kat…and, ironically, I live in Tokyo but I don’t have much of a sweet tooth and have tried only a few Kit-Kat flavors.

  3. Blue Shoe April 6, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    Those strawberry bites look pretty good, but I’m allergic to strawberry so won’t be indulging. The melon ones I may try. Have had th green tea ones before and been pleased.

    And for Burger King…wish they had that franchise in Kansai, but probably wouldn’t try either of those sandwiches even if they were available here.

    • tokyo5 April 6, 2011 at 10:09 am #

      >Those strawberry bites look pretty good, but I’m allergic to strawberry

      You’re allergic to strawberries? I guess you don’t eat Japanese X-mas cake then, do you? ;)

      There are other flavors of the “Big Little” Kit-Kats.

      >And for Burger King…wish they had that franchise in Kansai

      There aren’t any Burger King places in West-Japan? There are many in the Tokyo area.
      I think the prices at places like Burger King and MOS Burger are too high…I almost never eat there. If I want fast-food, I prefer McDonalds simply because it’s inexpensive. You can get “real food” for the prices at Burger King.
      (The only thing that Burger King Japan, Freshness Burger and First Kitchen have over McDonalds is that they sell beer!)

      >wouldn’t try either of those sandwiches

      Neither will I. They’re both too “over-the-top”…but not as bad as what Burger King was offering in Oct 2009!

  4. YT April 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    I’ve been envious of the different flavors of Kit-Kat available in Japan. Maybe if I look hard enough, I can find them at Japanese grocery stores in the U.S. I’m curious about the taste.

    • tokyo5 April 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

      >Maybe…I can find them at Japanese grocery stores in the U.S.

      I would think they’d have them.

  5. jaydeejapan April 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    I’d probably give the Meat Monster a try, though I rarely eat Burger King.

    • tokyo5 April 6, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

      If you try it, let me know how you liked it.

      I like beef and I really like chicken a lot (bacon is OK too)…but all of them together on one sandwich seems like too much.

  6. sixmats April 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    The burger looks good to me, but I’m not much of a sweets eater. If I were there, I’d go for the burger.

    • tokyo5 April 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

      >The burger looks good to me

      Which one? The extra vegetables or extra meat?

  7. metalodyssey April 11, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    The strawberry Kit Kat sounds inviting… the other flavors just don’t. It will always be a personal opinion when it comes to “flavor” too. It’s funny, yet here in the U.S., we have to “request” ketchup and tomatoes for our hamburgers at any of the fast food restaurants. The big falsity is that there is a “shortage” of tomatoes!! Can you believe that? A “shortage” of tomatoes in the U.S.? It’s like anything else… just like there is a “shortage” of oil, peanuts, coffee, corn and any other commodity that makes the rich get RICHER.

    The “one” that always makes me laugh here in the U.S. is when the falsity is thrown at us: “there is a milk shortage”! Again, any lie that can be used to drive the prices up for profit. The U.S. is not a third world nation, yet you would think so sometimes, by all of the “shortages” we are told about through the media. I apologize, as usual, for getting a “tad” off topic!

    BTW… I would order that “Meat Monster” in a micro-second!

    • tokyo5 April 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

      >The strawberry Kit Kat sounds inviting… the other flavors just don’t.

      I think the melon one looks the best of the three.

      >in the U.S., we have to “request” ketchup and tomatoes for our hamburgers

      Ketchup and tomato aren’t standard on hamburgers there anymore?

      >a “shortage” of oil, peanuts, coffee, corn…

      Actually here in Japan beer prices have gone up because they said that the major brewers aren’t able to meet demand quick enough due to earthquake damage at their breweries!
      I’ll pay the higher cost because, to me, beer is a “necessity”!

      >I would order that “Meat Monster” in a micro-second!

      Come to Tokyo and you can try one! ;)

      • metalodyssey April 11, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

        Your very correct, beer is a necessity. Honestly, wherever we go, ketchup and tomatoes have to be requested due to the “invented” shortage of tomatoes here.

        It won’t be too long until the falsity of an orange “shortage” happens again here too, it’s been awhile for that one.

        I’ll get to Tokyo one day… and it will be a blast because of the better service at the fast food restaurants and… that KISS store you have there. :)

      • tokyo5 April 11, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

        >ketchup and tomatoes have to be requested

        Are they expensive in the supermarkets?

        >the better service at the fast food restaurants

        Not only fast-food places have excellent service here…it’s a standard at all businesses. :)

      • metalodyssey April 11, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

        Fruits and vegetable prices go up and down like the stock market in the supermarkets! Whoa.

      • tokyo5 April 11, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

        I guess that’s the same everywhere in the world. ;)

  8. AstroNerdBoy April 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    I totally want a Meat Monster w/ egg. *lol*

    • tokyo5 April 15, 2011 at 1:06 am #

      With egg!? That’s too much, I think!

      • AstroNerdBoy April 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

        *lol* Red Robin in the U.S. has a burger called the “Royal Red Robin.” It has a large patty, bacon, cheese, and a fried egg. Pretty good.

        If you go to Smash Burger, they always ask if you want an egg on whatever burger you order.

        Now, it doesn’t have egg but one other place I’ve gone too has a burger with pulled BBQ pork, bacon, cheese, and hot sauce.

        I’m just a burger kind of guy. ^_^

      • tokyo5 April 16, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

        >patty, bacon, cheese, and a fried egg.

        There are many places here that offer a burger with an egg on it too. But I’ve never seen that has two burger patties, bacon, chicken…and an egg.

  9. Blue Shoe April 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    Interesting, looks like the Star linked to your….uh…picture. http://www.thestar.com/living/food/article/974605–the-next-burger-frontier-japan-gets-meat-monster-whopper

    • tokyo5 April 16, 2011 at 1:06 am #

      That’s for letting me know about that. I wonder why they linked to the picture in my post and not the post itself.

      How did you find that link? Just by coincidence?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 195 other followers

%d bloggers like this: