I don’t eat alot of お菓子 (junkfood), especially milk-chocolate (I think bitter chocolate is better)…so I don’t usually buy Kit-Kat.
But I bought some recently for my daughter’s High School Entrance Exam (Click here to read about that).
I know, though, that there are quite a few flavors of Kit-Kat…but I didn’t know that they are exclusive to Japan. I thought that since Kit-Kat is a Western (English) company, that all these flavors are worldwide.
It seems that the unusual Japanese Kit-Kat chocolates are a popular souvenir with visitors to Japan from overseas.
I see these Kit-Kat chocolates all the time, so I’ve really thought nothing of them. But people who don’t live in Japan find them fascinating, it seems.
I have no idea how many flavors of Kit-Kat there are in Japan, but here are a few:
Another one for students taking their school Entrance Exam is 雪見桜 (Yukimizakura). The name implies cherry-blossoms in the snow, and the chocolate is pink and white swirl:
This one is 東京限定 (“Tokyo only”):
This one is 東京限定 (“Tokyo only”) too:
This next one is おしるこ味 ((O)-shiruko flavor)…Click here to read my post about 汁粉 ((O)-shiruko).
And then there are the “exotic“-series Kit-Kat chocolates:
There are alot more Kit-Kat flavors in Japan, too!
I took a few of the photos above with my camera…but most of them are from Kit Kat Japan‘s website.