Japanese KitKat

When someone asked me what kind of souvenir I would recommend from Japan, the first thing that came into my mind would be Japanese KitKat. KitKat is a product from Nestle, which is not a Japanese company, and yet the flavors of these KitKat chocolates from Japan were unique and different from Kitkat from other countries and some were somehow “bizarre” making people curious and want to try them. Japanese KitKat has a wide range of flavors, some of them are produced and sold in limited time, some of them are sold only in specific region as some kind of specialty souvenir from the region. They even have a KitKat flavor map in their website.

Japanese regional KitKat map

Japanese regional KitKat map

Japanese KitKat has obtained popularity, some of them could now be found quite easily like these green tea KitKat and black biscuit KitKat which could be found in several supermarkets in Jakarta. These two KitKat packages have オトナの甘さ written on it. Does that mean “adult sweetness” which means that they are not very sweet?

Matcha KitKat

Matcha KitKat

Black Biscuit KitKat

When I was living in Japan, I bought and tried several flavors of KitKat whenever I could get a hand on them.

Sakura Matcha Kitkat - limited edition, available during sakura season (not every year)

Sakura Matcha Kitkat – limited edition, available during sakura season (not every year)

Milk Coffee KitKat - limited edition sold at the same period with Sakura Matcha Kitkat back in 2010

Milk Coffee KitKat – limited edition sold at the same period with Sakura Matcha Kitkat back in 2010

Cookie Plus KitKat, limited edition

Cookie Plus KitKat, limited edition

Orange KitKat from Chugoku and Shikoku area, bought when I went to Miyajima

Orange KitKat from Chugoku and Shikoku area, bought when I went to Miyajima

Melon KitKat from Hokkaido

Melon KitKat from Hokkaido

Grilled Corn KitKat from Hokkaido

Grilled Corn KitKat from Hokkaido

Matcha KitKat from Kyoto

Matcha KitKat from Kyoto

Miso KitKat from Hokuriku and Tokai area

Miso KitKat from Hokuriku and Tokai area

Framboise KitKat, limited edition

Framboise KitKat, limited edition

Satsuma Imo KitKat from Koedo Kawagoe area

Satsuma Imo KitKat from Koedo Kawagoe area

 

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