Japan has way more interesting Kit Kat flavors than rest of world

while we were in australia in 2014 we saw 11 or 12 different flavors of kit kat bars. there’s an undeniable asian influence in australia.

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“Interesting” sometimes means “tastes really bad” here

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how come we only like a couple of standard flavors (vanilla, choc, strawberry)…even peach is exotic and we are known for it? it has always confused me since we as a country represent innovation.

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I wish I hadn’t learned this. Now I’ll have to go on living my life with the knowledge that I’ve barely scratched the surface of Kit Kat-dom.

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Yes. You haven’t lived until you’ve had a green tea Kit Kat.

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Seems Kit Kat flavours is a recurring theme on Boingboing

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Sake and Wasabi flavors are on my table right now.

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Green tea’s lovely[1], but (curiously) it isn’t really one of the ‘weird’ flavors. I mean, it is for us but in region cuisine green tea, particularly matcha powder is a traditional flavor in deserts. The rest of the flavors are deliberately a bit odd, but that one’s just food localisation, as it were. :slight_smile:

[1] Though, naturally, it’s Japanese-style green tea, which is a shame for me, because I prefer it Chinese-style, i.e. not steamed.

Had a few of the Japan only flavours - the best one was probably the Hokkaido Melon that I think is only available at some airports. Matcha green tea was great (I feel the matcha part is necessary to mention because “green tea” doesn’t have the same meaning in the UK, possibly the US). The sake flavour was good too! You can get various boxes on Amazon through the marketplace that has quite a lot of the unique flavours, good to know they are available even if they are expensive!

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The baked custard one was interesting (you were supposed to warm it in an oven first for a true baked flavor), as was the purple sweet potato. I didn’t enjoy the soy sauce or wasabi flavors I tried. But agreed with others, the matcha green tea flavor was the one I can see being popular here in America.

well - you can usually buy this stuff off amazon or ebay, but yes it would be a little expensive…but why not just treat yourself and scratch that itch. most likely you’ll experience what I did and say, meh it is ok but not worth 10$ for 1 bar.

but riddle me this - there are things you just can’t get…like India has Kellogs Cornflakes Mango Flavor. I tried them in India and they were amazing. Amazon India has them but I can’t get them to ship to me, and can’t find anyone else to sell them.

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The creme brule flavor was awesome. They even suggest you toast the top and serve warm. Highly recommended junk food

If you poke around you can find bags of the “mini” Kit-Kats for $5-$8, which for a whole bag isn’t bad at all. Or there’s stores that specialize in Japanese snacks.

Yes! That one was really tasty. It and the baked custard tasted nearly identical but were both fun.

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Depending on where you live you can buy them from asian or international markets. There’s a korean grocery store near me that carries a few flavors, so if there’s an asian part of town i’d check them out :slight_smile: Otherwise you can check out ebay, Amazon or other sites that specialize in selling Japanese candy

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for a while, i’d bring the wife back different kit-kat flavors when travelling.

she did not seem to enthused, so I stopped, and gave them to friends instead

now? i just try to bring back my sanity! :smiley:

foreign Kit Kats, DO taste better, apparently less waxy hersheys chocolate makes the difference

Eek I haven’t seen that one before. But it’s “sparkling strawberry” with strawberry aroma. Maybe no fish in it at all?

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I have a coworker who frequently goes to Japan, and she always brings me Kit Kats. The blueberry cheesecake ones are sublime. Also love the Wasabi.

No, there’s actually a seafood flavored KitKat product.

I’ve never tried it myself, but it does exist.

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I saw half of an aisle of them in the grocery store in LA’s Little Tokyo, along with wacky Oreo flavors.

Yes, I’ve had it when I was in Japan. It’s awesome.

Would also recommend green tea icecream from Korea. They make fresh green tea ice cream from tea powder when you visit the Boseong mountainside fields in Jeollanam-do.

Nok-cha aiseu-keulimeu po-peu neun chuseyo . Gamsahamnida.

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