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:
「柚子こしょう」 ("Yuzu-koshou"..."Kyushu-taste spice")
「キャラメルプリン味」 ("Caramel Pudding flavor") for Halloween
This can be mailed (front view)
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:
「大学いも味」 ("College Potato flavor") for College Entrance Exams takers.
This one is 東京限定 (“Tokyo only”):
濃きなこ ("Rich soy powder")
This one is 東京限定 (“Tokyo only”) too:
しょうゆ風味 ("Soy sauce style taste")
「林檎」 (Apple flavor)
「キャラメルマキアート」 (Cafe Latte with Caramel)
「大納言」 (Sweet bean)
ダブルベリー (Double Berry)
「伊藤久右衛門」 (Japanese green tea)
ほうじ茶 (Roasted Green Tea)
苺味 (Strawberry flavor)
Kit-Kat in a jar
きなこ (Soybean flour)
さくらんぼ味 (Cherry flavor)
「白桃＆黄桃」 (White peach & Yellow peach)
This next one is おしるこ味 ((O)-shiruko flavor)…Click here to read my post about 汁粉 ((O)-shiruko).
「おしるこ味」 (Oshiruko flavor)
ゆず (Japanese citrus fruit)
And then there are the “exotic“-series Kit-Kat chocolates:
"Exotic Tokyo; White"
"Exotic Tokyo; Sakura"
"Exotic Hokkaido; White"
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.